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!