Technique Tuesday – Pop-Up Ornaments!

It is Tuesday and so I’m sharing a fabulous technique with you!!! This week it is Pop-Up Ornaments!!

Pop Up Ornament, www.LaurasStampPad.com

So you are probably thinking…..This doesn’t look like an ornament! This is the ornament all closed up and it would look amazing as a tag for a present. You could put the year and the person’s name on it! (I remember as a kid fighting over which ornament was mine or one of my siblings.) After seeing this adorable tag, you will slide the little bauble up the string and POP!!!!

Pop Up Ornament, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Then you will slide the bauble back in place to hold the ornament tight together and you can hang it on your tree!!! The cool part is it is super simple to create! I got this idea from a fellow stamper – Tami White! I love sharing ideas with others!!!

Here is what you will need: Five 3 x 3″ squares and Two 1.5 x 1.5″ squares of cardstock, a bauble or bead of some sort and some ribbon.

Each of your 3 x 3″ squares will need to be scored at 1.5″ on both sides and only one diagonal. It should then fold in half both ways (up and down & side to side) and then for diagonal. You will then stamp on both sides of your pieces of cardstock. For the one above, I stamped Night of Navy and Silver with the Festive Flurry Stamp Set randomly on one side. On the other side, I stamped one snowflake in Cherry Cobbler in the center of each square using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig. By stamping each one in the center, when you assemble, you will get that complete Cherry Cobbler snowflake on the sides as shown above. You could always stamp randomly on both sides, or even use Designer Series Paper (or Glimmer Paper!!! I thought about that and want to try it out soon). After you are finished stamping, I added that brushed look to all of the edges (front and back) with my sponge daubers! Now it is time to fold and assemble. You will fold on all score lines to get a crease and then fold in half with the diagonal points going in. I know that probably doesn’t make much sense so I hope these pictures helps!

Pop Ornament, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Pop Ornament, www.LaurasStampPad.com

 

I hope you enjoy these amazingly adorable ornaments and share them with all of your friends and family during the Holidays! If you have any questions when you try this out for yourself, I would love for you to reach out me. Post in the comments below and I will respond!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

 


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