3D Fall Paper Flower Bouquet (Part 1)
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3D Fall Paper Flower Bouquet (Part 1)

Today we are going to share with you part one of our tutorial on how to make a 3D fall paper flower bouquet. In this first tutorial, you will learn how to prepare flower designs and cut them out. In two weeks, we will explain how to shape and assemble the flowers and arrange them in a bouquet.

This bouquet will bring bright colors into your life, and it can be a great gift for your family and friends! One important benefit of this bouquet is that it will last a lot longer than real flowers.

By following our instructions, you easily can create this beauty. Are you ready to start?

Supplies Needed:

  • Silhouette CAMEO® or Silhouette Portrait® or Silhouette Curio™
  • Silhouette Studio®
  • Silhouette Cutting Mat
  • Silhouette Cutting Blade
  • Dry foam ball (color – green; diameter – 5 in.)
  • Floral wire (green)
  • Floral tape
  • Super glue
  • Vase
  • Ribbon
  • Paper for flowers and leaves:
    • Chrysanthemum (text weight paper; color – white)
    • Aster (65 lb card stock; color – orange)
    • Japanese rose (65 lb card stock; color – yellow)
    • Flower centers (text weight paper; color – sunshine)
    • Leaves (text weight paper; color – moss)
  • Tools to shape flowers and leaves:

We will be making three different types of flowers: chrysanthemums (two different sizes), asters (two different sizes) and Japanese roses. All of the pieces that you will need to create the flowers can be seen in the image below:

Step One: Cutting Out Chrysanthemums

To cut the big chrysanthemums:

1. Download and open the 3 Mix & Match Flowers design (Design ID #78672) in Silhouette Studio® and adjust your page settings (in the Page Setup panel) according to the size of your paper and your cutting mat.

2. Ungroup the design and delete all of the flower petals except for one blue flower petal. Select it, right-click, click Release Compound Path, and delete the circle in the middle.

3. For one big chrysanthemum, you will need nine petal layers. Copy the flower petal until you have nine petals in total. Then resize them as follows:

  • Two that are 3.4 in. x 3.4 in.
  • Two that are 3 in. x 3 in.
  • One that is 2.6 in. x 2.6 in.
  • One that is 2.1 in. x 2.1. in.
  • One that is 1.8 in. x 1.8 in.
  • Two that are 1 in. x 1 in.

4. Place white paper on the cutting mat and load it into the Silhouette machine. In Silhouette Studio®, go to the Send tab, choose “Copy Paper, Medium” as the material, and click Send.

5. This makes one big chrysanthemum. For this bouquet, you will need four big chrysanthemums in all.

To cut the small chrysanthemums:

1. For one small chrysanthemum, you will need six petal layers. Copy the same flower petal as above until you have six copies. Then resize them as follows:

  • Two that are 2.6 in. x 2.6 in.
  • One that is 2.1 in. x 2.1. in.
  • One that is 1.8 in. x 1.8 in.
  • Two that are 1 in. x 1 in.

2. Place the white paper on the cutting mat and load it into the Silhouette machine. In Silhouette Studio®, go to the Send tab, choose “Copy Paper, Medium” as the material, and click Send.

3. You will need five small chrysanthemums in all.

To cut the chrysanthemum center:

1.  Take the small chrysanthemum petal layer and resize it to o.8 in. x 0.8 in. and make nine copies so that there is one yellow center for each chrysanthemum.

2. Place the sunshine-colored (yellow) paper on the cutting mat and load it into the Silhouette machine. In Silhouette Studio®, go to the Send tab, choose “Copy Paper, Medium” as the material, and click Send.

To cut the leaves for the chrysanthemums:

1. Download and open the 3D Chrysanthemum Flower design (Design ID #78927). Adjust your page settings according to the size of your paper and your cutting mat.

