Saturday, November 3, 2012

Pretty Paper Favor

Welcome to SeeingInkSpots and our first Saturday special post for Card "Create"tions at Create with Connie and Mary.  For today and the next two Saturdays each of the designers on the "Create"tions team will be sharing a party favor featuring the stamp set that they worked with during the week.  This past week I designed three gorgeous cards using the Christmas Lodge stamp set.  I just love that set because it's a perfectly balanced package of great images.  You get two beautiful focal images, a couple small background pieces, and two AMAZING greeting stamps.

For my favor I have made a pretty paper ornament with a simple greeting tag/banner.  I think these make great take away gifts for party goers who come to your home or wrap it up and take as a hostess gift to your holiday gatherings.  (Don't you just love the upside down First Edition?  I was being so careful to keep them all the same direction and then I hot glued the bow on the wrong end!  Urgh!!)

I made my honeycomb sphere ornament with 12 Red Glimmer Paper 3 1/2" circles and 12 First Edition 3 1/2" circles.  Each circle is first folded in half.  Working Red Glimmer then First Edition each half is glued to the next.  To make the sphere symmetrical I found it worked best to glue pairs, then glue the pairs to make quarters, then the quarters to make halves and so on.  

To create the honeycomb effect the top and bottom of the Red Glimmer sections are hot glued together.  Then the middle, or equator, of the First Edition is hot glued together.  To give the Cherry Cobbler Tulle Ribbon some volume and shape I sprayed the tied bow with Aqua Net Hair Spray and then sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds glitter all over.  To secure the glitter a second coat of the hair spray is needed.  Two Way Glue was added to the tag to adhere the glitter and make it extra special.

Want to make one of these pretty paper honeycomb ornaments?  Sign up for my Only Ornaments Class November 8th and 9th in San Jose CA.

Want to be a part of Card "Create"tions?  It's never too late.  These details include:
  • EXCLUSIVE card designs to our subscription which won't be shown anywhere else. 
  • 3 week mini-edition that is all about cards, October 28 - November 17
  • Each designer will choose a holiday or winter set each week and make 3 different cards using that one set.
  • Total of 45 unique card ideas from 15 different sets. 
  • Each card set includes a printable supply list with card measurements and photos.
  • Perfect for your classes and stamp camps or to make for your own holiday cards!
  • I said about on Saturdays, each designer will be sharing a little 3D favor that matches the holiday or winter set they chose that week.


  1. I just love, love, love this ornament. I've ever made one but looks like fun I bet the glimmer paper really shines in real person. Great job!

  2. This is SO cool! And sounds fairly easy! I may have to try this out! Love the glittery tulle, too!!

  3. Beautiful ornament, Elizabeth! I love the way you use tulle, and the shine is fabulous.



  4. This is so pretty! I cannot wait to try it! Thanks for sharing! I just found your blog! I love it. You are very creative and inspirational!

  5. I would love to attend your classes in November but unfortunately, I live in San Diego. Would an instructional video be in the works in the future ? I would love to make several of these paper ornaments ! - Lit

    1. I have the same question. Now it's a year later and I would like to know how to make these ornaments. Live in Wisconsin.

  6. It is now 2016 and is Christmas season again. I would love to make this beautiful ornament but cannot find the directions for it. Is there a way that I can still purchase them? I cannot attend one of your classes because I live in Wisconsin.