Friday, October 28, 2011

Christmas ornaments and decorations, project 5

Hi all
Today I have a fun little holiday decoration for you.  This project uses two petal cone die cuts and a modified top note die. 

Each face of the petal cone is stamped with the  tree from the Christmas Lodge stamp set (always artichoke ink on river rock c/s).  Then we used a flower hand-held punch to make random holes in the sides.   Actually, we folded the petal cone on the crease and punched through both layers at the same time and did the same thing to the other cone.  The trick here is to make sure that the tab from one cone doesn't block the punched holes on the other cone, so check it before you adhere the tab to the cone.  When I cut the petal cones, I left about 3/4" of the scallop flap on the bottom and cut it straight, parallel to the fold.   That tab is left so that you can attach the tree to the base.  Before you do that, you first have to punch a hole in the top note  base so that the switch for the fake candle light is accessible.  The top note square was made by folding a piece of 4 x 4 c/s in half and then covering only the last two inches of the die.  Punch four stars and score each one down the center and fold.  Attach half of one star to the next one until you have a 3 dimensional star.  We separated the tops of the two cones and put a dab of crystal effects to hold the star.
Sorry I am not able to show you the tree lit up...I gave my gals the good lights and mine is burning out.  Besides, my photography skills aren't that great!  Trust me, it looks great!!


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