Sunday, April 18, 2010

Ginormous Rosette Banner!

It's about time my scrap room got some inspirational decor! We have lived in the new house nine months....and my scrap room is bare of crafty stuff on the walls and doors.  I have spent so much time working, and then tidying, and then the holidays and tidying, and CHA and more work and yadda yadda yadda.  Now that I think (at least in my head) that I can make stuff for me, it's so exciting.  Even though all the work stuff hasn't gone away....
Anyway, these big rosettes are all the rage, aren't they? I don't know why I didn't think of making these big before.  It's always been a fave of mine to use the Scor-it-All to make the little folded flowers and use on layouts and mini albums.  But these big ones are so fun!  Each one takes 2 sheets of 12X12 paper.  These are Donna Salazar's lovely designs (of course!). I used border punches along the edges and scored every 1", and folded back and forth, like the paper fans you made in 1st grade. Twist them into circular shapes and glue well end to end.
Then take about a 5X5 of larger piece of scrap cardstock or chipboard and plop some good glue onto it, and then press the backside center of the rosette down onto it.  You need to hold it down until the adhesive starts to set so the rosette stays in place and doesn't pop up.  Then you can embellish the front.  I used a doily - again with a plop of adhesive to set the front folds - as the mat, and used a coordinating circle of the patterned paper.  You can make the banner consist of anything - photos, die cuts, or in this case, words.  These letters (and doilies) were all sprayed with yummy Smooch Spritz in Gold Glow, or Log Cabin. Then some paper flowers, and small embellishments. 
After I made the banner for my door, I had some extra paper already punched and scored, so I made another and used it for a birthday "card" for my friend Mitzi.  She got a big distrezzed "M" on the center.  She now has it hanging in her bedroom! She also got some cute note cards made with scraps.  Pretty nice little gift if i say so myself - and she loved it.
So, anyhoo, give this little project a try.  It's addicting once you get started! And now that Spring is here, wouldn't some of these look cool for a party or shower? Oooooh, the ideas :)

9 comments:

TxScrapAddict said...

Those are fabulous!!!

Jeja said...

Nan, that is BEAUTIFUL!!!

voodoo vixen said...

Oh Nan, they are beeeeeeyoootiful!! OK... may have to give this a go with the girls!!

Jennifer Priest said...

Gorgeous NAN! WOW!! That is HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sheila Goldsberry said...

So cool, I'm going to borrow your idea and make them for the 3Day Crop and put them on the bedroom doors!!!

Thanks for the idea!

LynneForsythe said...

Girl...your rocked the rossettes!!! lovin' the size!!

Teri Daughter of The King said...

Sheila I was thinking of maybe doing this as a make and take for the Sept crop. Fun.

Donna said...

Beautiful work Nan!!! I LOVE them!!!
~D~

Brenda said...

AWESOME job Nan!!!!