Sunday, December 16, 2012

Paper Ornaments... ideal for almost anything!

Decorate a Tree?  (Check!)
Decorate a Plate of Cookies? (Check!)
Decorate a Wreath? (Check!)
Decorate a Gift or Gift Bag? (Check!)
Decorate a Baby Shower or Birthday Party?? (Check!?!?)
Yes... these easy and fun Paper Ornaments look a bit like a Sea Shell or squish them down a bit and they look like a round ball...
both that you can peek inside of!
 Start Off with a piece of DSP/Designer Series Paper.  This is a piece of Festival of Prints Paper Stack from the Holiday Mini.  These strips were cut in 1/2" incriments on this 4-1/2" x 6-1/2" paper... the 13 1/2 stips made for a small but fun ornament!
Using my Crop A Dile (we used to sell this tool that is an eye-let setter and whole punch) I punched both ends with a whole and thread the two 'open' pieces thru... it leaves the Loop a the top - ideal for hanging!
  Use many different types of ribbon... the 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon is thin and has embellisment of a contrasting color... it's fun to use...
See the attached video to see how to make the paper thread this way... it's threading the second set with the farthest from the ribbon...
This is the ornament 'smooched' down a bit to be more round. 
 Placing a Champaigne Glimmer Paper Punched Snowflake inside with the use of a Hot Gun - it adds whimsey and fun to this ornament.  Seeing a different pattern inside is FUN as well!  I LOVE that our DSP is Double Sided!
A friend, Susan, was visiting as I showed her how to make this.... she suggested placing beads in the center before threading the last part!  I love it!!  It is limitless, the decoration opportunities!
This Sea Shell Look is fun and elegant.....
Change it up!!  Yes... using different Papers... like this FUN Pumpkin Pie Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper... it'd be ideal for a party or random decorations.... Easter Window dressings, etc... the ideas are limitless!  This is a 6" x 6" of DSP cut into 1/2" Strips... threaded and BAM a fun decoration!

Here is a HOW-TO Video....
Thank you for coming by, checking it out and feel free to share this with others.  Comments are appreciated.  Have a fun and decorated holiday!

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What Others are SAYING about Getting Crafty with Jamie

Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

Jamie has wicked awesome classes! If you don’t like a particular stamp or paper/ink color Jamie wants you to change it to suit your style! I did my sister-in-law’s entire bridal shower from invitations/thank you cards, party favors to decorations, it was quaint and whimsical! Everyone ooh’d and ahh’d! I’ve had lots of special requests for classes and Jamie delivers; she always has tasty treats and flavored coffees too ~Ashley W.

I have been attending Jamie's classes for over a year. Her ideas for cards are fresh and fun. She always tries to have several different styles of cards available, so everyone gets to make cards that fit their personal style. The techniques she shows each class can be used in many different applications. She is very patient teacher when instructing class members on how to use the Stampin Up products. ~ Carol D.

If I looked up the word sparkle in the dictionary, I would find Jamie Albanese picture there. I have had the sweet blessing of knowing Jamie and her family for over 5 years now. Every time I am with her I feel loved and inspired. When I am in one of her classes I feel my creative juices flow, as she encourages me to go outside my comfort zone. Jamie helped our girl scout troop make cards for a soldier who needed some encouragement!!! For any of you who have not been in one of Jamie's classes, please don't let another day slip by. She is a beautiful friend and she will become yours too. ~ Blessings, Karen:-)

Jamie has a great eye for style and flair, and it shows in her work. Yet she can pick up on your own individual style and makes great recommendations. I love that she is always flexible for last-minute decision maker mommies like me! So much fun to host craft events with your friends and family - that personal touch always means so much. ~ Adonna

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