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176 gram weighted/65lb Card stock
3 inch circle punch
1. Begin by laying your template on your card stock of choice and trace your petals.
Largest base petal– 6-8 cuts
2nd layer– 6-7 cuts
3rd layer– 6 cuts
4th layer– 5-6 cuts
Cut all your petals out once you have finished tracing.
You can make this process quicker by stacking 2-3 sheets on top of one another and cutting several out at once. Use binder clips to help keep paper from
center of each petal, about an inch, slightly less on the smaller petals.
Starting with the 1st layer put glue on the inside edge and over lap the slit, but not too much or your petals will be too tight when assembled to get all the smaller layers in. Do this with all the petals. You can over lap a little more on the 3rd and 4th layer.
Assembly time. Starting with your 1st layer base petals, you want to add some glue to the outer edge of one petal and precede to over lap another petal at about a 45` angel and press firmly for a second or two.
Continue in this way until all the base petals meet together forming a circle in the center of the flower. Watch the angel of placement as you go around making sure you leave enough room for the petals to come together evenly at the end of the circle.
Use a circle punch or cut out a small square if you don’t have one to glue over the open bottom.
Start the 2nd layer of petals alternating between the base petals as shown above. Continue alternating petals adding the 3rd and 4th layers.
Optional—you can use the dowel to make the rolling easier.