Paper Flowers – The Tulip

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

These flowers have only 2 different parts in the download file.    The leaves are in Monday’s download file.

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 other lessons I cut flowers from patterned paper.  Your imagination is your only limit.

If you are going to make more than one flower of more than one color, 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 rest of the flower making the flower curve inward then glue the bottom half circle to the base.  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 layers inside each other and turn them slightly to fill in the gaps.  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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