Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Watch Us Wednesday with Debbie Marcinkiewicz: Victorian Tussey Mussey Tutorial

Today, Debbie Marcinkiewicz is going to show us all how to make a romantic, Victorian tussey mussey!  You'll start off by making a cone with some Lunch Bag Kraft Cardstock.  Here, Debbie die cut her cone shape using a die from Sizzix, but if you don't have access to one, you can just as easy form a cone by rolling your cardstock and gluing the side when the desired size is achieved; trim the top flat.

Next, ink your edges with some cream paint to create a time-worn look.

Adhere the sides of your cone, if using the die cut method, with double sided sticky tape.

Create decorate side pieces with die or you can use a scalloped circle punch.  Adhere under flaps of die cut cone or to sides of rolled cone using double sided sticky tape.

Optional:  glue a cone-shaped piece of styrofoam inside the cone to help it keeps its shape.

Adhere a piece of paper doilie around the opening of the top of the cone ... here Debbie used hot glue.

Next comes the fun part ... decorate as desired!  Debbie used some pretty satin and paper blooms along with a stamped X-Small Grungy Prim Tag, two tiny wooden clothes pins, Red Baker's Twine, along with snipetts of shabby seam binding, glittered paper for leaves and pink tulle.

This makes an adorable little gift set paired with a matching card!

Two Garnet Stick Pins were added to the top of the card. 

And there you have it ... a pretty little, Victorian and oh-so romantic tussey mussey set! Remember there is still time to enter our current "So Romantic" challenge, for details and to enter your project visit the Current Challenge link located in the upper right hand of our sidebar.


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