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Saturday, 3 September 2011

Rosettes for school

When I went out to lunch recently with a friend who is the head of a local infants school, she wanted to go to Hobbycraft to see if they sold rosettes that she could use for 1st 2nd and 3rd places at school. We had a look, but there was nothing ready-made that would be suitable, so I boldly volunteered to make them.

We bought three Making memories Glitter Bling self-adhesive frames, in gold, silver and brown. These are lovely and were just the right size to fit the rosettes I wanted to make.

I used my Hougie board to score the lines for the folds of the rosettes. Because I wanted to make each rosette with a 6" diameter, I used two lengths of paper 3" wide and about 11" long and stuck them together. For anyone who uses a Hougie board, I found that a good tip is to use a low tack masking tape to keep the paper in the right place while scoring.

I thought I'd got some matching gold, silver and bronze ribbons that would be suitable, but I found that I hadn't, so I used some creamy white ribbon that had gold foiled edging, swiping this with Brilliance galaxy gold, starlite silver and coffee bean (the nearest I'd got to bronze). I had to heat these and put them under a heavy box because they curled a bit with the heat, but they turned out OK in the end.

Now for the letters for 1st, 2nd and 3rd - I hadn't got enough letters in the appropriate colours, so I used thickers white chipboard letters, colouring with the three ink pads to match the ribbons and heat embossing with powders - this was very fiddly and I got lovely and inky, but it was worth the effort. Unfortunately, the 1st here looks almost brown, but irl it is a lovely bright gold.




I'm linking these for the following challenges:

Order of the opus gluei 112: everything's coming up roses and rosettes (I had to smile when I saw the challenge on Sunday)
Take time for you 48: everything except cards
Paper pretties 169: anything but a card
Wags n whiskers 62: anything but a card
Just some lines: anything but a card
Meljen 74: no patterned paper - solid cardstock only
Scrappy frogs: time for some bling
Rainbow lady 168: let's emboss it (the chipboard numbers)
The crazy challenge 82: new - new technique (to me) colouring ribbon with inks, new items used: the glitter bling frames
Delicious doodles 1: fresh start - something new (as above)
Sentimental Sundays 70: back to school
Crazy amigo: back to school
The stamping boutique 14: back to school
Pixie cottage 85: back 2 school
Pixie dust studio 90: school is cool
Stamp insanity 74: back to school
Crazy4challenges 103: back to school
If the shoe fits fashionista Friday 90: let's all head back to school
One stop craft 147: back to school - primary colours
Gingersnap GC116 colour challenge: primary colours - red, blue and yellow
Stamp n doodle: project containing 2 or more circles
Crafting misfit: show and tell

49 comments:

  1. These are fab!!! Much nicer than shop bought ones. Thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week. Elizabeth x

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  2. What a very nice friend you are! They came out great too and I am sure the recipients will love them too! Thanks for sharing with us over at "The Shoe"!
    -Tanisha

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  3. I love the rosettes! As soon as I get on my other computer, I am going to "pin" this project! Thanks for playing with us at Stamp-n-Doodle:)

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  4. what fab rosettes - well done you - great to see ones made from scratch rather than die cut (although you know I just adore s!r T!m!! lol)

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  5. Wow Hazel--these are fabulous!!! How very creative! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!!!

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  6. Very cute, Hazel--fun project!!

    Thank you for joining in the Primary Color challenge at Gingersnap Creations!

    :)

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  7. These are absolutely wonderful. How creative and thoughtful of you. I am sure the little ones will be thrilled whThank you so much for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge. It was a pleasure to visit you to see the lovely creation you make for us. Good luck in the drawing and hope to see you again next week.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carolen they get one of these.

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  8. These are absolutely wonderful. How creative and thoughtful of you. I am sure the little ones will be thrilled whThank you so much for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge. It was a pleasure to visit you to see the lovely creation you make for us. Good luck in the drawing and hope to see you again next week.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carolen they get one of these.

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  10. The rosettes are beautiful, Hazel.

