Saturday, May 5, 2012

Saturday StepXStep: Rosettes with Altered Edges

Marjie Kemper here, hosting today's StepXStep.  I played with my Sizzix Rosette paper dies and varied the flowers by altering their edges before assembling.   I did this with the two different sized Sizzix Rosette dies (three flower sizes), border punches, and an old pair of deckle edge scissors.  First I cut some scraps of patterned paper with the rosette dies:

Then following a tip Tim Holtz shares in the Compendium of Curiosities II, I flipped them over and added strips of tissue tape to reinforce them:

I took the smallest ones "as is" and folded them accordion-style, then inked the edges and the raised folds with black soot distress ink:

I cut the remainder with different border punches and scissors:

Here they are assembled.  All the pieces have been edged with the Black Soot Distress Ink before assembling.  I've added Dyan Reaveley's Ink Sprays to some (Pink Bubblegum and Vibrant Turquoise) and Perfect Pearls Biscotti to others, but I left most plain.

This is a great way to use up your paper scraps, and put a bit of a personalized spin on your embellishments.  The sprays really liven up the papers, too.  One other tip I'll share is they are more sturdy if you glue a second circle (or even just a scrap of paper) to the back.

Thanks for visiting today!  Remember we also have a Sunday Share feature, so tune in tomorrow and feel free to add your creations to the linking tool.  Someone will receive a discount code for 25% off merchandise at The Funkie Junkie Boutique just for linking a project using at least one product purchased in the shop.

These are the products I used for the StepXStep:


  1. Gorgeous rosettes Marjie,they look so colourful and pretty. I'm afraid I don't have that die. Have a lovely week-end. Rita xx

  2. I lurrrve your rosettes Marjie :) lainey x

  3. ...very pretty & fancifull, a bouquet of sunshine step by step...loVely...Mel :)

  4. I always wanted to know how to make these beauties. TFS Marjie.

  5. Marjie, these are so pretty, I love your tip about using a punch on the edges. I love making rosettes too but do not have the TH die. I cut strips and use my Martha Stewart score board and they turn out fine (just in case anyone else does not have the die). Thanks for showing us all how you do it, you are an inspiration as always! Crafty hugs, Anne x

    1. Thanks so much, Anne! I just hopped on and was about to write that to Rita... you can definitely make this with accordion folds and patience!

  6. Hi Marjie great tutorial and tip re rosettes. I have never made them as I don't have the die but would improvise like Anne . They are all very colourful and I like the ones where you have die cut the edges. Thank you so much for sharing and have a great weekend hugs Annie :)

  7. These look fabulous Marjie, I just love rosettes.
    Have a great weekend.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  8. So gorgeous...bright and beautiful! What a fun Spring and SUmmer look!!!

  9. What a fun idea....and I'm always looking for ways to use up my scraps!!!!

  10. AWESOME, Marjie! I've been making these like crazy, but no where near as gorgeous! What a perfect and timely tutorial!! Hugs, Marcy

  11. GENIUS! Your idea to add designer punch/cuts to the rosette edges is GENIUS!

    Thank you for sharing! :)

  12. Thanks for giving amazing Idea about fabulous crafting. I really like your awesome work. You are amazing designer.
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  13. Marjie, Not only are these gorgeous, but you are one brilliant Funkie Gal! Love these and great tutorial!