Thursday, February 24, 2011

Making Rosettes...the Old Fashioned Way!

My First Rosette
I was talking to my friend, Maureen, today. She had posted several rosettes on her blog that she made with her Tim Holtz die. I told her I had just recently made my first rosettes and she asked me to post a picture. This is a Valentine I made for my husband to take to one of the ladies at the doctor's office.  He had an appointment on Valentine's Day. The doctor has three great ladies who work in the office and he asked me if I would make them cards.  It made me so happy I did when he came home and he told me they all really liked them and one of them said that it would be the only Valentine she received.  

Basically, all I did was cut strip paper and punched it with my Fiskars Apron Lace border punch. The best way to fold it evenly is to score between every other scallop on one side and then turn it over and score between the scallops you did not do on the first side.  Then fold on the score lines like a fan, put the two ends together with adhesive, shape it into a circle and glue down.  The width of the strip of paper will determine the diameter of your rosette and the length will determine how many pleats it has.The trickiest part for me was holding it in place while I was gluing it. 

I saw the instructions for this on a blog and I wish I could give proper credit, but I don't remember where I saw it.

Since I told you there were three cards, here are the other two, plus a picture of what I made for some of my younger nieces and nephews.  That is all of the Valentine cards I think I made. Most of them could be used for other occasions as well, but because of the bulkiness of the first three, they would probably have to be hand delivered. 

I know my photography is not very good - I will work on it!

Thanks for looking,

Happy Crafting,


Jennifer said...

I love these!! What a great job!! I will have to try some of these!! TFS

Maureen #6745 said...

They are wonderful, looks like you had fun!
Soooo nice chatting to you yesterday, enjoyed
our visit! Have a wonderful weekend!

Selina said...

Very pretty! I haven't tried making any flowers yet, but I just might after seeing yours!

Thanks for coming by my blog!
I'm a new follower!

Maureen #6745 said...

Marianne, very pretty cards!
I really enjoy visiting your blog and looking at all your creations.

I have a Blog Award waiting for you on my website

Tanya said...

First ooff.. let me tell you how I LOVE LOVE your work!! Your rosettes are GORGEOUS!!! Now, I want to thank you for the kind words you left on my blog. :) It was nice of you to visit and I totally appreciate every kind word left there. Thank you for the prayers for lil Aidan and the card. He has people from all over praying for him and sending him cards and to me, that is AMAZING!! I am soo blessed to belong to such a great group of people with such BIG hearts!! Thanks again. I will continue to post updates on my blog about Aidan so feel free to drop in anytime you wanna check in on him. :)


Groovy Deborah said...

Lookin Good!

Basement Stamper said...

Great rosettes!