Making Paper Rosettes Using the Martha Stewart Scoring Board

As I’ve mentioned before here on CU, paper rosettes are hot, hot, hot! They are still springing up on banners, on tags, on scrapbook pages, and as home-decor embellies. You want to make ‘em? Sure you do! I’m going to share two techniques, both using the Martha Stewart Scoring Board!

This weekend I spent hours working on a paper rosette tutorial using the MS Scoring Board. Then, as I was researching something else, I ran across a video on YouTube that does it WAY better than me. So I figured I’d share that video with you and then throw my two cents in. So here’s a great video tutorial by UKmaryanne:

Aren’t those darling? However, I’m kind of lazy and I don’t always have the inclination to sew. SO- instead, I go ahead and cut my circles (I like to use the Scalloped Circles Nestabilities die) and then use tacky glue to adhere the scalloped circle to my accordion-folded paper, like this:

scorenapkinbanner 021scorenapkinbanner 022Then place your scalloped circle (it’s often called a “seal”) on top of the rosette and weigh it down so that it doesn’t pop back up into a tube. I find my coffee mug does a fine job! It only has to stay there until the glue sets up well.

Here’s a tip: If you are doing a lot of these, you may want to get a set of coasters and place them in between your glued rosettes.

Once they are dry, you’re ready to go! Now, if you are using 12 inch paper, the largest width you can use for a strip is 1.5 inches. Keep in mind that a 1.5 inch strip will make a rosette that is about 3.5 inches across. But if you want a larger one, say for a centerpiece, you’ll need to add extra paper to the length. That’s easy enough- just cut another strip of the same width, score and fold as you normally would, then add it on. So then, for example, my 6 inch rosettes were made from 2.75 inch wide strips, but I had to add another 12 inches of paper, making a 24 inch LONG strip. Make sense?

But if you want to make large rosettes, an easier way may be to make fan-folded flowers. I remember making these in grade school from notebook paper!

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For this version, cut your paper strip 4″ wide (this will make a 4″ rosette.) Score with the MS Scoring Board every 1/2 inch, then fan-fold.

Using Bowdabra wire, tie securely in the middle of the folded paper:

fallscoredeer 033Open it until the edges meet. Glue with a tacky glue and clip with binder clips or paper clips until it’s dry.

fallscoredeer 034Presto! Flower rosette! Now, I will say that with this technique, using scrapbooking paper is preferred over cardstock. It just folds better.

But experiment and have fun- that’s what crafting is all about. Stay tuned for fun projects using this technique!

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Comments

  1. Brenda Reuter says:

    Thank You for your great tutorial! I purchased the drawing board but needed clear instructions! I would love a tutorial on pinwheels!

  2. I love making rosettes on my MS Scoring Board. I have found, after making literally about a hundred rosettes, between the board and my TH die, that Glossy Accents seems to hold immediately as far as the edges go, but my hot glue gun is the fastest way to glue the seals on and hold them together immediately – no coffee cups needed! LOL!!

  3. I love them! I also loved how you used Bowdabra Bow Wire to tie them in the center, the stuff is so great to work with. Bonus, Consumer Craft sells it in huge spools! – I am going to try to make some with Darice’s Handmade Paper it is super easy to fold and I am guessing would work great. Thanks for the great tutorial, Jenny.

  4. These are absolutely lovely. I really like how easy they are to make. I think I’m going to try them out very soon. I wonder how good they’ll look on a greeting card.

  5. Crafty Gal says:

    These are amazing! This guide is exaclty what i wanted, now i feel like i can really make these! I’m thinking of these strung up for my daughters birthday party!

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