I love paper crafting, card making, scrapping and the Cricut site. The things I have here on my blog are mainly things I made with my Cricut or my Expression until March 2014 that's when I bought the Cricut Explore. It's so fun and keeps me busy.
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Thursday, July 17, 2014
Rosette Tutorial for Design Space
First I found the rosette I liked on Anna Griffins Summer Soiree cartridge & put it on the canvas in design space. You will need 4 panel for this rosette, so I sized the one panel & duplicated it 3 times.. This one is the Pool rosette. I cut these particular panels at 4.68" wide x 2.10" in height. Make sure you have your score tool inserted in your Explore. :)
The folding is easy, find the score lines & do an accordion fold. Over, under, over, under, once you start folding it goes quick.
This is when I start adding glue. I use Aileen's Turbo Tacky Glue-Works as good as hot glue in my book.
I use little paper clips, but it's not necessary. I use them because I have them. If you want to I am sure clothes pins would work fine. I've made them without clipping them & they stay together fine.
Here are the 4 panels glued together.
Now I lay the 4 panels down & start to form a circle so I can then glue the last two ends together. This is probably the hardest part & it's not really hard at all. :)
Here it is standing on end.All ends glued together. Next I need to lay it flat to adhere a circle or scallop or whatever shape you want for the middle, this gives it some stability to hold the rosette in a circle.
Now this might look goofy, but it's the way I do it. I have to set something with a bit of weight to it to hold this rosette down, otherwise I will never finish & get the middle circle glued on. Don't laugh. I have arthritis in my hands & most all joints so this is what works for me.
The final rosette, I cut the center circle at 1.5"
I cut this one with double sided cardstock so I have two sides to my rosette. I loved doing double sided paper for these. This cardstock is from a DCVW stack. I hope my tutorial was easy to follow. I have to admit it's the first one I've ever done. Please show me what you make....Have fun & I have to warn you, they are addicting.