Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Star Ornaments

 Merry Christmas Eve, everyone!! I wanted to share with you the stars I made for my Christmas tree this year. I used the paper from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog called "Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack." The only problem I ran into was I ran out of paper to make them. I didn't use some of the colors that were in the pack because they would not have matched as well. I guess I should have bought two of the paper stacks.

A big reason I chose to make these is because of my grandson. My daughter said he kept knocking the tree over because he was fascinated with the lights. He also was taking the bulbs off of the tree and throwing them. He thought they were a ball. I figured by making these nothing would get broke and he would not get hurt. 
I got the idea to make these from another Stampin' Up! demonstrator. You can get access to the YouTube video by visiting her blog here. She made big ones that were 16" in size, I made ones that are only 6" in size. I found it was easier to use only 5 pieces of paper, instead of 6. That is how mine became stars and not snowflakes.
Just to help you out a bit, she also used a stapler from Stampin' Up! I have not purchased it, yet, but I am planning on getting one when I place my next order. I tried using mini glue dots in place of the staples. I found that the middle sections did not want to stay adhered. The stapler I had was too big. I am not sure if the one you can get from Stampin' Up! is small enough to use for this or not. You will have to try and see, if you have it. I actually think besides the stapler the Tombo glue would work best. It would just take a little longer to dry.

Stampin' Up! supplies used to create these.
Cardstock: Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack
Tools: Big Shot and Stars Framelits
Accessories: Silver Trim Tinsel  and Frosted Finishes Embellishments (both of these items are retired)

Have a Merry Christmas!
 Now go-n-stamp!!