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. 

Supplies:

Two Designer Paper designs
Coordinating cardstock color
Adhesive
Jumbo Eyelet
Ribbon
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

 

 Layers

 

 

 

 

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.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 


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