Friday, February 11, 2011

Spiral Rose Files (Design Studio & Gypsy)


I made a few more test roses.  They are getting easier to shape, however, this is definitely a case of practice makes (not quite) perfect!  I also managed to convert the file for Gypsy users and test cut it as well.  The file uses just one cartridge, Accent Essentials.  I used this because it had a spiral shape I could work from to build my flower.  It might be possible to use a different cartridge and change the design  with additional shapes, but this one  is a fairly common cartridge and most Expression owners have a copy.


There is a very slight difference in the size of the smaller section in the Gypsy file - you can try various sizes to get the flower to suit your project.  Before you try to resize, be sure to check to see that the shapes are grouped - they were when I finished with the file but sometimes I have items mysteriously "ungroup" when I am moving files back and forth.


The smaller section makes a pretty little flower all by itself.  You could just use one loop and make your flower look something like this.


If you want a larger flower, continue with the larger section.  I used Scor-Tape but you may want to try hot glue or another adhesive.


The flower on the left was made from the Gypsy file and the flower on the right was cut with Design Studio.  The two flowers are nearly identical but each flower has an individual look based on the way you turn the petals and glue them together.


I think that they are very attractive at this size - about 3 inches in diameter when you finish the assembly.   The cut file saves your hands from all of the cutting but there is still a lot of manipulation involved in assembling the flowers so your hands may get tired!

If you haven't been reading along for the past week, these flowers were inspired by the incredible displays at the DCWV booth at CHA.  If you go to THIS POST you can see the paper dresses and read a bit about the flowers DCWV had in their displays.  My file is based on the concept of the PDF from DCWV but I created it from cartridge shapes.  Thanks again to Erin Madsen for the inspiration and be sure to watch her video HERE if you are having trouble putting your flower together.

The download links are below.  Please leave a comment or send me a picture of your flower if you download the files. 


Rose Spiral GYPSY

These links are now active and will give you a direct download - I have paid for a premium service to make this available to my readers.  I do have a donate button near the top of the right column if you would like to make a donation to show appreciation for the files and to help with the cost of this service - Thanks!

Sunday morning - (I have turned off these links and will post new ones ASAP - too many people were having issues with 4shared) 



Here is a "sneak peak" at another file I am finishing up.  These woven hearts are one of my favorite crafty things to make!  By using the Cricut, I can save a lot of cutting time and have shapes that are perfectly even and will weave easily.  The Design Studio version is done - I just need to try the Gypsy conversion and test cut it.  I have another variation that still needs a few more "tweaks" but it is really cute...

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47 comments:

  1. WOW they are awesome i aboslutely loooove them!!!

    TOri xx

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  2. LOve them, but not sure how to use the download files...there are several downloads to use, which one is the right one...sorry it is just confusing to me???

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  3. Thanks Diane for making these rose cut file. I love these flowers and they will be easier to make when my cricut does all the cutting!
    Thanks again,
    Pat

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  4. Loving these big flowers Diane - your perseverence is paying off - they look fab... Hugs Jane xx

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  5. Diane, thank you for sharing your lovely designs with us. I've used a die from MFT, but still haven't quite got them down yet. I'll be sure to stop by with a picture once I get them done. Hugs, dj1952

    I couldn't get the download site to work, but it could be on my end.

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  6. Thank you, Diane , for the file! You have been so generous! I've enjoyed the photos of the spiral roses for a long time, but did not relish the cutting. This will make it so easy to make beautiful flowers for my projects. Thank you again.

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  7. Sorry, but they did finally download. Thanks again. dj1952

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  8. Thanks for doing this and sharing. I am much more likely to try it now. The roses will look really pretty on gift packages!

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  9. Thanks for sharing as gypsy file. Not to many sites for gypsy files. Will be back everyday.............

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  10. You're Great. I'll give it a try hopefully this weekend and I'll leave you a small token of appreciation also for taking the time to treat us all! - Nancy - But right now I have to go check up on my Son-in-Law -he came down with the flu - he's the only one that didn't take the flu shot. I'll give him a hard time about that - smile!.

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  11. Diane ... these are wonderful! I downloaded your Gypsy file. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Jo xx

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  12. Oh, Diane, Thanks so much for this wonderful cut file. I can't wait to get out my McGill flower tool kit and Glimer Mist to give it a try!

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing your file, I am going to try to use your file today. I have never done that. If I have a problem, could you explain how?

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  14. Thank you so much Diana for sharing the file for these beautiful roses.

