Start by cutting all of your pieces with your Cricut machine. I have the cut file made for you here. You will need to rearrange the mats to make the best use of your card stock, however. Just move and flip the pieces until they fit the best. Then make a small slit in the bottom of each petal.
The larger the petal the longer the slit should be. Repeat for all of your petal pieces.
Then you want to curl all of the petals. Just wrap the card stock ends around a pencil. The largest three sizes get formed with the curls going OUT. The smallest two sizes get formed with the curls going in.
Hot glue the two ends of the petal together (where you cut the slit—it should resemble a curled up heart shape). Repeat this process for all petals. The smallest two sizes were done in the opposite direction but using the same method.
Now we can begin to start forming large paper flowers with the petals. Start with the largest size and use hot glue to secure the petals together at the bottom. There are four petals so they should look like four corners slightly overlapping when complete.
Then keep layering on the sizes with additional hot glue.
Once you have all three of the largest sizes complete, set that aside. Assemble the smallest two sizes in a similar way but off to the side. Start with the three smallest petals and hot glue together.
Then do the next size and add the smallest to the center.
Add this center piece to your flower.
Your DIY paper flowers are complete! You can add the leaves to the side now with hot glue or wait until you put them in place.