Sunday, August 7, 2011

Rose Tutorial and Winner!

I wanted to start off by thanking everyone for becoming a follower!   I began my blog because I love to share what I make.  I was shocked when I saw that I had reached 10 followers, but I just checked and I am now at 100! I can't even believe it!

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!  

I am trying to catch up with visiting everyone's blogs.  It's been so difficult because I am now back to work teaching and I am crashing on the couch as soon as I get home! I love teaching, but it is totally exhausting! I'm hoping that things will settle down soon so that I can go on with my crafty evenings at home and so that I will have time to visit everyone regularly again! 

So onto the winner of the Slumber Party cartridge:

Kathy Salido said...

I have just become your 82nd follower!! I just love your style and it is hard for me to pick a favorite from your gallery. My top 3 are, Hello Sunshine, Butterfly Card, and Yellow Flower card.

Congratulations Kathy!! Please email me at: encarnacion dot maribel at gmail dot com so that I can send you this cartridge. 

Now for my rose tutorial.  I got tons of great feedback on this rose that I made for my cake box.  You can see the original post here

I'm showing the first few steps with pictures and the last two steps on a video because it's hard to explain what I mean with pictures only. 

1. Cut out pieces of cardstock at about 4" by 4".  Make sure that they are the color of the bottom of your rose because you are going to be able to see this paper through the petals.  I used green because the base of my rose is green.  

2.   Cut your rose at 5" inches in height.  At this size your rose will be about 2" wide when rolled up. To save some time I cut out four roses at a time.  I didn't have any 12" white cardstock so I cut down my paper to 6"x6" squares. It will look like this when you are done cutting: 

3. I used two colors to ink the edges of my rose.  The bottom edge in green and the petals in pink. Make sure you give the center a generous coating of ink and repeat with the back so that you don't have white paper showing. 

3. Roll it up tight starting from the center.  Cluster the 3 petals at the center together and then roll the rest of the rose around it.  I did this with my fingers.  No need for any quilling tools. 

Then let it go and shape it to the size that you want it to be. 

4. Get some glue.  I would have used a hot glue gun but didn't have one around.  Put a generous amount on the paper and press your rose down.  Hold it down for a couple of minutes.  I used this Tombo adhesive and it held very well. 

While you're holding it down, continue shaping the rose to the size that you will want it to be. You can add some more glue around the loose end to hold it down. 

5. Once the glue is dry, you can cut it out of the green cardstock.  Squish the petals down a bit to give it a more realistic look. 

6.  As you can see the rose looks pretty here.  But I did a couple more things to it to give it a more realistic look.  I made a video to show you what I did. 

I'm not sure if the video will show on here.  This is the link just in case:

I have got to say after making this video segment of my tutorial, I am totally impressed by people who make videos all the time!  It was so much work and I was so nervous while filming! It felt like I was talking to a million people, but yet talking to myself at the same time.  I am totally not a video person, so if I sound awkward here you will know why :) 

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoyed my first ever tutorial! 


  1. Awesome vid! :) I made my first too! LOL. I give mucho props to those that do it once a week or more! But thanks for the rose tutorial, I think I"m going to have to get this cart!

  2. I think you did great on your video.
    I just checked I have done 114 vid's on YouTube. Crazy eh?

    Beautiful flower

  3. Maribel: I just found your blog today, and love this tutorial. I just "followed" you and set you over 100!!!! Yeah!!!!! I hope you will also visit my blog and "follow" me. I look forward to checking back to see what else you make!
    Blessings, Karen

  4. Awesome tutorial! I'm going to have to give it a try! :)


  5. You did an awesome job on your first video, Maribel! But you just cost me some money because I am definitely going to have to buy this cartridge to try these pretty flowers!! Beautiful, beautiful flowers! Thank you so much for sharing this with us!! And congrats to the winner :)


  6. Maribel, amazing my friend, just amazing. Great job! I will have to give this a try. TFS! ~Shen

  7. Super job! I've got to try this! Thanks for the video, I'll come back and post if I get to do one soon. I'm here from DTC! Thanks!


  8. Oh thanks so much for the tutorial...i just love your were also super kind on my blog...thanks for stopping by.

  9. Maribel, you were fabulous on your video! I have a Cricut machine but hardly ever use it... however with your tutorial and showing off those cartridges has made me want to go get both and start playing! S;o) Great job!

  10. fabulous job on your first video!!! Great job and you should definitely do another video:) Thanks for the coupon tip on the cartridges, I never knew that good to know:) Love the rose tutorial and good to know about the paper difference:) TFS

  11. Maribel,
    What a great tutorial! I have this cart coming in the mail soon!! I can;t wait to start playing. I have e-mailed you my address for Slumber Party Cart. Thanks again, I am so excited that I won :)

  12. Maribel, you did a great on your first video! You had asked where I got the skinny notepad for the Honey Do List. I bought a pack of 5" x 8" writing pads at Staples and just had them cut the left margin off and then cut the rest of the pad into two 2" pads. So each 5x8 pad will make two skinny noebooks. I hope that makes sense. :)


  13. Aloha Maribel,
    Thank you for posting and showing us the tutorial. You did such a FANTASTIC JOB! I hope to see more future videos of what you create.

  14. Thanks for that tutorial. Your rose is awesome! I had trouble trying to make a rose using the directions for that cartridge.


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