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Thursday, May 5, 2011


Hello, everyone.  Well, I managed to get here and over to Sheils's with my DT project for this month!
Today I have a Mother's Day "Stand-Up" Tulip Candy Cup tutorial (yep, it'll stand up all by itself ), and  I'll be sharing with you today.  This is really an oldie but, I think, a goodie!  The last time I did this one was more than 10 years ago and I wasn't certain I'd even be able to remember it..  Here it is:

Before I begin, please excuse my nails!  Half of my nails are broken and those that aren't look horrible!!!  I'm in desperate need of a manicure but because of time/family restraints I've been under, I've been unable to have my nails tended to.

Okay, now!  Because this tutorial is so picture heavy, let's get started.  Materials needed:
  • 1 - 4" x 4" sheet of cardstock in your choice of color (this will be used for the flower)
  • 2 - 6" x 6" sheets of green cardstock (this will be for the petal stems)
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks (you can use your preferred glue; however, this gives me instant gratification -- no long drying time)
We're going to begin with the tulip flower.  Take the 4" cardstock square for the flower and fold by bringing 2 of the outside points together to form a triangle:

Open the cardstock and fold the opposite side into a triangle as well; you'll have this:

Okay, now turn the cardstock upside down with the mountain folds on the bottom, valley folds on top, then fold into a rectangle:

Turn and fold the opposite side into a rectangle also and cardstock will look like this:

Next turn paper over so that mountain folds are on the bottom again.  Now with the paper turned so that a triangle shape is facing you with a point at the top, grab the outside points on each side and bring them together to the center of the paper along the fold lines as shown below:

Keeping the outer-side points to the inside, bring and fold in together the top and bottom points/sections of the cardstock to form a square (this should come together easily because of the fold lines):

Next we're going to take the outer points on each side of the square (as shown below) and fold them in up to the center fold line:

Glue these folds down and then flip over and do the same on the other side. After gluing down all 4 folds, cut off just a wee-tiny bit from the tip of the bottom end that is closed (not the open end).  The cut off end will create a small hole in the bottom of the tulip flower.  Example below shows what it will look like with the tips glued in place and where to cut the closed tip end::

Great!  Now let's open the flower by placing your fingers into the open end of the cardstock and pushing out the sides that are folded in:

The flower should now take on the form of a box as shown below (and there will be a hole in the bottom):

Now put your flower to the side and now let's begin on the the standing petal stems.  Take one of  the 6" cardstock squares and fold 2 outer corners to meet forming a triangle (do only this one side):

Next fold in one bottom edge to line up with the center fold line, aligning the edge along the fold line: 

Repeat this on the other side and this is what you'll have:

Turn to the opposite end and repeat the fold to the center fold line on that end; your folds will then look like this:

Next let's fold the top half under with the points on each end coming together evenly aligned, leaving the last fold with the ends extending out on the  top:

Looking at the picture below, add glue about 1/2 of the way down one side of the triangular fold and fold all sides of one side to all sides of the other side with the glue sides facing each other (i.e. you'll have the 2 insides glued together but all sides of both sides will be folded together):

Once the sides are folded with the inside sides glued together, when you turn it up with the points at the top, you'll have this:

Now, with the cardstock in the upright position as shown in the picture above, grab each of the 2 tips at the top --on in each hand -- and gently pull them outward and away from each other; it will now look like this and stand alone:

This is your first petal stem, now repeat this and complete another stem petal.  Once the 2 petal stems are complete, glue them together as show below with the tips together and all the way down the side:

Okay, now grab your flower!  Add glue to the hole at the bottom of the flower and place the hole of the flower over the 2 tips that have been glued together:

Now your Mother's Day "Stand-Up" Tulip Flower Candy Box is done!  You can form the petals on the flowers and stem leafs by gently folding, bending, and shaping them; like this:

I used Stickles on mine to to decorate it, give it dimension and texture (and to hide the cracks in the texture paper where it was folded -- I suggest not using textured paper...lol!)

Now fill it with chocolate kisses or other miniatrue candies, or whatever you like that'll fit!!!

This little box is easier than it looks, as you'll see once you complete one!  And it's fun, not to mention a great last minute gift!  You also also adjust the size by adding additional/decreasing inches to each square.

I hope you like my project!  And should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me! 
Thanks so much for stopping by!  And...

I'll be seeing you!


Melissa said...

What a creative and cute idea! Love it Audrey!

Ohhh Snap said...

Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! LOL it's brilliant :D. TFS!!!

Besthobbyeva said...

Wow! This is amazing!! I love this idea, and tulips are my favorite!!!

Awesome, tutorial! I know that post wasn't easy! You did a great job with it!

this is definately a keeper!

The Cropping Canuck said...

"Tu" cute!

Momma's House said...

Very cute..might have to give this a try.thanks for sharing.

Nicole said...

Very nice tulip!! I may have to try this one day. Great picture tutorial.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

OH MY... this is just way to cute Audrey.. you just never cease to amaze me with your amazing talent. You say it is really easy, I don't know, it's looks pretty complicated to me. I sure wish things would get better for you.. :-( I think of you often and hope you aren't over doing it.. hugs

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Oh wow Audrey. This is gorgeous. Sooooo perfect for Mother's Day too. :)

Brenda said...

Yeh, this is fabulous...where do you come up with these ideas? Love it

Treva said...

Another great project, tfs!

~BridgetL~ said...

Didn't even notice the nails. Too busy looking at the cute project and the great directions. I would love to set my table with a few of these. I just hope I can find time with all I have going on. Hugs :)

Jean said...

I love this Audrey!! So cute!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I know how busy you are.. but I left something on my blog for you.. hugs

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [06 May 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

flowerdisco said...

hello miss audrey :)

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Audrey this is such a wonderful project perfect for so many things, spring, mother's day, and teacher appreciation just to name a few. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome design and tutorial today at Shes A Sassy Lady.

Stephanie said...

Very neat! Thanks for the tutorial! And dont worry- your nails are way nicer than mines! Mine are short and brittle with no polish on them!

Love That Bug said...

What a great project. I love tulips
Hope you have a great Mothers Day sweetie

Gail said...

Hi Audrey
Happy Mothers Day

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

Wow. You are so talented. Your projets never fail to amaze me. TFS

Lisa said...

You crack me up about your nails. :) WOW, now see what I mean about your talent, that is so sweet. I love it.

Rhonda Emery said...

so pretty and clever. tfs.

lovemypaper said...

Hello, Audrey this is a very cute tulip candy cup love it! TFS

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

how cute is this, love it! Have a blessed and fabulous Mother's Day!

scrappin sista said...

you are sooo creative!! love it!

MsJay said...

I remember making the top piece to the tulip, but mine was a balloon box. I will have to try this project.

myapyapooh said...

wow this is amazing, love the Tulip, have a wonderful Mother's Day!

shari said...

I love your tulip, thanks for the tutorial. Shari (cricutrookie)

Beebeebabs said...

Love this (I thought I commented on this one) and also Happy Mother's Day

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

So pretty!!! TFS the tutorial, I'll have to try this :-)


Staying Crafty said...

This is so pretty! Great tutorial :)