The Imaginisce i-bond and glue sticks bundle on today’s steal are a must for any serious crafter. It is super easy to use, and with no electric cord (it’s battery operated), it is the perfect tool to take with you on crops and retreats! Whether you are making a card, a layout, mini album, or altered project, it has the power to stick down any size and weight of embellishment. Which is perfect for this week’s Monday Craft Madness…
Make a handmade rosette on your project!
I love to make rosettes and use them on all different projects imaginable – they are so versatile. They are so easy to make too! Here is a quick tutorial:
1. Cut strips of paper using a variety of different border punches. The strip needs to be 12″ in length and no more than 2′ wide. Only have 6×6 paper? Stick 2 pieces together. Want bigger rosettes? Stick two 12″ strips together!
2. Score your strips every 1/2″.
3. Concertina fold your paper strip.
4. Use your glue gun to add hot glue to one end of the strip. Stick to the other end (making a kind of loop.)
5. Fold the strip towards the center – it should automatically fold inwards and make the rosette shape.
6. Some people just add hot glue to the back side of the rosette and hold into place. I like to use a scrap circle and stick it to the bottom for more support.
7. Hold the circle in place and flatten until set.
8. The finished rosette! Easy peasy!
I have made a layout, a card, a gift box embellishment, and an altered letter to show you just how effective they are.
First, the layout. I actually used ‘ready cut’ rosette pieces from the paper collection, so all I had to do was glue them together. I have tried many different glues with rosettes, but have always found that they come apart after time. The i-bond sets quickly and holds them firmly in place.
I wanted a more textured and ‘woody’ feel to this page as the photo was taken in the park. The i-bond was perfect for gluing the small wood pieces to the page – they are reasonably heavy and so any other glue would have struggled to hold them in place.
I used the same collection to alter a large wooden letter for my daughter’s bedroom. The i-bond was, again, essential for gluing the flowers, rosettes and even the ribbon firmly in place.
I love to use rosettes on cards and gifts too. I wanted to make a matching card and gift set, but unfortunately the only paper I had that coordinated with the gift box was a 6×6 pad. I, therefore, cut out the 6″ strips and stuck them together to make a 12′ strip, and made the rosettes the same way.
I used a straight edge strip for one of the rosettes and then used a scalloped border punch for the other. You can use different border punches for different ‘looks’ to your flowers – just play around with them and see some great results!
The matching gift box uses the same color combination and matching rosettes.
A fun little embellishment to add a little ‘pop’ to a normally plain box.
I hope I have inspired you to start work on your rosette projects this week. Remember, they can be any project you like – there are so many possibilities!
Don’t forget – previous Monday Craft Madness themes for February are #12 ‘You are…’, #13 ‘White+1′, #14 ‘Citrus color combo’. This is the last MCM for the month of February – you have until Friday 1st March to get your entries in.
Just remember to have fun!
If you’d like to enter to win the February Monday Craft Madness prize:
Create a project (a card, layout, altered project, or any other craft your heart desires) using any of our weekly themes! You have until the Friday after the final theme is posted to create your project and upload a photo of it somewhere online with a link to this post in the caption. To enter to win, simply leave a comment on our blog with the link to your project! We’ll choose a random winner and they’ll be the lucky recipient of a $20 prize pack from ScrapbookSteals.com at the end of the month!
Just note that this is separate from Mid Week Mojo, so you’ll have at least two fun projects a week you can dive into.
Don’t forget to check back in with us tomorrow for a fun How To’sday post by guest designer Charity Becker!