Ornament Punch Rose Tutorial

Vintage Vogue Stamp Set

This is a remake of a tissue box that I showed you last week.  I promised you a tutorial for the rose and it’s time!

Stampin' Up! Ornament Punch

I started with 25 ornament punches in Whisper White.  The more punches you have the fuller your rose will be.  The ornament punch was offered by Stampin’ Up! in the Holiday Mini Catalog but I have good news for you!  The punch is not pictured in any of the current catalogs, however, it is still available!  The item number is 116794 and it costs $15.95.

Sponging with Pretty in Pink

I want the rose to have two tones so I am sponging the edges of the punches with Pretty in Pink Classic ink.

Embossing Stylus

I used a stylus to curl the edges of each ornament punch (petal).  You want about 1/3 of the petals to be curled slightly, 1/3 curled so they look like a U when you look from a side view, 1/3 curled considerably and 1 totally curled.  Is that as clear as vellum for you?  Let me give you a picture that will hopefully define that better.

Ornament Punch Rose Petals

I hope that makes more sense now.  For the tighter curls I grabbed a thin paint brushed to wrap the punches around.

1 3/4" Circle Punch

Punch a 1 3/4″ Circle and then start working around the circle to adhere the petals.  Begin with the least curled petals.  I am using Sticky Strip because I want to make sure once all the weight of the flower is added it’s going to stay in place.

Work in a circle

Continue working around the circle to attach the petals.  Use up all of the least curled petals and then work to the next level saving the most curled for the end.

Ornament Punch Rose Coming into Shape

As you get closer to the center of the flower you’ll want to make the edges of your petals overlap more, this will help to lift them up and give the flower shape.

Paper Rose

There is just one more piece to insert, the most curled petal.  You will know when it’s time to put in the last petal, it’ll be the last one you can possibly fit in there.  I started with 25 petals and used 23 of them.

Paper Rose

The rose looks great but it is no complete without some leaves to frame it.

Ornament Punch Leaves

I punched out three of the ornament punches from Mellow Moss and then used an Always Artichoke Stampin’ Write marker to draw in the vein lines.

Creating a paper leaf

I sponged on some Always Artichoke Classic ink and then used paper snips to cut a zig zag edge on of the leaves.

Bottom of the flower

Tuck the leaves behind the flower.  (This a view of the bottom of the finished project.)

Paper Rose made from the Stampin' Up! Ornament Punch

And here we are!  What do you think?  I know the  tutorial is long and may seem like it would take a long time to make one of these but I can tell you that it really doesn’t take all that long.  I spent way more time typing this tutorial than it takes to make one of these flowers!

Now obviously with all these layers you’re not going to be able to put this flower on a card and mail it.  A rose like this one is meant for a good size 3-D project or at least a card you’re planning to hand deliver!  I have seen some other versions of this flower, some of them with fewer petals making it less bulky.  You may wish to check them out, the ladies offering them are: Chera Wiest (who originally inspired me) and Shawna MacKenzie.

If you have any questions or comments about making this flower please leave them in the form of a comment.  Most likely if you have questions someone else has the same one so I’ll answer them there for you.  Thank you for stopping by and for any and all comments!


  1. It’s really nice of you, Becky, to post the tutorial of this lovely flower on your blog instead of trying to make money off of it and claiming it as your own! Thanks!

  2. Thanks for the tutorial. I am going to try one today! I love that we can use SU punches for other things. Beautiful job!

  3. This looks as though it would work well in a shadow box project….

  4. Thanks for the great tutorial Becky, I am going to try this today. Your rose is so realistic~beautiful.

  5. This is a big wow! You make it look actually do-able; your tutorial is really clear, even for us ten-thumbed people! I really have to try this. Now would you please tell us how to line the tissue box?!


  7. Oh, my goodness. I have seen these on other sites, but couldn’t figure them out. Thanks so much for your tutorial. Wish that punch would punch through fabric. Wouldn’t that rose be beautiful as a pin?

