10/31/16

Hello, friends, and Happy Halloween!  My children are past the age of dressing up and trick or treating, but I do still get them a few treats.  I will probably have a glass of wine or cider, sit on my front porch, and pass out candy. It’s so great to see the little children in their costumes.

In keeping with the Tricks & Treats week, I am sharing with you a trick on how to use up your 12×12 paper and turning it into an accordion rosette flower banner!  Plus it is a great trick or way to use up that pattern paper that you may or may not be hoarding. :)

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First let’s grab some supplies!  Pick out your color palette. Since it’s autumn I chose a yellow, black, orange and pink color scheme. I scoured through a bunch of different Fancy Pants Designs paper collections and I was able to quickly find paper that coordinated well!!  Then grab a scoring tool, scissors, red line tape, a hot glue gun or Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Dodz XL, foam tape, string, a circle die or circle punch.

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With all of these great supplies I will show you how to make different sized rosette flowers to create this banner.

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For this flower, I used 2 sheets of pattern paper.  I trimmed each piece 5×12 inches (so you will have 4 pieces, 2 from each sheet of paper), and scored the paper every 1/2 inch. The paper is then folded top over bottom to create a “v” pattern.  Each sheet is adhered to the next until you have a circle formed.  You will want to push the outside pieces together, so that you have a tiny circle in the middle.  I placed a Dodz XL on each side to hold the accordion flower in place, and then adhered a die cut circle on the side that will face out, and corrugated card stock on the back side.

This will create an 11 inch circle.

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Follow the same instruction as above.

Except you will only need 1 sheet of 12×12 inch pattern paper, and you will cut 4 peices that measure 3×12 inches.

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Follow the same instructions as above.

Except you will only need 1 sheet of 12×12 pattern paper, and you will cut 3 pieces that measure 4×12 inches, and score each sheet at 1/4 inch.

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For the smallest rosette, I used two 2×12 inch pieces of pattern paper, and scored at 1/2 inch.  I then placed flair in the center of those flowers.

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This is a project that is a little time consuming, however the end result is so pretty.  I was able to use supplies on hand and create something decorative and festive for my living room!

Fancy Pants Designs collections used: Happy PlaceSummer SunTrue FriendMeologyAttwellFlutterBurlap & BouquetsOffice Suite

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