Rosette Embellishments

by Liz
(County Durham UK)

I love Spellbinders dies and the one to create Rosettes caught my eye.

But I decided not to purchase as I realised I could make the rosettes just as easily with a border punch and save myself the expense of the die.

With the die you need to cut 3 lengths for each rosette. With the border punch the full length of an A4 sheet is enough.

I used a Martha Stewart punch and after that cut it to one inch wide. It is 11 5/8 long.

I then accordion fold it the full length and glued the ends together at the last fold, so it forms a circle.

I punch a circle with a one inch punch. It gets a bit fiddly as you need to push the peaks down so the rosette lies flat.

Before I did that I put wet glue on the circle and let it get tacky. Then hold the rosette down and try to get the circle central on top.

I find it needs something to weigh it down as it has a tendancy to pop up again. It only needs a light weight or you will squash it.

After it has dried ok and the circle is stuck, turn it over and put another punched circle on the other side, it helps stabalise it.

You can make them any colour and vary the size. Make 2 of different colours and one smaller and place it inside the larger.

I have attached a scan of one, this is the basic one. Hope you like it and can use the idea.

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Mar 29, 2012
I will try now!
by: Julie

I have been looking at adding yet another gadget to my stash - a paper crimper, for just this purpose, but after seeing your lovely rosette, I realize I do not need one.
Thanks for sharing - good tip and very prettily done.

Feb 08, 2012
Well done!
by: Terry P.

I, too, have looked longingly at all the expensive die cutters and dies, and I just can't buy them yet. So this is a really great "workaround" - and it looks really beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Feb 03, 2012
Rosette Embellishments
by: Lindsay

They look very nice. I haven't tried it yet but will have to give it a go.

Feb 03, 2012
by: Wendy (Spain)

I, too, have made these and I think they looke very effective, well

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