Hello We R fans! Kimberly Crawford here today with a Valentine’s Day card. I don’t know what it is, but I love, love, love making cards for Valentine’s Day! Maybe its because red is my favorite color, but I am guessing it mostly has to do with the fact that I get to send cards to people who mean so much to me! One way to make my cards really stand out is by creating a rosette. Making rosettes of all sizes is a breeze with the We R Memory Keepers Score Board!
Rosettes are a folded circle of sorts. They add a ton of dimension. I love how I see large rosettes being hung on walls for party décor, so I thought, why not make a card-sized version? While I am sharing a smaller size, you can easily adapt these instructions to create rosettes for scrapbook layouts or large ones for party décor!
To create a card-sized rosette, begin by cutting a piece of patterned paper measuring 1” wide by 12” long. Using the We R Memory Keepers Score Board, score the paper every ½” for the entire length of the strip of paper.
Tip: Place the paper slightly below the top of the scoring space. When you place your scoring tool inside the line groove at the top, sliding down from there over the paper makes the score lines cleaner.
Once the score lines are completed, fold the paper to create mountains and valleys. Meaning you will fold the paper forward on one score line, and then backward on the next score line.
After the entire strip of patterned paper has been folded, adhere the ends together, making sure to continue the pattern. Use strong adhesive.
A flat circle needed to be created to hold the rosette in place. The We R Memory Keepers Clear Cut Circle Punch was the ideal size. A circle was punched from the same patterned paper, as the first step.
Cover the punched circle with glue, strong glue. Push the center of the scored paper circle down to create the rosette. Carefully place it over the top of the glue. It will need to be held this in place for several minutes. Consider laying something down on top of it, to keep everything adhering as flat as possible.
Once the rosette is dry, go ahead and embellish and decorate it. I used the Pebbles, Inc. collection, Forever My Always to add special touches. With rosettes, pennants always seem to add a nice contrast to the circular shape. Plus, that heart-shaped die cut in the middle of the rosette is perfect!
Who will you be making Valentine’s for this year?
We R Memory Keepers
- Score Board
- Clear Cut Punch – Circle
Pebbles, Inc. – Forever My Always