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Hello, Friends! Summer is fast fading away. School supplies fill the aisles of local stores, and kids are getting fitted for new shoes. Yep. It’s time to go back to school, and that is the theme for our Crafty Secrets August Linky Party. The Design Team has prepared Fall/ Back to School projects and tutorials to share with you, and since I’ve had a sneak peek of them all, I know you are going to be inspired to play along! I’ve created a vintage easel and matching box for my project, and my tutorial is on how to create a rosette without the use of a die.
I printed papers from Creating with Vintage Typography CD 3, used the Digital Letterpress Journal Doublesided Papers, and an image from Childhood Vintage Images and Journal Notes . The card is sized at 6″square, and the paper image was treated with UTEE to make it look like an old photograph. The ribbon is 5/8 inch Black Plaid from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I made the matching box to handle the dimension of the easel.
1. Cut a strip of paper that is 1 1/2″ wide by 10 1/4″ long. Score the paper at every 1/4 inch.
Use a clamp to hold the ends together while the glue sets, and plug in your hot glue gun. You will also want to put a non-stick craft sheet on your work surface. If you don’t have a non-stick craft sheet, you can use a piece of parchment paper. Go ahead and thread your button at this point.
Punch a 1 14″ circle from cardstock to use as the backing on your rosette. I used the blades of my scissors to release the glued rosette from my non-stick craft sheet, then I glue down the punched circle. And that’s all there is to it! You can create many different looks by changing up the punch that you use on the edge of your paper strip. If you make your paper strip wider, you’ll have larger rosettes. If you make it more narrow, you’ll have smaller rosettes that you can stack together.
Now it’s your turn! Visit each of the design team blogs listed below. Then create a NEW project of your choice featuring Crafty Secrets product and link it up to the Heartwarming Vintage Blog no later than 11:59PT, Sunday, August 20th. You do not need to follow this month’s theme to play along. If you do not have any Crafty Secrets goodies, check out the FREE DOWNLOADS located in the sidebar of the Heartwarming Vintage blog. Be sure to link back to Crafty Secrets in your post, and let us know what Crafty Secrets products you are featuring in your project. One lucky player will be randomly selected to win a $50 shopping spree in our online store. Each player who participates will receive a $6 credit to the online store. We’ll be popping by to leave you some lovely comments on your blog post, too. Thanks for playing along, and good luck!
Until next time,