June 13, 2008

Blissful Dahlia

Hi everyone! Well, this is what I was doing this afternoon when I should have been packing! Procrastination is a fantastic excuse to stamp! Between moving and preparing for the SU! Regional Seminar (lots of swaps to make!) you probably won't hear from me much until after the 26th of this month. I'll try and get another post up over the weekend, and do have some cards in my files I haven't shown you yet though, so who knows, I might be online more than I think.

I wanted to have a go at making another Dahlia fold medallion - they are just so much fun. For instructions on this fold (I tried to explain it in a way that made sense to me - I'm so bad at following directions!) please see this post: Dahlia Fold Here's the step by step for this card:
  • Make a Dahlia out of Berry Bliss Designer Series Paper. I just love the colours in this paper pack!
  • Layer the Dahlia onto Purely Pomegranate card and cut out. Repeat this step using Chocolate Chip card.
  • Use a rub-on from the Urban West pack on a Clear Button. This is so much fun to do! It looks great on coloured buttons too. Because I chose a pretty solid design, it even covers the button holes. There are lots of designs in all of our rub-on packs that would work well for this step.
  • Attach the button to your medallion using a mini glue dot. Nice and invisible!
  • Stamp Tres Chic background on Pretty in Pink card with Close to Cocoa ink. Sponge the edges with Pretty in Pink ink. Layer onto Chocolate Chip.
  • Stamp the polka dot type image from Boho Backgrounds onto Purely Pomegranate card using Whisper White craft ink. I let this dry naturally while I did something else, but you could heat emboss it or use your heat tool to speed up the process.
  • Tie a length of Chocolate Chip ribbon around the Purely Pomegranate layer, then attach to the Chocolate Chip cardbase using plenty of Dimensionsals.
  • Attach the Tres Chic layer with SNAIL then the Dahlia with Dimensionals and you're done!

This was pretty simple to throw together, the Dahlia can take a few minutes to fold, but it's so worth it. This would be a great card for lots of different occasions - it all depends on the sentiment used on the inside of the card.

Hopefully I'll have time to post soon, until then - Happy Stampin'!

Stampin' Supplies:
Tres Chic and Boho Backgrounds stamp sets.
Purely Pomegranate, Chocolate Chip and Pretty in Pink Card.
Berry Bliss paper.
Close to Cocoa, Whisper White and Pretty in Pink ink.
Urban West rub-ons.
Clear Buttons.
1 3/8" and 1" Circle punches.
Chocolate Chip wide grosgrain ribbon.
Paper Snips.
Stampin' Dimensionals.
SNAIL adhesive.
All supplies available from Stampin' Up!


  1. Absolutely gorgeous!

  2. This is beautiful! And I am sure it was WAY more fun than packing.


  3. Love the card Sarah and love your love note cards below too.

  4. this is stunning, love your cards. I am quite keen to give this a go. I found your blog through the NZSU site. Good luck with the move.


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