"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Thursday, October 23, 2014

rosettes...

Hello friends!!!   Today's post is in response to an offer I made in my Precious Remembrance Shop post (found here) to share how I made the rosettes.  Several of you said you would like to know and so I have done a photo tutorial.  A little background first.  A few years into my paper crafting journey I saw how many crafters made rosettes using long strips of paper that they accordion folded and then glued the ends together to make perfect rosettes.  I even purchased a set of dies that were supposed to help me make "quick and easy" rosettes... ha!  Failure every single time!  I was "all thumbs" and just couldn't figure out how to make it work.  Fast forward a few years and I saw this die on the Cat's Pajamas website (you can see it here).  After watching the video I thought "finally something that can actually help me make a rosette"!  But I hesitated to purchase it and the more I looked at the die the more I realized that I had something similar in my die collection that would work just as well... Spellbinders scalloped circle dies and lacey circle dies.  So, I got them out, gave it a try and a rosette was born, lol!   Okay... first thanks for sticking with me this far... now to the tutorial! 
To make the rosette you will need scalloped circle dies (there are many brands out there... you don't need Spellbinders, that is just what I have), cardstock/patterned paper, die cutting, scoring tool, scissors and strong adhesive (I use Scor-Tape).   
Once your cardstock is die cut place it on your scoring tool (I used my Scor-Buddy) lining it up so that you can score between each scallop from one side to the other.   (Sorry the score lines are hard to see... if you click on the photo you should be able to see them better.)

After scoring is completed cut on one of the score lines to the center of the circle and begin folding on the score lines.. (I guess it would be considered a "peak and valley" fold since the first fold makes a "peak" and the next a "valley".)  Repeat with the second circle.  This will give you the two halves of the rosette.

I suggest adhering the rosette with a strong adhesive like Scor-Tape otherwise the rosette may pull apart.  Apply the tape to one of the halves and then adhered together. 
Finish by adding a stabilizing circle to the backside of the rosette using a hot glue gun and then embellish the front as you would like.
From start to finish I think it took me about 15 minutes to put these rosettes together.  I hope this all made sense to you!!  Thanks for stopping by...

7 comments:

Lisa said...

Thanks Rosemary!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Great tutorial, Rosemary! Glad I am not the only one who cannot make a rosette! Thanks!

Malika said...

The rosettes are lovely

Malika

Lisa Lara said...

Awesome. Thank you Rosi. I get it and will give it a try.

Barb Ghig said...

Ah, maybe now I can create some pretty rosettes too! Thank you so much for the step-by-step tutorial, Rosemary...I also haven't had good luck with the other dies, and your rosettes are perfect!

Judy1223 said...

Prefect tutorial...clearly explained and demonstrated! Thanks, Rosemary!

Greta said...

Wowzer--I knew there had to be a better way to make these! Great tutorial, Rosemary--thank you so much! I have these dies, so now I have no excuse--LOL!