Of all of the paper flowers I have designed so far, and as you know I have made many, I think this is my favorite. Can I say that? Will the peonies and dahlias feel slighted? These flowers are so happy and bright and will be my care free center pieces for my winter holiday decor. Care free is the key word here. As you all might think I am really good with living things, I will tell you now that I have difficulty keeping an air plant alive. Maybe that’s why I love designing paper flowers so much!
The paper I used for these flowers are all text weight Paper-Papers metallic paper. I used Ice Silver for the petals, Lime Satin for the leaves (with this darker green gradient laser printed on both sides) and True Gold for the tiny pips. For those who don’t have a cutting machine, of course I have a printable PDF that you can download, and I have the SVG file for those who do have a cutting machine. Gather your materials and let’s go make some metallic paper paperwhites! ~ Lia
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
I am searching online for metallic paper and I only see metallic cardstock or shimmer paper. Can you link the paper you used or provide more information about it? I’d appreciate any information you can provide. Thank you!
Hi! Yes there’s a link in the post to the papers we used: https://www.paperpapers.com/diy/lia/paper-whites.html
I have a silly question regarding printing. I purchased the text weight Lime paper from paperpapers, and I am now looking to get your favorite craft printer, the Canon TS9120. I noticed in your description to laser print the faded wash onto the lime paper, but the Canon is an inkjet. I think in previous tutorials you stated you preferred laser over inkjet as the inkjet gets the paper too wet, but that was from about 3 years ago. So my question is, do you now use your Canon inkjet for these watercolor/faded washes on metallic paper and does it turn out ok? If so, I plan on purchasing soon!
Hi Susie! Not a silly question at all!
Yes, the Canon quality is so nice and we love it for more detailed prints especially watercolor washes! It seems to dry nicely on the metallic finish paper.
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Lia where is the svg file to cut this it is not listed down below like they normally are?
The downloads were originally hosted on another site, but I updated the post to include the files! 🙂
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Lia, I found that I cannot do the print then cut feature on metallic paper. I think it interferes with the scanner looking for the guide lines. It reflects too much light. I read on the cricut site that too much light in the room or direct sunlight can keep the machine from reading the cut lines as well. I had to download your svg file and print your gradient pdf. I must admit though that I would rather be able to print then cut the centers so I don’t have to paint the yellow parts. Is there any other way to make it work?
I didn’t set it up to be a print and cut file so it will not work. I printed mine on yellow paper.
I tried to make these before and it was just normal like your other files. This one via Cricut ONLY seems to give you the print and cut option.. it’s not just the cut file. Previously you could print off the gradient on the leaves and then cut them out.. but now the colour is included in the cricut page for the print and cut. Is there anywhere that you just have the cut files?
Hi Julie, I just updated this post to include the SVG cut file! Hope this helps 🙂
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I am having the hardest time with these flowers and the hydrengas. I have purchased these items on CRICUT and creativebug. I dont know if my new machine did not calebrate right or what but when I print your flowers they come out really small and so do the leaves.
I am not ruling out user error but I have followed all directions. I cant get through to CRICUT either for some trouble shooting with the machine. I also cant upload your svg files from my computer to the website. Thats why I went on creativebug.
My machine will also not cut on the dark green metalic paper( botanical). Its a mystery.
Oh no. I do have a video tutorial on my site for how to upload a svg into Cricut. As for the sizing you need to manually enlarge it in Cricut. I am not understanding the question on why it will not cut on the dark green metallic paper. https://liagriffith.com/cricut-explore-uploading-a-jpg-or-svg-file/
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Thank you huge for such remarkable site, for such remarkable hand-made articles! With the great pleasure I do them and together with children) Thanks!!!
So happy to hear!
I made these for my Mum for her birthday and put them in a cute white watering can. She thought they were real and couldn’t get over how beautiful they were. Such an easy project, but so gorgeous. Forgot to take a photo though so will do next time I am over there.
Thanks so much for the files. All your work is beautiful.
So sweet! Thanks for sharing your story and I would LOVE to see photos. I do think this is my favorite flower.
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Thanks so much!I’ll do them as Xmas’s gifts 🙂 You’re the best,really.
I love your work, Lia I guess you can see that by now!
That warms my heart, thank you;-)
I love your work !!!!!!
You are the best, thank you:)
they are lovely. Looking forward to make them 🙂 thank you
I can’t see pdf files for too,they are so cute i would try to make them!:-)
Hi Vale, here is the link:) http://www.paper-papers.com/news/metallic-paper-potted-paper-whites/
I am also looking f forward to making these–gorgeous! But the PDF link on the Paper-Papers website takes me to an SVG file. Hope you can post the PDF for hand cutting:)
Hmmm, can you try again. It works for me.
Hi Lia – I LOVE these flowers! The files at the bottom of the post are both svg files unfortunately. I do have a Cricut Explore so I can use the svg files but sometimes I like to hand cut things. Go figure. Thank you so much for these and all your beautiful flowers.
Hi! There is a link for the pdf file, I don’t want you missing out:)
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cannot see the pdf at th bottom of the post !
There is a link for the pdf in the text that will take you here http://www.paper-papers.com/news/metallic-paper-potted-paper-whites/
Is there a pdf file for hand cutting available? I would appreciate that.
Of course, both the pdf and svg file is at the bottom of the post:) Cannot wait to see a picture of yours!