Hand made ornaments are a favorite of mine. These ornaments feature the Carved Ornament #2 die, the Movers and Shapers Snowflake dies from the Sizzix Alterations line and the Circle Framelits.
Die cut 4 Carved Ornaments from the Tim Holtz Holiday Past vintage Paper and two orrnament tops using Metal Foil Tape.
Line up the Circle Framelit in the center of the Carved Ornament (I used the second smallest circle). Use a post-it-note or tape to hold the die in place. Don't forget to use the Sizzix Thin Die Adapter to create the right sandwich for your machine. Die cut to circle in the center of all 4 Ornaments.
After die cutting, draw a line down the center of one ornament. This will be your sewing line. Stack the ornaments in a pile with two ornament facing one way and the other two facing the other way.
Sew down the center of the ornament from top to bottom. When you get to where the circle was cut continue sewing to the bottom of the ornament even though there is nothing to sew through. This will create a small string for the Snowflake to be glued to.
Add the Ornament top to both sides. Snip just below the top as shown. Be careful not to snip too close to the thread. Tie a loop through the top with paper string.
Open folds to create a dimensional ornament. Add a little Vintage Photo Distress Ink along the edges with an ink blending tool if desired.
So many possibilities with Sizzix dies. Grab your favorite card stock and carved ornament dies and lets have some fun.
Thank so much for stopping by today and I hope you all have the happiest holiday season ever.
surfaces: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Holiday Past Paper Stash, Mirrored Sheets; Ranger Inkssentials Metal Foil Tape Sheets
embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper String
ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Phototools: Blending Tool with Foam; Sewing Machine with white thread
Looking for more ideas for ways to create ornaments from die cutting? Check out our Christmas Ornament project gallery on Sizzix.com.