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Rolled Paper Flowers with the Cricut

I declare today Rolled Paper Flower Day!

Rolled Paper Flowers are simple to make, adaptable and have the appearance of intricacy, when they’re not!

Cricut has an entire image set devoted to quilled flowers.  It’s called Flower Shoppe and it’s FREE to all Cricut Access subscribers, too!

Here is the FREE Design Space file for all six of these rolled flowers: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/198646854

For today, we are going to focus on these spiral shapes, which have all sorts of fun edges. I’ve chosen the scalloped edge ones and put them on my canvas, which are available in my project file below, but feel free to check out the full set of images by searching for the Flower Shoppe cartridge in Cartridge Search.

Once I pulled the spiral shape to my mat, I make sure they are the size I want. I like to make my quilled flowers on the small size so that they work with my quilling tool, but you can experiment with the size to suit your taste.

In this example the shapes are about 3 inches in size, which allows me to fit 9 shapes on one mat.

Full mat of cut spirals
Full mat of cut spirals

Once quilled, these three inch spirals will shrink to about an inch wide, so keep that proportion in mind.

When the cut is complete, carefully remove the excess paper from your mat.

Caution! You may become mesmerized when you remove the excess paper from the mat.

Isn’t that so interesting to watch?

After removing the excess paper, carefully remove the spirals from your mat. These are a bit fragile, so do use caution. I recommend bending your mat to help remove each spiral. Cricut mats are very bendy, so don’t be afraid to do that to ensure none of your cuts get ripped.

Removing the excess paper after cutting
Removing the excess paper after cutting

Once removed, you should have a pile of spirals that are now ready to be spun.

 

The quilling part requires a little tool you can get at any craft store and it looks like this. It’s basically a pen with a little tip that has a slit in it.

Quilling Tools
Quilling Tools

If you can’t find a quilling tool, you can use tweezers or even a dowel. Someone even told me they use a motorized drill to quill theirs!

However way you choose, start with the outside edge of the spiral and twirl the spiral upon itself. This does require practice and patience. Go easy with yourself!  (Please pardon my ugly, un-manicured fingers!)

Once you get to the middle of the spiral, carefully remove the wound flower from the tool while holding the outside edge. You’ll notice that the inside end of the spiral has a little circle. This is for your glue.

Drop some glue on that circle and rest it on the edge of the quilled flower.

Completed Quilled Flower
Completed Quilled Flower

Note: you can decide to allow your flower to unwind a lot or a little depending on your taste. I let mine unwind a little bit before doing the glue.

Hold the rolled flower to the circle base for a minute until it fully adheres together.

White all purpose glue works just fine for this job, but if you’re brave you can also use a glue gun. I’m not brave, so I avoid the glue gun whenever possible.

Here’s what a completed quilled flower looks like!

Note that–depending on your project–you may need to make dozens of these little beauties. I recommend cutting out more than you think you’ll need and relaxing in an easy chair to do the rolling.

Your completed flowers can be used for a myriad of projects. I’ve seen some really gorgeous shadow boxes filled with these flowers and decorated with vinyl on the glass. Stunning!

What will you use your completed quilled flowers for? Let me know in the comments or on my official Facebook page.

Here’s the Pinterest pin for this project: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/273030796146070341/

Also, here’s a collection of pins showing all the different ways you can use these adorable flowers: Pinterest quilled flower projects

And, of course, here’s the Cricut Design Space file in Cricut Community: Here is the FREE Design Space file for all six of these rolled flowers: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/198646854

 

I do hope you will try making these delightful little rolled flowers. They are so cute and you will definitely feel a sense of accomplishment once you complete one!

Now…go forth and Cricut, my friends!

Best always!!!

Miss Rita

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Gluing A Multi-Layered Card From Anna Griffin

Watch as I demonstrate how to use Art Glitter glue on a Anna Griffin “Lovely Layered” Card

 

Here is the Design Space File: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/148062667

Remember that ALL of Miss Rita’s Design Space files are always FREE to use and there are literally dozens of great projects to choose from!
To see my complete Project Index, please follow this link: https://bit.ly/2EOchDa

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Thanks so much for watching today!

Best always,
Miss Rita

Would you like to help support Miss Rita? If you are a budding Cricuteer, you can do so by making your next Cricut order through my special link: https://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=403859&m=51766&u=1089398

As a “thank you”, you can use my code “MISSRITA2” with the link to receive 10% off your order and free shipping (some exclusions do apply).

Thank you…and you know what I always say: “Go forth and Cricut, my friends!”

Best always,

Miss Rita

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Intricately Cut Mother’s Day Cards

It’s time to make some beautiful Mother’s Day Cards with Miss Rita!

