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3D Christmas Ornaments

Hi Friends! Hannah here from Fanciful Spaces!

CHRISTMAS IS HERE!!!! It is the MOST wonderful time of the year! Yup, I sure did mean to yell all that. I’m so excited!

You see, I have a 7-year-old daughter, and I am in the lucky position to be creating memories and traditions with her. I’m loving every second of it. I’m extremely cognizant of this time period for her, in part because I’m remembering all the Christmastimes of my childhood. Being a parent, this time of the year is THE BEST!

If you’re looking for a fun and easy project you could make with your children (or without!) I’ve got one for you. 🙂 I created my own ornaments using cardstock and glitter. Lots of glitter. It was so easy and quick, you’re going to love it. 🙂

I started by creating my own cut files for my Scan-n-Cut. I actually started by searching for free cut files, and then I searched Etsy… but I kept coming up empty. In less time than I took to search, I’d created my own files.

I cannot stress how much learning the tiniest amount of Adobe Illustrator helps. My husband was right when he said it would change my world.

But I digress, there are so many files out there that you could use, and even tons of dies! I love these by Hero Arts.

Cut 6 or more stars.
Score all the stars down the center.
Cut one base for every ornament you’re making.
Cover half of each star in Score Tape, rub some glue stick on, then position the star to the back of another star, keeping backs to backs. Always adhering one half to one half.

For the base, you’ll cover the whole thing with score tape.
Here you can see several different ornaments, some created with 6 stars, and one with 12! There is so much flexibility!

Honestly, I created two white ornaments with pink glitter just for myself. I assumed I’d love those! I’m non-traditionalist.

I created one ornament in green and another in red, just for you gentle reader. But when I covered them in glitter, I fell IN LOVE with these! I love them so much more than the white ones!

I adhered the Tonic Studios glitter to the edges of my stars by adding Nuvo Drops in a corresponding color.

While my strips of Nuvo Drops were still wet I covered them with glitter, shifting my ornament and the glitter to ensure I covered all sides. It is very similar to the hearts I created for my heart mobile.

I used the following products for these projects:

I loved working with the Pop-Tone cardstock, and the Curious Metallic cardstock, as always. Do know that some of the discount cardstock, like the Bonsai above, may have stickers on the backside. This did not affect my project at all. 🙂

Thank you so much for reading, and don’t forget the AMAZING sale going on over at CutCardstock! You don’t want to miss any of the fabulous steals!

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