December 10, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Ornaments Day #10!

Awww, it was so nice to have a very lazy Sunday yesterday. And guess what I did...yup, stamped! But what was even better is that I got to finally play around with the new goodies from the Spring Catalog coming soon near you! Lots of awesome stuff coming your way! Once I get done posting my 12 Days of Christmas Ornaments I will have Christmas cards to show you until December 25th and then I will start showing you some sneak peeks of some new products! For those of you that are customers of mine, your copy of the Spring Catalog will soon be on the way to your mailbox!

I have a neat little 3D ornament for you today for Day #10 of my 12 Days of Christmas Ornaments and a tutorial! This is what it looks like hanging in a tree. By the way, all of my ornaments have been photo'd in my back yard in one of our Spruce trees!

And when you are done with the ornament and need to put it away, it folds flat!

This is a side view so that you can see how the two-sided designer paper peeks out:

Let's begin:

Step 1: Cut 5 pieces of designer paper measuring 4" x 4". You will also need 2 pieces of designer paper measuring 1" x 1" that you can cut with your 1" Square Punch if you have one. Cut one piece of ribbon about 6" long and one button of choice. NOTE: In the next few photo's you will notice that I used Bakers Twine, do not use Baker's Twine. It is not snug enough inside the button holes and I had to redo some of the steps: because of that:

Step 2: Fold each 4" x 4" square in half and use a Bone Folder to make a crisp fold:

Step 3: Open the designer paper back up and fold in the half again in the opposite direction:

Step 4: Open the designer paper and fold diagonally, once:

Step 5: Open the designer paper back up again and fold using the scored lines to resemble the photo below. You will push the two triangular folds to the inside:

Step 6: Complete for all 5 pieces of designer paper:

Step 7: Push down on all 5 pieces so that they lay nice and flat, with your Bone Folder. Apply Tombow Multipurpose Glue to one side on one piece that was folded:

Step 8: Press a 2nd piece to the 1st piece so that both pieces are facing in the same direction and glue in place. Once glued they should open up like this:

Step 9: Glue all 5 pieces together and then add a small piece of Sticky Strip to each end piece. This is where the ribbon will be glued:

Step 10: Thread the ribbon through the button and glue the ribbon to each end as shown.

Step 11: Add Tombow Multipurpose Glue to the backside of your 1" square pieces:

Step 12: Glue the 1" squares to each end of your ornament to cover the ribbon ends:

Step 14: With the button all the way up on your ribbon as shown above, pull the designer papers that you glued together in the open position and slide the button down along the ribbon until the it reaches the designer paper. The button will now hold your ornament in the open position:

When you want to close your ornament, slide the button upwards, fold and close the ornament and slide the button down until it touches the designer paper. This will keep the ornament closed:

How cool was that!

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
  • Tools: 1" Square Punch, Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Sticky Strip, Bone Folder
  • Accessories: Vintage Faceted Buttons, 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
  • DSP: Snow Festival

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  1. Your ornaments have been great eye candy. TFS.

  2. I love all the pretty...thank-you for the ideas.


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