December 7, 2010

Accordian Ornament

I've got so many Christmas projects and cards to show you that I'll have to double up on some days and show you two of them at a time. I hope you don't mind! Here is an ornament I created:

This ornament is so easy.....really! Follow the steps below and you'll want to make a bunch for your tree or to adorn a gift.

1) You will need two strips of Designer Series Paper (DSP). The size needed is 12" x 2". If you want to make the outside edge a little fancy, use a border punch on one long edge of each strip. For mine I used the "Scallop Edge Border Punch".

2) Score each strip in 1/2" intervals on the short side until you reach the end of your strip, alternating with a valley fold and a mountain fold.

3) Glue the ends of your strips together to form a circle.

4) Using a "1 3/8" Circle Punch", punch one circle and add "Sticky Strip" to the back as shown in the photo.

 UPDATE: Stampin' Up! now sells "Sticky Pages" which can be substituted for the "Sticky Strip". All you need to do is cut a circle using the "Circle Die" to fit on the back of your rosette!

5) Position the "circle" you just created with the 2 strips glued together exactly like step #3 in front of you. Using both hands, push down and towards the center so that all the folds meet in the middle and your circle sits flat on your work area. Remember the flat edge facing you will be the backside to your ornament. You should end up with a circle. Holding this circle in place, push in so that all the edges are tight and snug in the middle. Add your punched circle to the center and gently push down to adhere to the ornament's backside.

6) This is what the front of your ornament should look like. Decorate as you like!

Supplies Used:
  • Deck the Halls Designer Series paper
  • Bird Punch
  • Scallop Circle Punches: 1 3/4" & 2.5"
  • Tags Til' Christmas Stamp Set
  • Birds & Blooms Sizzlit & Big Shot
  • Vintage Wallpaper Impressions Folder
  • Rhinestone Jewels
  • Scallop Edge Border Punch
  • Shimmer Mist in Champagne
  • Cherry Cobbler Ink
  • Stampin' Up Fabric

Note: If you would like a larger ornament, make your strip wider than the 2 inches that I used. Just remember that your ornament will be double the width of the size strip you use. So if you cut a strip 1" wide, your ornament will be 2" wide. I also used a torn strip of Stampin' Up's fabric glued to the back of my ornament as a hanger.


  1. This is so pretty! Great tutorial.

  2. Beautiful ornament. Thanks for sharing the how to.

  3. Love this design Debbie. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. Can't wait to try this with the new SU Simply Score tool! Now if only SU had given us back the Deck the Halls paper to go with the fabric! Oh well I bet First Edition would look cool with this as well.


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