While completing my October Calendar, I made several paper rosettes. Seems like you will see these rosettes everywhere on paper crafting blogs! So I tried my hand at making some. I soon got very frustrated having to use a score board and scoring these strips of paper. After about three rosettes - I decided there should be an easier way. I ended up made a cutfile with my Sure Cuts A Lot for my Cricut. And to make all those tiny scorelines -- I used my CRI-Kits embosser tool! If you would like to download the files, just scroll to the end of this post.
Here are the complete steps to use these rosette files ...
1. First put paper onto your embossing mat and load into Cricut Machine.
2. Replace Cricut blade with Embossing Tool (use pointy end)
3. In SCAL - open Rosette file
4. Turn off the 'CUT' layer. (just Click on the eyeball in the layer menu next to layer)
5. Turn up the pressure on the Cricut Machine
6. Cut the scorelines with your embosser. Note you may want to 'Multicut' heavy paper to get deeper scorelines!
7. Replace the Embosser Tool with the blade and turn down the pressure on the Cricut.
8. Turn off the 'Scoreline' layer and turn on 'Cut' layer (click on eyeballs again)
9. Cut the cut lines
10. Unload paper from Cricut.
To Assemble the rosettes ...
Take your strip of paper and fold along the scored lines, - accordian style.
Adhere the ends of the paper strip together - I used a zig glue pen.
Gently push the paper down to form a cirle. At this point, I glued a small circle of cardstock onto the backside of the rosette to hold its form. You will want to use a fast drying glue - I used Beacon's 3-in-1 glue. I first tried Glue Dots - but found the rosettes that were made out of heavier paper needed a different glue.
SCUT2 Files - click on highlighted text to download files
I am sharing these cut files in a SCUT2 form instead of the traditional SVG. I am doing this because I designed the files in SCAL not Inkscape - due to the score lines being open ended. If you wish to change the size of the file, simply go to the 'Edit' function from the top menu and hit the 'Select All'. Then go to the Property box on the right hand side and type in the size desired in the Height box. A taller height will result in a bigger rosette.