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  11. What a fabulous idea Hazel!!! I love them and I am sure that they will be a huge hit. Thank you for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

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  12. Fab Rossettes. Thanks for joining us at the crazy challenge. Hugs Pam x

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  13. Wow these are wonderful Hazel... you could set up shop with them. Thanks for embossing with me this week Love Cynthia x

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  14. Great rosettes Hazel.
    Thank you for joining us at Opus Gluei!
    Gini
    xx

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  15. lovely funny project dear!!!
    thanks for sharing it at THE PIXIE COTTAGE this week!
    hugs
    Sadia

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  16. Oh my, these are absolutely stunning! I can't see anyone ever wanting to buy a store bought one ever again. You should get ready for the orders to start pouring in. ;)
    Thanks so much for sharing these with us at Make It Monday, Hazel. They're wonderful.
    Happy stamping...
    Lisa xx

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  17. What useful rosettes they will be just right for all occassions. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

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  18. Great rosettes! Thank you for entering our Anything But a Card challenge at Just Some Lines! :)

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  19. Just so gorgeous hun.....

    thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'...and good luck..

    hugs Vicky xx

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  20. These are WAYYYY better than anything you could have purchased, I love 'em!

    The colors are great and I like the gold, silver, and bronze ribbons you chose to use - the rosettes came out really well.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Opus Gluei!

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  21. WOW your badges are so cool:-) I love them:-) Thanks so much for playing along this week at Senitmental Sunday's
    Hugs
    Karen
    xxx

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  22. Fabulous rosettes hun! Thanks for playing at the Delicious Doodles Challenge this time!
    Hugs,
    Teri xx

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  23. wow, really lovely!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says for our Stampember celebration.

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  24. These are beautiful! Great job! Thanks for playing with us over at "The Shoe"

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  25. What a great friend you are! I love making rosettes and this is a great idea. Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations.

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  26. Love how those turned out ... I'm sure the kiddos were thrilled with them ... so glad you joined our primary colors challenge at Gingersnap Creations.

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  27. Brilliant, Hazel. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

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  28. Lovely rosettes, Hazel. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey x

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  29. those are awesome. I love the bling on them!

    Thanks for linking up on Show and Tell this week!
    Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
    Stop by my blog anytime!

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  30. Wonderful project. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays challenge!

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  31. What AWESOME prize ribbons those are. I love your bling. Anyone would be proud to receive one of these ribbons. Thanks for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

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  32. Wonderful project, didn't want to miss out on stopping by even if I'm a little behind! Thanks so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays last week, hope you join us again this week.
    Hugs
    Tammy Louise

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  33. Wow you are just wonderful. These look fantastic. Good Luck with the challenge, and thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter
    Hugs
    Tracey

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  34. Hi ya Hazel,

    I love those fab rosettes, all the work thats gone into them is stunning and Im sure your friend was thrilled with them!

    Thanks for playing along with our new challenge over at Delicious Doodles this fortnight!

    Keryn :)

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  35. Very creative. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage this week.
    Hugs
    Tanya

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  36. What a brilliant idea! They are more awesome than any you could buy! Fabulous!

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  37. LOVE these! Fantastic job. Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Challenge.

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  38. These are just great!!! Thanks for sharing with us at Meljen's Designs.
    audrey

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  39. These are just gorgeous! Love all the bling you used! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

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  40. They are lovely thank you for sharing with us at StampinSanity this week
    Luv Jane xxx

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  41. I'm sure your friend will adore your ribbons!! Great job. Thanks for tagging Pixie Dust Studio!!

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  42. They're lovely Hazel! Much nicer than bought ones! Thanks for joining us at The Artistic Stamper challenge! x

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  43. How fun are those. Anyone would be proud to receive such gorgeous ribbons. Thank you for playing along with our “No Patterned Paper”
    challenge at Meljen’s Designs.

    Jess

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  44. Love the rosette's Hazel I remember trying to make these years ago when my hubby had a butchers shop & they wasn't easy to make not like they are now but I just love the fun in these. Thank you for sharing them with us at OSCC, Janet

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  45. gorgeous Hazel, the rozettes look gorgeous
    thanks for joining the TSB challenge this week
    hugs
    Miranda

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  46. How fun and gorgeous are these!?! Totally awesome and so cheery. I would love to get a prize like these!
    Thank you for joining us at Opus Gluei!

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  47. What a cute card. Love your design. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Creative Card Crew!
    Denise
    CCC-DT

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  48. Fabulous rosettes! I am sure the children will love them! Thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

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