02 February, 2014

Crazy Crafters February Occasions Blog Hop


Hello fellow crafting fanatics! I'm pleased to be participating in this month's Crazy Crafters Blog Hop. You should have just left Michelle Mills at hello day cards but if you've just joined us, the full line up is linked below.

This month's theme is the Brand New Occasions Catalogue (which I will link up in the side bar in due course).  I'm crafting myself this month but while my infection is behind me, the arthritis is still making crafting a bit of a challenge so I thought I would do something a little different this month.

When I saw the new catalogue, the first thing that came into my head was how many embellishments I could make for both cards and layouts...and how expensive ready made embellishments are in Australia.  Making your own is both fun and saves money...which you can spend on more crafty goodness.  See where I'm going with this?

I'm not up to doing everything I wanted in one go so I'm going to pace myself and do a bit of a mini series kicking off with the blog hop and making a new type of embellishment every couple of days.

I'd love it if you wanted to craft along with me! (I'll be back with the product list a little later)

Today I focused on rosette embellishments.  I picked 2 paper collections in the new catalogue - Kaleidoscope for more feminine cards and Retro Fresh for the boys - and I'll stick to these throughout the series.

I made the rosettes in two ways - four of them were made using the Score board (scoring every 1/4 inch) and 2 were made using the Bigz XL Designer Rosette Die.

Either way, you need to cut a strip of paper HALF as wide as you'd like your finished rosette to be.

The image below shows the process.  The top left image shows the first step if you are using the score board.  The next three are the same regardless of which method you chose.
I prefer using hot glue to hold it together and adhere the first layer of paper onto the top.

I layered DSP and cardstock cut using dies and punches and added the final layer of embellishment using Dimensionals.
Made using Designer Rosette Die

 Made Using the Score Board



Thanks for stopping by!  I'm the last stop but if you want to do it all again, feel free to start at stop #1 Sue Wdowik at Nigh Nigh Birdie and the full line up is below

1. Sue Wdowik at Nigh Nigh Birdie
2. Carolina Evans at Studio Evans
3. Kate Benade at Stamping with Kate
4. Tamie Holt at Tamie Luvs Craft2
5. Teena Maher at Stamping with Teena
6. Barb Conroy at The Stamping Queen
7. Angela Lorenz at Angs Crafty Cards
8. Sarah Rae Oakes at Stampin' Up! with Sarah
9. Aroha Mills-Barlow at ScrapTasticMama
10. Kylie Bertucci at Crafty Kylie
11. Deb Raymer at DebzHouse
12. Michelle Mills at hello day cards
13. Alex Trofimov at Pink Crafty Mama<-----That's Me!


  1. Love love love them. Wow they must have taken ages they are so bright and colourful great job Alex

  2. Oh my goodness! Is that how you do them! Love it!

  3. wow!! Love them! will have to try this some time for sure starting with the score board version as I don't have the Rosette Die yet

  4. I'd love to pin them? Do you have a pinning button?

    1. I did have a pinterest button but it seems to have gone! Will get it back!

    2. Petra you can go to pinterest and install a pinterest button on your internet browser or on your ipad. Its pretty easy to do - that way if someone doesn't have a pin button you can still pin things.
      this link will help - http://about.pinterest.com/goodies/#browser

  5. i am totally trying this!!! i love all the colours you used nice and bright

  6. I think these are brilliant Alex! Are you thinking of selling them? I think they would be really popular. Awesome!

  7. What a great blog post!! Card candy - love them all ;)

  8. Rosette Card Candy, they look so lovely and bright. One would just need a textured embossed solid colour background and the card is done. Brilliant! Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. I love making Rosettes! They are just too cute Alex, love them!