Die Cut Paper Ornament Tutorial

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Hello! I'm here today to share with you a tutorial that I recently created for Paper Maniac and it was published in their weekly newsletter.

Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 9 (or your choice)
Patterned paper

1. Select what size Spellbinder Die to use, depending on how large you want your ornament. I used the 3rd largest die of the Labels 9 pack. Then pick your patterned papers. I chose three patterns from the Graphic 45 collection Christmas Past.
2. Cut 12 shapes. I made 4 cuts from each of the three patterned papers I had selected.

3. Fold each die cut shape from center point to point. If you are using a double-sided paper, the pattern you want to be seen should be on the inside of the fold.
4. Start gluing the outer sides together.

5. Continue adding pieces, always gluing the outside of the folds to each other. Do NOT glue the last two pieces together yet.

6. Now the main part of your ornament is almost finished. Let’s start working on the string. I used some red floss and tied a knot at the bottom. String three beads starting with the smallest at the bottom.

7. Slip the string inside the center of your paper ornament with the beads dangling at the bottom.
8. Now that the string is running up the center of your ornament, glue the papers together to finish your ornament. You don’t need to glue the string.
9. See the hole that is left at the top? We are going to add some beads, mimicking the beads at the bottom.
10. After your beads are strung, make a loop at the top with your string so you can hang your ornament.
Wasn’t that easy?


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Angie Cortes November 4, 2009 at 7:25 AM  

SO Cute Dana!! I just love these little ornaments! Great job with the tutorial!!

JenE November 4, 2009 at 11:22 AM  

Oh my, this is such a lovely ornament! So easy to do w/the kids too!

Rosella November 4, 2009 at 2:19 PM  

WOW! What a great ornament! Thank you! I love making ornaments!

Sue McRae November 4, 2009 at 10:08 PM  

Another great tutorial Dana! Love how the ornament turned out! I will definitely have to try this.

Jenny Gropp November 5, 2009 at 12:45 PM  

Dana -- really lovely -- so many posibilities for this project!

Shirley henry November 6, 2009 at 5:10 PM  

Love the ornament. I have and love this paper.Have to go and see which labels I have to give this a go. Thanks for the instructions.

Christa November 10, 2009 at 11:14 PM  

What a lovely ornament! Thanks for sharing the tutorial, since it looks a lot harder than it is! :)

Dawn November 30, 2009 at 9:47 AM  

Beautiful ornament and great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!:)

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