Friday Fab in Five – Gorgeous Dahlia Medallion

I know you will not believe me when I say this GORGEOUS Dahlia Medallion card can be put together in five minutes but when you see how easy it is to make the petal sections and that when put together the medallion makes the whole card, you WILL be a believer!  Check it out:

Gorgeous paper medallion made using Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper and Dahlia Fold technique on www.upallnightstamper.com

Yes – FIVE MINUTES!

Here’s how you do it.  You will need your choice of double sided paper (I used the Marina Mist from Polka Dot Parade, the 1 3/4″ Circle Punch , the 1 1/4″ Square Punch (Retired, or cut a 1 1/4″ square with your trimmer), your bone folder, a scrap of cardstock for the backing of the medallion and your square and any embellishments you want to use (I used a Large Basic Pearl).

First, punch eight circles from your double sided paper and one from your backing scrap. Punch on square from your scrap.

1. Lay one of your circles on your work surface; whichever side is FACE DOWN will the the pattern that shows on the back curved areas and the narrow arc areas on the medallion (in my case, my circles were solid-white polka dot DOWN); center your square in the circle as shown below (don’t adhere – it’s just a guide) –

Dahlia Fold Step One on www.upallnightstamper.com

2. Fold one of the narrow arc shapes up and over the edge of the square and burnish well with your bone folder.

Dahlia Fold Step Two on www.upallnightstamper.com

3. Fold an adjacent narrow arc up over an adjacent side of the square and burning well with your bone folder.

Dahlia Fold Step Three on www.upallnightstamper.com

4. Remove the square scrap and turn the circle over; fold in half as shown, only pinching between the two flat sides as shown.

Dahlia Fold Step Four on www.upallnightstamper.com

5. Place flat on your work surface “flaps” down and fold the flat sides in to the center pinch line as shown; burnish well with your bone folder.

Dahlia Fold Step Five on www.upallnightstamper.com Dahlia Fold Step Six on www.upallnightstamper.com

You are DONE with your first petal section!  Repeat with the other seven pieces – this goes very quickly!

Now cover your scrap circle with SNAIL and begin gently tacking your petal sections to the circle.  When they are all lined up and you are happy, press well and adhere.  Add your embellishment and now you can place it on a card and be done!  You can add a little greeting from Itty Bitty Banners on a Bitty Banners Framelit as I did or just cut a little strip of paper with a stamped greeting on it, curl it gently with your bone folder and make an instant little pennant-style greeting.

Honestly, this was one of the fastest cards I ever made that was not “just stamping” and I can see a TON of different ways to use these cute, easy and FAST Dahlia Medallions.

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  1. Julie says:

    Beautifully clear instructions. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Brenda says:

      Thanks Julie! I used this again for my upcoming Twelve Weeks of Christmas to make the most GORGEOUS ornaments! Watch for a post announcing the program and how to sign up soon!

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