Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fan fold leaves

I made this card for my dear husband and though it's very simple, there's a few things a wanted to show/share.
I decided to split it up to a few blog posts. When I have too many photos to upload I get overwhelmed and mess up. So I'm gonna start with the leafs.

It's a very simple fan fold leaf. Start with a semi circle from patterned paper. Cardstock does not work very well with fan folds.
I just cut out a 2.5" circle with the Cricut and then cut in half.

It's tricky to get the folds small and even...
You can put fast drying glue in between the folds and then pinch together.

Or you can just staple the end together.

The leafs look good with a fan fold flower.
Here I punched one side of the paper before I started folding the flower.

But of course you can use the leafs with any kind of flower. For this layered flower I used 4 layers in two different sizes. I just traced and hand cut them . Then I scrunched them up like a
lollipop flower.

See you real soon!

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Clair said...

Oh my! I love that card - the woodgrain is rather swoonsome! Nice instructions too lady x

Nilla said...

Beautiful card, Helen! And thanks for the tutoring! Hugs Nilla

mustangkayla said...

Pretty card! What a fun tutorial! I love it!

KimR said...

Very pretty card! Love the flowers too! I have seen shells made similarly to the leaves--I will have to try it

Nicole said...

Super, Super cute!! Gorgeous card and great tutorial!!

Mali Pering said...

Wow! I love flowers!

FabĂ­ola said...

M A R A V I L H O S O!!!!!!!!!!!11

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