Our guest on the blog today is Hilary Kanwisher, who is sharing a details about a fun St. Patrick's themed project. Welcome Hilary!
I love making paper rosettes, but they can be time consuming to create. When I saw the Mini Rosettes die, I knew I had to have it because it makes creating paper rosettes so easy and fun to do.
You can create 2 different size rosettes with one die, so that when layered, they add even more depth to your projects. I cut out several rosettes from different papers, adhered the ends together with a bit of hot glue, distressed them with distressing ink, then glued them down onto a small piece of square cardstock! It's that easy!
For my wall-hanging, I adhered pattern paper, a bingo card, a small vintage image (downloaded from the internet), a white picket fence and handmade crepe paper fringe (see my tutorial HERE), to a piece of heavyweight chipboard that measures approximately 5" x 6". I then positioned a bunch of the rosettes together to create a unique look.
After I had my project assembled, I adhered two bows to the corners, a gold pipe cleaner for a hanger, then lightly sprayed the entire surface with adhesive and sprinkled on glitter to create a more vintage feel.
For the 4 leaf clover project, I cut 8 hearts from the mini heart die. I adhered four pipe cleaners to the front of a gold pipe cleaner and four to the back. Adding the hearts to both sides of the pipe cleaner helped to create depth. I cut more more paper rosettes, assembled and adhered them to the center of the hearts using hot glue. I glued the pipe cleaner the inside a wooden spool decorated with pattern paper. I added a small piece of wooden picket fence for decoration.
Thank you Hilary for sharing with us today!
You can find more of Hilary's fun projects on her blog: http://www.hilaryscraps.typepad.com/
pattern paper: Making Memories Chloe's Closet; cardstock: Paper Trey Ink; vintage image: thevintageworkshop.com; ribbon: May Arts; crepe paper; gold pipe cleaner; wooden spool; wooden mini fence; glitter