Scrapbook Tutorial: How to Create a Vintage Rosette

by Lain Ehmann on May 12, 2010

PLEASE don’t leave me a comment saying my hands are out of the frame sometimes. This was my VERY FIRST video where I tried to film my hands (a difficult task — try it sometime!). Also, what I’m doing off-camera is the same thing I’m doing on camera. You’re smart. You’ll figure it out. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Kirby Hall May 17, 2010 at 4:39 am

thanks, Lain – love those!

Christine August 31, 2010 at 3:29 am

Hi Lain

Lovely flower – just need to see more of what you are doing on the video x

admin August 31, 2010 at 3:30 am

Thanks, Chris!
This filming your own hands thing is harder than it looks. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jen September 7, 2010 at 11:19 am

Thanks for sharing Lain. The rosettes are beautiful. They seem easy. I think I will give them a try. A bit of the tutorial was off camera.

Ali September 12, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Excellent!! Thanks Lain!!

Leslie Smith September 19, 2010 at 1:20 am

Thanks! cute

Jackie September 22, 2010 at 1:28 am

Thanks, it was quick and to the point. It’s cute. I think I’ll try it, doesn’t look too hard.

Donna D September 30, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Would love to see the finished project you used it on…

cindi October 1, 2010 at 3:24 pm

love it – looks super easy! Can’t wait to try.

Julie October 3, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Thanks – this looks like fun – since I’ve been 100% digi I haven’t done some fun and easy crafts. I’m going to try this one!!

Pamela October 7, 2010 at 2:17 am

Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to try these. You make it look so easy!

Stefani November 12, 2010 at 12:08 am

Your emails crack me up! Thanks for all the tips and your sense of humor!

Anonymous November 12, 2010 at 12:12 am

I try to entertain! I’m so glad they’re giving you a giggle. ๐Ÿ™‚

ScrappyTams November 23, 2010 at 8:53 am

Very cute. Love using this technique. I made something similar recently. Thanks!

Anonymous November 23, 2010 at 12:38 pm

So glad you liked it! I’d love to see your version. ๐Ÿ™‚

Christy Strcikler November 25, 2010 at 9:44 pm

I think I am going to recycle some white pages into flowers like these. They look easy and could easily be used on a boy’s page.

Anonymous November 27, 2010 at 5:19 pm

show me what you make! I’d love to see. ๐Ÿ™‚

Randsjane January 28, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Hi, this would certainly be great if I could see it. You keep going too far up and out the screen!

Beasbloomers January 28, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Hard to figure out what you are doing when you are not in the picture

Gcalder57 March 6, 2011 at 9:48 am

Thanks so much for your class Lain

Linda Wijtvliet April 1, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Thanks a lot Lain ๐Ÿ™‚ tha’t s a great idea

jenlynnie April 13, 2011 at 12:06 pm

i do love your energy : ) but you gotta keep your hands in the screen so that we all can see what you’re doing : ) i just got my yellow pages yesterday. guess what i am going to do with them?

Anonymous April 13, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Have you ever tried to film your own hands??? ๐Ÿ˜‰

col12 April 24, 2011 at 3:12 pm

This is a great, fun little tutorial and I have some paper on my scrap table that would be perfect for these! Hmmm… might have to play a little later!

Anonymous April 25, 2011 at 12:53 pm

I am so glad you liked it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jill April 30, 2011 at 10:03 pm

You weren’t always in front of the camera, but I think I got part of it anyways. Very cute idea! Thanx for showing!

Kel June 15, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Thanks for taking the time to put this video together!ย 

Anonymous June 15, 2011 at 10:47 pm

You are so welcome! Thank you for watching. ๐Ÿ™‚

Diane Stephan Alberts June 20, 2011 at 3:35 am

great quickie!ย  Thanks, Diane

Diane Stephan Alberts June 20, 2011 at 3:35 am

great quickie!ย  Thanks, Diane

Marcia July 2, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Awesome…and quick. You are so much fun to watch!!
ย I love your little tutorials!

