Paper Peony Tutorial

Paper Peony Tutorial

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Cricut User: Cricut design space will resize this template because it is “too big” to cut. You will need to resize this file to 32.492 wide. You can find a tutorial for this here.   Also, Cricut doesn’t want to show the number in the middle of the petals so I have included a picture of which petal is which in the zip file.

This paper peony tutorial took forever to publish!

While I was making preparing this tutorial, my 9 month old daughter pulled the tablecloth off the table.

Pulling the tablecloth off the table isn’t a terrible. But guess what was on the table… my laptop. Down, down, down it went. Falling to it’s untimely demise. 

Luckily, it wasn’t that bad. The WiFi and some USB ports broke. I could also still use it. But I couldn’t do the things needed to post to my website because I couldn’t connect to the internet. So this paper peony tutorial was put on hold.

It was a good thing that we bought insurance for for my laptop. *sigh with relief.* I had a feeling that I would need it. Especially when I have 2 kids under the age of 3. 

It took two weeks to get my computer repaired. So I had two weeks with my old, insanely slow laptop. First world problem right there.

That is why it took so long to get this one posted!

Warning to all you with laptops and kids. Don’t leave your computer on the table with kids around! Especially when you have a tablecloth.

I sure learned my lesson.

I created this flower from tracing the petals of a real peony. So every petal is different! This is the second flower I have created from an actual flower. The first was a rose. Check out how to make a paper rose.

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This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. Leslie Ayers

    Hi Becca-Your flowers are beautiful.I just downloaded the PEONY. I use Cricut Design Space and so it did not download to the correct size. I enlarged the download to 32.429.The flowers changed to the correct size but the
    numbers do not align with the flowers. If you could give me a clue as to what I might be doing wrong, I would greatly appreciate it. Again thank you for the download. Leslie

    1. sunflowersummerco

      When I saved the file the first time, the latest version a Silhouette Studio had a glitch where it wasn’t saving the compound path and that caused the numbers to not align with the petals. I thought I had all the files fixed. I guess not. Thanks for letting me know.

  2. Maryam rimzie

    I didnt get the template yet

    1. sunflowersummerco

      I sent you your template

  3. Jeanette

    Thank you for your template . I loved the tutorial you make it look so easy I hope to make it soon
    Take care and have a blessed day.

    1. sunflowersummerco

      I’m glad you love the template! I hope you enjoy making it.

  4. Dianne Lewis

    Love the simple lines of the flower never had much success making flowers that look good

  5. Anita Acosta

    I haven’t received the template for the peony yet, I can’t wait to make it with Mother’s Day quickly approaching. Thanking you in advance.

  6. Char

    Lovely template, very pretty and realistic result. Thank you very much šŸ™‚

  7. Julie

    Iā€™m using the cricut maker and the sizing does not come out correctly as the others have stated above. Any suggestions

    1. sunflowersummerco

      I have included the size that you need to resize the file to in the tutorial. I don’t have it in the video, it is in the written part of the tutorial

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