Saturday, 27 February 2010

Freebie #46 - Grungepaper Roses


[I've started to make my files available from my blog again and am adding a new set each week. Check out the "Cutting Files" tab at the top of the page to see which ones are available for download.]

Many of you will be familiar with these grungepaper flowers by now, they're all over the internet. I thought it was time for a cutting file that was custom designed rather than using a regular flower shape and then hand cutting it to get it right. I designed these files to elimate all the cutting, not just cutting out the flower shapes, but removing petal segments and cutting a hole in the centre once they've been glued in shape. You can, of course, cut these from regular cardstock, but if you can get hold of some grungepaper, please try it, the end result is SO MUCH better!

This is what the pieces look like after they've been cut on the Cricut.

I've coloured the pieces with promarkers and stamped a dotted design over the top. You could use paints, inks or even glue patterned paper to the grungepaper pieces.

On the 3 largest pieces, overlap the end petals and glue into place with glossy accents or some other strong adhesive (I've used my ATG gun here, which is ok as long as you don't get it everywhere). Roll up the smallest piece and glue. Form the remaining piece into a cone, overlapping the edges slightly and glue in place.

Curl the petals on all pieces and then assemble, glueing each piece into place. If you find the hole in the centre of a piece is too small, just snip it larger with scissors.

Let me know how you get on, I'd love to see your completed roses!!

Please remember
you are only allowed to download this file for your own use and may not distribute it to others in any form. I spend a great deal of time creating my designs, please respect the terms under which they are given.

Again, this template will be "live" for 1 week. Next week it will be taken down, and new ones will replace it. Don't forget, if you have any requests, pass them on! I can't promise, but I will take suggestions into account when planning future templates.

These files may not be uploaded to a group, forum or website for sale or redistribution, or shared among individuals. They are expressly for the personal use of each person that downloads them from this blog.

There is only 1 file but I have put it into a zip file to make downloading easier. After saving it, open in the usual way, and drag the file out onto your desktop or wherever you wish to save it.

There are 2 versions of each template:
  • An SVG version which can be imported into the Sure Cuts a Lot or Make the Cut program and then cut out on your Cricut.
  • A DXF version which is Craft Robo friendly, and ready to be imported into your Robomaster software (I'm not a Robo user, so if there are any problems with this, please let me know!)
Simply click on the appropriate button below to download the file!

Any feedback on the templates is more than welcome, and if you have any suggestions for possible future templates you'd like to see, please let me know! If you make anything using one of the templates, please post a link to it here so that others can be inspired by how you've used them!

I hope you like the templates - let me know how you get on! :)

Templates © dan99crafter@gmail.com 2009

40 comments :

Patty said...

Wow your roses are GREAT!! Thanks Dan! You're soooo talented!

denise said...

These are awsome!
Now to find some paper!!

Thanks Dan~

Carol's Crafts said...

Dan, you are the best!! Thank you so much for the rose.

misteejay said...

Think you've cracked it Dan - your roses are fab.

Toni :o)

Saskia said...

Thanks Dan for sharing these files!

Lyn said...

Wow, Dan, thank you - you have surpassed yourself this time! Not only the templates that can be cut at any size, but a visual tutorial to make them. Cheers!

Hels Sheridan said...

Fab freebie and love those colours :O))

Lucy Edmondson said...

These are great, Dan,

Lucy x

Angela Mclean said...

Thanks dan!!!
Angela xxx.

cinmfoster said...

Dan you are awesome. Thanks so much for sharing.

Lisa Avolio said...

Beautiful. I think I'll look for grunge paper in the store. This file would make it so much easier. Thanks, Dan.

Trish said...

Dan thank you so much for sharing, I love these grunge flowers. Trish:)

Anonymous said...

WOW! These are great. Thank you so much for sharing. Karen

Karen said...

Thank you again Dan these rock. I drew my own in SCAL2 but only did the one basic file and this is so much better. Can't wait to play now and I have some grunge paper too.

Karen x

Shelly said...

Wow! This is simply amazing! Wish I had some grunge paper to try! I do have some craft..maybe that would work. Sorry thinking out loud here! Love your roses and thanks so much for the file to enable us to make our own!

Regina said...

Love these..will have to give them a try. Thanks for sharing!!!

Hugs,
Regi

Melanie said...

Oh MY!!! Thanks so very very much!!!

Margie said...

Dan, thank you soooo much! I am making paper roses for my sis's shower, and this will help a ton!Glad you're back!

prob21 said...

Dan,
wow...thx many thx for the SVG file.
I'm sure I'll make one of that for Mother's Day next May.
best,
paulo
http://scale-files.blogspot.com/

Donna said...

Thank you Dan this rose is awesome.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Dan these are great

thefrugalcrafter said...

You are brillant, I love it! thanks:)
Lindsay

Vivien said...

Brilliant file Dan, thanks so much.

Lottie said...

I have tried and failed miserabley at doing these roses - and wasted so much grungepaper

Wish I had a machine to cut them out - brilliant - perhaps Father Christmas might be kind if I am good this year.

You are the main man - and I hope all those who download these give you some feedback.

xx

Denise Costa said...

Wonderfull!!!
Thank you soooo much Dan!!!

Kathy M said...

THANK YOU for making all the shapes needed...I, too, was using a basic 6-petal flower in MTC and cutting my own pieces. This will make it go so much faster!

cal8007 said...

Excellent! I'm so happy you've come out with the patter. This is out of this world! Thanks so much Dan. Now to get inky LOL

Hugs,

Carmen L

Nic said...

Thanks Dan. I've been making roses like this for years and use punches for my shapes but your SVG will make it easier for me as getting the hole in the middle off the flower was always a bit tricky. Don't know why I didn't think of doing it in SCAL - duh!

Vicki W said...

Thanks Dan! These are really cool...I'm looking forward to trying this out!

Cheri said...

I have yet to jump on the grunge rose bandwagon but now that you've created the cutting file, maybe I should.

Thanks for sharing the SVG.

Debsg said...

Thanks for this Dan. Great roses and fab tutorial.

Anonymous said...

These were awesome! I downloaded the file and HAD to try it out right away. I spent a couple of hours making flowers - inking and blending the paper, glueing the flowers, curling the edges and viola - beautiful flowers! I had never made one before and I was so pleased! Again, thanks so much for posting this download.
Maria

Janet said...

I just bought some grungepaper and can't believe my luck to find your die cuts for grunge flowers. Thank you so much!

Quinceyface said...

Hi Dan, Thank you so much. I just bought my first pack of grunge board and had no idea what to do with it. Now I will start with these roses. Beautiful!

scrapbookingwithakick said...

Thank you so much, it works perfect!

Shanarun said...

So beautiful! Although I do not have a way to use your download, I understand the creative process so much better with your pictures and directions! Thank you, thank you!

Michelle said...

Thanks so much!

Angela Mclean said...

Hello, Dan,
Just used your grunge roses on my card... they are gorgeous. Would attach a photo but don't know how so here's the url to them on my blog...
http://crafterscroft.blogspot.com/
Bet you didn't envisage they'd be so TEENY!!
Hugs,
Angela xxx.

Nancy aka Homesclscrapper said...

I used your SCAL file to cut the roses to make this.... http://homesclscrapper.blogspot.com/2010/03/inky-dirty.html I am linking your files to a post on my blog so others can learn. Thanks so much.

Connie Paxman said...

thanks for the wondeful Tutorial...I have never braved the rose...I agree grunge paper rules for this project.
connie paxman

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