Momenta Design Team Tutorial - Paper Rosette Wreath

Hi, everyone! I'm here with my very first Momenta Design Team tutorial! For today's project, I decided to make this adorable paper rosette wreath! 


I love rosettes! They're fun and easy to create and they are incredibly versatile. They can be embellished in so many different ways and used on a large variety of projects. For my wreath, I chose four different patterned papers from the Momenta All Through the Year Super Paper Pad. The colors and patterns are so bright and cheerful! Perfect for summer. 

First, cut your patterned paper into strips. I used three different sized rosettes for my project: the largest rosette was created using a 1.5"x12" strip, the middle-sized rosette was created using a 1.25"x10" strip and the smallest rosette was created using a 1"x8" strip. Next, score your strips at each .25" and fold the paper into a "mountain/valley" or accordion style fold. 



Next, trim off the very last fold so that one end of your strip has a "mountain" fold and the opposite end has a "valley" fold. Adhere these two ends together to create a continuous ring. At this point, your rosette will resemble a bottom-less cupcake wrapper. 


Now, it's time to break out the trusty ole hot glue gun. This is my Mom's hot glue gun but she's allowed me to borrow it for an extended period of time. I'm pretty sure it's been living at my house since Christmas. Thanks, Mom!!


Next, create a whole bunch of cardstock circles. You can use a die-cutting machine, a punch or cut them by hand. I used a 1.5" circle punch and it worked well for all three sizes.


Apply a liberal amount of hot glue to your cardstock circle and then place your rosette on top. Hold in place until the glue dries. And if you're like me, go ahead and burn your finger multiple times. It's all part of the experience. I tried many different adhesives during this step...double sided tape, quick dry glue, firm hold glue, etc...and nothing was strong enough to hold the rosette in place except for the hot glue. 


You can apply your rosette directly to the cardstock or turn your rosette over and apply the cardstock on top. Whichever makes the most sense to you. 


Ooh, look at all those pretty rosettes! I think I made thirty-six in total but the amount you need will depend on how big your wreath is and how full you want it to be. 


After the rosettes were glued to their cardstock bases, I inked the edges and adhered colored gemstones in different colors and sizes. 


I started with a basic foam wreath, wrapped it in ribbon and began placing my rosettes. You could adhere your rosettes to the wreath with hot glue but I chose to use straight pens. In theory, I wanted to be able to re-position the rosettes as I worked but mostly I was trying to preserve what little skin was left on my pointer finger by avoiding the hot glue when at all possible. 


Ta-da!! All finished and so pretty!








Products used: 
Paper: Momenta - All Through the Year 12"x12" Super Paper Pad

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13 comments:

Shelly said...

A M A Z I N G! love the colors!!! Just stunning!
Shelly

July 28, 2011 at 11:12 AM
Eva said...

awe, this is lovely...what a great idea...love the colors an papers you used.

Eva :0)
http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com/

July 28, 2011 at 11:18 AM
Flamenco92627/ Julieta said...

Wow, how beautiful!! I love the papers you used. Thanks for the tutorial.

July 28, 2011 at 12:02 PM
Pookie said...

So cute, I made a rosette the other day, lol. Did you know you can use a edge punch and punch the edges and then fold it to get different effect. (I am sure you did) but they are so cool. I want to make a few red and black ones for my Alice in wonderland theme. Glad your feeling your ole self again. :-D I just went to m's and used my J's 50% of to get a new glue gun, I hope I like it. It's got a precision tip, because I tend to ooze glue everywhere. I know what you mean about burnt glue fingers. :-( I need that hot glue kit that has those finger guards. lol. Nice wreath, and those colors are so pretty. those rosettes remind me of fabric yo yo's. (which I can never get right) Awesome project!

July 28, 2011 at 9:09 PM
Anonymous said...

So pretty...the papers are so bright and cheerful! What a great tutorial! I hate hot glue cause I tend to make a huge mess and burn my fingers...but your progect has given me some ideas, so I may be pulling out my hot glue gun soon!

July 28, 2011 at 10:11 PM
Dusti said...

Beautiful.. I love it.. You should enter it in the No Cards or Layouts Monday Challenge at http://www.scrappinwithcricut.com/2011/07/no-cards-or-layouts-monday-challenge-5.html

Hugs
Dusti

July 28, 2011 at 10:34 PM
Michelle said...

this is simply stunning! great job! may need to scrap lift :)

http://scrappinforkenzie.blogspot.com/

July 29, 2011 at 3:05 AM
marg0006 said...

Thanks for the easy instructions for the wreath. I want to make a few w/ all the occasions coming up. Yours is so pretty. Lovng Scrapper 101.

October 13, 2011 at 10:25 AM
Michelle said...

I'm back to post my scraplifted wreath! I gave you complete credit and linked your page on my post! Come see what I did! Thank you for the inspiration, it was so much fun and I even passed on the tutorial in case someone is as lost as me ;)

http://scrappinforkenzie.blogspot.com/2011/10/happy-halloween-rosette-wreath.html

October 26, 2011 at 2:14 AM
Anonymous said...

How do you make them flat? Every time I make them flat, they rip.

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