Orange Dahlia Turnabout Card Tutorial

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Hi, it’s Janet here and I’m sneaking in with an extra blog post because I can’t wait to show you this gorgeous card with  one of the latest turnabout stamps and a turnabout die by Concord and 9th.  I loved this stamp and die as it is very versatile. You can use either one, two, three or four colours or, like the card I made only three colours and use the die to cut the forth petal out through the flower with a coordinating colour underneath.

You can read how I made this card below,  and all the products I used are listed at the end of this post and linked to the shop. Enjoy!


Turnabout Stamping

  1. If this is the first time you are using this turnabout stamp, you have some prep work to do.  Remove the stamp from the packaging and line the stamp up with the guide.  When you are sure it is in the correct place, use a ruler and fine tip Sharpie (a regular Sharpie marker is too wide and will make future use difficult) to draw your cross marks. (Laura has shared photographs on how to do this in this blog post).
  2. Place a piece of 6×6″ card (the guide) into the stamp platform with a cross mark going from corner to corner to make an X.  Line up the cross marks on your stamp with the cross marks on your card, then close the lid to pick up the stamp.
  3. Place small amount of tape on the back of a white card panel  4.25 x 5.5″ and temporary stick this down in platform, ontop of your 6×6″ guide.


  1. Ink the stamp with Tutti Fruit ink and close lid (to transfer ink to card) You can ink up your stamp again and re-stamp to get a darker shade. Catherine Pooler inks are really easy to clean.  Clean your stamp between each colour.
  2. Leave your white card in place on the guide, rotate the guide 90 degrees and ink up your stamp with Orange Twist ink.
  3. Rotate the guide 90 degrees – always in the same direction, and ink with Tiki Torch ink.  Now you can remove the card from the guide.


  1. Stamp the ‘happy birthday’ sentiment with Lime Rickey ink near the bottom of the card panel.

Turnabout Die

  1. To help you line up the die in the correct place. Lightly draw a pencil mark through the points of the center petals that you have stamped to create an X
  2. There is a small hole in the center of the die – line this hole up with your cross marks on the card.  Then rotate the die until the open ‘petal’ in the die is lined up the straight pencil line.
  3. Carefully tape this is place and run it through your die cutting machine. Use a pokey tool to get out all the die cut pieces.

Adding Glitter

  1. To add some interest behind the die cut areas, trim some glitter card to fit behind. I used a lime green piece of glitter paper from my stash to match the Lime Rickey, and adhered this with foam tape.
  2. Finally I added this to a A2 sized top folding card base.

Thank you for joining me on this extra sneaky card tutorial. If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below and I will get back to you.  I’m thinking of re-creating this card for a video tutorial – let me know if you want to see a video using the Dahlia Turnabout stamp and die.



They are all listed below with clickable links to the shop, if any products are out of stock – you can join the waitlist.  We can see which items are on the waitlist and then we know which products to re-stock quickly.


Dahlia Turnabout Stamp Concord & 9th

Coordinating and Standalone Dahlia Turnabout Die Concord and 9th

Avery Elle Loads of Wishes Stamp



Catherine Pooler – Life of The Party – Tutti Frutti, Orange Twist, Tiki Torch and Lime Rickey



Neenah Solar White (is also really good for stamping and is a nice bright white)

Bazzill Marshmallow (for card base)

Green Glitter from stash



Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam Squares

Tombow Xtreme Tape Runner

Stix 2 Tape Runner



Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

Lawn Fawn Acrylic Block

Freckled Fawn Washi Tape (to hold die in place)

Cuttlebug Die cutting machine and C Plate

Fiskars A4 Paper Trimmer


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