Rosette Valentine Bouquet

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Hello ~ Arielle here with a fun little project today! This little Valentine Rosette Bouquet is a snap to make and delightedly inexpensive… and even better, it’s perfect for little hands to help with all the folding! So print out some papers and elements, grab your kids (or someone else’s kids) and get crafty!

Supplies:

  • Your digital kit – I used Deena Rutter’s Truly Full Kit
  • Deena Rutter’s Rosettes cutting files (optional)
  • Adhesive, I used foam tape, extra sticky double-sided tape and strong glue.
  • Lollipops (these hearts came in half dozen bunches at Wal-Mart)
  • Scissors
  • Scoring board and tool
  • Paper trimmer
  • Ribbon (optional)

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If you are using the cutting files for your rosettes, skip ahead to Step 2. Start by setting up your document to print. Using an 8 1/2″ x 11″ print size, place 3 strips of patterned paper,  (I used  1″ x 11″, 1.25″ x 11″, 1.5″ x 11″) in your document as well as any elements you’ll want to use. If you want your rosettes to be more full, print out 2 copies. I used a thin cardstock, a little more sturdy than plain bond paper.

Step 1 – Trim out your strips and elements. Using a scoring tool, score the strips. I scored one of each in the following increments 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″.

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Step 2 – Accordion fold the paper strips.

Step 3 – With the patterned side down, bring both ends together to make a little ‘tube’ and adhere the opposite ends, matching them up evenly. If you printed two strips for each rosette, adhere the strips together and then adhere the opposite ends. Repeat for your other rosettes.

Step 4 – Punch out a circle for each rosette from your scrap paper, at least 3/4″ in diameter. Place your little rosette ‘tube’ on a flat surface, and press the center in to shape your rosette. Apply glue to one side of the circle, and adhere to the center of the rosette. Hold in place for a minute or so until it sets.

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Step 5 – Flip the rosette over and apply a 3/4″ square of thin double-sided adhesive foam tape to the center. I use the thinner foam tape, so it moulds to the shape of the rosette and the lollipop.

Step 6 – Adhere your pop to the center of the rosette.

Step 7 – Embellish to your heart’s content. I went simple with one of the cute little arrows from the kit and a bit of ribbon!

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Step 8 – You’re finished! Tie a few together and give them to your BFF!

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Thanks so much for visiting us today, and if you get a chance to make any of these, please share your project with us by commenting here on this post, on Deena’s Facebook Page, or in the hybrid gallery over at Pixels & Company!

Temporary Tattoos

Hi everyone! Kate here to show you how to make temporary tattoo Valentines as a fun alternative to treats!

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Supplies:

Instructions:

1. Design your tattoo. These are for my 13-year-old daughter and I had her help me pick out the designs. She loved the little owl in Scenic Route so we filled it in with colors she liked and then I built the little card around it. The tattoo needs to be simple and have clean edges. We learned that word art doesn’t work so well because the tattoo paper will show up on your skin where there are blank spaces. You’d have to apply each letter as it’s own tattoo. That’s very frustrating!

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2. I brought the owl over to the Silhouette software as a png.*

I duplicated it for as many cards as I needed to make. I ended up bringing the heart over as well because I thought it would make a cute tattoo. NOTE: You may need to mirror the image and then duplicate it – depending on what you’ve chosen. My images work both ways so I eliminated that step.

Get the registration marks on the page and make sure your designs fit into the space.

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Trace the design and add the cut lines. This shows my setting and work flow:

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*If you’re not using a cutting machine, duplicate the design on an 8.5×11 canvas in PS or PSE.

3. Print the tattoos. The instructions on the package said to use the photo settings on your printer for the best results. They turned out beautifully!

4. Add the adhesive backing. This comes in the same package as the tattoo paper. You want to make sure to get all of the bubbles out before you cut.

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Time to cut. Do this carefully by hand. Or you can send it through the machine. The Silhouette software has a setting for tattoo paper. Make sure you adjust your blade.

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Now load it in the machine and cut.

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6. Print your cards and adhere the tattoos. We tested several different kinds of adhesive for this: hot glue, tape runner, white glue, gluetick, etc. I needed it to stick to the card, but pull off without damaging the tattoo or the card. And the winner was: mounting squares! They worked perfectly. I cut them in half for the owls and in quarters for the hearts.

2015_1_8 7. To apply the tattoo: The skin needs to be dry. Remove the protective cover, place the color side against the skin (you can’t move it once placed), place a wet washcloth over the back of the tattoo and hold it there for at least 30 seconds. The tattoo will release onto the skin. Slide the backing off. Pat the area dry.

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Dollar Days is HERE!

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It’s Dollar Days at Pixels and Company!! One of my favorite times of the year. Deena has 5 brand new kits for $1.  Yes, I said, $1.

Brand New Releases: These kits are my new favorites. Adding the perfect touch to your layouts or cards.

Glam- are just that. I love the gold touches… just enough gold. so pretty, right? Add some gold touches to your digital layout or pocket scrapbooking with Glam: Gold Touches. The kit includes a mish mash of 30 different elements to make your pages stand out.

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The pocket cards are perfect, with the right amount of white space, maybe for some journaling?

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By Hand are amazing! I love the personal feel they can bring, but being a little bit better looking than my own handwriting, or some generic font.

The Diamond brushes and cutting files include 18 hand drawn diamonds. The kit comes with the following formats: .ai, .abr, .dxf, .jpg, .png, and .svg.

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I’m excited to see some of my favorites pop up too!  These Valentine kits really have my heart… literally.

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These new pockets are perfect for preserving (in a really cute way) your favorite valentines. They fit perfectly into your 3×4 pockets, but wouldn’t they be cute as well with a little note slipped inside for one of your favorite people?

The kit comes with 4 cutting file journal card pockets sized 3×4 in the following formats: .ai, .png, .svg, and .jpg.

drutter_3x4 heartpocket_600previewThe layered life Templates collection is great to design your journal cards, hybrid cards or for your digital layouts.

This kit includes 6 .psd files:
-3 3×4 cards
-3 4×6 cards
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The Layered Layouts templates will make your scrapbooking a little easier. Templates comes in both 8.5 x 11 and 12 x 12 in .psd format.

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Out & About, inspired by Deena’s study abroad, is reminiscent of town in Amsterdam. So cute. I love the colors. Not to mention, this paper pack has 23 papers.

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Out & About elements coordinate so perfectly with the kit.

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Thanks for stopping by… now head on over and snag some great $1 kits!!  You can thank me later!

Back-To-School Month: Lunch Box Goodies

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It’s Back-To-School Month here at Deena Rutter’s blog and the team has some fun things planned for you. So be sure to check back often!

First up in our month long celebration is a pillow box filled with goodies on the inside while sending a positive message to your little (or not so little) ones on the outside. Can you imagine the exciting on your child’s face when they open their lunch box only to have revealed to them a surprise?

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