Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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I love the Festive Flurry ornaments that Stampin' Up! shows in the Holiday Mini Catalog! White, silver, and sparkles, they are totally gorgeous! I have a thing for holiday candy. Last year I made a candy cane snowflake and I loved it! This year I decided to combine my snowflake with SU's snowflake ornament and this is how they turned out. I love them; so colorful and yummy! Perfect addition to my gingerbread house d├ęcor!


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I used the Festive Flurry Framelit dies to make these fun ornaments! First I cut out Coastal Cabana, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise snowflakes. Then I cut out 6 Whisper White snowflakes (2 for each ornament), scored them, and snipped one side of each of them (to the center). Then I folded each of them like an accordion.  See the photo below.

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Next, I attached two snowflakes together at their sides, overlapping two panels (per side), and aligning them, as shown. I used Liquid Tombo Adhesive for this.

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I used my Happy Hour stamp set for the snowflakes. I stamped the same color ink (as card stock) onto Whisper White card stock, and then cut them out by hand. Each ornament needs 6 candy canes (fun times!). I used my hot glue gun and Silicone Craft Sheet to glue the candy canes together. First I set them up on the silicone sheet, and then dropped a small amount of hot glue in the center. I waited about 30 seconds (my glue it HOT!) and then wet my finger and tapped down on the glue to flatten it. I waited about another 30 seconds and then flipped it over and repeated the process, to secure the candy canes.

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I used my hot glue gun to assemble all the layers. I used my stylus to press the candy cane layer down into the hot glue. I finished them off with rhinestones!

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I mounted the Festive Flurry snowflakes onto Natural Composition Specialty paper. Each banner piece is a 3" x 6", and I snipped about 3/4" up from the center. I love that my snowflakes are mounted on music note paper! I strung them together with Linen Thread and hung them on my holiday chalkboard, and added a fun little tune!

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Stampin' Supplies:

  • Stamps: Happy Hour

  • Paper:

    • Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise card stock

    • Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series paper - 3" x 6" pieces

  • Tools and Accessories:

    • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

    • Festive Flurry Framelits dies

    • Simply Scored Scoring Tool

    • Rhinestone Basic Jewels

    • Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels

    • Linen Thread

    • Liquid Tombo Adhesive

    • Hot glue gun (non-SU)

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