Today, I’m going to enjoy one of my favorite activities! Once I get my ducks in a row for the day, I’m going to head over to the local Barnes and Noble and hang out for a bit. If you’re in the area, drop over to my table. I’ll be leafing through magazines and enjoying a Zen iced tea. But, I’m happy to share a table and chat a bit.
Yesterday, I shared the card I made for the GDP082 sketch challenge.
And, I mentioned that I’d be back today with a
quick “how to” for making the designer paper tassel
that was on the card.
These are a quick and easy accent/embellishment
a great way to use some of your smaller pieces of designer paper.
Here’s how you do it…
Using your Fringe Scissors,
cut a fringe along the landscape side
of a 2″ x 6″ strip of designer paper.
Be sure to leave a 1/4″ section at the top uncut.
Tip: You could use regular scissors but, the fringe scissors are easier. They’re currently on the Retirement List and on sale!
Run a strip of Tear and Tape across the uncut section on the
side of the designer paper you do not want showing.
Be sure to burnish it with your Bone Folder.
Pull off the Tear and Tape backing strip a little at a time.
Start rolling the designer paper being sure that the paper is tightly curled.
Once you have rolled it a couple of times, move to the next step.
Add a 4″ piece of Bakers Twine in a loop
right up next to the previously rolled bit.
The loose ends should be below the level of the Tear and Tape just a bit.
This will make the loop more secure.
Be sure to press the Bakers Twine into/onto the tape so that it adheres well.
Now continue rolling and pulling the backing off a little at a time
until the entire strip of designer paper is rolled up.
Finish the designer paper tassel with a 3/8″ x 1-1/2″
piece of Glimmer Paper.
Tip: I pull the shiny backing paper off of the Glimmer Paper before adhering. That makes it easier to roll and to stick in place.
Run a piece of Tear and Tape along the back of the Glimmer Paper.
Starting at the seam in the tassel, wrap the Glimmer Paper around the top of the tassel.
Finish with a dot of hot glue to hold the overlapped Glimmer Paper in place.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Designer Paper Tassel.
Check out yesterday’s post to see how I used it on a card!
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