Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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Mid Winter Christmas - DSP Bauble

While discussing Vicky's upcoming workshop she asked if I had any ideas for baubles she could use as gifts for a Mid Winter Christmas party she's planning.  After searching my photos and tutorials I found that the one I use most often and is the easiest to put together was the one I didn't have any photos of.

So for Vicky and anyone else who is planning a Mid Winter Christmas party here are the instructions for a DSP Bauble.  I did not invent this design and I can no longer remember where I saw it first.  If it is your idea please let me know.

There's not much in the way of supplies or tools needed for this decoration: -
 - 8 strips of Designer Series Paper - 1"x4" - I used Bella Rose DSP
 - Crop A Dile or other hole making device
 - Length of ribbon to match your paper tied in a loop. - I used 6mm Chocolate Chip Grosgrain

Place your DSP in a pile with alternate patterns up and punch a hole in each end in approx the same place.

Thread your ribbon through one hole and back through the other.

Use the ribbon to pull your paper strips into a C shape tying a knot at the top to hold it in place.

Fan out your paper strips to form a ball shape. 

You can get four of these decorations out of one piece of 12x12 double sided paper and 54 out of a pack of designer series paper.  You can decorate an entire Christmas tree for $19.95 plus matching ribbon.

Check out the Designer Series Paper on Offer from Stampin' Up!® and contact me to place your order.



jeni@pnkgeeni said...

Cool. I'll have to remember this at Christmas time. We might be getting an actual tree this year!

Stampedbyanangel@aol.com said...

Nice instructional!