Amy, over at Scrappin N Style blog is offering a great blog candy for us. She has the new Love Struck Cricut cartridge. She also has some fab projects on her site and lots to look at. Hop on over and give her site a look-see and give her some comment love for this great Valentine season.
Belles 'n Whistles Stamps blog has been doing a very cool online advent calendar. If you go there today, Christmas, you can sign up to win one of three $35.00 gift certs for her shop. While you are there check out all the great projects and make sure to click the link to check out the shop!
These sets of ornaments are made from styrofoam balls, paper, and stick pins. My children love to make these for their teachers for Christmas. It is a very simple craft, yet is a very beautiful finished product. To make them I cut scrapbooking paper into 1" strips, then cut the strips into 1" squares. I fold the two top corners in to make a point. I then put 4 on the bottom, with all four points pointing to the middle. Working my way up I just overlap the next layer, covering the parts of paper that aren't really pointed. To put the hanger on you pin one end of the ribbon 1/2 way up the ball, and the other side 1/w way up on the opposite side. The papers will pin it to the ball as you go up. For the little topper around the hanger I cut 2 stars with a punch and sort of skewed them. I cut up 3 pages of 8 1/2 x 11 scrapbook paper I can make a set of three balls with left over paper. The ornaments look even better when you use egg shaped styrofoam balls, with the skinnier end at the bottom. It looks like a pine cone then. I hope you enjoy looking. Feel free to comment!
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