Today we are going to try something different. This method makes a 3D paper flower tulip. I am going to make them from cardstock. You can also see how to do rolled flowers too.
These flowers have many different parts in the download file but they are all similar. We make them by folding and stacking them. This flower is super easy. Leaves are in Monday’s download files and you can add them or not.
The paper flower tulips can be cut from any color or patterned cardstock. I cut them all from the same color family. You could also cut the larger piece from patterned paper. Your imagination is your only limit.
Cutting the Paper Flower Tulip
This flower does not work in felt or fabric. The intricate cuts are just too small.
The parts of the flower can be cut on one mat.
Watch my video for cutting Multiple colors on one mat
Assembling the Paper Flower Tulip
Once all the pieces are cut, fold the larger pieces at the score line. You will make a kind of sandwich. Start with a large piece folded at the score line and then add a small piece on top. Tape glue or liquid glue work fine for this. Then add another folded piece and so on until all the pieces are added.
You should end up with a small piece on top. Release the sandwich and connect the first large piece witht he last small piece.
The flower should have five “petals” or spines that can be spread easily so that looking from the top you have a star. The flower is done and you can add leaves if you want.
I have made a page with all the links to the paper flower tutorials. The tutorials for the other paper and felt flowers from Flower Week can be found here.
Below I have a picture of the wreath I made with all the Flower Week paper flowers.