Paper Rosette Tutorial

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Paper Rosette Tutorial

Today I would like to share with you a brand new technique I just recently learned how to do. I was browsing the aisle of Hobby Lobby a couple weeks ago and come upon a Martha Stewart mini scoring board.

It wasn’t on sale but I had my 40% off coupon on my phone that I used. SCORE! I initially bought the board to use it for making envelopes.

I make a lot of handmade cards and need to make my own envelopes from them to fit in. I have seen a few paper rosettes on Pinterest and thought my scoring board would be perfect to do a tutorial on it.


  • Mini or full size scoring board
  • 12″ x 12″ pattern scrapbook paper
  • White cardstock
  • 2″ round paper punch
  • Adhesive tape
  • Paper cutter
  • Embellishments

How To Make Paper Rosettes

First you need a piece of 12″ x 12″ pattern scrapbook paper. I found some really cute paper at Archiver’s made by My Mind’s Eye called Cut & Paste ‘flair‘. Cut the paper into a stripe that is 1 1/2″ wide.

How to make a paper rosette using scrapbook paper

Place the stripe of paper onto the scoring board. Using the bone file that came with the board score every 1/4″ down the stripe of scrapbook paper. Since I have a mini board that is only 6″ I had to move the paper over to continue to score the entire 12″ of the stripe of paper.

Using a scoring board to make a paper rosette

Once you have scored the entire 12″ stripe of scrapbook paper, fold the stripe of paper back and forth like an accordion.

How to make a paper rosette using a scoring board

After folding the paper line up the two ends. Make sure you have one side that is down and the other side that is up making a link. Once you have them lined up place adhesive tape to the side that is up and stick the down side to the tape, making a complete circle.

Paper Rosette Tutorial

Press the accordion paper in the center making a flat rosette.

How to make a paper rosette

Using a 2″ round circle paper punch cut out one round piece of white cardstock. Place the adhesive tape to one side of the cut out round piece and stick it on the back of the rosette.

How to make a paper rosette

Add Embellishments To Your DIY Paper Rosette

After you have the basic rosette made you can add all kinds of fabulous embellishments to give the rosette some character.

I added one piece of pattern paper cut with a 2″ circle scallop punch and one more cut out round piece of different pattern scrapbook paper for dimension.

Then I stuck a ‘smile’ chipboard button to the front and tied a piece of twine in between the two holes on the chipboard.

Using a third piece of pattern scrapbook paper I made a flag and adhered it to the back of the rosette with tape.

I added one last touch with a mint green arrow paperclip.

Paper Rosette Tutorial

This rosette was super easy to make. The possibilities are endless on what you can use the rosette for: Cards, Packing, Decorating, etc, etc. Check back on my blog for future rosette projects.

What do you think about this paper rosette tutorial? What would you use a rosette for?

I want to thank Amy for letting me share this tutorial on her blog. I had SO much fun making this rosette. I am just in love with that paper!

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