Wednesday, April 25, 2012

CHA Tutorial: Birds of Paradise Flowers

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Welcome back to the DCWV Diary! I hope everyone is having a great week. I love getting home from a trip and having things calm down a bit. Clean up my offices, catch up on emails and computer work. Just breath! I was in the office yesterday and peeked in to find CHA SUMMER 2012 booth in full swing! I am so excited for the theme....I think I will be smiling the entire week :) :) :) You will have to wait to see what we are up to! Speaking of CHA booths...

I have another tutorial to share with you today! Do you remember the back wall of our CHA booth where our meeting rooms are? 


I love how it turned out, it really does look like a tropical garden! Made out of paper of course :)


Today's tutorial is for these beautiful Birds of Paradise flowers. Sometimes I just don't know how the girls come up with these things! You could make some of these flowers and put them in a vase on your table for spring! You would for sure impress everyone :)



Bird of Paradise Flower

Supplies & Tools:

·      DCWV 12”X12” TAJ MAHAL STACK
·      DCWV 12”x12” SHIMMER CARDSTOCK STACK
·      DCWV BIRD OF PARADISE FLOWER TEMPLATE
·      BLUE MOON BEADS—LARGE PURPLE ROUND BEAD
·      BEADING WIRE
·      PAPER PIERCER
·      PAPER CRAFTING ADHESIVE (INCLUDING HOT GLUE)
·      SCISSORS
·      PENCIL

Directions:

1.    PRINT AND CUT OUT THE DCWV BIRD OF PARADISE FLOWER TEMPLATE PIECES.
2.    SELECT 2 COORDINATING SOLIDS (2 SHEETS OF 1 AND 1 SHEET OF THE OTHER) FROM THE 12”X12” SHIMMER CARDSTOCK STACK AND 1 PRINT FROM THE 12”X12” TAJ MAHAL STACK. 
3.    TRACE THE 1ST 2 PIECES OF THE TEMPLATE ONTO THE BACK OF THE FIRST SOLID; CUT OUT. FOLD THE 1ST PIECE ALONG THE SCORE LINES TO CREATE THE BODY OF THE FLOWER.  FOLD THE BACK ENDS IN AND ADHERE IN PLACE TO CREATE A POCKET. SET THE 2ND PIECE ASIDE FOR LATER.
4.    TAKE THE DUPLICATE SHEET OF CARDSTOCK USED IN STEP 3 AND ROLL IT INTO A TUBE.  SECURE THE END WITH STRONG ADHESIVE.  USING THE IMAGE AS A REFERENCE, ADHERE THE PIECES FROM STEP 3 IN PLACE ON TOP, USING THE SMALLER PIECE TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN THE TUBE AND THE POCKET. 
5.    TRACE THE NEXT 3 PIECES FROM THE TEMPLATE ONTO THE BACK OF THE 2ND COLOR; CUT OUT.  CREATE A TIGHT POCKET FOR THE BEAD WITH THE 2ND AND 3RD PIECE.  ADHERE THE BEAD IN THE CENTER OF THESE 2 PIECES.  ADHERE THIS SET TO THE TOP OF THE LARGER PIECE FROM STEP 4.  FOLD THE 1ST PIECE ALONG THE SCORE LINE AND ADD THIS TO YOUR GROUPING WITH THE POINTED PIECE RUNNING PARALLEL TO THE POCKET.
6.    TAKE THE LAST 4 PIECES FROM THE TEMPLATE AND TRACE THEM ONTO THE BACK OF THE PRINTED PIECE, TRACING 3 OF THEM TWICE.  CUT OUT. CURL THEM BACK WITH YOUR PENCIL.  USING THE IMAGE AS A REFERENCE, ADHERE THESE IN PLACE AS DESIRED.  




Have a wonderful day! Tomorrow will be my FOXY post for those who want to know how in the world we ended up with a rescue dog :)

59 comments:

  1. Awesome, beautiful and creative! I can make a vase for back patio table. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Wow, talk about beautiful....these are gorgeous!!

    Say, could the summer theme be Paradise? 'Just thinking.

    Have a wonderful week, Erin!!

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  3. Of course, I retweeted this to all of my followers....I always have to share the DCWV love!!

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  4. WOW this is amazing. you girls at DCWV always make the most amazing creations. TFS.

