Wednesday, December 19, 2012

DT Dec/12 - Xmas Ornaments

Photo "A"
It's Yogi here with  my last post for the year... Thought I'd make something a little different than my usual cards. It's a really easy ornament to make and uses 10 circles punched or die cut. The more involved ornament below, uses 20 circles. Have fun.

In photo "A", the ornament on the right had the snowflake words stamped and embossed in gold or silver on white 67# cardstock, with plenty of space between the stamping to then die cut with the Spellbinder's circle die - see image at below - Dia "A".

In photo "A" again, the ornament on the far left had the abstract background made first on some glossy paper using various Xmas stamp sentiments and quotes, just filling up the background, spraying with Dylusions sprays and some water and drying, then die cut with a Spellbinders circle die.

All the stamps used are from Quietfire Design. - The white ornament uses  Snowflakes are the Butterflies;

Scoring template HERE

Dia. "B"
After die cutting, each circle was scored using a clear plastic stencil (see scoring template link above) and then folded on the score lines. When all were scored, the flaps were adhered to each other.

I found the best way to work, was to adhere 5 circles to create the top first. Then the next 5 to do the bottom section, then adhere the two sections together. - must admit, my first attempt gave me an organic shape because I didn't work the top and bottom separately...

Apply some glue (glue stick or some white glue) on ONE flap only (on the undecorated side). Adhere to a flap on the next circle. On this circle apply glue to  a flap and adhere to the third circle. Continue to fifth circle, then adhere the fifth circle flap to the first circle flap. See Dia "B"

Repeat for the bottom section.

At this point you can attach a string or ribbon and adhere to the inside of the top part of your ornament. Or you can wait to finish the ornament and punch a hole in one of the flaps and tie your ribbon.

Adhere the two sections together, by gluing one flap from the top to one flap from the bottom, then the next one and so on till all have been glued together.

 For the more involved ornament you will need 20 circles, Follow instructions as above for 10 of those circles.
20 circle ornament
With the other 10 you will adhere in this configuration below. Then adhere the last flap to the first flap to make a ring.

Then adhere the top and bottom sections to the center piece, one flap at a time.

On the more involved ornament, the circles were die cut first. On a craft sheet apply splotches of Distress colors - Picket Fence, Worn Lipstick, Evergreen Bough, Scattered Straw. Smoosh your circles through the splotches and dry. Stamp the flourished holly with Versafine Toffee and emboss with Queen's Gold.

Finishing touches, add glitter to the outside edges of each circle, or along the creases of the circles. Adhere rhinestones or pearls to the junctions of the circles using some Golden's gel medium.


CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous Yogi, I've pinned this ornament so I can find it again when I fancy having a go :) Thanks for sharing.

Francie in Montreal said...

What a beautiful ornament! And how clever too. What a magnificent addition to any tree. It simply knocks my socks off. Thank you for sharing with us.

Robyn said...

Oh crafty Yogi-
Love the holly leaves !

Anonymous said...

we made these as was a way of recycling some of the christmas cards.. and 30 or so years ago we cut out the circles with scissors

kept us busy for a while

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