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Old 12-17-2011, 04:17 AM   #1
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Default Punch Bunch cymbidium orchid

I have the Punch Bunch cymbidium orchid and don't know how to put the stupid thing together. I wrote the company where I bought it and they referred me to a lady who writes books on making flowers. Not good business sense in my mind. If I wanted to buy a book to use this one punch, I would have done so.

Needless to say, I won't be buying these punches from them anymore. Does anyone know how to put it together so it looks almost like a real flower?

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Thought I'd let you know that the orchid on the on the link pic is upside down, lol. The spotted area is supposed to face downwards.

Maybe if you let me know which shapes you bought, I can sort of tell you how they go? Did you buy all the punches for the orchid? Maybe you're missing one? I saw some punches on an online store which made flowers, but each flower took several different punches to make. Some were even the same shape but just different sizes.
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I don't know but I think it is this punch - Punch Bunch 'Cymbidium Orchid' Super Giant Punch | Overstock.com
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I don't know but I think it is this punch - Punch Bunch 'Cymbidium Orchid' Super Giant Punch | Overstock.com
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First of all, color everything before assembling. If you're good at shading, try your hand at shading a bit centers of the petals. Let dry.
From what I can tell, you glue the smallest piece to the one in the middle of the three on the left. Try to arrange it so that comes out looking like the petal that has the roundest shape. You'd have to use the punch twice so you get 2 of each of the other two petals. So you'd need two of the first and third on the left. The first of the 3 of the left go on the upper part of the orchid. Think of it as if it were a star shape. These two petals would go one on each side. The lower petals of the orchid would be made by the other two petals, the ones that are the third shape on the left of the punch.

For the center, color front and back before assembling. After you have colored, roll up the lower part of the fleur de lis-looking punch shape. The part with the three areas on one side points up. Before permanently attaching this part, you might first want to roll it up and play with it until it looks like how you want it to look, and make sure the coloring is correct on both sides of the piece of paper.

I suppose you should use very strong glue or tape. If using glue, test a piece of paper you have already colored to make sure the coloring doesn't bleed or warp.

It looks like the person glued the petals on to a piece of paper that was the same color as the petals. If you look closely, you'll see a gap between petals that shows yellow, when in real life that space would be an actual gap. That might be easier than assembling on thin air.

This is how the orchid is supposed to look like. Notice how the middle spotted part points downwards. The roundest petal, which would be the top spike of a star, points up.

http://wedding-thanks-you.com/wp-con...um-orchids.jpg
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Thanks for the pictures of the orchid. It makes it clearer. I will attempt to put it together and realize some of pieces need to be punched more than others.

Thanks as usual. I can always count on you folks.
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