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…)

Frosted Floral Dahlia Fold

I find it very hard to resist making cards using the Dahlia Fold technique when I find a paper as beautiful as our Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper. You may remember this card that I shared back in September using another sheet from this package of paper. If you’d like to create the flower, the video below will walk you through it (or you can click here). It may look difficult but it really isn’t!  You’ll need a 1-3/4″ Circle Punch to create 8 circles and a 2″ punch to create a base for the flower. Then you’ll start folding!  (more…)

Floral District Dahlia

My card today is made using the Dahlia fold.  I’ve shown cards on my blog before using this technique and it is one that I really, really like.  It is fun to try it with the different papers that Stampin’ Up! carries.  This one uses the Floral District pack which is currently my very favorite!  Tomorrow I’ll show you a card using another paper in this pack!

Thank you for stopping by!

Tracy

Stamping Supplies
Stamps:  Kindness Matters
Ink:  Lucky Limeade
Paper:  Lucky Limeade, Rose Red, Whisper White, Floral District DSP
Punches:  Large Oval, Scallop Oval
Accessories:  Antique Brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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