Show Me Sunday - A Tutorial by Lori!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

I can't believe it is November already!!!  
We are HUGE Christmas fans at our house and start decorating for Christmas right after Halloween.

This is Lori from ScrappinMyStressAway and I wanted to make some 3D ornaments and thought this would make a fun tutorial in case I am not the only person who gets ready for Christmas early!!

I have an AWESOME gold tinsel rotating Christmas tree that belonged to my Grandparents.  It has two spotlights and plays music too.  I decorate the tree with purple - my favorite color.

I wanted to make some purple and gold ornaments and thought this was the perfect time to get started.


I started out with some purple patterned paper from K and Company, purple cardstock and metallic gold cardstock.

I found these awesome ornament shapes on Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge and grabbed my Gypsy.  I used three different ornaments, this first one I sized to 4.41 inches (you could use 4.5 inches on a cricut without a Gypsy).  I cut out four of each layer since this is a skinny shaped ornament.

Now, if you don't have a Cricut or Gypsy ~ no worries you can use any shape that is symmetrical ~ below is an example.



The next ornament shape I sized to 4.65 inches (again you could cut it to 4.5 inches without the Gypsy).

The third ornament is a bit wider, so I only cut out three of each layer.  This one is sized to 3.94 inches (you could size to 4 inches without the Gypsy).

used gold cardstock for the base and one of the purple pages for the top layer and cut them out.  I adhered the purple layer to the gold layer using a liquid adhesive pen.

I used my Martha Stewart Score board to score the ornament in half.

If you notice on the top of this photo, I have a line drawn across my score board.  I forgot I did this with the first piece, but it is helpful if you have a shape to score that is not a square or rectangle.  You can mark the center of each side and line it up with your pencil mark.

I used my bone folder to fold the scored line. 



 I repeated this on the two other ornament pieces.  They should look like this when they are all scored.


 Next, I ran two pieces through my 5 inch Xyron (or you could use another super sticky adhesive like an AGT gun or red tape).

I pulled one side up from the sticky ornament piece (on the Xyron waxed paper sheet) and adhered one side of the ornament piece that had no adhseive on it.

Next, I peeled the two pieces off of the waxed paper and stuck the third piece on.



 Here is the result.  All three sides are stuck together.

I then took my Crop-A-Dile and punched a hold at the top of the ornament and used some purple skinny ribbon to make a loop.

Very pretty and easy to make!!

If you don't have a Cricut or the Artiste cartridge, no worries you can still make 3D ornaments.  You can use any die cut or shape that is symmetrical.

I demonstrated how you can do this with just a circle punch.




I punched three gold circles and folded them in half.  I ran two of them through my 1 inch Xyron and stuck them together to sides at a time.



Here is a top view of the circle ornament.


Here are all of the ornaments that I made.  I can't wait to get them on my gold tree!!!

Thank you for joining us today ~ I hope I inspired you to make some of your own!!



3 Comments »

3 Responses to “Show Me Sunday - A Tutorial by Lori!”

BrendaB said...

Beautiful ornaments, Lori!

CraftyGirl said...

These are gorgeous Lori! Thanks for showing us how to make some of our own!

barb :)

Ashley Horton said...

Beautiful ornament Lori and great tutorial!!