By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
Create this special flower card for someone who has been on your mind lately. These dahlias are easy to make with just a few simple folds and are a very special addition to any themed card. Someone’s spirits will surely be raised when they open their mailbox and find this happy mail in it.
The card base is easily created by cutting a sheet of cardstock to measure 6 ¼” x 9 using a paper trimmer and then scoring it in half using a scoring board. A piece of 4” x 6” Serendipity Dear Lizzy patterned paper from American Crafts was used to decorate the front of the card.
The flower buds are formed by cutting 4 circles from the Serendipity paper, 1 circle from pink cardstock and 3 circles from green cardstock. The 4 circles and the 1 pink one should measure 1 ¾”. The green circles should measure 1 ½”. Fold each of the circles in half as shown in the picture.
Open the circle and using the scoring board (Martha Stewart board used) score the bottom of the circle in half starting at the fold line and move down. Don’t score the upper half of the circle or it will show on the top of the flower.
Turn the circle over and line up the score line that was just created with one of the tracks on the scoring board. Line up the fold line with the same track and make a score. Repeat this step with the next small section of the circle.
Now, fold the edges up on the score lines that were just created.
Turn the flower back over and fold the sides up to the center score line. It should now look like this. Make sure that there is a point at the bottom of the piece when you create the fold.
Slide together 2 of the ones made from the patterned paper onto each side of one made from cardstock after placing some tape onto each of them. Allow one of the folds from the patterned piece to overlap the fold of the solid color.
Adhere the flaps down using the tape runner.
Add some tape to the back of the flowers making sure to keep it low on the base so it does not show.
Place it inside of one of the green folded circles which is the base of the flower. Add some glue to the base and close it up. A Quickie Glue Pen by Sakura is perfect for this step. Lay the flowers aside to dry.
Mask the sections of the Mini Butterfly Scroll by Inkadinkado off that are not wanted using tape.
Attach the flowers to the areas that were left open by the masking to cover them and add the completed circle to the card.
Send some flowers to a special person today with this card. Create one for a friend or think ahead for Mother’s Day. Make more than one and keep them on hand for the next time you need a quick card to send. They are that easy to make!