Saturday, December 17, 2011

Hopping along with Authentique and Scor-Pal!

Hello visitors and returning friends! I am excited to be taking part in the Authentique Paper and Scor-Pal Blog Hop today! If this is the first you've heard of the hop, make sure to go back to Authentique Paper's blog to take part in the whole thing!

Here is the blog order for our fun hop: {click on the name to take you to the specific blog}

Authentique Paper
Tifany DeGough
Steph Ackerman
Emily Lanham
Gini Cagle
Misty Buck
Lisa Andrews
Brenda Smith
Katie Tate
Cristine Redmond <-- You are here.
Kittie Franken
Scor-Pal

Be sure to comment on each blog as you hop because there are some great prizes up for grabs! Authentique Paper is offering TWO winners a fantastic paper prize pack {$20 retail value} and Scor-Pal is offering a Scor-Buddy {$20 retail value}! {Winner will be chosen randomly from all comments on the manufacturer blogs AND the DT blogs. Winner must have a US/Canada address.} Blog comments close Monday, December 19th at 11:50 pm {Pacific} and winners will be announced Wednesday, December 21st on the Authentique Paper and Scor-Pal blogs.

Now on to the fun stuff! For my project today, I decided to try something I've never done before...making an elaborate paper ornament. Here are the supplies I used:


I used my Silhouette to cut out 15 2-inch circles. I used some chalk ink to ink the edges of one side of the circle. Then I scored each circle so that a triangle was formed.


I used my Xyron Mega Runner to put adhesive on the backs of the flaps formed by creasing the circle, then I started sticking the edges together. Once I got the first five pieces together, I made the bottom cap of the ornament by stringing a button and some Jenni Bowlin pearl charms with twine.


The next row consists of 10 more circles, then finish it up by adding the final five. I added another button, then tied off the twine to make a loop for hanging the ornament on the tree.


I am so happy with the way this turned out! I've never attempted anything like this before and judging from how easy it was to put together, I don't think this will be my last!

Thank you for hopping by my blog today! I hope you'll become a follower to see what other fun things I have up my sleeves!

Next stop on the blog hop is Kittie Franken.

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65 comments:

  1. I love it! What a cute ornament!

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  2. Love the ornaments. Great way to make something different.

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  3. A beautiful project! Just at the right time of christmas!

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  4. love how quickly this came together, great job Christine!

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  5. Haven't seen this design before and it's so cute besides! This looks like something I would definitely try--not too hard with circles. Could even use punches if one doesn't have a machine. Thanks for the idea!

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  6. I love this! I hope they are easy as they look. I think this might have to be a project next year because I'm getting tired of chasing my son around keeping him from the 'special' ornaments! Thank you!

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  7. aww this is so cute...Love this ornament idea...
    thanks for sharing.

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  8. I can imagine a tree completely decorated in these ornaments...:)

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  9. Oh my gosh, my parents used to make these with used christmas cards when they were, well, short on cash. I LOVE them---they bring me back to my childhood!!!!!

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  10. How cute. I love the papers you chose-----paper crafted ornaments are a favorite of mine.

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  11. i think my kids will love making some of these!

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  12. How pretty! I think my grandson would enjoy making these for his mom and dad! Thanks for the idea and the chance to win.

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  13. Hi; I have seen this kind of project before, but can I ask you a question? How do you know where to score to get the three parts equally sized???

    Anyway I love them!

    La Vikinga / Sweden

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  14. This is such a beautiful ornament the papers are just gorgeous.
    I am your newest follower. I hope you will consider following me also. I have 4 giveaways going on right now and one ends tonight and a linky party.
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  15. Great job!
    {By the way...I *almost* did this same thing for my project...I guess it's a good thing I didn't.}

    Thanks for all of your hard work to help make this hop successful!

    -Tifany
    http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com
    {Authentique Paper DT Coordinator}

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  16. what a beautiful ornament and a craft that could be done with children.
    thanks for sharing.
    patriciagrier@netscape.net

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  17. so special - would look beautiful hanging on anyone's tree!

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  18. @La Vikinga - Honestly, getting three equal sides for the triangle was just trial and error. I had a couple extra circles that I practiced on first.

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  19. I love these ornaments and have been wondering how to make them. Thanks for the turorial and participating in the blog hop! :D
    jfarrell65@charter.net

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  20. These are so much fun! I think a tree would look so nice with a bunch of these!

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  21. Your ornament is super! I can imagine making these for many occasions depending on the papers chosen.

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  22. Wonder idea to decorate your tree with these lovely ornaments! TFS, so nice to be hopping with you today.

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  23. This ornament is adorable--I love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  24. I have always wanted to make an ornament like that. Nice picture tutorial!

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  25. So fun to use all the different papers on your ornament. I can see what you mean about possibilities for other ones blooming in your imagination...Thanks for the step-by-step photos.

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  26. Beautiful ornament- you make it look so simple!

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  27. fun and easy ornament. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. I just adore this! Such a super cute ornament!

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  29. Your ornament is adorable and perfect for on the tree. Thank you for sharing and for your directions.

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  30. those ornaments are always so cute & work as the perfect embellishment on gift bags/packages too

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  31. You make this look so easy! Love the ornament. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. love the ornament... must have taken you forever!

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  33. This is super cute. I may have to try this to add to a couple of packages. Thanks for the inspiration.
    cindy C

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  34. This looks so pretty!! Great job! I have those same red wooden beads on my Christmas tree too! The look so pretty against the lights!

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  35. How sweet are those? Love it! Thanks for sharing the technique with us!

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  36. Love the ornament! I have only made 2 like this out of old Christmas cards, buy they are pretty!
    Pam

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  37. I haven't made an ornament like this for a long time. You did a great job on yours. Love it!

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  38. What a fun ornament. Thanks for sharing the instructions.

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  39. Beautiful! Love the colors and designs of the paper!

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  40. Beautifull christmas tree ornament.

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  41. Love the ornament. Great choices for paper too.

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  42. What a fun ornament. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. I love the ornament. This project shows that sometimes simple is the best! Not sure if I did the hop right yesterday so I am gonna hop hop hop along and do it right this time! Happy holidays to all.

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  44. Great ideas and Fantastic prizes! would love to win!

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  45. Cute project.
    TFS
    Michelle C
    mlcain0202@yahoo.com

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  46. What a beautiful ornament! (posted by Heather W.)

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  47. Fabulous ornament, Cristine. Thanks for your detailed instructions. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

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  48. What an awesome job on your first time ornament! Love the papers you choose, they're so pretty. Great job, thank you for sharing your inspiring adventure. Holiday blessings to you and yours for Christmas and New Year!

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  49. What a great ornament! I love the colors! Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Nicely done, easy to follow.

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  51. Really cute way to use up scraps. And easy!

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  52. This ornaments are so beautiful! Love them! TFS! Hugs.. Maggy :)

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  53. Beautiful ornament! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

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  54. I love the ornament! I need some like this as I now have a little one and most of our ornaments are breakable. If this "breaks" I can make more :)

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