Thursday, December 6, 2012

Quick Perfect Pennants Christmas Tree Ornament

This ornament features the Perfect Pennants Bigz Die, and not too many other supplies, and it's quick and easy to assemble. The key to this project is the First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper, which is heavier than paper, but not as thick as cardstock, so it's easy to fold without measuring or scoring. I also added some color to mine (Marina Mist), to give it some texture and to match the scallop "tree skirt".

1) Die cut 8 of the medium sized triangles, stamp one side if desired.
2) Die cut the larger scallop circle in coordinating card stock.
3) Fold each of the triangles exactly in half.
4) Glue half of one triangle to the back of the next half triangle.
5) Before you glue the last triangle backs together, insert a 15" length of string that has been folded in half, down the center of the tree, leaving the loop sticking out the top about 2".
6) Poke a hole in the center of the scalloped piece and run the string through.
7) Adhere Jumbo Pearls back to back, on string at top of tree, and under scalloped piece.

That's it in a nutshell, but I do have some tips. If you want to add some color to the paper, using a wheel is quick and easy. Just line up 3-4 of your triangles next to each other, ink up your wheel and roll it over. To find the center of your scalloped piece, die cut an extra one out of plain paper. Fold the paper one in half one way, then in half the opposite way, and the center is where the two lines meet. Lay the paper scallop over the cardstock scallop, and poke through the center point to mark it. And finally, if your knickers get in a twist over the white part of the Island Indigo Baker's Twine, you can drag it through your coordinating ink pad (I used Marina Mist) while holding it down with a Stampin' Sponge, so it's not stark white. Or, try coloring over it with a Blush Blossom marker.

Stampin' Supplies: Perfect Pennants Bigz Die (used with the Big Shot), First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper, Marina Mist cardstock & inkpad, Bella Boutique standard wheel (and handle), Island Indigo Baker's Twine, Jumbo Pearls, Tombow Multipurpose Glue.

~Kimberley Morris
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
Colorado Springs, CO (SHOP ONLINE)

1 comment:

  1. This is so cute. It's definitely a CASE for me. Thanks for sharing it.


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