Designer Series Paper 3D ornaments

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BothornamentsHappy Hallowe’en!

These ornaments are my versions of the ones that we learned to make while at the Stampin’ Up! convention this year.  They’re made with Stampin’ Up!’s designer series paper, which is on special during the month of November!!  Purchase any 3 packages of designer series paper and receive the 4th one for FREE.  This is a great time to stock up for scrapbooking!  These double sided papers can also be used for 3D projects, giftable items & home decor – such as these ornaments!

Using the designer series paper "Creepy Crawly", these 3D decorations are easy peasy to whip up, especially with the help of the crop-a-dile!  By changing the paper you use, you can make them to match your home decor, or according to the season, holiday or your mood…

Simply cut your 12 x 12 paper into 1" strips.  The small ornament used 1" x 6" strips, the larger ornament used 1" x 12" strips.  Once you’ve cut your strips, stack them up, then use the crop-a-dile to punch a large hole in either end of the stack.  The crop-a-dile goes through 12 layers of the paper without an issue and without you breaking a sweat!  Keep the stack of paper intact.  Double up some grosgrain ribbon, feed it through one hole & tie a knot (this is the bottom) then feed the other looped end out the top (this will create a hanger).  Slide the ends of the paper along the ribbon so the paper bows out, then fan out the strips to create a globe.  You can make it as squashy or as ball – like as you wish!  When I do these for Christmas, I’ll use the smaller ones for the tree.  For the larger ones, I may do a couple with 2 sheets of paper so it’s a little more "solid" looking, though I don’t mind seeing the inside of the ornament since the designer series papers are all double sided.  (The one I used happened to be black on the flip side).

Here’s a closer look at the decorations.  Please leave me a comment or email me if you need more clarification on the instructions!
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