Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Thanksgiving Paper Rosette Wreath Tutorial

I've had so many requests for a class on how to make a paper rosette wreath like the one featured in the Holiday Mini Catalog. The day has finally arrived! Join me on Saturday, November 12 at noon. Details HERE.  Instead of using the Gently Falling stamp set, I used French Foliage for the leaves. Instead of Hand Penned for the sentiment, I used Day of Gratitude. If you haven't ever made a paper rosette before I would suggest watching this video by Dawn Olchefske, or checking out Aly Schilling's tutorial.

I've included a list of materials that I used to make the wreath pictured above. Feel free to use it for a class or you can order any of the Stampin' Up! supplies from my website at The larger rosettes are made using Stampin' Up's Simply Scored tool and the smaller rosettes are made using the Big Shot and a non-SU Sizzix die. 

To make the large rosettes, I used a piece of 2" x 11" and a matching piece of 2" x 5" card stock. Using the Simply Scored, score the strips every ¼”. Fold accordion style. After accordion folding you will need to adhere the end of the 12” strip to the 5” strip to make one long strip measuring 2” x 17” in order to make a large Size 1 Rosette (see photo below). Glue the ends together like a bracelet. Have your matching scallop pieces ready with glue. Push your rosette bracelet down flat and it will pop into place so to speak. Attach the matching scallops to the front and back center with adhesive to hold the rosette together. Then, embellish the rosettes as shown in the photo below.
To make the frame: Wrap a piece of grosgrain ribbon around the wire frame and secure the ends with a hot glue gun. Leave a small opening for hanging and tie a bow through with a separate piece of ribbon.  Use a got glue gun to attach your completed rosettes to the frame with the bow at the top.

Stamp leaves from the French Foliage Stamp set in Pear Pizzaz and More Mustard. Cut out the stamped leaves and attach behind the rosettes with Mulitpurpose Adhesive.
To make the sentiment: Stamp sentiment on 3-7/8” x 1-1/2” Naturals White Card Stock and cut the edges to points. Score a line above and below the sentiment. Tear a piece of First Edition DSP and attach behind the sentiment. Embellish with two leaves and a piece of Victoria Crochet Trim. Attach to completed wreath. Happy Stamping!
Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
Item #
(2) 2”x 12” Mustard Floral from the Spice Cake DSP
Day of Gratitude Stamp Set
(2) 2” x 5” Mustard Floral
French Foliage Stamp Set
(2) 2-3/8” Mustard Floral scallops
Pear Pizzaz Classic Stampin’ Pad
(2) 1-3/4” Mustard Floral scallops
More Mustard Classic Stampin’ Pad
(1) 1-1/2” x 12” Mustard Floral
(2) Matching scallops from Tim Holtz Paper Rosette Strip
Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad
(1) 2” x 11” More Mustard Card Stock
1-1/4” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Soft Suede
(1) 2” x 5” More Mustard Card Stock
Victoria 5/8” Crochet Trim
(2) 1-3/4” More Mustard Scallops
8-1/2” x 11” Smooth Card Stock  Soft Suede
(3) 2” x 11” Pear Pizzaz Card Stock
8-1/2” x 11” Smooth Card Stock Pear Pizzaz
(3) 2” x 5” Pear Pizzaz Card Stock
8-1/2” x 11” Smooth Card Stock Cherry Cobbler
(5) 1-3/4” Pear Pizzaz Scallops
8-1/2” x 11” Smooth Card Stock Peach Parfait
(1) 2-3/8” Pear Pizzaz Scallop (hole punch the edges)
Spice Cake Designer Series Paper
(2) 2” x 11” Soft Suede Card Stock
First Edition Designer Series Paper
(2) 2” x 5” Soft Suede Card Stock
8-1/2” x 11” Card Stock Naturals White
(1) 2” x 11” Soft Suede Card Stock
(2) Matching scallops from Tim Holtz Paper Rosette Strip
Simply Scored Scoring Tool
(3) 1-3/4” Soft Suede Scallops
Spice Cake Desinger Buttons
(1) 2-3/8” Brown Floral Scallop from Spice Cake DSP
Regals Designer Buttons
(1) 1” Circle from Spice Cake DSP
Antique Brads
3 different sizes Cherry Cobbler Card Stock using three different sized Tim Holtz strips:
(3) 2” x 11” Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
(6) Matching scallops from Tim Holtz Paper Rosette Strips
Mulitpurpose Liquid Glue
(1) 2” x 12” First Edition DSP
2 -3/8” Scallop Circle Punch
(1) 2” x 12” First Editions DSP
(2) Matching scallops from Tim Holtz Paper Rosette Die
1 -3/4” Scallop Circle Punch
(2) 1- ¾” First Edition Scallop Circles
1” Circle Punch
(1) 3-7/8” x 1-1/2” Naturals White Card Stock
¾” Circle Punch
Non-Stampin’ Up!
Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die: Mini Paper Rosettes by Tim Holtz
Crochet Thread

8” Wire Wreath
Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die: Paper Rosette by Tim Holtz
Hot Glue Gun

Friday, October 21, 2011

Spooky Decor with Quick Accents

I just loved these spooky displays from the Stampin' Up! Convention this summer. The bottles are decorated with the Pick Your Poison Quick Accents from the Holiday Mini Catalog.

