Rosette Turkey

by Jean Cross

Create an adorable Thanksgiving decoration.

Supplies

  • Scallop or other border punch (Stampin’ Up!® punch used here)
  • Scoring board or ruler and stylus
  • 3/4" and 1” circle punches
  • 3” scallop or plain circle punch or die (Fiskars brand used here)
  • Hot glue gun
  • 12” x 12” patterned paper in autumn colors (double-sided paper suggested)
  • Cardstock in complementary colors
  • Paper trimmer
  • Paper clamps or hair clips (optional)
  • Printable turkey head template

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Cut three strips from the patterned paper:
    One at 1 1/4” x 12”
    One at 1 1/2” x 12”
    One at 1 3/4” x 12”

  2. Punch two 3/4" circles and four 1” circles from cardstock. Punch or die cut a 3” circle from cardstock.

  3. Step 2

    Use a border punch or die to scallop the top of each strip.

    TIP:
    Turn the punch over to start, so you can line up the edge of the paper with the first cut blade.

  4. You can use different design scallop punches to add a little interest to your project.

    NOTE:

    If you do not have a border punch, just leave this step out.

  5. Step 3

    Use a scoring tool or a ruler and stylus to score each strip between scallops. On the scoring board, be sure to shift the strip as needed to line up with a groove on the board.

  6. If you did not punch your strips, then score the strips every 1/4".

    Accordion- or fan-fold each strip.

    IMPORTANT:

    An ODD number of scallops or blades is necessary for the next step to work properly. Use scissors to trim off any excess.

  7. Step 4

    Glue the two ends together with hot glue, blade over blade (or mountain fold over valley fold.) Let dry.

  8. Step 5

    Working on a nonstick surface like a craft mat or ceramic tile, gather the non-scalloped edge of a strip and hold it vertically with the scalloped edge against the work surface. Push down, flattening into a rosette. Place a dollop of hot glue in the center of the rosette. Use pressure or hair clips (as in the picture) to hold the rosette until it dries. Do this with each strip.

  9. Step 6

    Hot glue punched circles onto both the center front and center back of each rosette, with 3/4” circles on the smallest rosette.

  10. Step 7

    Use a dollop of hot glue in the centers to glue the three rosettes in size order, lining up the bottom edges.

  11. Step 8

    Cut out the Turkey Head Template and use it to trace the head onto cardstock. Cut out the shape. Use a thin line of hot glue on the edge of the back to attach it to the front rosette, being sure the bottom lines up with the bottom of the rosettes.

  12. Step 9

    Attach the turkey to the 3” scallop or plain circle with dollops of hot glue to complete the project.

Video!

Variations

  1. Use an electronic die cutter to simplify the process! The cut file is designed so that you glue two short strips together to make a long strip. These turkeys will be much fuller. You can find the files HERE.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Rosette Turkey. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

What a great idea for place settings! Thank you!
Maria Grimm  |  Wed Oct 11, 2017 at 4:13 AM
HOW FORTUNATE THAT I HAVE THE CUTTLEBUG ROSETTE FLOWERS DIES TO MAKE A FEW DIFFERENT STYLE ROSETTES LIKE THAT... I THINK ALL I NEED TO DO IS DIG OUT SOME PAPERS FOR THAT CUTE LITTLE BUGGER
Ashley Shaffer  |  Wed Oct 11, 2017 at 5:00 AM
What a great job on the video, Miss Blue! Thank you so much! You made it so easy! I just asked Santa for a black and decker! Great turkey!
Jean Cross  |  Wed Oct 11, 2017 at 6:16 AM
The cutest turkey ever. Thanks! Loving the glue gun, too.
Linda Rizzo  |  Wed Oct 11, 2017 at 8:08 AM
This is so cute. But in Canada we celebrated Thanksgiving last weekend. Could hold you post your Thanksgiving tutorials a week earlier so we can use them up here in the frigid north? grin
Sherri in BC  |  Wed Oct 11, 2017 at 8:31 AM
This was adorable to make!!!! And what a great way to use patterned paper. Thank you!
Nicole  |  Wed Oct 11, 2017 at 9:12 AM
So sorry, Sherri in BC! There is always next year! Do you do turkeys, too? I thought it was an American thing! LOL.
Jean Cross  |  Wed Oct 11, 2017 at 9:49 AM

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