Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Angels

I fell in love with this project!  I love making angels for Christmas and when I saw this tutorial by Stamping to Share I knew I was going to make them - lots of them! 




Supplies:

Paper - DSP, Very Vanilla - SU, thinner paper
Tools - Big Shot Machine, Scallop Circle Die, Paper Doily Die and Scallop Circle   Punch - 2 3/8"
Embellishments - Twine, Buttons ( I found some with glitter in them), ribbons
Misc. - Ornament Hangers, Beads, Hot Glue Gun

After watching the video, I made my first angel and then was addicted and kept on making them.  These are all I have left as every time I turned around 1 or 2 were missing!

The only thing that takes time is taking out all the paper scraps from the doily die as mentioned on the video.  I found thinner paper than SU's in my stash and it worked much better, but I still had to run it through the Big Shot several times.  Since I wanted to make a bunch of angels, I decided to make all my doily die cuts first.  Then the rest of the process went quick.  I had a thought to use paper doilies but the ones I had were way too big.  I hope you enjoy this project as much as I did.  It is so great to see what starts out to be a plain piece of paper turn into something so cute! Have a great weekend!

Thanks for stoppig bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah


5 comments:

  1. I love your sweet angels! What size of bead did you use for the head?

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    1. Thanks for your comment! I got my beads at Michael's and most of them were 3/4". I got a few strings - some were different colors and some were the same design.

      Nancy

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  2. Oh, my goodness -- beautiful! Love!

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  3. Just found these... thanks to pinterest... would like to know what size circles you used for the dress, arms and wings... they are just beautiful... thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. We had such fun making these angels at Xmas. You use the scalloped circle die, paper doily die and the 2 3/8" scalloped circle punch from SU. Check out the video listed above from Stamping to Share. She did a great job. She was right - the hardest thing was removing the little chads from the paper doily die. I used different beads and buttons from Michael's to finish the angel off. Have fun making some!

      Nancy, Rachel & Sarah

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