DIY Ornaments as Gifts
Star of Light Christmas Ornament
Hello Paper Crafters!! Every Christmas I make handmade ornaments and give them to family and friends. This year I wanted to be able to mix all the metallic papers (gold, silver) and copper embossing powder with the new glimmer paper and of course a rhinestone. I chose the Star of Light stamp set and coordinating Starlight Thinlits dies (I used all but one of the dies!) because there are a lot of pieces that can be layered. This year I made 9 and gave them to my girlfriends that I have known for 20 years (I met them through an early childhood PTA when my kids were 3 & 4 years old.) and my new friend Jane who I got to know at the Stampin’ Up! convention in November. I challenge you to use this bundle to create DIY Ornaments as Gifts.
Star of Light Bundle
I just love this photopolymer stamp set because you get a lot of coordinating stamps for the money. There are 12 images of stars and related imagery (rays and swirls) so the possibilities are limitless. You can really personalize your Christmas cards with the 9 sentiments included in this stamp set. The coordinating dies have 7 images and are perfect for layering projects. I feel that a layered card or project really brings it to the next level.
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The Color Palette
Recipe: Paper. Images. Embellishments.
Paper: Merry Merlot & Shimmery White card stock, Gold & Silver Foil sheets, Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper (Merry Merlot)
Images: Star of Light stamp set, Starlight Thinlits Dies, Versamark Pad and Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder
Embellishments: Clear Rhinestones, Silver 1/8” ribbon (retired)
Extras: Stampin’ Trimmer, Circles Collection Dies (3 ¼” retired), Heat Tool, Big Shot, Foam Adhesive Strips, Glue Dots, Dimensionals and Multipurpose Glue
Cut your pieces.
- Merry Merlot Glimmer paper: Cut with 3 ¼” circle die & smallest star die.
- Silver Foil: Use largest intricate die.
- Gold Foil: Use smallest intricate die & 2nd smallest star die.
- Shimmery White CS: After embossing cut with largest open star die.
- Merry Merlot CS: Cut with 2 ¾” circle die and star die to cut star pattern in CS.
- Silver ribbon: Cut 8” piece.
Stamp your images.
- Use Versamark to stamp largest star pattern onto Shimmery White CS.
- Emboss with Copper embossing powder.
Putting it all together.
- The Back: Use multipurpose glue to adhere Merry Merlot CS piece to back side of glimmer paper. Then glue the gold foil star to the center.
- The Front: Glue the silver foil piece to the shimmery white piece with the foil star rotated to the right to offset.
- The gold foil piece is glued on top off the embossed piece. Glue the small glimmer paper star on top of the gold foil star.
- Use a glue dot to adhere the rhinestone to the center.
- Use 2 dimensionals to hold the ribbon in place on the back of the star piece. Then apply short pieces of foam adhesive strips to the star points. Remove the backings for the strips and dimensionals and add multipurpose glue to them. (The adhesive on the dimensionals and adhesive strips will not adhere to the glimmer paper. That is why you need to use the multipurpose glue.) Center onto the glimmer paper circle. Turn upside down on to an old towel and place a book on top and allow to dry for 24 hr.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. The Star of Light stamp set is found on page 98 and the Starlight thinlits are on page 220 of the Annual Catalog.
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