Tim Holtz Tutorial Update & Happy Mail!

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all having a great weekend. Personally I have found a lousy sore throat and cold somewhere and it has kept me in bed all day.
However when I just checked my blog I was amazed at the over whelming number of people interested in this little rosette.  I just made another one and it took me about 3-4 minutes just so you have an idea how long it takes.  This time I cut the paper with a scalloped edge before I cut the strip size I wanted to use.  I also went down a little in size to 1″.  I will put the pictures here in the order of how I made the Tim Holtz type Rosette.  Also, I used light weight paper because I was just trying this out and Tim I believe uses 80lb paper for this.Since I have already listed the supplies and steps in the post before this one I thought this picture would be enough.  As you can see I held the Rosette closer together in the middle this timeAfter I finished this one I decided to dress it up a bit so I found a clear button to fit the center.  I then colored the button with my copic C35 and tied a piece of crochet thread in the middle of it.As you can see it definitely finishes it off…I love it.  The finished size of this is 2 1/2″ and I’m sure you can make it any size you want.  In Tim’s video he shows where he has cut some of these in half to make a bunting like you would see for the 4th of July.  You just have to make sure the cut side is covered with chipboard to prevent it from coming apart.

Now on to my happy mail!!!  Today I received a package from none other than Jacque.  If you have not seen her work you are missing some of the most beautiful work out there.
I was lucky enough to need a baby girl card when she was offering one….oooh it’s going to hurt to give this up.Even the inside of her cards are a work of art!!!This came in a plastic box that is just perfect for giving to the lucky mommy.Not only did she send me the card though, as if that’s not enough right…..she also sent me some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers which is totally awesome because I have never used any before.  Of course I am off to make her a thank you card…but I’m scared to death…my cards look like a 5th grader’s compared to hers.

Thank you Jacque, and thank you to everyone that takes the time to look here.  Please let me know what you think of my tutorial…don’t you just love it with the button.

That’s all for now.  Time to go rest and take care of this yucky cold.



Tim Holtz Type Tutorial

Has anybody else out there seen the new Tim Holtz Rosette Die?  It’s actually really neat but you can’t get it until October.  Well if you’re anything like me you don’t like waiting.  So I tried to make one on my own and I thought I would share it with you.
Since this is my very  first time showing anybody how to do anything please bear with me here(-:

You need so few tools that I’m sure you all have them or can improvise.  All you need is a 12″ sheet of DP, your paper-cutter, I used my Scor–Buddy which is the smaller version of the Scor-Pal, 1″ punch, glue….that’s it!Here are the tools you need…I used glue dots but you don’t have to.In this picture is one completed Rosette and I cut a strip of paper 12″ by 1 1/4″.  I ave also punched out a 1″ circle for the base.Scor your paper every 1/4″.  On the Tim Holtz die one side is scalloped to give it a finished edge.  This is just my second attempt and I haven’t tried to scallop it yet but I’m quite sure it can be done.I turned it over and ran the Scor tool on the back also to make the paper easier to fold…just my preference.After you have Scor’d your paper you will need to cut one of the ends off so that when you fold the paper it lines up properly.This is what your paper will look like after you have folded it up accordion style.  Don’ try to hold it all in your hand, just make sure you keep folding in the right direction.After you are done folding-glue the ends together-they will match up perfectly if you have cut off one of the ends.  Be sure to have the design you want showing on the inside of the circle as the picture shows.Here is where I used my glue dots but you can use any kind of glue.  I also have the small piece I cut off showing so you can see that I have only cut off 1/4″.Now you’re going to gather the strip of paper and hold it together kind of like a small cupcake holder and set it onto whatever you have chosen to use for your base.  Be sure to press down so that it sticks good and doesn’t pop back off.While you are still holding this just push the paper out and down at the same time.  Your glue will hold it in place now.  You will then need another 1″ punch out to cover the top.Since I had used Halloween type paper I punched out a pumpkin.
As I said, this is just the second one I made but I think the possibilities are endless.  For my next one I will definitely try a scallop on the outside and decorating the middle with something more than just a pumpkin face.
I hope you enjoyed this little lesson.  Please let me know what you think.