Monday, August 3, 2015

Paper Dahlias for my Friends

Happy Monday! Today I have a project to share with you that I made for some special friends at Convention.  I wanted to make something special that they could (hopefully) display in their studios, so I came up with these mini paper dahlias.  Those of you who have visited my own home studio have seen the much larger versions made from card stock adorning my walls.



Since I needed something much smaller, I had to find an alternate medium from which to construct my dahlias.  The answer?  Cherry on Top Cotton Paper from Stampin' Up!  Check out the selection of blossoms I made:

Bermuda Bay petals and Cucumber Crush centre


Crushed Curry petals and Watermelon Wonder centre
Cucumber Crush petals and Crushed Curry centre
Watermelon Wonder petals and Crushed Curry centre
Now these are NOT that hard to make.  A little time-consuming, yes, but not difficult.  To show you just how easy they are, I've made my first ever tutorial video!!!  Yup, I'm excitedly entering the world of video tutorials after finally solving my camera mount problem.  Check out the video below for step-by-step instructions on how to make these pretty flowers. Then, if you enjoyed it, please share it :)


Here are all of the gifts I made to take to convention! Which colour is your favourite?



All of the supplies used to create the dahlias and the projects above are listed below.

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17 comments:

  1. Love 'em! They're all great colours - my fave is Bermuda Bay!

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  2. Beautiful!! Thank you for the video tutorial! Love the Bermuda Bay also

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    1. Thank you MaryJo...I like Bermuda Bay best too!

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  3. Love that flower. Your video is excellent. Thank you.

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    1. Thanks so much Lura...glad you found the video helpful :)

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  4. Leena... these are gorgeous! I might need to "borrow" some of my sister's cotton paper to make my own! ;) I'd pick the Bermuda Bay as well but they all are lovely!

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    1. LoL..."borrow" your sister's paper and then make her a dahlia too...she might let you borrow more ;)

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  5. Awesome! Can't wait yo make some. I love to do framed pieces.

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    1. So glad you're going to give them a try...they really aren't hard to make. Have fun!

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  6. Love your dahlias! I would never have guessed this was your first video. You did a wonderful job. I can't decide between the Bermuda Bay and the Watermelon Wonder. Guess I'll just have to make both!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words, Debra. Glad you enjoyed the video :) Have fun making your dahlias!

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  7. Great video!!!!! Beautiful project!!!!!!

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    1. Glad you like them Gayle :) I hope you'll give them a try.

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  9. I would not have been able to make the flower without the video! It is awesome, stunning!! Thankso very much!! Jeanne

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