Tim Holtz's Sizzix Rosette Die. I wish I could claim this as my own idea, but I can't! I found it while browsing on Pinterest (tell me I'm not the only one addicted to that site!). It's from All You magazine. I adapted it to my own taste and what I had on hand. The paper is from a pad that I've had for years and never used. That's why I hoard - you just never know when something will come in handy! Since the directions called for different sizes, and I don't have the Mini Rosettes die (yet!), I had to improvise.Here's a quick tute to show you how to downsize your regular rosette to make a smaller one.
Cut paper using Sizzix Rosette Die. Using your scissors or paper cutter, cut off about 1/4" from the straight edge.
On the reverse side, run a strip of tissue tape down the length. You need the tape to keep the segments together, since you cut off the solid edge. After taping, trim off about four segments from the end.
Pleat and glue as you would a regular sized rosette. That's it! It's surprising how much smaller this is after trimming such a small amount off, but it really makes a huge difference.
Have a great week!