Paper Flowers – the Daffodil

The first type of flower for Tuesday is the daffodil.\ I am going to make them from  cardstockbut they could easily be made from felt or fabric.  You can also see how to do rolled flowers too.

These flowers have 3 different parts in the download file.   You can attach leaves or not.  The leaves are in a separate file in Monday’s download.  This flower truly looks like the real flower.

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.  In a future lesson I will cut flowers 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

If you want to cut the flower out of felt or fabric and you have a maker use the rotary wheel. 

If you don’t have a maker, it is a little harder.  I tried using fusible material and haven’t made it work yet but I’m still trying. What I did do to get the felt cut was first use the deep cut blade and then attach the felt to contact paper. I used Duck Brand contact paper.  Place the felt on your mat with the contact paper down and cut on the felt fused setting.  Tape the whole piece down to the mat with painters tape.  The cricut cuts the design twice.  It cuts it well if it isn’t to intricate of a cut.

Assembly

The little half circles on the flowers are the glue points.  Glue them to the inside of the cone of the flower. For the base glue the little half circle behind the base making the flower curve inward.  I tried several types of glue.  Liquid glue works fine but you have to hold the flower together until the glue dries enough to hold.  Tape runner glue failed miserably.  You can sew the felt flower together, but glue gun is the only way to glue the felt.  Glue gun works on the paper too, but of course, you generate “strings”

Roll the stamen and glue it inside the cone.  Fold the flaps  at the bottom of the cone inward and glue them to the base of the flower.  You can also attach leaves if you like.

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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