Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Christmas Decorations

As an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator I receive a bi-monthly newsletter from Stampin' Up! with ideas and inspiration. All European demonstrators receive the same newsletter. I am also lucky to occasionally be able to see the version that the US/Canadian demonstrators receive.

Today's project is my version of the ornament that was on the front cover of the November/December issue of the US newsletter.

For my version I used 1/2" wide strips of Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper. 

You can't see them, but the tops and bottoms of the ornaments are finished off with a Gumball Green star (punched using the Star from the Merry Mini Punch Pack) and a Basic Rhinestone. These are to hide the brads that are holding the ornament together.

This morning I thought I should add another photo to show the sides - but blogger tells me I am out of space! Oops. Will try to sort this and get the photo posted as soon as I can. Now sorted as you can see below.

The ornaments are hanging on Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine.

The ornaments are pretty easy to make as they are simply 1/2" wide strips of Designer Series Paper cut into differing lengths. You simply start with your central strip, the next one out (both sides) is cut 1/2" longer and thereafter you cut all the other lengths at either 1/4" more or 1/2" more depending on whether you want to make a fatter or longer one.

Over the next couple of days I will be making a few more of these. I have a craft fair this coming Sunday and I know of a couple of people who already want a few of these.

1 comment:

Thanks for taking time to visit my blog. I'd love to hear your thoughts and comments about my projects so please feel free to leave them here. Fiona x