I've got a fun project to share today as part of the Xyron and Core'dinations Blog Hop and hope that you will give it a try yourself. Tussie Mussies are a Victorian inspired paper cone decoration. They are great for tucking in little treats or trinkets.
If you would like to try one for yourself, here are the simple steps:
1. Cut paper 9 x 9". Make a small score mark or pinch in the bottom center, to help guide your rolling of the paper.
2. Cut a contrasting 8 3/4" x 8 3/4" piece of paper (Black Magic Collection). Dry emboss the corner to line the Tussie Mussie. (I cut into the folding edge of my embossing folder slightly - 1.5",
so that my design would line up in the corner like this)
3. Sand the embossed area to reveal the colored core of the paper. Trim the excess paper away (cut diagonally 2" below the embossed area). Use the Xyron Mega Runner to add to the back "wall" of the pocket.
6. Add tissue paper filler inside the cone, and then decorate with flowers, diecuts, net, paper-mache mini pumpkin and any other goodies you would like to add. Also - tear strips of cardstock, and finger fold back and forth and add as a filler.
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Sizzix Embossing folder
Paper Mache Pumpkin
Pink Paislee Flair