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I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while  I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Tulip Greeting Card Template and Instructions

Hello, again all! I told you yesterday that I would give a tutorial on the tulip greeting card. I was able to scan the template while at my mom's, so let's get started. If you are using a Cricut, the cartridges you will need are: 1) Cricut essentials, 2) any cartridge with a circle/oval, and ) Sweet treats.
      A) Cut one oval at 1" x 1.75"
      B) Cut 4 drop shapes (Cricut essentials) 1" x 1.75"
      C) Cut one rectangle 0.25" x 3"
      D) Cut 5 sweet treats: Flowr1-s 2.5" x 3"

If you are not using a cricut, cut out the shapes above. Cut out 5 of the crescent shapes. Copy and paste the above picture into word, publisher, or any other program that you can use to re-size and print off the template.

You will 2 pieces of card stock:
   1) White/Cream 4.5" x 11"
   2) Pink card stock or color of choice.

1) Fold White/Cream card stock in half length wise.
2. Center and adhere to pink card stock. (I used double sided tape).
3.) Adhere stem (rectangle) so that there is room for tulip at the top of the card. (I used glue stick)
4) Ink edges of oval, and drop shapes. Make sure that you have 2 drop shapes where the point faces right and 2 that face left.
5) Center oval on top of stem and adhere (again, I used glue stick).
6) Center and slightly flare one of either the left or right facing drop shapes (petals) (glue stick).
7) Repeat with opposite facing petal
8. Take 2 remaining petals and adhere them together so that they flare out slightly farther than the petals that have already been placed.
9. Apply double sided mounting tape/pop dots to back of petals
10. Center with already placed petals and adhere.
11. Score center of all 5 crescent shapes (leaves). (I used a paper piercer).
12. Fold leaves along score line.
13. Ink fold
14. Ink edges of all leaves making sure 2 face to the right and 2 to the left. The last petal can face which ever way you choose.
15. Adhere two opposite facing petals to the stem so that they are centered and fanned out.
16. Adhere 2 more opposite facing leaves together so that they flare out farther than previously places leaves.

17. Then adhere, to most recently adhered leaves, last leaf so that it is centered and stick as straight up and down as possible.
18. Center and adhere to stem with double sided mounting tape/pop dots.
19. Trim leaves, add sentiment, and embellish to your liking. I chose to stamp both the sentiment and the small butterfly.

This little card is quite cute, quick, and easy to make. Feel free to customize this card in anyway. If you choose to make this card, I would love to see your take on it.

Happy crafting!


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