Monday, February 7, 2011

Fan Fold Flower Demo

In case you have not noticed yet, I am in love with my circle punches!  Today I have another demo for you with a circle punch. 

 To start your Fan Folded Flower you will need to punch 4 circles the same size. I have used a 1 3/4 inch circle punch.  Then cut each circle in half.

 You will take 7 half circles (keep the eighth one in case you have a problem with one of the others) and ink the edges. 

 Take one of the half circles and fold 1/3 of it over with the pattern you want to show on the top.

 Then repeat this fold in a 'fan fold' effect 2 more times (total of 3 folds).

 Once you have fan folded all 7 half circles cut a smaller circle out of the same paper to serve as you base to build your flower on. Cover the base with a clear glue and then place your fan folded pieces around the circle until they are all on.

You can then squish the fold down to make it flatter of leave it so that your flower has more dimension.
 Add a center of your choice. 

And add it to your layout, card or paper craft project! 

So many uses for a simple circle punch! 


  1. Great tutorial with cute cute cute reulsts! tfs :D

  2. Beautiful flower, I loved!
    I follow your blog and love your tutorials.
    Congratulations and success!

  3. What a great idea! I'm going to have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [08 Feb 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  5. Very pretty flower Sara!!! I love your layout too.