    StefanieH

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  5. AMAZING!! How do people think of these things? They must never sleep :)

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  6. Absolutely gorgeous. I can't even begin to guess your theme for the summer CHA but I know it will be spectacular! You guys never disappoint. :)

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  7. Yay! I have been waiting for this tutorial :) I love these in real life and I can't wait to make some in paper! Thanks so much for the tutorial! Now, how about a painting lesson for that wall mural :)

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  8. Simply stunning..love the constant flow of creativity from DCWV : )

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  9. These are beautiful, and those are my mom's favorite flowers, so I'm going to have to print the template out and try it! Thanks for sharing those!

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  10. Gorgeous! Who knew paper could be so beautiful?

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  11. OH my goodness.... I remember my grandmother having a bird of paradise on her front porch. As I would pass by it, I always wondered what tropical island it was from....LOL
    Crystal R.

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  12. WOW-very impressive flowers!

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  13. Those flowers are so pretty! Thanks for the tutorial on how to make them.

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  14. I am always amazed at how creative and ingenious your team is!

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  15. Thanks for sharing the tutorial on the Birds of Paradise flowers. They are really cute!!!!

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  16. Thanks for sharing. It's a great tutorial and I can't wait to make the flowers.

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  17. Beautiful! You guys are absolutely amazing when it comes to making things out of paper! Can't wait to hear all about the rescue dog!! :)

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  18. Thanks for the template! I will give it a try later this summer ;)
    Can't wait to hear how you ended up with Foxy :)

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  19. These are such wonderful flowers and perfect for so many things.. imagine decorating a wedding reception with them... how beautiful!
    Thanks so much!
    Deon
    barefoot at spyfbi dot com

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  20. The background is just gorgeous! Not sure I have the patience to actually make these flowers, but WOW what an impression they make!

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  21. Those are some talented people in your office! Wow - just to think them up is incredible, let alone make them and transport them to keep them looking so lovely!

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  22. beautiful flowers! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  23. I can't wait to try to make these flowers. They are beautiful!

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  24. These are so pretty. My husband's favorite flower is the Bird of Paradise! I will have to try and make these for sure.

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  25. Wow these are amazing flowers. I love them. Thanks for the tutorial. Im so trying these.

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  26. beautiful wow It looks so real. thanks for sharing your Amazing work.
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  27. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing the patterns and instructions. Will be looking forward to your dog story.

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  28. amazing creations..the bird of paradise is so lovely!

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  29. Absolutely amazing, what a gift they have - just gorgeous!

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  30. I adore these walls. The layered painting is just beautiful and is very soothing to the eye. The flowers give it just the right punch to pull it all together. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  31. I watched the video over and over again, stopping it to really look at everything. Thanks for this pattern!

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  32. OMG! I love the this....and can't wait to try it! The walls are beautiful and so colorful! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  33. Such a pretty wall, how cool would it look as a dressing room area for a store. Thanks for sharing the how-tos for the Birds of Paradise.
    Kristi

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  34. That wall is just the epitome of DCWV....soft, fun, beautiful!

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  35. Wow! This is just Fabulous!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  36. Thank you for sharing. I love the Birds of Paradise. They remind me of some I had in my fromt yart. The colors are so vibrant and spot on. It is amazing what you can create with the right paper.

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  37. Very very pretty, and not that hard to make:) Love your projects,I love checking in here. I am still waiting to pick up Coral Couture, saving the pennies:_)
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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  38. The wall is amazing. Thanks for the template.

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  39. That wall is so incredible! Thanks so much for the template and instructions!

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  40. All of the CHA projects were simply amazing!!!

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  41. absolutely amazing. great work. tfs.
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

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  42. Great projects.

    marg0006@verizon.net

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  43. Your staff has such creativity. I am going to need to make some flowers. At least I can't kill these.

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  44. I cannot believe what you guys do with paper!

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  45. Love the birds of paradise..thanks so much for the directions.

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  46. The flowers (and the wall) turned out beautifully. Can't believe all of it is made from paper!

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  47. The wall is gorgeous! I too always wonder how people come up with such beautiful ideas and turn them into a reality. It is beyond me but I sure enjoy the inspiration.

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  48. These are gorgeous--thanks for the template.

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  49. What a beautiful project!! Thanks for the template:)

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  50. P.S.
    You and your colleagues have such a fun job...

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  51. The CHA booths never seize to amaze me. Thanks for the tutorial!
    Jess M

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  52. Truly amazing! Seems that the creativity of the booths gets better every year, and DCWV is up there on top! Blows me away!

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