Paper Flowers – Another Tulip

Today we are going to try something different. This method makes a 3D paper 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.

What you will need:
          • cardstock scraps
          • liquid glue or glue gun
          • Download File
Cutting the Flower

The flowers can be cut from any color or patterned cardstock. I cut them all from the same color famly.  You could also cut the larger piece from patterned paper.  Your imagination is your only limit.

The parts of the flower can be cut on one mat.

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Watch my video for cutting Multiple colors on one mat

This flower does not work in felt or fabric.  The intricate cuts are just too small.

Assembly

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.

Be sure to stay with this series all week and see the wreath I make with all my flowers

I have made a page with all the links to the paper flower tutorials.  The tutorials for the other paper and felt flowers can be found here.

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