Anonymous July 4, 2011 at 1:36 pm

So glad you liked it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Tobey August 27, 2011 at 3:09 am

this was ok but most of it was off camera, esp when getting to the ribbon part. disappointing.

Slongely September 4, 2011 at 4:33 pm

What an easy way to get this done.ย  The options are endless

Sbyurich September 6, 2011 at 5:17 pm

I really like the look of rosettes on a page. Next time tho- can you have your fingers in the picture so we can see the technique. this one was fairly easy to follow, but if you’re going to have a video, please make sure we can see you!! thanks, Barb

Anonymous September 6, 2011 at 5:57 pm

Hey Barb,
This is one of the very first videos I ever did, and I thought it was very easy to follow (anything off camera is the same as what I’m doing on camera). It is VERY hard to video your own hands, but I think my later videos — which you can see at — are a little smoother.

Anonymous September 6, 2011 at 6:01 pm


Susanna Boyd September 21, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Hey — your hands are out of the frame sometimes…. ย Just kidding! ย You did a great job on this! ย Can’t believe this is video #1! ย Clearly, you’re a natural! ย 

Anonymous September 21, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Hahaha!! You evil imp!!

k8kre8s.kf September 22, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Thanks for sharing this again Lain, I had seen it before and couldn’t find it again for some reason (I wanted to share it).ย  Bookmarked it this time.ย  Love these Rosettes!ย  I make them all the time now.
I thought It was very easy to follow. Like you said anything that wasn’t on camera at one point was there at another.

Anonymous September 22, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Glad you liked them! ๐Ÿ™‚

Fionavb October 8, 2011 at 11:50 am

Lovely.ย  Thank you.ย  It would be nice to add some distressed ink on that vintage paper.

Anonymous October 8, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Fantastic idea! If you do it, send me a photo. ๐Ÿ™‚

Jami047 December 25, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Awesome I’m going to try that this week!!

Angela January 6, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Very effective and in 3 minutes well done Lain

Anonymous January 6, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Thank you, Angela!

Anonymous January 12, 2012 at 9:36 pm

I like it! Cute & Quick. I would only miss seeing your hands if it was a DIFFICULT task ! ha ha

Anonymous January 12, 2012 at 9:45 pm

So true! Lol!

Anonymous January 12, 2012 at 9:45 pm

So true! Lol!

Margaret January 13, 2012 at 12:35 am

Thanks for sharing, love the vintage rosettes. Great job.

Anonymous January 13, 2012 at 2:03 am

Thanks, Margaret! ๐Ÿ™‚

mj January 15, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Cute! I think I will try some with some coordinating paper and ribbon too. Some pattern paper is really thin and would work well. Thanks!

Anonymous January 15, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Show me what you do if you make some!!

Jane O'Leary January 16, 2012 at 6:13 pm

LOL I kept laughing as your hands were going off screen. I have the same problem making videos except if my hands aren’t off the screen they are doing the talking for me….my husband said it looks like a talking hand video!

Anonymous January 16, 2012 at 6:16 pm

I promise, my future videos are better! ๐Ÿ™‚

Judith L Perry January 17, 2012 at 6:23 pm

I think I will use this on my next layout.ย  Love it, and it is fast & easy to make!

Anonymous January 17, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Glad you like it! ๐Ÿ™‚

DawnB January 19, 2012 at 12:43 am

love it Lain

Vicki January 19, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Too cute!ย  Easy does it!

Donna January 19, 2012 at 11:01 pm

So cute and easy!ย  I can think of so many things to use these little flowers for – thanks for sharing!

Anonymous January 19, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Glad you liked it, Donna!