I collected some old bottles and added some waffle paper and linen thread to the top of a couple of them.

I placed an old photo printed on copy paper inside one of the bottles for a spooky effect.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Haunted Forest - Creating Pretty Cards Challenge #4

Here's my creation for the Creating Pretty Cards Challenge #4 on Craft Project Central. I couldn't get my idea to fit on a traditional card, so I did a Z-fold card using Pool Party Card Stock and Spice Cake Designer Series Paper. To make this Z-fold card I cut an 11" x 4-1/4" piece of Pool Party CS. Score vertically at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2" using your Simply Scored. I colored on my Haunted Forest Stamp with Stampin' Write Markers and stamped my image onto Whisper White Card Stock. I cleaned my stamp, then, using the Stamp-A-Majig, I stamped directly over the image with Versamark and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. This creates an emboss resist effect to apply the background colors. I tore two pieces of paper and used a sponge dauber to ink between the tears for the background with Pool Party, Night of Navy and Wisteria Wonder. Then I inked the edges with Night of Navy. I punched out a 1-3/4" circle for the moon and used this as a mask before I applied the background. Let me know if you have any questions.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Simply Adorned Halloween Charm

I love Halloween! Here's a 1" x 1 1/4" charm insert I made for a swap. I used a piece of Spice Cake Designer Series Paper. I used a sponge dauber to make the moon in Pumpkin Pie. Then I stamped the owl from the House of Haunts stamp set in Early Espresso. I colored the eyes and beak yellow, then added some Dazzling Details for glimmer. I went over the owl with a brown watercolor pencil and blender pen. I used the Itty Bitty flower punch and punched out the design from a piece of Spice Cake DSP and added a dot of Dazzling Details in the center. I love how the edges stay curled up a little when inserted into the charm. On the back, I stamped the word Spooky from the Spooky Bingo Bits and embossed. Happy Haunting!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Fun with Cello Bag Toppers

This topper uses the House of Haunts stamp set.

These toppers are made with the Spooky Bingo Bits stamp set.
These narrow cellophane bags are the perfect size for M&M's or small treats. Tip: Use a chopstick to push larger candy like candy corn into the narrow bags. The cello bags are available in the Holiday Mini for 50 for $2.50 (Item # 124134).

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Hopping Just for the Fun Of It - Halloween Rosette Wreath

Welcome to the second blog hop of a new Stampin' Up group, "Hopping Just For The Fun Of It."  I have created something very special to share with you. I'm Stop #9 and there are 16 stops in all.  You can begin the hop from my blog, or follow in order if you get lost by starting here. Or, you may have arrived from Robbie's Blog, inkedx2. Our theme is "Halloween/Fall Happenings"  This means the projects you see on our hop will feature my favorite time of the year! You can click on the images for a larger look.
The rosettes were made using the Simply Scored tool and different sizes of Pick Your Poison Designer Series Paper. I also used a non-SU Sizzix die for the smaller rosettes. The larger rosettes measure 2-1/2" x 18" and 1-1/2" x 18" (I had to attach an 11"piece to 7"piece).

Here is a close up of one the embellishments. I stamped the sentiment from Dark & Dreary on to a piece of First Edition DSP. I stamped it again on to a piece of Peach Parfait card stock and punched out the 31 and attached it with a Stampin' Dimensional. I inked a scallp square piece of chipboard from the On Board Merry Medley chipboard shapes with Soft Suede and attached the stamped image and curled the edges. 

I added a trinket crown to the skeleton face (punched out of DSP) and added Dazzling Details to his eye sockets.

I traced and cut out the Poison sentiment from the Pick Your Poison DSP and glued it to a piece of On Board Merry Medley chipboard. I cut out the "P" from the other matching piece of DSP and added some details with Soft Suede, Peach Parfait and Dazzling Details.

I decorated with various brads and rhinestones. and punched out the spider from the Pick Your Poison DSP

To create this wreath I started out with a plain 12" wire wreath frame and wrapped wide black ribbon around it for my base. This way it was easy to adhere the rosettes to it with a hot glue gun. To make the black button embellishments, I used some tweezers and coated the button with black StazOn. Then I heat embossed them with Black Embossing Powder. I hope you enjoyed my creation. I didn't get to keep it though. My mom begged me for it, so I let her have it since I am such a good daughter! Have a very creative World Card Making Day!  CLICK HERE for the next stop on the blog to visit StampWithJane.

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