Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New Tim Holtz Die!

I love all the new stuff that came in the mail last week from Frantic Stamper!!  (My card uses a new Magenta butterfly stamp called "Papillion Post Card".)  Lots of new Primas, stamps and paper goodies; but, the best ever -- EVER -- that I've had so much fun with is this new Tim Holtz "Mini Paper Rosettes" Sizzix Sizzlet die! (scroll to the very bottom of the page of THIS LINK to find it and grab one!!!)  You can run 2 pieces of DP through your die cutting machine and you get four, cut-scored-ready-to-fold, rosettes in 2 different sizes.  I couldn't stop making them this weekend!!

Here's a pic of the strips of scored and scalloped paper that the die cuts for you.

After die cutting your paper, accordion-fold the paper strips along their very-well defined scored lines and glue the ends together. Let them stand while the glue dries.

Next, use both hands to flatten them out so that the bottom (unscalloped) edge gathers in the center.

Hold and add glue to the center area.

Add a matching DP circle to center of the front and the back of the rosette for stability.  (BTW, the little center circles are cut at the same time you run your paper through to die cut the rosettes!)

Now you have four rosettes ready to embellish or immediately stick onto your card or 3-D project!  Super fast...seriously easy as pie!! Awesome, right?!!

By the way, if you haven't stopped by recently, the Frantic Stamper blog has been reformatted into a fantastic resource for stampers and crafters!!  Lots of tips, techniques and product reviews and tutorials!!  Check it out and leave Fran some love!!  

TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!


Joan Ervin said...

What a gorgeous card, Anne, and you have enticed me with yet another fabulous TH die....I LOOOVE the rosettes you made and thanks for the great tutorial!!!! It's been a while...hope all is well up north!!!!

Denise said...

beautiful! I think this is one of my favourites of yours that I've seen through Fran's site. Never let anyone tell you that you're obsessed, you've found your talent, made goals, and are focused, they're jealous:) :) :)
Cheers and keep creating!

Wanda Cullen said...

You enabler! I'm loving that new TH die...makes wonderful rosettes!