Paper Flowers – The Simple Lily

The first flower for Wednesday is the simple Lily.    This is one of the simplest flowers to make.  I made one from felt and one from patterned paper.

These flowers have 3 different parts in the download file.  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
          • Download File
Cutting the Flower

The flowers can be cut from any color or patterned cardstock.  In this lesson I cut  one flowers from patterned paper and one from felt.  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 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 two pieces of the flower together and turn them  to fill in the gaps.  Roll the stamen to form a tight roll and glue it, then glue it inside the center of the flower.  You can also attach leaves if you like.  See I told you this one was easy!

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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