Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Textured Tissue Paper Pom Poms

I love the look of the tissue paper pom poms, but I wanted to do things a little differently and give the tissue paper a little texture, I did this using my Cuttlebug
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Before I get to the pom poms, I wanted to let you know about these awesome embossing folders from Anna Griffin.  They are exclusively made for Cricut and the Cuttlebug.  Aren't the designs so pretty and fun?!
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This is how I made it:
Using the Rosa embossing folder, I embossed tissue paper.  I folded up the tissue paper until it fit into the folder. 
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I placed the tissue paper inside of the folder and then placed the embossing folder in between the two plastic plates.  Then I put it through my Cuttlebug. 
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It comes out with a fun design, I love it!!  To make the pom poms, I placed 8 sheets of tissue paper on top of each other.  I learned how to make these from this tutorial. 
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I then started to fold the tissue paper.  I folded it about 1/2 to 1 inch on the front, then flipped it around and folded to the back side.  Like making a fan with a  paper (you know we all did that in grade school). 
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Here it is all folded up. 
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I wrapped a piece of wire around the center of the tissue paper.
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Then I cut the edges to make a point. 
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Next I fanned out the tissue paper and then took the top layer and pulled it up. 
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I continued to do that until all of the layers were separated.
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I made a loop with the wire and then used some thread to hang it from the ceiling. 
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I just love when you look closely you can see the pretty flowery design on it.  
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I’m pretty sure that whenever I give a present in a bag with tissue paper, the tissue paper is going to have some kind of design on it thanks to my Cuttlebug and these fun embossing folders. 

I would love it if you followed along.
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Whit said...

I love them!!!!

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

THese are so pretty! I love the idea of adding texture to them through a design. What a neat product.