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Friday, September 7, 2012

Stampin' Up! Be of Good Cheer DSP ornament


Are you still digesting all the gorgeousness from the new catalogues? Mine are just littered with post-it notes and an ever growing wish-list!!!

Today I want to show you some an ornament that I made with the 'Be of Good Cheer' Designer Series Paper from the 2012-2013 Annual Catalogue....the beautiful bold prints make this the perfect Christmas paper for all your seasonal projects!

For the Festive Friday Challenge this week, Nicole asked us to used Designer Series Paper in a more 'unconventional' way...not just putting it flat on a card.....so I went completely 3D!!!! Way out of my comfort zone I might add! :)

Here is the first version.....

....and here is the blinged version with extra ribbon and embellishments....the rhinestone tag at the bottom was made using 10 rhinestones over some white bakers twine and facing them towards eachother to make 5 'beads' (a little trick I learned at the Stampin' Up! Convention earlier this year).

This ornament is made up of 60 individual origami petals....yes SIXTY!! Each flower is made up of 5 petals joined together, then the ornament itself is 12 of these flowers assembled & interlocked. It took me FOREVER!!! :) Most of the work is in the folding of the petals and glueing these little guys together....the rest is fairly straightforward with the help of some Stampin' Up! sticky strip and a whole heap of patience!

If you would like the tutorial for this ornament, just email me and I'll send it to you.

Hope you like my festive piece of origami!! :)

Materials used:

Stamps - NONE!

Ink - NONE!
Paper - Be of Good Cheer Designer Series Paper
Accessories - Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Scallop Dots Ribbon, Victoria Crochet Trim, Antique Brad, Rhinestones, Whisper White Baker's Twine
Tools - Paper Trimmer, Bone Folder (VERY IMPORTANT), Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Sticky Strip, Paper Piercing Tool, paper clips  

Edited 23/8/15 - I have been inundated with requests for instructions on how to make this ornament so the pdf is here.

I absolutely cannot take any credit for it as it is a Kaisercraft one. Hope you have fun making the flowers....it is very time consuming but well worth it... :)
Just some tips...I found that SNAIL did not bond the petal folds together...they kept coming undone. It is better to use the Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then get a paperclip to hold them together. While they are bonding, you can be folding the next lot of 'petals' for the next flower. When it comes time to assemble the flower using your 5 petals AND assembling the ornament using your twelve flowers....sticky strip seems to be the best adhesive. It is strong enough and provides good bonding - the end product is quite heavy so you need something that will stick! :)


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  1. Well done Alison, Great looking colours together tooo, I love this paper...cheers tam

  2. Stunning ornament! I think you have more patience than me.... 60 petals wow :) So worth the time and effort.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous Alison. Such a lot of work too!

  4. This is so clever! It would look great in my display...

  5. what a wonderful Christmas ornament you have made I have just come across your site , so interesting I will be one of your followers that's for sure I have emailed you for the instructions keep the good work up Wendy

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  16. Please send me the tutorial for the Be of Good Cheer DPS Ornament. Thank you Debbie Magann

    1. HI Debbie - sorry I have only just seen your comment. I have edited this blog post to include the instructions. :)

  17. Hello, I ran into your post of this ornament on Pinterest. I have tried to download the PDF but I keep getting a message that it fails to load. It is such a beautiful ornament I would love to make one. Has the connection or the PDF changed?


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