Monday, April 11, 2011

A Rose for You

I'm really liking making these paper roses (okay, this reminds me of the Marie Osmond song from the 1970's ... which really dates me ... and if you've never heard it before I'm just gonna pretend that I don't know how much younger than me you are!!) ... I think I wore that record out - belting at the top of my lungs "Paaaa-per Rooo-ses ... (and if you don't know what an actual RECORD is, I'm REALLY gonna pretend that I don't know how much younger than me you are!!) Smiley from

I did this for TLC320 over on SCS. It was to adapt your straight border punch by notching the bottom edge of your already-punched strip so that you can "mold" it into a circular or oval shape. Pretty cool, eh? Here's a link to a little tutorial on how to do it:

Shelly Schmidt's "Punched Circle" Edge Tutorial

I also plan on doing a video on how to make the paper flowers REALLY soon ... stay tuned!! :)

We have been a one-car family this past week 'cause one of our cars is having some work done. My husband looked at the fuel gauge in the car the other day when I was driving him to work and said, "Where have you been driving? You're almost out of gas already ... " Really?? Seriously???? Like I wasn't already enough of a "Taxi Mom"??? Now I'm driving EVERYONE pretty much EVERYWHERE (including my hubby)! It's amazing how that happens ... if only I had a convertible and some sunshine to go with all this driving!! Smiley from

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Teahouse (background), Silhouette Sentiments
Paper: Basic Black, Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Scallop Square Bigz Die, MS Arched Lattice Border Punch, Fancy Flower Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Scallop Trim Corner Punch, Black/White Gingham Ribbon, Pop-Up Glue Dots


jean said...

This is a beautiful card! Any chance that you do a video on it or post a tutorial? I love the rose and am curious to see how you made the notched border strip under the circle. Thank you for all your wonderful work. What an inspiration you are to all of us!
Jeannie in Maine

Wendybell said...

I will be doing a video tutorial on the paper flowers really soon ... stay tuned! :) Here's a link to the border circle:

Have fun! :)

Becky said...

As always, clean and elegant. Love your work! Looking forward to your tutorial.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card- the colors are wonderful! I love the way the punched edge turned out and the flower is wonderful!

JerilynnO said...

Great! That is just what I was going to ask for. Can't wait till you show us how you make the rose. I'll keep watching for your instructions! Thanks for sharing.