Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Dahlia Fold Christmas

It's the first Tuesday in May and that means that there is a brand new challenge over at Technique Time Tuesday.  I love being on the DT for this challenge blog because each month we get to try out a different technique and, being a fairly new crafter, most of them are new to me.  This month we are doing dahlia folding.  The blog has a brilliantly easy to follow video tutorial here and all you need are some circles punched or die cut from your favourite double sided DP. I decided to make a Christmas card, as if I don't already have enough of these....

I chose some beautiful paper from SU and carefully cut out my circles, ensuring that I folded them all in exactly the same place, but even so they are not as identical as I'd hoped - I guess this would be much easier if both sides of the paper had a small all-over pattern. You need 8 and then you put them together to form the large circular 'dahlia' shape. I layered mine onto a piece of the same paper, and added a red bow.  Here's a close up - not sure if it looks like a bauble, or Christmas napkins but I like it...

I used some special cs with a silver stamped holly pattern  as my card base and heat embossed the sentiment onto a small tag.  I fixed this to the card with two gem stone brads.  I think it's quite classy and it's definitely something different for me.
Do have a look at the other cards from the DT, there's a whole range of styles.


  1. Beautiful Christmas Card, Louise! I love your choice of paper & the extra touches that make it special! :)

  2. Very classy indeed and a very clever technique - Jacqueline xx

  3. I love me a good Christmas card, as you know! This is beautiful, Louise! LOVE the paper you used and I adore the fabulous embossed sentiment! HUGS and hope you're having a great week! :)

  4. Good gracious Louise, I'm so impressed - this looks really complicated to me! Not sure about baubles or napkins I saw it as a beautiful Christmas wreath. Vicky x

  5. A lovely card Louise. It must have taken you ages to do all those folds, but it was worth it when you see the stunning result.

    Bev x

  6. I love a good Christmas card and this is a GREAT one! Fabulous job :)


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Louise xx