Saturday, June 21, 2014

Create-a-Flower: Gerber Daisy tutorial

Hi everyone!  I have a fun summer Thank You card to share today.  Most of you are familiar with the new series of dies from Spellbinders called Create-a-Flower which make amazing realistic flowers!!  They are also in the Die D-Lite category, so they have a lower price.  Win-win!  You can see the Create a Rose flower I made on this post.  My card today uses the lovely Gerber Daisy.  And I have to say, this is a pretty easy flower to assemble. The accent flowers are made from my oldie but goodie die set, Bitty Blossoms.
Here are some step out photos showing how I made the flower.
This picture shows cuts for a 1 layer flower.  Note: After seeing it assembled, I wanted the flower a bit fuller, so I made 2 of each petal size.  Essentially made all these cuts again.
 To assemble the petal layers, just poke the petal end into the pre-cut slit on the base.  To secure my petals, I added a dot of glue to each.
 Here is what it looks like from the underneath side.
 Here you can see how each petal layer looks assembled, the top two are already doubled up.  The lower ones are what they look like as a single layer.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!  Here's a close up picture of the flower details, you can see I added some stickles to some of the petals.
Card Deets: 
Spellbinder dies: S3-206 Create A Gerber Daisy and S5-086 Bitty Blossoms Shapeabilities®, S4-310 Labels Eighteen Nestabilities®, EG-002 Dainty Dots M-bossibilities Folder
Stamps: Fun Stampers Journey, Greet and Shout stamp set 
Paper: Bazzill Paper Basics, Marshmallow, Cotton Candy, Lollipop, Marshmallow Chick, Sour Grape and Easter Grass Card Shoppe cardstock; 
Ink: Tsukineko, Versafine Onyx Black
Embellishments - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store: Kaisercraft yellow rhinestones and Pink/white baker's twine; Sentiment label is sticker from Little Bee
Adhesive - Tombow USA Mono Multi liquid glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Foam Squares 
NOTE: You can also find Spellbinders Die Templates at the The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. 


  1. A wonderful card and fabulous tutorial!

  2. Great pics Michelle. I didnt realize there were slits for the petals. Beautiful flower. I love it doubled.

  3. Love the pretty pink daisy, and it's a very cool die!