All the Paper Flower Tutorials

This wreath is made from the flowers made in this list.

I have been doing sooo many paper flower posts that I have decided they need organized.

So here are the list of paper flower tutorials(the tutorials have links to the downloads):

6 Rolled Flowers with leaves
6 Rolled Flowers

Monday's Flowers

3D Flowers
Leaf with 3D Flowers
Red Paper Poinsettia
Classic Red Paper Poinsettia
A different angle on Two snowdrop Flowers
Two snowdrop Flowers

Tuesday's Flowers

the Daffodil paper flower
the Daffodil paper flower
Pinwheel Flower with Leaves
Pinwheel Flower with Leaves
Pink Gerber Daisy
Pink Gerber Daisy

Wednesday's Flowers

Lily made from patterned paper
Patterned Paper Lily
The Sunflower made from paper
The Sunflower
A blue Paper Tulip
The paper Tulip

Thursday's Flowers

Friday's Flowers

Saturday's Flowers

Common Questions and Answers to Them

Basic Questions

Where do I find beginner tutorials?

The “Design Space – There is nothing to be scared of” tutorials cover beginner and advanced topics and they are free.  Find them here

How do I load a font into Design Space?

 To load a font into Design Space, first you have to unzip it.  Then install the font on your computer.  (To do this right click the name of the font and on the menu that appears click install)  Open Design Space and it will be in your font list.

My project doesn’t cut the first time.

Check your cut settings.  Is it set to the right type of paper or vinyl?  If that doesn’t help, cut the project a second time.  Do not unload the mat first.  Then press the C on your machine.  It will cut again over the same lines.

My machine stopped in the middle of a cut.  What happened?

This happens when your wifi or bluetooth cuts out for just a second.  Reload the mat and cut again.  It SHOULD cut the exact same line.

How do I load an SVG?

First you need to unzip the file.  Then go to Design Space.  Click the upload button and brose to where the SVG is located.  Double clickl the file name and click save.that appears

How do I copy a design from Design Space to share with someone else?

There is no way to copy a design directly.  You can share the project link if the person has design space and you did’t use any outside SVGs or you can take a screenshot of the Design Space project and share that file.  (To take a screen shot use the snipping tool app that comes with Windows)

What is the biggest size for  Print/Cut?

The maximum print area size for Print Then Cut images is 9.25″ x 6.75″ even if you printer can do larger.

Vinyl Questions

Where do I buy vinyl?
JoAnns or Michaels have good sales sometimes but if you shop online the best place is 651 Vinyl.
I can’t see the lines to weed.
If you are not using a Brightpad (or other light source) under your project, try that.  If you are or that doesn’t help, Rub baby powder over the cuts.  This should help you see them.  Be sure to wipe the baby powder off when you are done weeding.
Can I use other brands of shirt with Infusible ink?
Yes as long as they are 60% polyester
What is the best vinyl for car windows?
If you are putting it on the outside use permanent vinyl.  If you are putting it on the inside use either type.
How do you remove permanent vinyl?
You can catch an edge with a pick then pull it off. (permanent just means is sticks better, it really isn’t permanent).  Any residue can be taken off with alcohol.

What transfer tape works best?

People use contact paper, masking or painters tape, even Glad Press and Seal.  They all work fine, many as well as the  Cricut brand and are cheaper.  Press and Seal works best on small projects.  It is just too flexible for large projects.

Which side of the HTV do I cut?

If you only knew how many times I have cut the wrong side of HTV. LOL.  I use a pick to separate a very small part of the HTV in a space I am going to weed anyway.  It is easy to tell which side is the HTV and which side is the “paper”.  Put the “paper” side down.  BTW if you ever cut the wrong side, just turn it over and re-cut. Most brands the backing is thick enough that you didn’t cut all the way through it anyway.  It makes weeding a little more difficult because you now have two images, one reversed on the wrong side, but at least the vinyl isn’t wasted.

Computer and Printer Questions

What Printer do I need?

Pretty much any ink jet printer will work with Design Space.  Some of the nicer ones will print 12 X 12 but this doesn’t change the print then cut sizes you can cut.  Laser printers do not work with vinyl(they “melt” vinyl) but they work with Design Space.

What computer is NOT compatible with Design Space?

Design Space will not work on chromebooks. Also design space does ny work with internet explorer.

Can my Expression connect to Design Space?

No.  The expression only works with cartridges.  Cricut Craft Room will connect with your expression if you can find a copy, but Cricut does not support that software anymore.

Coloring With Paper – Butterflies

Once you are sure you understand the basics, download the butterfly SVG file you want to make.  The instruction sheet in the download file explains how to upload it to Design Space.

You will need:

First get the Patterns

There are six different butterfly patterns.  Download one or all of them.  These cute butterflies use lots and lots of my scrap bin paper.  Just try to keep the colors coordinated.  As you can see from the last example above, if you don’t they look funny.

Cut the outline from black cardstock.  In these patterns you can use other colors but you have to pay special attention to the coordinating colors to make sure they go with the outline.

Putting the butterflies  together

Stick the outline to the contact paper and re-cover it with the protective backing paper.  Make sure you place a small scrap of paper between the antennas and the sticky paper to keep the from sticking.

Cut out the various pieces from paper scraps in your scrap bin.  


Watch my video about cutting multiple colors on one mat.

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Now start placing the various pieces on the outline with the tweezers.


When all the open spaces are filled, check to make sure all the paper is secure.  Press the protective sheet over everything and press sorta hard.  Anything that seems loose, glue down with the liquid glue and let dry for at least 30 minutes.

Finishing the Butterflies

Lastly, with scissors cut around the outside leaving as much of the outside black line as you can.  Make sure to not cut off the antennas.

Use the piece as you like.  I used these and the extra outlines to make a Mother’s Day Card

Butterfly card made with the butterflies I made
Butterfly Mothers Day card