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1. Using a strip of paper about 3/4" wide as backing, glue a row of petals in a curve across the top.  Only a tiny spot of glue at the base of a petal is required.  To shape the petals for either side, make two curved cuts in each of two large petals; discard center pieces.  Keeping face of petals facing up, glue to either side.

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2. Glue two more rows in place.

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3. Tuck in additional trimmed petals as needed to fill out the flower.  Trim sides of backing paper below flower so that calyx will cover it.

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4. Select a calyx and stem.  Trim away sides of calyx as necessary to slim it to scale.   Glue calyx to base of flower with full calyx exposed.

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The next page is a second profile view of assembling a carnation.

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