12 Days of Christmas 2016 | Day 11

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Karen Robinson – 12 Days of Christmas 2016 | Day 11

Well, we’re in the home stretch now and these last two projects I hope will come in handy for those last-minute extras that we always seem to want/need. Today’s project is a Christmas cone, I have a bit of  soft spot for these I love their vintage style, but they could look quite modern with the right paper and embellishments.

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These lovelies only need a piece of 6 x 6″ DSP (I wouldn’t recommend cardstock, it’s too thick) and I used the This Christmas DSP (from the Annual Catalogue) as it ties in beautifully with the vintage feel I love.

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It took me ages to find the right combination to embellish these sweeties but I’m really pleased with how they turned out. I used three different framelit sets but you could dress these up however you wanted to, the circle and star could easily be punched out instead of die cut and the word would also look lovely as an embossed sentiment on another banner.

As I was attaching flat things to a curved surface I took the easy way out and simply stapled them on, quick and easy and secure. I used two staples on the glimmer paper and banners which flattened the front a little bit which I liked and then attached the star and word with one more staple. It was much easier to do it this way than try to hold all the pieces in the right place and use just one.

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I’m by no means a cone making expert but have a couple of tips that I discovered that made it easier for me.

  • I trimmed 3/4″ to 1″ from the bottom corner that is going to form the point (make sure if you’re using directional paper that it’s going the right way first) and then ran my bone folder over the paper both ways to encourage it to curl.
  • I applied Tear and Tape to the outside edge only and shaped the cone a couple of times till I was happy with it and then while it was in the cones shape removed the backing and adhered it down.
  • When shaping the cone I just focused on rolling the tip tight and round and left the top to form as it pleased.

If you try these I hope these tips help, each one of your cones is going to be a bit different but I like that look 🙂

These could be used so many ways at your table or even hung on a tree, chair or doorknob. They could hold the cutlery and serviette at your table, or sit in a glass filled with little nibbles (sweet or savoury). I hope you like them and I’ll see you tomorrow with Day 12.

Cheers,
Karen

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12 Days of Christmas | Day 11 – Supplies

Basic Black cardstock // 121688
Gold Glimmer Paper // 133719
This Christmas Speciality DSP // 141628
Very Vanilla cardstock // 106550

Layering Circle Framelits // 141705
Stars Framelits // 133723
Wonderful Wreath Framelits // 135851

 

 

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