Welcome back! Today I am sharing fun ways to include paper ornaments on your cards. These ornaments can be removed by the recipient and used year after year. After all, there is nothing better than a handmade gift!
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I love to make ornaments from paper! You can use many different shaped dies and even combine different ones together to create little masterpieces. Today I focused mostly on using Birch Press layering dies since they are a favorite of mine. I also show how to incorporate paper ornaments onto cards so the recipient can easily remove them. (Be sure to check out my Related Video suggestions below for more ornament ideas.)
My first card is actually an ornament itself. Using the Birch Press Aurora Layering Dies with cardstock and a bit of Simon Says Stamp Glitter Cardstock, I created two flowers. I punched a hole in the top of them and added a ribbon. I also added Memory Box Mod Poinsettias Die Cuts for leaves and a stacked Birch Press Big Peace Sugar Script die cut.
When you open the two flowers, there is a message inside. The recipient will be able to see this for years to come as it hangs on their tree!
This ornament/card is about 4″ wide, so it can be mailed or tied to a gift to make it extra special.
Next up are a few projects that are more traditional cards with paper ornaments attached in various ways.
One very simple way to add an ornament to a card is to hold it with washi tape. Here, I created a bright ornament with the Birch Press Radiant Ornament Dies and added a stacked Birch Press Sugar Script Believe die cut. I also created a notecard and added a panel embossed with a Sunny Studio Dapper Diamonds Embossing Folder. (Swoon!) To attach the ornament to the card, I folded the ornament string over the top of the notecard and attached it there with washi tape. The ornament does swing and move around, but that helps to make it clear to the recipient that it can be removed and kept.
Here is a closer look at the beautiful detail of these die cuts! I also added shimmer with a few mists of Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz.
I find you can use any scraps of cardstock for these layered ornaments. Any color combo seems to work!
My next card holds an ornament in place with the help of a vellum strip. This ornament was created with the Birch Press Trina Layering Dies. The vellum is just folded around the front panel of the card. The sentiment is from the Birch Press Merry and Christmas Sugar Script dies.
Another fun way to make paper ornaments even more eye-catching and sparkly is with gems…
I like that you can see through parts of this ornament!
Another way to add an ornament to a card is by cutting slits at the top of the card to hook the ornament’s string through. This works really well and is easy to do.
I also found that you can make your paper ornaments extra sparkly by using glitter cardstock. This card features the Birch Press Issa Snowflake Layering Dies and a background using the Memory Box Typewriter Holiday Elements Stamp set.
Here is a close look at all the sparkle. This looks especially good when there are lights on the tree. I also added lots of purple gems.
Using the leftover pieces from the last card with the Birch Press Issa Snowflake Layering Dies, I created another example of using vellum to hold the ornament on the front of a card. That background is amazing – I used the Avery Elle Hatch Mat Die.
I white heat embossed a sentiment from the Concord & 9th Holiday Cheer Tag Stamp Set on the vellum strip. I hope to make more cards like this one!
A small tree covered in these would be fun!
Another way to add a paper ornament to a card is with a couple of stitches with clear thread. When the recipient gets the card, they simply snip the thread on the inside of the card to remove the ornament. This ornament features the Birch Press Calen Layer Dies and shiny Crafters Companion Flutterby Mirror Cardstock.
Here you can see the fun shine you get with mirror cardstock! I also added a stacked Birch Press Big Joy Sugar Script die cut.
My next project is a stand alone ornament. Instead of putting this on a card, I plan to add it to a gift to make it extra special. I layered together many Birch Press Delia Layering Dies and circle die cut layers. To give a nice finishing touch, I wrapped velvet ribbon around the edges.
I created the “wish” using the new Memory Jotted Wishing Dies.
My last card shows that you can create paper ornaments using non-layering dies. This ornament was created by stacking together four white Memory Box Pine Candle Oval Frame die cuts. I then added color to the top layer with markers… and a gold glitter frame. To the back I added shimmer vellum. This will look pretty on a tree with lights! I added the ornament to the card by cutting two slits at the top. The background features the Gina K Music Medley Stamp with Tsukineko Golden Glitz Delicata Ink.
I hope you will give these ornaments a try!
Here are a few other videos you may like:
- Shaker Ornament Video
- Wood Stamped Ornaments Video
- Die Cut Felt Ornaments Video
- 3D Paper Ornament Video
- If you want to see more ideas for using layered dies like the ones I used today, check out THIS video.
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