Friday, December 9, 2011

All That Glitters...

You guessed it!!  The Fabulous Friday Challenge this week at Frosted Designs is GLITTER!  Kind of perfect timing for the Christmas Season, since everything is sparkly and glittery anyway!  I did something a little different this week, since it was my turn to do the Project (instead of a layout) for this challenge.  I was already in the Christmas spirit, so I decided this would be the perfect opportunity to work on a new ornament for my tree and here's what I came up with:

This is a fairly simple project to do and it would be so easy to make a set for your tree (or a gift for family members or friends), by setting up an assembly line.  I cut 2 strips of paper 2 by 12 and then scored them all the way down on my cutting board.  After scoring, just accordian fold your strips.  Start one strip folding down and the other strip folding up, so you can connect the two together once you are done.  Once the folding is done, take a Crop-A-Dile or hole puncher and punch a small hole near the bottom edge of the strip.  Then you can run a piece of floss or twine through the hole and bring your accordian flower together and secure the end to create your circle.  For the snowflake, I just used my Expression and cut one of the snowflake fonts on my computer.  You could also use a punch, if you have a large one.  Spray your snowflake with spray adhesive, or you can add a light coat of glue by brushing it on your snowflake.  I sprinkled mine with Fairy Dust Glitter from Fancy Pants.  Once it is dry, attach it to your accordian flower and then finish off the center with an embellishment, button, etc. Complete your ornament by adding a ribbon and then hanging it on your tree!

Come play along with us this week and let's see your Glittery creations!  You will have the chance to win a fabulous prize from our sponsor, Buttons Galore!!


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