That Christmas Ornament

Wondering how to make the beautiful Christmas Ornament featured on the front page of the Stampin' Up! Holiday Christmas Catalogue?  This has been a wonderful project adored by many and now you can make one too using the instructions below or click on the link to my Christmas Ornament Page.  

You’ll be surprised how quickly you can create such a beautiful ornament from paper. It only takes a bit of time, but is actually pretty simple to do. And it makes a great gift for yourself or your family and friend.

Here’s how!


Stamps: Ornament Keepsake stamp set 

Big Shot: Holiday Ornaments Framelits Dies & Rosette Die
Inks: Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Classic Ink Pads
Papers: Very Vanilla card stock & Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper
Other: 1-3/8” Circle Punch; 3-1/2” Scalloped Tulle Ribbon, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Large Pearl Basic Jewels, Linen Thread, 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon or other ribbon for hanging ornament
Tools: Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder & Silicone Craft Sheet

Adhesives: Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue & Hot Glue Gun and Glue

Step 1: Stamp 20 of the larger ornament images on Very Vanilla card stock with Old Olive ink. Cut out with the coordinating Holiday Ornaments Framelits Die using the Big Shot. 

Stamp 20 of the small ornament images on Very Vanilla card stock with Cherry Cobbler ink. Cut out with the coordinating Holiday Ornaments Framelits Die using the Big Shot. 

Score 15 of each ornament in half from top to bottom using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  Fold in half along the score line. 

Step 2: Use the Tombow Glue to adhere three of the scored ornaments together. Adhere one half of the first ornament lined up with one half of the next ornament and then do the same
with the third ornament. Leave one half of the first and last ornaments un-glued. Repeat the steps until you have created 5 sets of the 3-ornament groupings in each ornament style. 

Add Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the halves of the first and last ornaments in the 3-ornament grouping. Adhere to the back of an un-scored ornament of the same style. Repeat for all 5 sets of each style.

Step 3: Punch a circle from scrap Very Vanilla card stock using the 1-3/8” Circle Punch. Place the circle on the Silicone Craft Sheet. Add a line of hot glue around the edge of the circle. Position the necks of the larger Old Olive ornaments, flat side down, evenly around the circle. Press into the hot glue. Use the Bone Folder to avoid burning yourself. Nest the smaller ornaments with the larger ornaments.

Tip: Once the glue is set on the green layer and you have your red ornaments assembled, put hot glue at the top (flat end) of one red piece and attach to the glue puddle in the centre. The red ornament should lay between two of the green ornaments at an angle. Continue adding the red ornaments until all 5 are attached.

Step 4: To finish up, add Cherry Cobbler Tulle Ribbon and linen thread.  Cut lengths of tulle about 3 scallops long and bunch at the centre.  Apply hot glue to the point of the tulle and insert in between two of the green ornaments.  Cut TEN 6” lengths of linen thread and use your glue gun and silicone craft sheet to make loops.  Place two loops of linen thread onto the top of each green ornament, making sure to hide the ends.

Step 5: Create a rosette from the Candlelight Speciality DSP to add to the centre of the ornament.  Attach a large clear button using hot glue on top. Punch a hole for ribbon at the top.

Optional: Add Dazzling Details Stampin’ Glitter or Champaign Shimmer Mist to add sparkle! 

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