Recently I saw a video for a die that cut out the parts for this ornament, but I thought I could do it myself. So I did! It looks much more complicated than it is. It’s just one piece of paper scored and folded, with a few pieces cut away. Add a piece of twine or ribbon and some glue and you’re done! I used the Dashing Along Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Snowfall Thinlits Dies to decorate the ornament. By the way, the Dashing Along DSP was a limited time offer that expired, but it’s back while supplies last!!!

Today is the last day to order the Showflake Showcase products! Scroll down to the bottom of this post for details.

 

Here’s what I made:

Snowfall Thinlits, Snowflake Showcase, faceted ornament, Christmas ornament, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Snowfall Thinlits, Snowflake Showcase, faceted ornament, Christmas ornament, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

 

Snowfall Thinlits, Snowflake Showcase, faceted ornament, Christmas ornament, Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Garden Green card stock (CS) cut to 8-1/4″ x 5″
  • the same Garden Green CS scored every 1″ in both directions
  • the same Garden Green CS scored diagonally in 8 squares as shown in diagram below
  • Whisper White CS cut to 3/4″ x 3/4″ (4 pieces)
  • Dashing Along Designer Series Paper (DSP) cut to 1/2″ x 1/2″ (4 pieces)

Die cut using the Snowfall Thinlits:

  • 12 snowflakes from a scrap of Whisper White CS

Cut using Paper Snips:

  • remove the green shaded areas shown in the diagram

Cut using a 1/8″ Circle Punch:

  • a hole in the center of the four flaps that will form the top of the box

Assembled the faceted ornament:

  • burnished all the folds in the Garden Green CS
  • glued the tab to the inside of the opposite end
  • folded in the four tabs that form the bottom, pushing in the diagonally scored areas, and glued the tabs together
  • NOTE: I think it’s easiest to fold in two opposite flaps and glue together, because it’s easier to keep them square, then to glue the other two opposite flaps. 
  • twine looped and tied a knot. then strung through the holes in the four top flaps, leaving the knot on the inside of the ornament, and pushing the flaps down to the knot. The flaps pulling outward against the twine holds them in place.
  • DSP pieces onto the Whisper White CS pieces
  • Whisper White CS pieces glued onto four of the panels – every other panel around the middle of the ornament
  • snowflakes glued onto the remaining 12 square panels of the ornament

You can put treats in the ornament. I recommend gluing the top flaps together, and leaving the bottom flaps open to insert the goodies. Then apply thin velcro pieces to the bottom flaps so the recipient can easily get to the goodies inside. I haven’t actually tried this yet but I have ordered some velcro to try it. I’ll let you know how it works. These are the ones I’ve ordered.

faceted ornament template #stampcandy

Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color!

 

Here’s what I used:

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Here’s the beautiful Snowflake Showcase!

It’s available only in November, so get yours before it’s gone!

 

The Happiness Surrounds stamp set can be used all year long!

Happiness Surrounds stamp set © Stampin’ Up!

 

And the Snow is Glistening stamp set can be used all winter long. 

Snow is Glistening stamp set © Stampin’ Up!

 

You get 20 dies in this set! 20!!! And they go with both stamp sets, so they can be used all year long.

Snowfall Thinlits © Stampin’ Up!

 

Look at these adorable embellishments! They’re flat so they’re great for cards. I even made a pair of earrings!

Snowflake Trinkets © Stampin’ Up!

 

Click on the images below to see more details and to purchase the Snowflake Showcase items:

 

The White Velveteen Paper mentioned in the video is sold out and no longer available. 

 

 Here’s even more cool stuff you should check out:

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!