Friday, November 4, 2011

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop - Day 1 WELCOME!

Zutter and Bind-it-All are excited to be part of the Handmade Holiday Blog Hop!  Welcome! We are thrilled to be among these wonderful designers and manufacturers -  to share ideas to create homemade, heart-felt crafts this holiday season. This three-day Hop includes over 60 stops with inspiration brimming from every corner. Explore thoughtful gifts and decor you can make for the holidays, all bundled together on one big wonderful Hop!
To sweeten things up, we’re offering a chance at a gift for you! For every comment you leave on the blogs in the Hop, you’ll be entered to win a prize pack from one of the participating manufacturer sponsors!

Zutter will be awarding a Distrezz-it-All to one lucky participant!
PLUS we will draw extra winners from entries on the blogs of the Zutter Zisters who are part of this hop!   So check out these ladies on their blog days for a chance for an extra fun-something!
Lea Sanders - Zutter - Tomorrow Nov 5
Nan Paturzo - Zutter - Sunday Nov 6

Visit the list of blogs below - including this blog today! - and leave a comment.   on each by Nov 7, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST. Each day we will be sharing a brand new list of blogs with brand new projects for you to explore, be inspired by, and create from!


Visit and leave a comment on each of the above blogs by Nov 7, 2011 at 11:59 PM PST

Let’s start off the handmade fun with these fun décor pieces.  These are super easy to make and can be designed for any occasion.  We used the large Scor-it-All scoring board to create pleated folds on 4”X8” patterned paper.  Make your crafting easy and start with some pre-cut 8”X 8” paper.  The nice thing about paper pads like this is that you don’t have to fret about finding coordinating papers and colors. They all go together! By the way, I am using my "old school" Scor-it-All - which simply means, before they were made pink!  The current Scor-it-All boards are pink to match the Bind-it-All and Dreamkuts!  I am sort of true to my long time tools!  ;)
For each “rosette” we used four 4”X 8” strips, scored accordion style at ½” increments.  What does accordion style mean?  It means make a score, then flip the paper over and score at the next ½” increment.  That way the folds will flip over in the opposite direction with each fold.  Use a strong, fast drying liquid adhesive and adhere the ends together, then flip the whole strip around in a circular fashion (when the adhesive is nice and dry).  You’ll want to have a circle (or in this case, a scalloped circle) on hand to adhere to the top of the rosette to keep it from popping up.  Then use some relatively lightweight, but firm “paper weights” to hold it down while it dries!  We like to let ours dry for a good long time, and then finish the embellishing. 
Note, you can punch the edges of the paper before you score to add a nice trim to the rosette.  Or, try the Zutter Distrezz-it-all  for a nice ruffled look.  Use ClearSnap chalk or ink to add definition to the edges, and embellish away!  We adhered our rosettes to thin dowels and used them for a holiday centerpiece.  You can make them smaller or bigger, depending on your mood – but always use the Scor-it-All for clean, crisp, professional scores and folds!


Tune in to Nan’s blog on Sunday to see how she incorporates a smaller version of these rosettes into another Zutter-fied homemade project! 
If you have read this far, then you now know that we have a special-double-secret giveaway just for this blog and the die hards who have read all the way through! Leave a comment here and be part of a random drawing for a Scor-it-All Mini Scoring Board and Envelope Template!  We will draw a random name from all comments left on Wednesday, November 9!  Domestic U.S. entries only.  Happy Scoring!


Come back tomorrow for more ideas with the Zutter Scor-it-All and other Zutter tools!  Happy hopping!



275 comments:

«Oldest   ‹Older   201 – 275 of 275
Marylinn Kelly said...

Love rosettes, love there is a way to do them without needing to own a die-cutter. Thanks for the inspiration.

~K8 said...

Such cute projects!

Shelly Lynn said...

Wow! Beautiful rosettes!! Thanks for showing us how they are made... I am going to have to make some of these now! :)

Nancy D. said...

Loved your projects TFS..!

Nancy D. said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
MommyManderz said...

Thank you so much for this chance to win! I would love that score it all! i make the rosettes all the time and it would make life a lot easier!

Maggie said...

Amazing idea & product, love the blog hop!

Donna said...

This is so much fun! We all need holiday inspiration. Thank you

paperkraftD said...

Great projects, TFS!!

Bonnie Tyler said...

Thanks for the ideas. I'm enjoying the hop!

LindaC said...

What a great way to make rosettes! Thanks for the ideas! LindaC

StacyC said...

Great rosettes.... I love these...






scandrc11@yahoo.com

nancy said...

Great rosettes and thanks for the tip about punching the edge for another look!

Stacey Wilson said...

love these rosettes! So cute!

