Saturday, August 18, 2012

Dragonfly Kusudama Flowers

Machine Used: Boss Kut Gazelle
Software: Funtime Scrapbooking III
Files Used: Pop-Kut Dragonfly by Judy Stark BKD109
Materials: Cardstock

I absolutely LOVE the Pop Kuts available through Bosskut Die Cuts!!  Another one of my favorite projects includes origami.  Having wanted to find a way to incorporate the 2 together, I was finally able to work my through using the tools available in Funtime to get the look I wanted.

With the help from the video, Using the Edit Tools, I was able to edit the Pop Kut Dragonfly so that it would still be attached to the paper that I needed to fold for each of the pedals of the Kusudama flower.  First I started by creating a border around the Pop Kut dragonfly.  Then I created a square and placed the dragonfly at a corner.  Using the scissors in the edit tools, I cut where I needed and reattached in other places.  I will honestly admit that this took some trial and error until I finally got what I was looking for.  In the end, I'm very happy with how they turned out and I look forward to making more!!

Another, easier option was to first assemble the Kusudama flower and cut out the dragonfly separately.  I then attached the dragonfly to the Kusudama flower and am ready to make more for a complete bouquet!!

Just for fun, whenever my daughter sees me working on a project I always end up with A LOT of "help" :o).  When she saw the dragonfly, of  course she wanted one too BUT it had to be in purple!  So I let her pick out the paper and we made her one just for her.

Thanks for looking!!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Jamie *´¨)
Bosskut Design Team Member


  1. Love your flowers, have been folding them myself for a couple years now, with some twists and turns of the petals. Very original idea with the dragonflies. Will have to look into the Boss Cut. I mainly use my Cricut and Big Shot for my die cuts. Tha ks for sharing. Karen

    1. Thank you Karen! I've only been folding the flowers recently BUT LOVE THEM!! They are truly beautiful and I love the fact that you can give flowers that will last and are hand made. So, many different things you can do! I have a Cricut as well but have FALLEN IN LOVE WITH my Gazelle!! I love the option to work with the cut files and creating my own!!


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