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How to make a hand crafted Christmas Bell Ornament

Do you ever see something and just have to give it a go? Well, that happened for me yesterday when I saw a Facebook post from Céline Sérougne in the Demonstrator Planning Place that had a tutorial link to some amazing paper craft Christmas Ornaments made by Janas Paperdreams, so much so that I just had to give these a try, and here is what I created.

How awesome are these, and it only takes a 10 cm (or 4 inch) square piece of Designer Series Paper or card stock to create your own. You could make your ornament any size, as long as you use a start with a perfect square, the other item I noted is that it's a good idea to have an embellishment that has some weight, this helps your ornament to hang nicely on the tree.

I've used the Joyous Noel Suite for the above creation, Snowflakes & Stars Wire Embellishments look lovely combined with the Merry Merlot & Copper ribbon with Joyous Noel Specialty DSP.

For this one I stamped Pool Party Cardstock using Coastal Cabana and Star of Light, I used a Snowflake Trinket that retired last week as my weighed embellishment and Polka Dot Tulle ribbon.

I've made a few now (I just can't stop, I love them so much). The Designer Series Paper ornament is easier to fold, but with a little patience you can also create your ornament using cardstock - as cardstock is a heavier weight to the paper it takes a little more "persistence" to do the secondary folds, but is totally possible.

As Jana's tutorial is in German, I decided to make my own for those who would prefer  English, as these ornaments are just to wonderful for anyone to miss out on making!

Stampset: Star of Light
Cardstock or DSP: Pool Party, Joyous Noel
Embellishments: Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Snowflake Trinkets (retired), Merry Merlot & Copper RibbonSnowflakes & Stars Wire Elements, & thread or twine
Tools: Stampin' Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper-Piercing Tool

Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project. Stay tuned for more inspiration and tips this month. If you live in Australia and don't already have a demonstrator I'd love love to be yours. 

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