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Monday, July 13, 2009

Let's Make Sunflowers - Tutorial

Yesterday I posted the cards from an Stampin' Up! Open House that I had attended on Saturday. I had many requests to do a tutorial on how the sunflowers were made. So here is the requested tutorial. The sunflowers are quick and easy to make. All that is needed is paper, 3 punches, and adhesive.

I used:
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" paper - Crushed Curry (item #115319) for the sunflower base
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" paper - Old Olive (item #100702) for petals/leaves
4 1/4" x 5 1/2" paper - Chocolate Chip Patterns Designer Series Paper (item #112164)
Scallop Circle Punch (item #109043)
5-Petal Flower Punch (item #109041)
1" Circle Punch (item #109046)
SNAIL Adhesive (item #104332)

Here are my 3 sheets of paper and my paper punches, all set to go.

Punch out 3 of the scallop circles using the Crushed Curry. I found it easier to punch with the "bottom" of the punch facing up. That way you are sure you are punching out a full scallop circle. Set the scallop circles aside. These are the base of your sunflower.

Next punch out three 1" circle in the Chocolate Chip Patterns Designer Series Paper. Set them aside. These will be the center of your sunflower.

Use your 5-Petal Flower punch to cut out TWO flowers. These will be cut apart to make leaves for your sunflower ... see photo below.

Each sunflower needs 2 leaves. They remain together and are cut from the 5-Petal Flower you just punched out. Each 5-Petal flower will give you 2 sets of leaves and 1 single that is not used.

Here are all your pieces now punched out and ready to be assembled.

Take your scallop circle and with sharp scissors cut in at the indentation of the scallop. Do NOT cut all the way thru, leave an area in the center in tack. I drew in an arrow so you could more clearly see the depth/distance that I cut in from the scallop indentation. Do this with all 3 scallops.

Using SNAIL Adhesive attached the 1" circle to the Scallop Circle.

Using SNAIL Adhesive attach the leaves to the back of the Scallop Circle. Be sure the leaves peak out from behind. Your sunflower is now complete and ready to be attached to a card.

For this card, the sunflowers were attached to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals (item #104430) so that they are setting above the card. Give great dimension to your card when you do this.

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scrapperdonna said...

I love the sunflower and the card! Thanks for showing me how to do this!

Deb said...

Thank you for the directions/pictures....I am a visual person and it sure helps to see each step.

Anonymous said...

How cute! Being a girl born and raised in Ks. I love sunflowers. TFS Jeannie

Susan Vilar said...

You comment so much on my blog.. and I do appreciate it.. but WOW!!!!!!!!!!


Phenomenal job! :)

Elaine said...

Those are really cute

KweenScrapper69 said...

this is awesome :)

scrapn_momof2 said...

Oooh I love this card and it looks so easy! Thanks for sharing the instructions.

Anonymous said...

Very cute! Thank you so much for sharing this. Your directions are wonderful!

Dawn V V said...

So cute and creative!
Thanks for sharing@

Anonymous said...

This is FANTASTIC! Oh wow...SUPER stuff! Love it!

TFS :)

KarenT (MB)

Anonymous said...

I love this card. It's always fun to find more uses for all our punches!

Karen Haden
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Laurinda said...

Those are some great sunflowers! I should know...I'm from the sunflower state! HA!

Enfys said...

I love this sunny flower, what a great tutorial.
En xx

Anonymous said...

That's beautiful...I just love sunflowers and you have made this so simple. Thank you.

Chris Simon said...

Love it! I grew up in Kansas, where the sunflower is the state flower. Always happy to see a sunflower design!

LisaLisa said...

Great Tutorial! I will be making sunflowers soon!

- - Sheryl - - said...

I have these punches! Very nice! I love what the SU demo's do with the punches - I am a punch freak and have too many to count!

Keryn Campbell said...

Thank you so much for sharing another way to use my punches.

Ter said...

I am so glad to find this tutorial! ( I found you by googling tutorials for sunflowers!) I've just been asked to make some thank you cards and they wanted a sunflower on it so I am so happy to find this tutorial. Thank you so much! I'll be checking out the rest of your blog for sure! :)

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