Tuesday Tips

Tuesday Tip – Making Paper Dahlia’s

August 17, 2010

Today we are going to turn these Kaisercraft daisy flowers:

Into these pretty flowers which remind me of Dahlia’s that once grew in my Nan’s garden.

Materials Required: 4 x Kaisercraft daisies – I have used 2 x mid size and 2 x large size from the Poppy pack for the large Red Flower and 4 x mid size for the baby pink flowers, Wet glue, Scissors, Glitter Glue etc – for decoration purposes if you choose.

Step 1: Lay out the 4 flowers that you will be working with and place a dob of glue in each of the flower centre’s

Step 2: Flower 1 (mid size one) – roll up/squash together so that a point forms at the base. Hold together until flower doesn’t unravel when you let go of it

Trim off the pointy tip (small amount only).

Step 3: Repeat the above process for the next flower (mid Size) – You will be placing Flower 1 in the centre of the next flower and squash flower around so that another point forms. Hold together and trim off pointy end that forms.

Repeat the process once again for the 3rd flower – placing the flower cluster in the centre of one of the large flowers.

Step 4: Now lay your flower cluster on top of the fourth flower to finish off the flower bloom.

Of course you may decorate your finished flower – I have chosen to leave these ones as they are. Now all that is left is to use them.

Today I have used them on a card.

Card: ‘Best Wishes’ by Trudi Harrison.  Materials Used: Hippy Girl 6” Paper Pad (PP828); Hippy Girl Patterned Paper ‘Luna’; Flowers Poppy (F610) and Baby Pink (F607); Clear Stamp ’Wishes’ (CS903); Hot Pink Ink; Foam Tape; Glue Dots.   Other: Cardstock; Leaf Punch; Spellbinders scalloped circle and square

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24 Comments

  • Reply Alicia Jamieson August 17, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    gorgeous!

  • Reply Diane Waine-Barclay August 17, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Hi Trudi. Love these flowers. Have used them many times. Thanks for sharing. Diane

  • Reply Wendy Schultz August 17, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Trudi. These flowers are beautiful,I’m sure I will be using them a lot on my layouts and cards.Thank-you.Wendy.

  • Reply Anne August 17, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Lovely.

  • Reply Linet August 17, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Thank you so much for this!!

  • Reply Lizzy August 17, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    fantastic.. i have tons of those flowers!

  • Reply heather wynack August 17, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    fantastic, can’t have to many pretty flowers

  • Reply Dale August 17, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    I love dahlias. These look great.

  • Reply Rebecca August 17, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    I use these flowers on a lot of my layouts. Thanks for a new way to use them!

  • Reply Monika August 17, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Oh wow this looks gorgeus! Must try right away!

  • Reply brenda esterline August 17, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Thank you. I love these. Reminds me of My great-Grandmas garden.!!!

  • Reply pam bray August 17, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Thanks you I perfer the dimensional look of the flowers, thanks for showing us how to do it, they are beautiful.

  • Reply gisele August 18, 2010 at 12:59 am

    awesome!

  • Reply Scrapbook Mega Store August 18, 2010 at 10:00 am

    These flowers also look great with kindy glitz on the tips of the flowers or sprayed with glimmer mist. You can also change the colours of these flowers with your copic markers.

  • Reply Karen Keiper August 18, 2010 at 10:01 am

    yay, will be making these for sure

  • Reply Janet Zeppa August 18, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    I love these! I’m going to try some soon.

  • Reply Rozina johnsen August 18, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Very nice , will sure to use it on my next project and card…. N Thanks for sharing

  • Reply Anna August 18, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Wow. Love these. So simple and yet so beautiful. Will definitly be using these on my next mini album.

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  • Reply Shelly September 7, 2010 at 5:06 am

    Ohh this is a fabulous way to use those plain flowers we all seem to have too many of! A girl can never have too many pretty flowers! Thanks a million! :)

  • Reply Mary September 9, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    They look beautiful on cards , have shared with friends

  • Reply Cammy September 10, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    These are really lovely.
    P.S. You need to consult the apostrophe song.

  • Reply rosie September 13, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    awsome, you clever lady. i must try this.

  • Reply Lisa Hallett October 13, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Oh Trudi, you just rock luv, where did you get your leaf punch from, I so need one of these….

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