Friday, November 14, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree!

First off I have to apologize for the pictures! This was not the easiest project to photograph! By clicking on the pictures you can see a larger version. :)

I made this ornament for my Christmas Tree from a bunch of leftover 1 3/8" squares of chipboard. I couldn't figure out what to do with them when I finally had a brainstorm and came up with this! Yay!

Notes on assembly: A length of Taffeta ribbon was folded in half and a knot placed near the top to create a hanger (this will fit on a branch and even over a doorknob). The ribbon was then aligned one side on top of the other and five squares were glued to the top layer. Then the whole piece was flipped over and the remaining five squares adhered to the back of the second piece of ribbon, making sure to align with the first five squares (five little sandwiches). The sqaures were then secured together with dimensionals.

The two sides of the ornament have slightly different color schemes. The first side uses a snowflake designer paper, Sage Shadow/Chocolate Chip 1" circles, Whisper White embossed snowflakes and Dazzling Diamonds snowflakes. The second side uses stripped designer paper, Sage Shadow/Naturals Ivory 1" circles, Silvery Glittered snowflakes and Chocolate Chip birds. All snowflakes have a silver brad through the center.

I also added a sentiment on each side using a saying from the Chit Chat set of rubons. Just applied to Chocolate Chip cardstock, cut, added a brad and adhered to the panel with a strip of dimensional foam.

To finish the hanging ornamnet I added a bead to both ribbon ends and knotted to keep it from falling off.

Other variations: instead of shapes on each panel use a letter to spell out a name or saying! Instead of squares use a different chipboard shape or shapes such as stars or circles.

Hope you have enjoyed the project! I'll definitely be making more of these for myself and probably as gifts to give! :)

All images Copyright Stampin' Up!. Stamps: Season of Friendship. Paper: Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Naturals Ivory, Wintergreen designer (retired). Ink: Chocolate Chip Classic, VersaMark, Close To Cocoa Craft. Other: Heat 'n Stick powder, Clear embossing powder, Winter White embossing powder, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Silver glitter, Pretties kit (clear beads), Whisper White Taffeta ribbon, chipboard squares, 1 3/8" square punch, 1" circle punch, dimensionals, silver brads, Perfect Paper Adhesive, Chit Chat rubons.

7 comments:

  1. This is adorable, Danielle! The pics are great as is but I'm sure it's even cuter in person! Awesoem idea!

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  2. So fun! I love your ornaments... great details! Smiles... :)

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  3. this is really nice, Danielle!

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  4. That is SO pretty and sounds easy! Thanks for a great idea :)

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