Paper Flowers – The Gerber Daisy

The final type of flower for Tuesday is just the simple Gerber Daisy.  I am going to make them from cardstock.    You can also see how to do rolled flowers too.

These flowers have 6 different parts in the download file.  The largest three are the same size and the smaller three get smaller as you move up You can attach leaves or not.  The leaves are in this file but I simplified them to make them one piece.

What you will need:
          • cardstock scraps
          • liquid glue or glue gun
          • small brads for centers of flowers
          • Download File
Cutting the Flower

The flowers can be cut from any color or patterned cardstock. I cut them all from the same color and that is how a daisy truly looks, but you can cut the layers from different colors if you want.  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

This flower does not work in felt or fabric.  The petals are just too thin and ravel too easily if cut from material or felt.

Assembly

The little half circles on the flowers are the glue points.  Glue them to the back of the rest of the flower 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.  Glue gun works on the paper too, but of course, you generate “strings”

Stack the three largest  flower layers together and turn them slightly to fill in the gaps.  Put the smaller circle on in descending size and put the brad in the middle to hold the flower together  . 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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