Dede February 6, 2012 at 10:42 pm

Lain, your first video is better than I could EVER do LOL.ย  Thanks for the tutorial.ย  I’m gonna find some vintage books and use it for this project.ย  Very pretty flowers by the way. ย 

Anonymous February 7, 2012 at 6:56 am

Dede, you are sweet! Show me what you do if you create something with these!

Sandy February 8, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Lain, good first video. Love the flowers. Was thinking that you could also “pink” or use other scissors to make the ends uneven and then scrunch!

Anonymous February 8, 2012 at 1:40 pm

That would be cute! I’ll have to try that! ๐Ÿ™‚

Linda February 12, 2012 at 5:59 pm

I never thought of using old books for vintage paper.ย  Love that idea.ย  I also think stitching a gatheringย  stitch on the ribbon and pulling it would make a nice flower.ย 
Thank you
Linda in Stanwood

Cherylane February 26, 2012 at 10:35 pm

So cute! Your hands are fine, lol

lainie9 February 27, 2012 at 7:00 am

Glad you could figure it out. Lol!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Flong1027 March 8, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Thank you. Real cute.

Middletonx2 March 18, 2012 at 8:25 pm

instructions were just fine – spoken clear and visually good.ย  thanks.ย  p.s. waiting for the ‘scrapinar’ Photo Book Perfection tonight

Ldb1408 March 23, 2012 at 8:44 pm

Quick – easy – to the point! ;-). I get great thick books at the $$ Store – rip the pages out – dye them in tea/coffee – tons of ‘vintage’ paper!

Marilyn Koch May 21, 2012 at 11:44 am

This is great.ย  Simple and fast but great results!

Florence May 21, 2012 at 11:57 am

Thank you.

Lyn Ryder June 1, 2012 at 5:03 am

A lovely simple way to make a gorgeous vintage rosette

Brandylass June 19, 2012 at 6:45 am

What a simple but effective activit, although the pleating looked tricky.

Sherry June 23, 2012 at 7:27 pm

cute and looks simple enough to create.

Margaret July 9, 2012 at 2:13 am

thanks Lain…I’m learning so much from you

Katie Davis July 20, 2012 at 7:07 am

Great vid, Lain! Now you can go put sparkles on your nails (we’ll be waiting to see that in your next video!)

Myrna Plath July 24, 2012 at 11:44 am

Great idea and I can see how using different papers would give you a totaly different look.ย  Thanks Lain

Rozzy60 August 7, 2012 at 12:11 pm

I’m basic and the hands would help. Howeve, your verbal instruction was great and you could follow the directions folding of the ribbon quite well. You also had the sample in full view.

AmyJ September 10, 2012 at 4:01 pm

I loved it! The directions were clear and easy to follow and the idea was fantastic! Who doesn’t love a super cute flower that takes 60 seconds to make… Thanks for sharing your idea Lain…

littlen September 22, 2012 at 7:00 pm

short and to the point – great! i hate when video tutorials go on & on & on. i usually just stop watching them and move on.

Janice Hopkins October 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

Love tutorials … keep them coming!

Susan Todd October 5, 2012 at 6:09 am

Lain, love that you do videos for us, ignore the haters lol. What I love even more is that you take the time to comment on what we say, that doesn’t happen with many other blogs that I read. Keep me coming, hands or no hands! ๐Ÿ™‚

Wanda February 6, 2013 at 8:28 am

Lain, I am only a couple days in to finding your blog. I have been romancing scrapbooking for so many years and have only completed an ABC book for my son and daughter and one album for my son; my children are now 14 and 12. I have all the supplies and tools, the support of my husband, but the perfectionist in me has managed to become overwhelmed with this wonderful hobby and I find myself paralyzed to pick it back up again UNTIL your enthusiasm that flows through each post began moving me back to my craft room. I downloaded the phone app, the top secret guide to scrapping faster, and signed up for the ‘sewing’ class next week. Your rosette video is so easy to follow. I feel blessed to have found your site and am excited to revisit this wonderful hobby and move forward on my original goal to package all the family milestones and memories and gift them to my children.

