Rolled Flower Dies

by Kittie Caracciolo

Learn tips and tricks for creating realistic flowers with rolled die cuts.


  • Cardstock
  • Rolled/spiral flower die (Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms dies used here, others available from My Favorite Things, Impression Obsession)
  • Tweezers
  • Round nose pliers
  • Glue (Glossy Accents used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Impression Obsession dies (All-in-One Frames Oval, Branch, Spiral Flowers, Large Spiral Flowers, Wide Tree), foam mounting tape, Susan’s Garden Tool Kit)


  1. Step 1

    Die cut a spiral flower from cardstock. Grab the tip of the die cut with tweezers and clamp tightly to hold in place.

  2. Step 2

    Turn the tweezers to begin rolling the flower.

  3. Step 3

    Keep the bottom of the spiral straight and level as you continue to roll.

  4. Step 4

    Hold the roll tight as you bring the tab end of the rose around to finish.

  5. Step 5

    Hold the flower firmly in place as you pull the tweezers away.

  6. Step 6

    Hold the outer petals of the flower in place and allow the flower to loosen.

  7. Step 7

    Apply glue to the tab and the last petal.

  8. Step 8

    Attach the tab to the bottom of the flower and hold in place until secure.

  9. Step 9

    Starting with the outside layer of petals begin rolling the petals back with the pliers.

  10. Step 10

    Continue to roll the petals back as you move around the flower and work your way in to the inner petals.

  11. Step 11

    Lay the flower down and lightly push back the petals with your fingers to form and open the flower.

  12. Step 12

    Use the completed flower to decorate a project.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Rolled Flower Dies. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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Very beautiful roses and shown so well to make. I like these much better than the store bought ones. Just takes time! Thanks for sharing this with us.
Dottie  |  Wed Jun 17, 2015 at 3:30 AM
Fabulous! Love seeing you make the roses on video. God knows you have greatly influenced and inspired me to make flowers. I have a lot of them. But they are so beautiful, I don't want to use them. LOL. Thank you for also sharing the tools you use. They make a difference. Thank you!
Rosetta Jenkins  |  Wed Jun 17, 2015 at 3:51 AM
I've always enjoyed watching your videos about making rolled flowers. I must say that my skills have improved because of you and your videos. I just love your work! Thanks so much for sharing your skill and artistic talents with us!!
Birgit Norton  |  Wed Jun 17, 2015 at 4:27 AM
I have always admired your paper flowers, thanks for all the tips.
Julie Heyer  |  Wed Jun 17, 2015 at 5:26 AM
Your roses are stunning, I have put off buying those dies but I think they are a must for me now I have watched you make the rose. TFS
Margaret Jenks  |  Wed Jun 17, 2015 at 5:29 AM
Kitty is the master of paper flowers so it was awesome to see she was doing the tutorial this week! Thank you Kitty. I gave away a cricut cartridge that cut these, but luckily, before I gave it away, I made tons of die cuts that I never got around to using so I will pull out some of those and play!
muscrat  |  Wed Jun 17, 2015 at 6:58 AM
Kittie, as soon as I saw the picture for this project I KNEW your hands were responsible for creating this beauty. Thank you for showing us how THE flower rolling expert makes rolled flowers look real.
kab  |  Wed Jun 17, 2015 at 8:17 AM
If you accordion fold the flower before rolling them, you will get a more natural looking flower.
MariLynn DeGroot  |  Wed Jun 17, 2015 at 8:27 AM
SO BEAUTIFUL!!! Makes me want to pull out the rolled flower dies I have & work away! THIS IS GORGEOUS KITTIE!!!!!!!!!!!!! wink
Becky Green  |  Wed Jun 17, 2015 at 8:43 AM
Great Suggestion MariLynn. I would have never thought to do that. I'm going to give it a try.
Kittie  |  Wed Jun 17, 2015 at 9:15 AM
Great tutorial Kittie! What stunning results as always!! Just gorgeous!!
Anne H. (Itsapassion)  |  Wed Jun 17, 2015 at 11:46 AM
These are gorgeous. Thank you for the step-by-step. If not for you, I most likely would have rolled them "backwards" and then not have been able to figure out how to stick them together properly! LOL. Your work is beautiful.
Matilda  |  Wed Jun 17, 2015 at 2:37 PM
Love your awesome card plus the great tutorial. I have the die and have made a few of the flowers with felt but have never tried CS. Guess it is time.
Dolores  |  Thu Jun 18, 2015 at 2:35 PM
Kittie, thank you for this wonderful tutorial today. We all love your amazing and beautiful work, and it sure helped us understand what you do. Wow! Hugs!
CherylQuilts  |  Thu Jun 18, 2015 at 4:53 PM
you have aced this tutorial, thanks for sharing how to make such gorgeous Roses!!!!!
Olga  |  Thu Jun 18, 2015 at 5:21 PM
Great tutorial, I have always used my tweezers too, I will have to see if I have one of those pliers in my stash, TFS!
conniecrafter  |  Sat Jun 20, 2015 at 7:13 AM
I vowed to always use my own handmade flowers instead of purchasing them but sometimes they were not pretty enough. I needed this - now my flowers look better than ever! Thank you.
Melanie  |  Thu Jun 25, 2015 at 2:06 PM
The rose is just stunning. Thank you.
Phyllis Cross  |  Tue Jul 7, 2015 at 2:33 PM
Thank you VERY much, Kitty! I always wondered if I was doing it the best way, and you have helped me see that. GREAT tutorial. It was nice seeing your dear fingers.
Donna Ellis  |  Tue Jul 14, 2015 at 7:25 AM

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