Rosette Art - Book Review and Giveaway

 Congratulations to Rebecca K., winner of this giveaway!

Rosette Art: Instructions and Papers for Beautiful Rosettes to Share, Wear, and Display by Cathe Holden, a graphic designer and popular blogger at Just Something I Made, was recently released by Chronicle Books.

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The format is similar to Pretty Paper Parties, as it's a handy portfolio that contains basic tool information and rosette-making instructions in a small booklet that sits atop a stack of 9 1/4 x 11 1/4 inch, tear-out sheets of patterned paper. Included are 14 step-by-step projects and additional ideas for using rosettes.

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One feature I especially like is that half of the twenty heavyweight sheets are pre-scored, as can be seen in the photo below. You'll be able to make your first rosette in no time at all!

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Along with the stylish yellow stripes and black/white patterned paper, you'll find checked gingham and quite a few other designs that are reminiscent of America's heartland and quilting fabrics.

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Rosettes are a nice way to decorate a present and can dress up a headband or barrette. Cathe takes them way beyond package wrapping and hair adornments though... one of my favorite projects is this colorful mobile.

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And here's another... instead of using typical paper to create a rosette, Cathe folded paper money. Such a great idea for upcoming graduations. She also shows how to use rosettes for wreaths, mantel decor, and picture frames, along with ideas for making rosettes from ribbon and even silk ties.

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