Sunday, July 20, 2014

How to make a Burlap Rose–Part 2

How to prepare burlap for die cutting – Part 1
My journey trying to cut burlap on my Pazzles - Part 3 


Please refer to Part 1, How to prepare your Burlap for Mechanical Die Cutting or Electronic Die Cutting.


Now that you have your burlap dipped in glue, dried and trimmed up, you are ready to cut!

What you will need:


Notice I have laid my burlap covering the big flower.  I of course covered with another clear plate and ran this through.


Easy Peasy!


I slid the burlap over and cut the second one.  Of course if you want the little flower you could just cover your die and cut normally.  To make a Rose, you will need three each of this large flower.


I was not happy about all the burlap stuck on my new die!  I found that these lent free towels do a wonderful job of cleaning them up.


Hum…had to go make breakfast, took a shot of this…I think it should say Grease a Marie Callender’s Pie Tin, not a round cake pan…I’m Just Sayen…

The best way to learn how to do a rose is to watch Lorinda's Video.

I’m just going to give you photo’s so that if you are like me, you want to print it out and follow along…

WPC File Of Sizzix Die
Cut up WPC File
InVue PGV File
SVG File
JPG File


This should make since, after you watched Lorinda’s Video.  Should I say, I pray it makes since!

All the black lines are cut lines

  • Flower #1
    • Cut between the petals, one time to the center.
    • Cut between the petals approximately 1/4 inch.
    • Cut the top of the petal off just to the right of your cut to the center of the flower and throw away.
  • Flower #2 and saved piece.
    • Cut between the petals, one time to the center.
    • Cut one entire petal off and Save it.
    • Cut the top of the petal off, just to the right of your “V Cut” or maybe better said, just to the right of your center cuts, and throw away.
    • Cut between the petals approximately 1/4 inch.
    • From your saved petal, cut two petals, it will resemble a heart when done.
  • Flower #3
    • Cut between the petals, one time to the center.
    • Cut two petals off. and Save it.
    • Cut the top of the petal off, just to the right of the above cut out and throw away.
    • Cut between the petals approximately 1/4 inch.
    • From your saved petal, cut 4 petals, it will look like two joined hearts


Flower # 1

Here is where the video is much better than the photos to learn.

Just notice this layer has 5 petals after you have hot glued it.

I took a skewer and rolled each petal under

Then place it on the table and slightly pushed the flower down in the middle to slightly shape it.


Flower #2

Do the same thing as you did to flower #1, EXCEPT turn it over and snip the bottom so you have a gaping hole in it.  Remember to save the heart for later.



Snip Snip!


Remember to roll your petals down.

On the back side of flower #2, put some hot glue all round the gaping hole. 

It was so dern hard to put the glue on, keep it hot, snap a photo with the other hand and NOT show you those ugly nails….

Sit the second flower down into flower #1, off sitting the petals.  I take a skewer and push all around to make sure its down nice and tight.


Ah, reward……’s starting to come together!  WhoooHoooo!


hum…wine must have gotten to me…and you…it’s really not blurry…it’s the wine…..

Do the same thing to flower #3, as you did flower #2.  Notice it only has three petals.

Take your saved piece and cut 4 petals…  Save it and flip flower #3 over put hot glue all around the outside and press it into your budding rose….offsetting the petals.


Who’s fingers are those anyways?

Ok, now it get’s a bit hard to explain.  Take the saved piece that has 4 petals.  Roll it tightly up and release it.  This softens the burlap and breaks it down a bit.

Put Hot glue on the edge and roll it up again.  You are making the inner petal.


Take your last saved piece that looks like a heart, soften it a bit and glue it to the outside of the other inner petal.


Here is something I do that’s a bit different.  I take that inner piece, and place it in the flower we have built so far.  In my opinion the inner petal is standing up to high


So, I cut the tip off.  I sit it back in the flower and it looked great, so next I filled up the gaping hole with hot glue well, not full, but was generous.

Place the inner petal into the center…..hold it for a bit till the glue hardens.  It will release from how you rolled it…that’s ok.


YOU did it!  Whew!

After I did two of them, I no longer have to look at my notes!  It’s really quite simple, and comes together quickly…not counting prepping the burlap that is!

Ok, next blog post will be how to cut burlap on an electronic die cut machine, God willing!


Doxie C said...

Thank you for your tutorial. I've wanted to make a burlap rose for some time now.
Thought you would want to know that the video links to Krazy Kool Cakes channel. Yes, nothing about making burlap roses.

Thanks again for all the time you give to making your posts. I'm brand new to reading your blog.

Robin Spitzer said...

I checked and I don't see a video link on this page :(

Robin Spitzer said...

Here is the video.