Unknown said...

These are GORGEOUS!!!

tluiz said...

love those rosettes with their cute centers.

Arlen said...

I want to make some of those great rosettes!

Leslee said...

Very pretty. Love rosettes.
Leslee in MT

Donna said...

Very pretty

Shelley said...

I love this!!
Shelley
shelldian at hotmail dot com

Marilize said...

Loving these rosettes - about time I try making them hey :)

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness, these are just beautiful! I could see a banner made with these rosettes.

Judy W. said...

Love the rosettes! So many ways to decorate and use them!

glowegal said...

I love the Thanksgiving decorations! So cute!

kim said...

Love the rosettes. I'm in a holiday swap and will have to give this a try. I too have the original old-school board. Love it! Wouldn't retire it for anything.

Cassie_lu said...

what great decorations

debi said...

How clever! They rosettes can be made for any occasion.

Rhonda said...

Gosh, these are too cute! I love some of the papers you used too.

Sue D said...

I like the rosettes--especially the ones with the punched edges.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Rae Ann said...

Such a lovely idea for quick and easy decor for the holidays! I can envision these in a smaller form on my holiday packages too!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the fun hop!

Anonymous said...

I am late commenting for Day 1, but Day 2 is completed. These are wonderful. As always, these hops are so inspirational. G45 and Clearsnap sent me. Thanks for giving us a chance to win. Good Luck everyone. TFS

Amy Williams said...

Fantastic rosettes...thanks for the how-to!

rush said...

i love rosettes! and, what a wonderful prize package!

Unknown said...

WOW - love those giant rosettes!

Colleen's Crafty Constructions said...

I love how big you made them. Amazing! I am now officially stalking you on as many outlets as possible

Tania said...

So many fun new things to try. Thanks for sharing.

Lyneen said...

Beautiful center piece... great colors... TFS!

Carla said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful rosettes with us.


http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/ or
racincrafts at aim dot com

Margie said...

Gorgeous rosettes!

Dawn B. said...

Gorgeous rosettes! A distrezzit all would be so wonderful to win since vintage and shabby is my sytle!

Kelly G said...

Love those rosettes!! Never thought about making them bigger for decorating other things

paperpapier said...

I did my rosettes with Scorpal...love them.

jessica said...

Love those beautiful rosettes!!
TFS
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

forpahl5 said...

Love this idea, I have yet to try it though!

Robin said...

Love all the projects!

Peggy said...

Great rosettes.
Blessings,
Peggy Allen

Anita said...

Thank you for so MUCH INSPIRATION.

Kristin said...

Love the rosettes. They look great with just about anything!!

Larissa Heskett said...

AWESOME!! LOVE these!! THANKS for sharing and for the chance to win!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Unknown said...

Awesome stuff.

Michelle King said...

I've been seeing more and more rosettes lately and am thinking I am going to have to give them a try!

Kim said...

Blog hopping is teaching me so much. I have often wondered how to make rosettes, and now thanks to you and your great directions and photos I fell that I can give it a shot! Love the centerpiece!

LauraB said...

Can't wait to start on THanksgiving centerpieces!

TIFFANY M said...

OMG!! THE MOST BEAUTIFUL AND FESTIVE ROSETTES THAT I HAVE EVER HAD THE PLEASURE TO LAY EYES ON. GORGEOUS! IM INLOVE:)

Sharon said...

I love the rosettes!!!!! I will have to try them. Thanks for sharing.

MC said...

Haven't tried making rosettes, but what a neat idea to punch out the edges first to create a little flair.

Gloria L. said...

Such a fun hop!

FiKenward said...

Great rosettes, so many ideas forming.

Kim said...

Really like these rosettes, and now I know how to make them. Thank you!

Terri said...

thank you for the tutorial

CreateWithKelly said...

Love the rosettes!!

Melita said...

beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Awesome rosettes!

Beastybunny said...

I love these oversizeed medallions! Would make great decorations on larger gifts. Fantastic!

Rachel V said...

I saw the Distrezz-It-All at a CK Convention and thought it was cool. Maybe it's time I get one.

mauihumv@gmail.com said...

Gorgeous rosettes:)

Unknown said...

Those rosettes make fantastic holiday decor!

MKG said...

I like seeing the rosettes distressed and punched with the BIA. Great ideas for further stylizing these embellishments.

lindaplus3 said...

great job love the rosettes
:) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Love those rosettes!

lindaplus3 said...

i absolutely love them... my favorite thing is to work with rosettes :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

Becky Palmer said...

love this idea!

DH said...

brilliant!

Angela said...

Loving the rosettes!

«Oldest ‹Older   201 – 275 of 275   Newer› Newest»