Early Espresso Holiday Ornament

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I love how this ornament turned out.  It is similar to the one on the front of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog.  I changed the colors and changed the center.  I used the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and stamped the large ornament in Early Espresso and the smaller one in Crumb Cake.  For each “petal” of the ornament I used four stamped images that were cut out with the matching Holiday Ornament Framelits.  Take 3 of the ornaments and score and fold in half and glue one side to the next folded ornament.  Then take that group of three and glue to the fourth ornament (not scored in half) – the fourth one that is flat becomes the back of the petal.  I created 5 of the large ones and then arranged them in a circle – use hot glue to glue them together.  Then take a bit of the Crumb Cake Tulle and put a little bit between each of those.   Create the smaller “petals” the same way and glue those on top of the tulle.

For the center I used a piece of the Early Espresso Tulle.  I started with a knot at one end then twisted and wrapped the tulle around that center knot holding it with my fingers.  When I was done I put a dab of hot glue in the center of the ornament and stuck the tulle rosette in.  Finally I added the Vintage Faceted Button (with the linen thread tied through) to the center of my rosette.  Punch a small hole in one petal and add some linen thread to create a hanger.

It is really pretty in person.  I made a different ornament that coordinates and I’ll post it later this week.  Have a great day!

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