Paper and Fiber Arts

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Ornaments From Cardstock

CTMH Cricut Artiste Page 53 - Accent 2
Folding pretty cut papers into prettier shapes is one of the things I love about papercrafting.  To take a flat shape and turn it into a 3-dimensional object is so coo!.  These ornaments or gift toppers or scapbook page embellishments are really fun, no matter what you call them. I will post a video explaining how to make them but in the meantime here are some pictures to walk you through the steps.
Cut at 1 3/4"
 Each layer of this ornament has 15 identically cut shapes.  They are scored in half and then adhered into little groups of threes.  Those components are then glued to a piece of cardstock as pictured above.
Cut at 2 1/2" and 3"
 One layer is pretty, but adding more layers increases the "wow factor".  Here are the layers as they are being assembled together.
Layered with 3-D Foam Tape
 I added a ribbon to the shapes to use them as ornaments.  They could be double sided by making two of the same and gluing them back-to-back. Alternatively, these would look stunning on a present instead of a traditional bow.
CTMH Cricut Artiste Page 53 - Accent 3
 Here is a different one made from the same page.  The folding is the same, but this has four 'spokes' and the last component was used in the middle to add another type of layer. All of the cardstock for both projects was glued using Bonding Memories.
CTMH Boutique Assortment Bling Gem
Try this with many different designs in both the Art Philosophy and the Artiste cartridges.
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