Instructions:Step 1: Use this Sizzix "Cone, Faceted" die HERE to cut three Tussie Mussies from patterned paper using a Sizzix Die Cut Machine or Cuttlebug Die Cut Machine.
Step 2: Using the lines impressed into the die cut, score and fold each line with your fingers or a scoring tool. Add adhesive to the ends that will join together.
Step 4: Pleat a small, white doily and attach it to the front of each Tussie Mussie with glue or adhesive.
Step 5: Use a circle die cut that is just large enough to cover the center of the white doily to die cut circles from white cardstock. This will require the use of a manual die cut machine.
Step 6: Use a leaf die cut and a manual die cut machine to cut leaves from light green cardstock. This die has two leaves. I used the larger leaf die cut shape for my Tussie Mussies. I set aside the other die cut leaves for a future project.
Step 7: Mount the circles, leaves, and paper flowers in the center of the doily. Leaf die cuts can point down or up and can be layered for even more texture.
Step 8: You can also add texture by adding a few dark pink enamel dots to the white die cut circle and doily of some of the Tussie Mussies. This is an optional step.
Step 9: Use a fringe/tassel die cut and white crepe paper to cut a long strip of fringe. This will require the use of a manual die cut machine.
Step 10: Use glue to adhere the tassel to the bottom point of the Tussie Mussie. Wrap the fringe around the Tussie Mussie several times and glue in place.
Step 11: Use glue to wrap white lace around the top of the fringe.
Step 12: Thread ribbon through two small holes in the scallop design at the top of the Tussie Mussie. Knot the ends of the ribbon. The ribbon will allow you to hang the Tussie Mussies from a doorknob, which is the traditional way to deliver a Tussie Mussie to a neighbor or loved one.
Step 13: Fill the Tussie Mussie will small objects: a small photo of Mom with one of the kids or Dad; chocolate is always a favorite; and a small, handwritten note just for Mom.
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