I’m not really sure what the official term for these accordion folded paper embellishments are that are popping up all over on cards and scrapbook pages but I’ll go with rosette They make a cool dimensional addition to any card or scrapbook page, you could also glue two back to back with a ribbon hanger and make a fun ornament.
Here’s what you need:
one 1 1/2″ x 11 1/2″ strip of patterned paper
two 1 1/2″ punched cardstock circles
strong adhesive (I used red line tape)
scoring board with bone folder ( I used my Martha Stewart board)
Start by scoring your patterned paper every 1/2″:
and then accordion fold it back and forth:
using a strong adhesive tape the two ends of your patterned paper to form a circle:
gather the circle, pinching the top and push downwards to flatten it out:
on the back side adhere one circle with strong adhesive:
on the front adhere the other circle and any other layers you might want to add to decorate the front:
I also added a fun retro looking cat stamp on my circle layers.
Here’s what it looks like from the side:
depending on what papers and stamps you use these can be made for any occasion.
The cat stamp I used is from PSX, all others are from Close To My Heart.