I had a punch art class this last week and showed everyone different ways to use their Stampin’ Up! punches.  This week I’ll be sharing those projects.  Here is the first one – a Dahlia Fold Card – the original one I saw was on Stampin’ Connection created by demonstrator LeeAnn Greff.  The flower petals are made with the body of the owl from the new Stampin’ Up! Owl punch. 

I used many of the same elements that LeeAnn did but changed a couple of things too.  My card base is Soft Suede.  Then a layer of Crumb Cake that has been embossed with the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder.  I tied a piece of Victoria Crochet Trim around the Crumb Cake layer.

To make the flower punch seven of the owl bodies from Elegant Soiree Designer Series paper.  LeeAnn pointed out that this is a great use for our double-sided paper since you get to see both sides of the paper on this card.  For each petal – fold the owl body in half, then cut off the feet, then cut from the ear down into the fold.  Open it back up and fold in each side to overlap and create a point at the bottom.  Use a bone folder to curl the ends.  If you need a visual of what the piece looks like – visit LeeAnn’s blog.

Once all the petals are folded glue them around a punched circle – I used the 1-3/4″ circle.  Glue all seven around until they form a circle.  If they don’t fit well – either use one more, one less, or fold the petals differently.  It was funny because the first one I made I had a perfect fit for 7, but the second one I made was off – my folds were a little different.  I cut a Baja Breeze scallop circle using the Scallop Circle #2 die and the Big Shot.  I put the Dahlia flower in the center and poked a hole with the paper piercer and put in a Antique brads.  I attached the whole thing to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I really like the result – I think I’ll try some more with other papers.

Thanks for stopping in today.  So how is Bingo going – is anyone close to five in a row yet?

Let’s play….

It’s BINGO TIME!  We are playing Round 5 of Monika’s Blog Bingo.  I’m currently taking names for Round 7.   See this POST for more details on how to join, how to play and the previous winners.

Here is piece #7  –the pumpkins from Loads of Love Accessories stamp set (stamped in Peach Parfait).