Friday, April 15, 2011

Paper Rosettes

I have, what my husband and I affectionately call, an obsessive personality. When I think about something or try something new, I have to go all the way. For example, about a year ago I discovered a love for "fancy scarves." I wear them all of the time with my dress clothes at school and they enhance my shirt, which are mostly solid color! But I do not just have a few scarves--I have about 20 of them! It's that way with most everything I do. Anyway, yesterday I decided that I wanted to make paper rosettes that I have been seeing other people do. After watching one tutorial video I decided today that I was ready to do it!

It is really easy. I used this video and some of my many scraps. So, because of my obsessive personality, I could not just make one card with a paper rosette today--I had to make 6! And I still have 2 more rosettes to use!

Here's what I came up with today.

I used some yellow baker's twine on this one and very simple paper and sentiment stamp.

I love this with the memory thread! It looks perfect to me!

I love this pink and grey paper that I bought in a giant pack of patterned paper at Sam's Club--cuz everything is giant at Sam's! But, it will not cut on the Cricut. However, I think it looks great as a rosette! I cut the heart and star from Doodlecharms and again used baker's twine.

And a few more with some brighter colors. On the first one, I used hemp rope--which looks cool but I had a terrible time wrestling with it! I used a Martha Stewart punch for the butterflies and embossed the white one with Swiss Dots. On the second one, I used an EK Success border punch and a simple piece of brown ribbon.

There you have it. My complete look at paper rosettes in a variety of sizes and with all paper scraps!


  1. Very pretty,,I love rosettes!!!!

  2. Wow I love the look of the rosettes---do you try and use thinner paper or thicker paper. Is there a place some where that explaines how to make these-----Thanks Nancy