Sunday, November 25, 2012

Dimensional Vintage Ornament

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I love adding dimension to my cards - here's an easy way to make a 'pop-up' ornament on a simple, mailable Christmas card.This is a great way to use up coordinating cardstock too!

I used 2 dies, and a clear stamp set on my card:
Vintage Ornament Die Set
Pine Branch Die
Winter View clear set

I scored along the 'center' of each pine sprig so the branches would look more realistic and dimensional.

Here's how I achieved the dimension on the ornament. I cut out 5 ornament shapes, then scored them down the middle and folded them in half...

Next, I glued the folded ornaments together to the fold lines, back-to-back.

Here's what the diecuts looked like when I was done - you could use more if you wanted - I think the important thing would be to have an odd number so the ornament lies flat when you tuck the card into an envelope.

Here's one more sneak peek - in case you're concerned that an ornament die could only be used at Christmas time... take a look at these Vintage Ornament calla lilies! I'll save that tutorial for another time, but aren't they fun? I love dies that are versatile.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great card. I love the dimensional ornament. I'm also looking forward to seeing the ornment made into a lily.

  2. wow, your card is pretty, and love that you can make lillies too.

  3. LOVE the calla lilies!!! Looking forward to see the tutorial!!! Thanks for all of your wonderful ideas!

  4. Dini, what creative dreams you have turned into beautiful reality! Having a fun, creative item to share to the receiver's delight will be most colorful from the dp scrapbag. A special card and tag making workshop free to all fire victim family members (seventy-three homes gone in the first fire, two hundred fifty-one outbuildings, barns, sheds, lambing/calving huts, and mechanic shops - burnt two hundred fifty-six miles of fenceline with them) will be your ornament shared's next venue! With appreciation!
    Thank you for the forthcoming grand tutorial calla lily. What a lovely reason the extend the season! Celebrating! Joy! Renewed Hope! Life! Comfort! no fire; no flood, boil water order past.....good way to give the new year a step up.
    Blessings as you celebrate, share, love and accepting lovin' from DNA and heaven-bound fam. Moments to cherish!
    Keep Looking UP! mt23stamperatyahoo