Chris A March 11, 2013 at 11:02 am

Quick n easy. Like short tutorials. I don’t have lots of time to watch anything too long. Thanks this is a great tip on rosettes.

Junebug868 March 11, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Short, sweet, to the point, good explanation, easey peasey and good to go…Well done…Definately will be trying this…Thanks…

Karen Cydrus March 20, 2013 at 11:27 pm

Looks quick and easy. Thanks for doing this

Julia March 25, 2013 at 12:35 am

Thanks for sharing this concise and easy to follow flower tutorial. I love handmade embellishments, so would appreciate more of these short and sweet tutorials. ๐Ÿ™‚

Lain March 25, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Glad you liked it! We’ll see what we can do to make more like this.

Lori Bickford April 5, 2013 at 9:14 am

This great!!! While I only do digi scrapbooking anymore, I do love hybrid projects, and will DO make some of these next time!

swaps, crops and shops April 23, 2013 at 11:50 pm

Love that you just taught me something in three minutes. My attention span runs at about a kindergarten level so you nailed it! Cute flower, easy instructions, glue dots…what more can a girl ask for? Now…we need to get you on our site because you are awesome!

Lilian April 27, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Hey Lain, thanks so much for the video ! Very cute flower as so easy to make. You are great please do some more videos !

Indie Summer May 20, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Great tutorial, thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚ x

Leslie Germain May 22, 2013 at 9:52 pm

Very cute Lain. Love the quick tutorial and the fun flower that I learned how to make. Thank you for sharing.

Kathy June 28, 2013 at 11:46 am

East, quick, cute….what’s not to love! And enjoyed the brevity of your quick and to the point video! Thanks, Lain!

Andrene July 6, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Its always nice to make your own embellishments versus buying pre made. This is such a great way to also use up your scraps ! Thanks for sharing.

Lolis August 5, 2013 at 8:44 am

Awesome video! Love your tutorials!

Kathy Stacy August 17, 2013 at 10:32 am

I like both short and long videos myself. I like this flower and think if you are going for vintage, I would ink the edges too ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d also recommend using those Glubers we have in our stash.

Petrin Diaz August 28, 2013 at 9:53 am

Oh, this is the tiniest demo i have seen!…perfect for “to the minute card”! thanks for showing!

Sherry December 31, 2013 at 9:03 am

Wow, that was short and sweet !!! I don’t paper scrap much anymore…into digital scrapping now but I still make cards for special occasions. Will defiantly add these flowers to the next one. So cute and simple ๐Ÿ™‚ Loved the video.

Sherry January 4, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Wanda, I could have written this myself and my children are much older. Hope Lain helps me too!

robynjosephs February 13, 2014 at 6:29 pm

a ggod way to keep your hands in frame, is to make sure your mat, or a marked off work space is in frame, and keep your hands in it-yes, you have to think about it sometimes, and it comes with practice .

Lain Ehmann February 19, 2014 at 5:53 pm

That video was done many years ago, and as I mentioned, it was my first. If you check out some of my later videos, I think you’ll see a big improvement.

Mariana February 28, 2014 at 9:15 am

Thank you Lain. What a beautiful and easy to make flower ! Will definitely try this and even have sent the link to my mum ๐Ÿ™‚

ava g March 25, 2014 at 10:54 am

nice video, except the most important part of pleading was off camera ๐Ÿ™ otherwise cute flower

Trisch July 2, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Lain, Enjoyed the vintage flower. Simple to make a big impact. Thanks for sharing.

Carol in the Land of Oz October 13, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Wait till you see her do Scrapbook Improv–very impressive and inspiring!

Paula November 2, 2014 at 11:44 pm

Lain, you have a great online voice! thank you for this nice and easy tutorial. Quick question, if I don’t have glue dots, what could I use instead to adhere the ribbon? Any suggestions? I live on an island and supplies are limited

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