Rose Bud

by Marie Carlsson

Create a rose bud out of a few punch out flowers.


  • 3 die cut, or punched flowers
  • Barbecue pin
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Draped wire
  • Soft green paper (small square, hand cut a star)
  • Adhesive


  1. Step 1

    Bend each petal of your first flower.

  2. Step 2

    Cut out the middle of each flower.

  3. Step 3

    Add glue to the petal next to the cut.

  4. Step 4

    Place the wire at one edge of the first petal and wrap the paper around it tight, then add glue on the half of the other petal. Place seam in the middle of next petal … and so on until all the petals are mounted around the wire.

  5. Step 5

    If you want a small rosebud, you stop here and don’t add anymore layer… and jump to step 8.

  6. Step 6

    Add glue on the half of the all the petals of the next flower.

  7. Step 7

    Here are two layers added… stop here if you like a middle sized rosebud, if you want a big rosebud add a third layer.

  8. Step 8

    Cut from corner to corner a V on the small square, the end result should look like this, that they are uneven doesn’t do anything, they look more natural if they are uneven. Add glue all over and bull it up and over the bud.

  9. Step 9

    Here are the roses with one, two and three layers.

  10. Step 10

    Finally, use a tweezers to bend the petals, to create more life to the rosebud.

  11. Work your way in to the middle.

  12. Step 11

    Your rose bud flowers are finished.


Your Turn

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Questions and Comments

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What a beautifull rose bud ! Thnaks for this tuto !
Catherine from France
Chtikat  |  Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 3:24 AM
LOOKING SUPER!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! smile
Becky Green  |  Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 7:05 AM
Marie, thanks so much for the great idea! Love your roses. Love having another way to make use of my 5 petal flower die, it's great having many uses for a tool. TFS!!!
Kris  |  Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 7:49 AM
This is adorable and easy! Thanks for the tutorial!
muscrat  |  Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 8:44 AM
Thank you so much for sharing this, I can't wait to go home and try it out! I have a die cut shaped like this flower and it should be easy enough to replicate the "stem" part. You make it look simple, so I hope mine turn out looking like roses!
Kay Oxford  |  Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 10:36 AM
Where did you get the stamp " where words fail flowers speak"
KEI  |  Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 10:40 AM
Oh my.. these are gorgeous. Thanks so much for this awesome tutorial to make these.

blessings ~ Pam
Pam Tetreault  |  Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 10:41 AM
nice rose bud. I'll have to try that soon. Thanks, Bea
Bea  |  Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 10:53 AM
Lovely! So many ways to make roses. This one looks really great. Thanks for sharing!
Lois Springer  |  Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 10:56 AM
love the die cut used to stamp the saying on. what brand is it and where can we get it?
greyce louie  |  Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 10:57 AM
Loved this! Thanks so much!
Marsha Householder  |  Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 11:26 AM
So beautiful and so sweet! Thank you for sharing and making it look easy. :D
Catherine  |  Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 12:15 PM
What brand of card stock did you use? I have trouble with mine tearing while I'm fooling with the flowers. Thanks for the tutorial. I love it!
Lurlie Walter  |  Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 12:56 PM
The sentiment on the card in the video si from My Favorite Things " Inspired By Flowers 4" stamp set.

The die is from Spellbinders Paper Arts Fancy Tags Two die set.
Beate Johns  |  Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 1:05 PM
Thanks for a lovely rosebud tutorial. I love the homemade flowers on cards...they also save a lot of money! I thought about spritzing the paper to make it more pliable as well as working with it a bit first. Thanks Beatte.
Dottie  |  Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 1:58 PM
Thank you Beate for the die information!
greyce louie  |  Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM
wow! thanks cany wait to try this.
Tiya-B  |  Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 2:59 PM
Marie thanks so much for sharing this tutorial, your roses are gorgeous
Mandy Stacey  |  Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 3:16 PM
Thanks for the lovely rosebud tutorial. I am always looking for new flower tuts and ways to use my dies.
Priscilla  |  Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 4:30 PM
Thank you for the tutorial on making these lovely flowers. I can hardly wait to give this a try!
Karen Bell  |  Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 4:30 PM

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