Designer Paper Tassel

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.

Designer Paper Tassel from theartfulinker.com

These are a quick and easy accent/embellishment

and

a great way to use some of your smaller pieces of designer paper.

Here’s how you do it…

Cut the paper fringe

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!

Add Tear and Tape

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 back the Tear and Tape

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 Bakers Twine

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.

Designer Paper Tassel from theartfulinker.com

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.

Easy!

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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2 Comments

  • Reply
    tedderbearstamping
    April 15, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Great idea!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      April 15, 2017 at 6:21 pm

      Thanks Lisa! I love little ways to use designer paper.

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