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  15. Thanks for sharing the rose file, but I'm new and not sure how to download the Gypsy file..Please explain I need help...Thanks Mary

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  16. Wow! You are awesome as are the roses. Thank you for sharing the file. I don't know how soon I can make one. You make it look so easy.

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  17. Gosh these are pretty. Thanks for doing the hard work for us.

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  18. Wow pretty flowers... thanks for sharing with us !

    Loves,
    Maria Elena.-
    http://mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com/

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  19. Thanks so much for sharing the files! This looks like a very fun and easy process--I think children can do this!
    Shellee

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  20. They are gorgeous. I will need to give them a try. Thank you.

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  21. Thank you Diane! The flowers are beautiful. You give such clear instructions and I really appreciate all the work you put into your tutorials! Have a great weekend, Mary

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  22. Thanks for the files, can't wait to try this

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  23. Thanks again, Diane for all of you work on this and your generous heart.

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  24. Thanks for the file. I hope I can do it. I appreciate all your hard work.
    Jan

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  25. Thanks so much for the rose files-and for your time in creating them! I hope I have the cart you are using for the woven heart because I want to make those, too.

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  26. Thank you so much for this file - it is amazing and so are you!

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  27. Diane - YOU ROCK! This is just PERFECT! I've been wanting to figure out how to do this without buying expensive dies. Thanks to you I keep finding new ways to use my Cricut!!! Thank you so much for sharing the files!

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  28. These are gorgeous. Thanks for all you hard work and continuing to share. I truly appreciate it.

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  29. Hi Diane,
    These flowers are so pretty. They looked so hard to do, but thanks to your instructions and .cut file and the video, it should be a fun project.
    Thanks for sharing,
    hugs
    bobbi

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  30. Thanks for the cut file! i had just created one of my own based on your other post but wanted to try your downloads to compare as this was my first. Will post on my blog after i try one :O)

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  31. thank you so much...I tried to download Erin's file...but I'm not on facebook.....I really want to try it.....tks again

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  32. First, I want to say I LOVE your blog, and read it everyday. I have tried for the first time to download a file today, and I got a nasty virus. As a previous post mentioned, it is hard to know where to download once you get to the download site, so I wasn't paying too close attention and I must have clicked the wrong one. Yes, my fault totally. But I have to say McAfee lost a customer today. And I will challenge myself to make my own file. But I want to say thanks!! I really like the inspiration you give me, Diane. I think maybe you might want to check out other file download sites, though. :) Janice
    jcpautler at hot mail dot com

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  33. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [12 Feb 10:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  34. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Valentines post on Feb. 12, 2011. Thanks again.

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  35. Thanks for sharing. Exactly what I was looking for!

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  36. thank you for sharing, you are so kind and generous. I can't wait to try this flower.

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  37. I love flowers and try everyday to work flowers of different kinds....experiment is perfecting!

    Love your design!

    Sugarsherri
    Katy, TX
    CutterHouse Designs

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  38. Thank you, thank you, thank you for these flower files. I've been cutting them by hand and phew that's a job. Love these flowers!

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  39. Thanks for sharing your files. I don't have AE, but perhaps I can use your files to find a spiral that I do have. Such a clever idea. I love these roses that I am seeing everywhere. Can't wait to see your heart design too!
    marilyn2222 @ hotmail.com

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  40. have you switched servers yet,I did download it but viewed it on the gypsy I hit something and messed it up. when I cut I got alot of little pieces. Now I cant redownload it. Thanks for any help.
    Dawn RI
    abosoffit@hotmail.com
    Oh I think 4 shared is messed up...

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  41. Diane,

    Your flowers are absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing the cut file.

    Karen Hilaire

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  42. Hi Dawn,

    The file is now shared with a new service - you should be able to just download it again.

    When you click on the name of the file at the end of the post a window will pop up with the option to open or save the file - save it and then add it to your gypsy. I don't know why, but sometimes the grouped items don't stay grouped when you share a file, so be sure to check to see that all of the shapes in a spiral are grouped before you try to make it bigger or smaller. The file has two spirals that will make a rose about 3 inches or so in diameter.

    Let me know if you have a problem.

    Diane

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  43. Holy cow! These paper roses are amazing!

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  44. I have just gotten my expression and baby bug in the last month as well as a used gypsy....I was thrilled to find your awesome blog, with all your explanations as well as files to learn from, I shall be an expert in no time.....thank you SO much for sharing your talent with me.

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