In today’s video, you will see a host of Mother’s Day Cards–two dozen of them–s and watch how I put them together. The images featured in these cards are part of Cricut Access and the Design Space files are FREE in Cricut Community!
You can find the file with ALL 24 Mother’s Day Cards in my FREE Design Space File: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/146203978

Remember that ALL of Miss Rita’s Design Space files are always FREE to use and there are literally dozens of great projects to choose from!
To see my complete Project Index, please follow this link: https://bit.ly/2EOchDa

Did you like today’s video?

Please let me know in the comments below! I assure you, I read all of my comments and try to respond to them as quickly as possible. For more great videos like this one, please subscribe the “Miss Rita To The Rescue!” YouTube Channel!

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Don’t forget you can always give me a “thumbs up” and share it with a friend!

Thanks so much for watching today!

Best always,
Miss Rita

Would you like to help support Miss Rita? If you are a budding Cricuteer, you can do so by making your next Cricut order through my special link: https://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=403859&m=51766&u=1089398

As a “thank you”, you can use my code “MISSRITA2” with the link to receive 10% off your order and free shipping (some exclusions do apply).

Thank you…and you know what I always say: “Go forth and Cricut, my friends!”

Best always,

Miss Rita

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Outside The Box” Easter Box Cards

Ask anyone in my family and they will tell you, I’ve been a card maker for many, many years!

It was only recently that I started using a Cricut machine to make my greeting cards.

Having a Cricut machine to accurately cut all of my card pieces takes a lot of the guess work and frustration from making cards, which has pushed me to new card making challenges.

Tfullsizeoutput_1983.jpegoday’s video is the second in a series of tutorials about card making with your Cricut and explores many variations of my all time favorite kind of card–the Box Card.

Wondering what a Box Card is?

It’s a card that uses the shape of a box to make a 3D Greeting Card that folds up for easy mailing. One of my favorite designers–Mary from SVG Cuts–has taken the concept of Box Cards to a completely different level that I call her designs “Thinking Outside The Box” Box Cards.

In this video I show you a collection of cards from SVG Cuts called “Easter Box Cards”. These five cards are just one grouping of Box Cards from Mary that demonstrate how you can make exquisite cards with just a few pieces of paper, your Cricut and some glue!

fullsizeoutput_1987The files that Miss Rita uses to make this card were purchased from SVG Cuts (SVGCuts.com) and an easily be replicated using your own Cricut machine.

These projects are NOT available for purchase in Cricut Design Space, but they can be uploaded to your canvas after purchase.

Once uploaded, you can cut all of the pieces expertly on your machine.

Did you like today’s video?

Please let me know in the comments below! I assure you, I read all of my comments and try to respond to them as quickly as possible.

For more great videos like this one, please subscribe the Miss Rita’s YouTube Channel!

Already a subscriber and want to tell the world?

Don’t forget you can always give me a “thumbs up” and share it with a friend! Miss Rita’s Cricut Design Space files are always FREE to use and there are literally dozens of great projects to choose from.

To see my Project Index, please follow this link: https://bit.ly/2EOchDa

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Would you like to help support Miss Rita? If you are a budding Cricuteer, you can do so by ordering your next Cricut order through my special link: https://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=40… As a “thank you”, you can use my code “MISSRITA2” with the link to receive 10% off your order and free shipping (some exclusions do apply). #3D #cricutprojects #boxcardsMiss Rita’s Cricut Design Space files are always FREE to use and there are literally dozens of great projects to choose from.
To see my Project Index, please follow this link: https://bit.ly/2EOchDa

Thanks so much for watching today!

Best always,
Miss Rita

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Making Layered Easter Cards

It’s time to make some Easter Cards with Miss Rita!

In today’s video, you will see two different Easter Cards and watch how I put them together. The images featured in these cards are part of Cricut Access and the Design Space files are FREE in Cricut Community!
Because the file I used to make these adorable cards is part of Cricut Access, I am happy to share my Easter cards with you!
fullsizeoutput_1957You can find the file for the Lattice Easter Card by using this link: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/26580552

And the Glittered Easter Bunny Card can be found here: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/26115309

fullsizeoutput_1956Remember that ALL of Miss Rita’s Design Space files are always FREE to use and there are literally dozens of great projects to choose from!
To see my complete Project Index, please follow this link: https://bit.ly/2EOchDa

Did you like today’s video? Please let me know in the comments below! I assure you, I read all of my comments and try to respond to them as quickly as possible. For more great videos like this one, please subscribe the “Miss Rita To The Rescue!” YouTube Channel!

Already a subscriber and want to tell the world? Don’t forget you can always give me a “thumbs up” and share it with a friend!

Thanks so much for watching today!

Best always,
Miss Rita

Would you like to help support Miss Rita? If you are a budding Cricuteer, you can do so by making your next Cricut order through my special link: https://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=403859&m=51766&u=1089398

As a “thank you”, you can use my code “MISSRITA2” with the link to receive 10% off your order and free shipping (some exclusions do apply).

Thank you…and you know what I always say: “Go forth and Cricut, my friends!”

Best always,

Miss Rita