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My name is Erin and I have been blogging since July 2010 on the recommendation of my friend Ann and now I can't stop, LOL. I created this blog as a place to display my Kreativity. To inspire and be inspired. I hope you enjoy your visit. Let me know you stopped by so that I can return the favor and visit your blog.

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Monday, April 4, 2011
Hello friends. I am posting my first ever tutorial today. :)
I came across the directions for these paper flowers while blog stalking hopping a few weeks ago. 
I have seen these flowers or flowers very similar to them elsewhere but I didn't quite understand the directions on how to make them. I am a VERY visual person. Unfortunately, I cannot even remember the blog I got these simple instructions from and I feel really bad that I can't give credit where credit is due. 
Anyway, I decided to do my own tutorial for you and hope that you understand it and make a few dozen for yourself. 

 The first thing you need to do is start out with 8 circles of 2 different (but coordinating) papers for a total of 16 circles. 
For this flower I used a 1 3/4" circle.
 Next glue the circles together so you have one pattern on one side and the other pattern on the other. You will now have a total of 8 circles. (This step could be skipped all together if you start out with double sided paper or card stock.)
 Your next step is to fold the circle in half. (Please excuse the grungy looking mat.)
 Then you fold the circle in 1/4's.
 The next step is to fold flaps in as pictured. The fold runs from the bottom center to the 1/4" fold on both the right and the left side.
 You will then turn the circle over and fold the left and right flaps to the center fold. Your "petal" should look like the "petal" pictured above.
 For the base of the flower you can use any circular cut in any color (It won't be seen anyway). I used a 2" scalloped circle punch and made a N,S,E & W grid line.
 I began to line up the flower by gluing the "petals" on the N,S,E & W lines. 
Finally I glued in the remainder of the "petals" and topped off the flower with a button and some hemp.

I love these flowers I think they are so pretty. You can use them on layouts, cards, you could even use them as garland. The possibilities are virtually endless. You could make these flowers using any patterned papers and any sized circles. I must admit I REALLY love them. 

I'd love to see your versions of these flowers if you choose to make some for yourself. Just post a link to your blog in the comments section and I would LOVE to see your creations. 
Hope you enjoyed my first tutorial. 
Keep Kreating, 


Donna said...

These are beautiful! I can't wait to try it... This being at work all day when I could be home trying out new things like this... really cramps my style!

Esther said...

Fun flower, thanks for sharing how to make it!

Jamie said...

AWESOME job, Erin! Very pretty flowers too.

Laura said...

Soooo pretty! Can't wait to give it a try!


missleyden said...

I tried making your flower and it looks really a distance...LOL

Jillian said...

Super cute! Thanks for sharing! Love the step by step pics.

PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

I love this! but I don't have that size puncher and I will have to play around with that idea! TFS as always you do good stuff my friend!! :)

SimpleScrappin said...

ohhh these are adorable!!! TFS!!

Michelle said...

oh Erin these are super cute. I may need to try this .... I would love for you to check out my blog

Thanks for the super easy to follow directions!!! I'm like you I'm a visual/ I have to do it myself kind of learner.


Misty said...

Thanks for the tut! I will try soon!!
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Tricky Trix said...

You did a great job! I've made similar flowers with just folds to one side. I love the 'double' folds.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Looks great!

Anonymous said...

I just used your flower for a card I made for the Tartan Day hop! It turned out great. Here's the link

Thanks so much Erin for this tutorial! I had so much fun and those flowers are super easy! I used double sided paper and would recommend it. Gluing the paper would work in a pinch though.


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