2. Ungroup the design. Delete flower design and keep the leaves.

  • For the big chrysanthemums, resize the leaf to 2.5 in. tall x 1.7 in. wide and make a total of eight copies.
  • For the small chrysanthemums, resize the leaf to 2.05 in. tall x 1.4 in. wide and make a total of ten copies.

3. Place eighteen leaves on the work space.

4. Place the moss-colored (green) paper on the cutting mat and load it into the Silhouette machine. In Silhouette Studio®, go to the Send tab, choose “Copy Paper, Medium” as the material, and click Send.

Step Two: Cutting Out Asters

1. Download and open the Rolled Flower design (Design ID #130238). Adjust your page settings according to the size of your paper and your cutting mat.

2. Ungroup the design. Move the leaf and the circle aside. If you are using 12 in. x 12 in. card stock, place two copies of the aster design on the work space. Resize one copy to 7.7 in. x 7.6 in. and another copy to 6 in. x 5.9 in.

3. Place the orange card stock on the cutting mat and load it into the Silhouette machine. In Silhouette Studio®, go to the Send tab, choose “Cardstock” as the material, and click Send.

4. Repeat the process five more times for a total of six large flowers and six small ones.

To cut the green leaves for the asters:

1. Move the flower design aside and place the leaf on the work space. The leaf for big aster doesn’t need to be resized. Then make five copies of the leaf so that there are six copies. For small the asters, we will need to resize the leaf to 1.7 in. x 2.1 in. and have six smaller leaves. There should be twelve leaves in total.

2. Place the moss-colored (green) paper on the cutting mat and load it into the Silhouette machine. In Silhouette Studio®, go to the Send tab, choose “Copy Paper, Medium” as the material, and click Send.

To cut the aster centers:

1. Download and open the 3D Chrysanthemum Flower design (Design ID #78169).

2. Don’t ungroup this design because it will be the center for the large aster flower. (There are four layers in all in this one design.) Resize the design to 2.881 in. x 3.038 in. For the smaller aster flower, ungroup the design and make a copy of two smallest layers for small aster center.

3. You will need six sets of four-layer centers to complete the large aster flowers and six sets of two-layer centers to complete the small aster flowers.

4. Place the sunshine-colored (yellow) paper on the cutting mat and load it into the Silhouette machine. In Silhouette Studio®, go to the Send tab, choose Copy paper as the material, and click Send.

Step Three: Cutting Out Japanese Rose

1. Download and open the 5-Petal Flowers design (Design ID #17805). Adjust your page settings according to the size of your paper and your cutting mat.

2. Ungroup the design and delete all of the flower petals except for the one shown below. Select it, right-click it, click Release Compound Path, and delete the circle in the middle.

3. For one rose, you will need three petal layers:

  • 2.6 in. x 2.6 in.
  • 2.35 in. x 2.35 in.
  • 1.8 in. x 1.8 in.

4. For the bouquet, you will need nine roses.

5. Place the yellow card stock on the cutting mat and load it into the Silhouette machine. In Silhouette Studio®, go to the Send tab, choose “Cardstock” as the material, and click Send.

To cut the rose centers:

1. Open the 3D Chrysanthemum Flower design (Design ID #78169).

2. Resize the design to 2.881 in. x 3.038 in. Then Ungroup the design and make a copy of the biggest petal layer. In all, you will have five layers. This set will be the center of one rose.

3. You will need nine sets of centers to complete the roses.

4. Place the sunshine-colored (yellow) paper on the cutting mat and load it into the Silhouette machine. In Silhouette Studio®, go to the Send tab, choose “Copy paper, Medium” as the material, and click Send.

Now all of the flowers, flower centers, and leaves are cut out. We will share all of the tips and tricks for shaping and assembling the flowers for the 3D fall paper flower bouquet in part two, which will be posted in two weeks.

Designs Used:

3 mix & match flowers

3d chrysanthemum flower

rolled flower

3d chrysanthemum flower

5-petal flowers

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