Dahlia Fold Flower with See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper

See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Once you learn to make a flower using the Dahlia Fold Technique, it’s pretty hard to stop at just one! If you visited yesterday, you know that I shared another card using this technique with our Best Dressed Designer Series Paper.  If you’d like to see yesterday’s card, you can check it out here.  

To create the flower on my card today, I used See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper. The base of the card is Night of Navy cardstock with a layer of Whisper White cardstock which I ran through my die-cutting machine using the Hammered Metal Embossing Folder (all the supplies I used can be found in the Supply List below). 

Dahlia Fold

 

As I mentioned yesterday, about 1-1/2 years ago, I made a video showing how to create the flower using a 1-3/4″ Circle Punch but since then, the punch has retired. For today’s card, I used a circle in the Layering Circles Dies (the inside of the circle is approximately 1-7/8″) and I used our 2-1/4″ Circle Punch as a base to glue the pieces to.  In the video I use a larger circle as I show you how to make the fold so that it’s easier to see what I’m doing and I recommend doing the same thing when you’re practicing BUT don’t use cardstock, use a thinner paper such as computer paper.  You’ll get frustrated trying to make the folds if your paper is too heavy. You can view the video HERE and please note that several products in the video have since retired. 

 

 

The sentiment was stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White cardstock using the stamp set Butterfly Gala. It was die-cut using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

I hope you’ll give this fold a try! It may look difficult but it really is much easier than it looks! 

 

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Dahlia Fold Technique Using Best Dressed Designer Series Paper

Dahlia Fold Technique

I love making flowers using the Dahlia Fold technique and whenever new Stampin’ Up! paper is released, I always look to see which ones will work best.  Since both sides of the paper can be seen, the two sides need to complement one another other, such as this design from Best Dressed Designer Series Paper

If you’re looking at this flower and thinking that it’s way too complicated, I’m here to tell you that it really isn’t! You just need to master the fold (which isn’t difficult) and then repeat it seven more times.  About 1-1/2 years ago, I made a video showing how to create the fold using a 1-3/4″ Circle Punch but since then, the punch has retired. For today’s card, I used a circle in the Layering Circles Dies (the inside of the circle is approximately 1-7/8″) and I used our 2-1/4″ Circle Punch as a base to glue the pieces to.  In the video I use a larger circle as I show you how to make the fold so that it’s easier to see what I’m doing and I recommend doing the same thing when you’re practicing BUT don’t use cardstock, use a thinner paper such as computer paper.  You’ll get frustrated trying to make the folds if your paper is too heavy. You can view the video HERE and please note that several products in the video have since retired. 

 

The base of my card is Daffodil Delight cardstock.  I added a layer of Whisper White cardstock that was placed inside the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder and run through a die-cutting machine. The sentiment was also stamped on Whisper White using Lovely Lipstick and the stamp set, Happy Birthday to You and die-cut using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. The Happy Birthday to You stamp set is one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts you can choose from with a $50 order (coordinating dies for this stamp set were just released this week and are available while supplies last). 

Happy Birthday to You Stampin Up

 

Birthday Dies Stampin Up

 

 

To complete my card, I added one of our Gold Faceted Gems to the center of the flower.  These gems have a sticky back but I recommend also adding Multipurpose Glue to the back. I didn’t use the extra glue and the gem came off (I’m still looking for it). On the second try, I added glue and it has stayed in place. Normally the adhesive works fine but all of the flower pieces come together in the middle and it’s quite a bit of bulk. 

If you give this technique a try, I’d love to hear from you! 

 

Supply List

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  If you have questions about products you’re considering purchasing or ones you’ve already purchased, I’m just an email away (click the Email Me button on the sidebar of my blog).  

 

Measurements

  • Daffodil Delight cardstock:  11″ x 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White cardstock:  5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Whisper White cardstock:  scrap for sentiment
  • Whisper White cardstock:  scrap for 2-1/4″ circle
  • Best Dressed Designer Series Paper:  (8) circles 

 

 

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Dahlia Fold Flower – Picture Tutorial

Dahlia Fold Flower

I promised a picture tutorial for making a Dahlia Fold flower and today’s the day! Making these flowers is very addictive and so much fun.  I will say that at first, I got a little frustrated folding the tiny pieces but with practice it has turned from frustrating to fun. Practicing with larger circles is the key to getting the technique down.  

You can also watch a step by step video for making these flowers by clicking here

Tomorrow my email subscribers will be receiving a PDF version of the directions for making the flower and the directions for today’s card. If you haven’t signed up yet be sure to do it today so you won’t miss out.  You can find the sign up form on the sidebar of my blog where it says “Keep in Touch.”  (more…)

Happiness Blooms Dahlia Flower

Once I start making Dahlia Fold flowers, I can’t stop! This one was created using Happiness Bloom Designer Series Paper. When choosing a paper to use, I look for two compatible designs because you’ll see both sides of the paper.

I used a 1-3/4″ Circle Punch to punch out 8 circles.  You can watch my video here (it’s also at the end of this post) to see how to fold each circle.  I use retired paper in the video but you’ll see that it’s pretty easy to fold the paper and create one gorgeous flower! After folding each piece, I glued them to a 2″ circle (I used a 2″ Circle Punch).  (more…)

Glitter Queens Blog Hop – March Into Spring!

Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper

It’s the first of the month so that means it’s time for the Glitter Queens Blog Hop! This month our theme is March Into Spring!

When I think of spring, I immediately think of flowers (I also think about allergies, but we’ll focus on cardmaking) so I wanted to create a card  for the hop this month that centered around a flower. I love creating flowers using the Dahlia Fold Technique.  When Stampin’ Up! releases new paper, I always check to see which ones will work well with this technique. (more…)

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