Saturday, October 9, 2010

Creating a 3D Christmas card decoration

Hi everyone! It is Kylie here with my first tutorial on this blog! I am going to show you how to make 3D Christmas ornament decorations for your cards using dies or punches.
First, gather your supplies....
  • Scalloped Circles dies - I used Nestabilities Scalloped Circles but you can use any die or decorative punch
  • Glue stick
  • Scoring tool (I used my bone scoring tool and paper trimmer)
  • Card topper
  • Stamped sentiment (I used Seasons Greetings)
  • Ribbon
  • Embellishments

First I made my card topper, then using the second largest scalloped circle die, I cut a piece of cardstock for the ornament to be adhered to. I then used the scalloped circle die next size down and cut eight (8) circles using designer paper.

I scored these circles exactly in half and using my glue stick, I attached one half of the first circle to the next circle, carefully matching up the scallops.

Continue to do this with all of your circles to get a fan effect, but make sure you don't attach the last half to the first. When the eight circles are all securely adhered to each other, apply glue to the remaining half circles

And attach this to the centre of the larger cardstock scalloped circle

Then attach this to your card. Adhere some ribbon and a bow to the top and even out your half circles so they all stand up.

Then decorate your card, adding your Seasons Greetings sentiment! I added generous amounts of stickles to the edges of the scallops so they sparkled, unfortunately that doesn't show so well in the photos. If you wanted to post your card, the ornament easily flattens to be placed into an envelope.

Here is another example of the 3D ornament as an embellishment rather than the focal point of the card. On this card I used Nestabilities Labels 4 to cut the shapes and Classic ovals to cut through the front of my card. I attached the ornaments to the inside of my card. This card features Henry Mouse with Christmas Bauble and coloured him with Copics.

Thanks so much for bearing with me on my first tutorial! I hope I have inspired you to try one of these 3D ornaments.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Hugs Kylie


  1. LOVE the idea!! Thanks for sharing!

    hugs, Elly

  2. Love it! Thanks for sharing

  3. AWESOME tutorial Kylie, I dont think I could go wrong on this one!! I thought it would be complicated because its looks so effective, but turns out that its really quite easy!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Beautiful cards!!
    Thank you so much for the tutorial
    Hugs ~

  5. amazing cards.. thank you for the wonderful Tutorial.. love it.. ♥
    Hugs, Katrin

  6. Oh Wow, I just LOVE this!!! Thank You so much for sharing! *Hugs*

  7. Merci pour ce beau tuto! Magnifique effet! Bises. Nadine

  8. OH WOW! these are fantastic...thanks for sharing xx Lizzy xx :)

  9. This is beautiful! Thank you for the tutorial, i would try this.
    Hugs Thea

  10. PRECIOSO!!!!!!! Love it! Olguita from PR

  11. Great idea. It looks so cool.

    ♥, moi

  12. Great tutorial, what a creative idea, WOW! Gemma

  13. I just love your first tutorial, it's really beautiful and inspiring!

    Thanx and hugs,

    Lins x

  14. A really clever idea, thanks for sharing xx

  15. This is awesome....I love this idea....thank you so much for sharing and your first tutorial was excellent.....

  16. holaaaaaa.... felicitaciones por el tutorial tan bien explicado me encantó.... ya quisiera unos nestabilitties... pero existen matrices para las sizzix, creo que adquiriré una.... está muy bien explicado y da para muchas ideas, te dejo cariños, byeeeee.....

  17. Hi Kylie, I loved your tutorial so much I used on it one of my DT cards. You can check it out here. Hope you like what I've done. Hugs, Denise x

  18. c'est magnifique !!! merci beaucoup

  19. Thanks a lot for this tutorial! Your card is so beautiful! I do mine. You can see it here :

  20. Love the tutorial. This one, I have to try. Thanks for posting darling.

  21. I wish I was talented and patient like u. You can get more patterns about 3D christmas Cards on the website. View more designs from them.


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