Thursday, February 20, 2014

Hershey's Rose Tutorial

Yesterday I had this great idea to make a Hershey's Rose from the Spiral Flower Die. The first one I made went together likety-split. Perfect, I thought. But then try as I might I was unable to re-create the success of my first rose. Several hours and roses later, I gave up and went to bed. This morning I continued to experiment and decided that the best thing to do was to cut apart the strip. It produces the most consistent AND LASTING results. This tutorial may seem long, but it's really quite easy to get this rose together.

This Hershey's Rose could be used as a favor or place setting for so many different occasions: Birthdays, Spring, Easter, Valentine's etc. I hope you like this pretty little project. Find out the supplies you'll need to make this project and where to get them HERE!

Hershey's Rose Tutorial

Step One

1. Start by cutting a piece of Strawberry Slush In-color Designer Series Paper using the Sprial Flower Die and the Big Shot. Starting from the center count over seven scallops and draw a line. Continue counting 7 more scallops and draw another line. You should now have pencil marks after scallop 7 & 14.

Step Two

2. Take a paper clip and unbend it, all except for the smallest bend. If you have a pair of locking tweezers you can omit this step and use them for rolling the flower instead.

Step Three

3. Loop THE OUTSIDE (the skinny end) of the spiral strip around the end of the paper clip and start rolling up the flower. Note: roll the pattern that you would like to be most prominent to the inside.

Step Four

4. Keep rolling up the flower until you get to the last two scallops.

Step Five

5. Slide the paperclip out of the paper and let go allowing the strip to relax. You will want to relax the strip even further with your fingers.

Step Six

6. Cut the strip into THREE pieces along the TWO pencil marks you made in Step One.

Step Seven

7. Start with the piece that has the largest scallops. Bend the centermost scallop toward the scallop next to it. Unfold the scallop. This will become the bottom of your rose.

Step Eight

8. Put some Tombow onto the scallop next to the one that you folded over. Adhere the end that’s furthest away from the center to the scallop next to the center scallop.

Step Nine

9. This is how the outer rose should look like when it’s glued.

Step Ten

10. Next take the piece that has the seven medium-sized scallops. Put Tombow on the larger end. Bring the other end over and overlap the scallops to form a circle.

Step Eleven

11. On the back of the scallop you just glued, put some more Tombow.

Step Twelve

12. Glue this piece near the seam of the outer rose.

Step Thirteen

13. Take the last spiral piece and put Tombow on the end with the bigger scallops.

Step Fourteen

14. Glue this end opposite to the other two seams. The other end of this piece will remain unattached, so that it can float.

Step Fifteen

15. Punch a 1-¾” Scallop Circle out of the same In-Color Paper.

Step Sixteen

16. Glue this scallop to the bottom of the rose to give it more stability.

Step Seventeen

17. Put a dimensional on the bottom of a Hershey’s Kiss.

Step Eighteen

18. Adhere the kiss in the center of the rose. I also added a pennant, stamped with "hello" from the Perfect Pennants stamp set in Gumball Green Ink on Whisper White Card Stock. I cut the pennant out using the matching Banners Framelits and the Big Shot.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies
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  • Stamp Sets: Perfect Pennants (wood, cling)
  • Card Stock/Paper: 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White
  • Ink: Gumball Green
  • Tools: Big Shot, Spiral Flower Die, Banners Framelits, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch
  • Adhesives: Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals

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    1. Your flowers are wonderful and such a cute little treat, as you mentioned! Your instructions are Always PERFECTLY clearly explained and visually illustrated; you're the BEST! Just terrific, thank you for sharing yourself with us all, I know that "I" love you for it!!! Cheers and have a lovely day, Donna (SC)

    2. Thank you for sharing! Definitely going to make these.

    3. What a great idea and so cute! I will be making these. Thank you for your wonderful tutorials!

    4. Brenda, you havent lost your touch! I made some of these for a workshop I'm doing next week. I posted on my blog and gushed over your talent!!

    5. Love the flowers! Thanks for sharing this.