Dec 16 2008

Ornament tutorial

I promised a tutorial on the square ornament I did for the Blogger’s Challenge last Friday and finally was able to finish it last night.  Really very easy to do.  I have a ton of stuff to accomplish today, so enough chit chat!  lol!  Oh, I did try to use the scallop edge punch, but it was really difficult to line up the corners evenly…and since they are so prominent, I really didn’t want to spend the time it took to figure out the correct dimensions. 


Two Designer Paper designs
Coordinating cardstock color
Jumbo Eyelet
Stamp or embellishments for decorating

Cut first layer (base) of cardstock 3 3/4 x 3 3/4
First designer paper 3 1/2 x 3 1/2
Second designer paper 3 1/4 x 3 1/4
Cardstock color 3 x 3
First designer paper 2 3/4 x 2 3/4
Second designer paper 2 1/2 x 2 1/2
Cardstock color 2 x 2







Step 1

Lay base 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 cardstock square on paper.  Place first designer paper (3 1/2 x 3 1/2 sparkles) a quarter turn from base and adhere to largest cardstock color.







Step 2

Make another quarter turn and place second designer paper (3 1/4 x 3 1/4 stripe) over first designer paper, aligning with base cardstock.





Step 3

Turn again and place cardstock (3 x 3) to line up evenly with first designer paper (sparkles) square.





Step 4

Turn again and place first designer paper (2 3/4 x 2 3/4) so it lines up layered evenly with second designer paper (stripe) square.





Step 5

Turn again and add second designer paper (2 1/2 x 2 1/2 stripes) lined up to cardstock layer.





Step 6

Turn again and add final 2 x 2 cardstock square to center.






Step 7

Finish by decorating center.  I added a jumbo eyelet to the top point and ran the ribbon thru to hang the ornament.







Other ornaments:










This one I used the Small Felt Flurries and a Rhinestone brad in the center.

I love making these…so fast and easy.  And, different papers, make them look completely different.







6 People have left comments on this post

Dec 16, 2008 - 11:12:25
Jenn D said:

This is gorgeous Connie! The mixing of the layers is fabulous and it just draws your eye into the main image. I’m going to have to give it a try at some point. Thanks for the tutorial!

Dec 16, 2008 - 05:12:59
Kara said:

These are gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial!

Dec 16, 2008 - 06:12:59
Rhonda K. said:

Connie, these are adorable! Love the step by step…going to try one of them. thanks for sharing…awesome job.

Dec 16, 2008 - 07:12:09
martie said:

Love these ornaments! I’ve already made mine for this year, but will keep these in mind for next year. HOW EASY!!!

Dec 17, 2008 - 01:12:40
JJ said:

AWESOME, and so quick and easy! I can’t wait to whip together a bunch of these. I’m going to use them as gift tags and stamp to:/from: on the back. They’ll make lovely little package add-ons that can be reused to trim the tree. Thanks for an easy project!

Dec 20, 2008 - 03:12:22
Alysabeth said:

Wow I’ll have to give this a try! It looks so easy, when you break it down for us like that:o) TFS