tutorial: paper ﬂowers
Cardstock (at least one 8 ½” x 11” sheet per 2 ﬂowers)•
Ruler (metal is better than plastic)•
Awl or needle•
Bone folder (• optional)
Brads (one per ﬂower)•
Craft glue (• optional, but useful)
dowNload aNd PriNt/die cut1.
Download the attached templates and print A.
each template onto separate sheets of 8 ½" x 11"
cardstock (you may want to choose a dierent color
or shade of cardstock for each of the three pieces of
Download the attached templates and open in B.
Adobe Illustrator in order to cut out using the
Craft ROBO software for the QuicKutz Silhouette
(or other compatible die-cutting machine).
cut out 2.
Use scissors or an X-acto knife to cut out each ﬂower
(if you aren’t using a die-cutting machine).
Using the X-acto knife and ruler, score (lightly cut) each
piece of the ﬂower, ﬁrst from tip of one petal to another
on one side (Side A) and then from in between each
petal of the other side (Side B; see diagram). Do not cut
all the way through the paper! Scoring will make each
piece easier to fold.
Fold each piece of the ﬂower along the score lines.
You will want to fold with the score, so the incised edge
is facing outward. The folds on side A will be upward;
the folds on side B will be downward. Use a bone folder
to help make the crease, if necessary.