  8. Definitely I loved!!! Thank you for sharing the tutorial and congratulations for this wonderful idea. The tutorial is amazing because you did very simple and clear and used excellent photos.
    One more time, Thank you!!!!
    Martha Lucia

  9. What a great tutorial, thank you. Definitely will try this too.

  10. Gorgeous! Thanks for the great tutorial!

  11. Thank you so much for generously sharing this tutorial with your readers. The rose is absolutely beautiful and I’m thrilled to be able to make one! Can’t wait to try it!

  12. Beautiful, clear and detailed tutorial! This inspires me. Thanks for taking the time to prepare the tutorial and for sharing who inspired you.

  13. Truly phenomenal…what a realistic rose and gorgeous to boot! Thanks for sharing your how-to! 😉

  14. WOW. I was thinking this was going to be something that took alot of supplies and time and its not. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation with us. I need to make one of these now.

  15. Thank you so much for sharing your instructions. I am so visual so this really helped me. Your rose is beautiful!!

  16. Such a gorgeous and ingenious idea! I can’t remember how I “stumbled” upon your blog, but when I saw your lovely tissue box I knew I had to subscribe. Thanks so much for sharing.

  17. Becky,
    Thanks for a great tutorial. I love the look of your roses and the leaves add so much.

  18. This is absolutely positively GORGEOUS, and thanks so much for sharing the tutorial! 🙂

  19. Your tutorial is awesome! The rose looks so realistic. Thanks so much for sharing your talent. I’ve subscribed to your blog so I don’t miss future projects.

  20. Fantastic tutorial!!

  21. Thanks for the tutorial, I am anxious to make these–they are lovely

  22. Becky: Thanks for this tutorial. I’ve made Chera’s rose and they are very easy to make and look absolutely beautiful. I’ve loved the way you’ve added the leaves.

  23. Becky, this is awesome, I love it!! Thanks for posting tutorial! Great Job, keep up the good work!!

  24. That is really a great looking rose! Thanks!

  25. Hey, I am have problems with the center of the flower, any tips. thanks

    • I’m guessing maybe the center piece is wanting to flop over? You need to put a nice crease on the little piece that gets adhered down. Also, the more petals you have making up the flower the better support they are going to give to the center piece. If you skimp on the number of petals you use they’re not going to support it. (those petals right around the middle also need to have good curl to them, this will also help with the support.) I hope that makes sense? If there is something else you wanted me to address please just let me know.

  26. Great tutorial!! I can’t wait to try this out!

  27. Thanks! There is so much to learn, just starting out so I really appreciate free tutorials!

  28. I absolutely LOVE this idea! Too bad I didn’t get the punch. Hopefully they will keep it on the ‘write-in list’ for a while!

  29. What a great tutorial! Thanks so much for the detail and the pics! You are awesome!

  30. Really beautiful. TThanks for sharing with all of us. I can’t wait to try it!

  31. WOW! I can’t wait to try this!!! I’ve seen them at few other blogs, but had no idea how to make one!

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my new look!

    Stampin’ Hugs and Wishes!

  32. This is FABULOUS! Thanks for the tutorial.

  33. Thanks so much for posting this tutorial – and for free! I love that you are sharing, and I have already made three of these for a project!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  34. great tutorial! I’ve seen variations of this flower, but your addition of the wonderful leaves really adds a great deal! TFS

  35. OHH you are so wonderful to share this with us – thank you!!!

  36. Oh wow, its so wonderful! Thanks for the tutorial!

  37. THANK YOU for the tutorial! I, too, had seen this done somewhere but had NO clue how to go about making one. It was much easier than I thought. Your instructions were great! 🙂

    Thanks again.

  38. Beautiful. Thanks for taking the time to show us how you made these. I can’t wait to try it.

  39. Absolutely beautiful. I made my first rose today using your tutorial and fell in love. I’d already made two others using fewer petals and went back and added more petals to those too.

  40. Phyllis Neumann

    Thanks for taking the time to post this! I just purchased the punch and this is the reason I did. Thanks again for sharing.

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