Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Paper Rosettes

Paper rosettes {or Medallions} are the latest right now and after this past weekends crop retreat I've caught the bug!  They are cute and fun to make - also, they are pretty easy. I love how I can make such a great embellishment with just paper!

There are three ways to get these:
#1 - purchase rosettes already made and decorated for you with adhesive on the backs.
#2 - make them yourself by cutting strips of paper, punching the long edge on one side, scoring every 1/4", accordian folding, and gluing your ends - finally adding the decor.
#3 - purchasing the "new" Tim Holtz Sizzlet Mini Paper Rosettes Die.

I have seen them in packages and I think they are pretty pricey for what they are. I have made one by cutting a strip of paper and doing all the hard work. But if you are off with your cutting, punching, or gluing ends, you will see the error when complete.

Because I caught the bug, I purchased Tim Holtz's die. The great thing is that it is quick and easy, and they are all coordinated, and the two smaller sizes both come on ONE die - which means less storage and less cost which makes me a happy camper! 

There are some great online tutorials about making all kinds of paper rosettes, either using Tim Holtz's die(s), or by hand. Tim Holtz dies work in a Big Shot with the extended cutting pads and platform. I believe they work in the Cuttlebug machine because my friend at the crop was making lots that way all weekend long! lol!

I also love how I get different effects with the rosettes depending on what print/pattern or papers/cardstock I use.

Happy Rosette'ing! ~ Sharka


  1. Niiiiiiice..... I could see a string of those in a garland....

  2. That is a really neat idea... we could try making some to hang at our next Open House or even make one/few in our rooms for ourselves! If you need bigger ones you can make 4 sections like a pinwheel and then adhere the ends and voila :)