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My Valentine – make a decorative rosette with punches.

Posted on 28 Jan 2015

Are you planning something special for this Valentines Day and your loved ones? We try and celebrate love everyday so hardly ever do something special, but on the odd occasion i will do something that my better half really loves – like buy a slab of Lindt Chocolate and wrap it beautifully.
valentine chocolate wrapper
I started off by wrapping the chocolate slab in some pretty decorative paper, and then created a focal point topper using punches and dies.
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A punched border runs down from top to bottom on the front, with a decorative rosette on top of the border.
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step 1 – Punch a border strip from patterned paper using your selected Tonic punch
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Step 2 – Keep the remainder of the paper left-over from the punched border, and trim that piece to measure 2.5cm wide.
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step 3 – Place the strip in a trimmer or score board and score the strip at every 5mm all along the length
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step 4 – Mountain and valley fold the entire strip on the score lines
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step 5 – adhere the two ends together after folding the strip. Keep it tight. The decorative scallop border now sits at the bottom and will form the outside of your rosette.
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step 6 – Adhere the rosette to a base circle using a hot glue gun from the Chiswick range.
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step 7 – Die cut some decorative elements from Chiswick cardstock.
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Assemble the rosette together with the die-cuts, punched border and sticker on the front of the decorated slab.
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a Quick and easy way of adding a special touch to an ordinary slab of chocolate.
Textured cardstock Scarlet sb5270
Simplicity Strip Punch Daisy pct770
Chiswick Burnishing tool
What special gift will you create for your loved ones?
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Until next time happy crafting!

Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.