Today I have a little treat for you. Well, kind of two treats. A sneak peek of some of the products you'll see in the Holiday Mini, along with a step-by-step tutorial on how to create one of the newest crazes in card making and scrapbooking ~ Accordion Rosettes. Let me warn you though, once you make one, you're going to want to make more. These are addicting!
Most of the product I've used here is new product that will be introduced on September 1, 2011 in the Holiday Mini Catalog. Oh my goodness, let me warn you again, this mini is packed full of 42 pages of awesomeness!
This is going to be a rather long post so if you want to get a cup of coffee or a soda grab that now. Here we go ~
Here's the Accordion Rosette I created with the new Spice Cake Designer Series Paper ~ one word ~ Yummy! This rosette is just over 6" across. I plan on using it as an embellishment on a Fall Scrapbook Page. You can make them just about any size you want.
For the 6" Rosette ~
1) Cut 2 strips DSP 3-1/2" x 12" and score at 1/2" along the 12" side. Choose the front of your rosette and fold the 1/2" strip from the back to the front and adhere. With the double sided DSP, you now have a strip of coordinating paper on the front of your rosette.
2) Score at every 1/4" across both strips. This is amazingly easy with one of the new tools being introduced in the mini ~ hint hint. Fold accordion style.
3) Using Sticky Strip, adhere both ends together, forming a tube. I recommend Sticky Strip rather than Snail because it is a much stronger adhesive and won't pull apart.
4) Gently pull the top of the tube together and ~
5) Push it down. There's your Rosette ~ embellish to your liking!
6) I punched a 2-1/2" circle and used Sticky Strip to adhere it to the back to stabilize the rosette while I decorated it.
I used the Scallop Circle #2, Two Tags Die and the Big Shot. The leaves are from the new Gently Falling Stamp Set from the Holiday Mini, as is the Designer Button. These new buttons are 1-1/2"! I wanted something with more of a contrast that would coordinate with my paper to put in my button, so I cut a very thin strip of DSP with my Table Top Cutter to weave through the button holes.
Here's a close up of some of the details ~
Can you imagine a Christmas tree decorated with these, or making all of your Christmas tags like this? Oh, the possibilities! Now is the best time to stock up on card stock to create your rosettes, with the Buy 3 Get One Free Promotion through August 31.
Leave me a comment & let me know how you liked my second step-by-step tutorial.
Thanks for stopping by ~