Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting Class 401A
Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting Class 401
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  Class # 516 Mackenzie’s Merry Trio

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This fun to create, trio of holiday ornaments will make a beautiful, bright addition to your family Christmas tree or unique gift for a friend. Enjoy learning the art of paper folding and then incorporate your crafty new skill into your own projects this holiday season.

Supplies:
1 sheet AG1215 Noel
1 sheet AG1217 Red Snowflakes
1 sheet AG1218 Holly
1 sheet AG1219 Green Ornaments
1 sheet AG1221 Red with Green Trees
1 package DE118 MacKenzie Ribbon
4 sheets 8-1/2" x 11" Ivory Cardstock

Tools: Ruler, Scissors or cutting knife and mat, Bone folder or something to smooth folded edges, Strong glue or glue stick, Hole punch to go through the middle of project
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Class # 516 Mackenzie’s Merry Trio
Step 1

These ornaments are all folded in the same way. For the easiest assembly, you'll cut the cardstock bases of the ornaments, then decorate them and then fold them.

Cut each piece of cardstock to an 8" square.

Step 2
For the Noel Ornament: cut an 8" square of AG1215 Noel. Adhere it to one piece of ivory cardstock. Cut one 3" x 3" square and four 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" of AG1221 Red with Green Trees. Adhere the larger square of AG1221 Red with Green Trees to the center of the Noel square. Adhere the smaller squares to the corners of the Noel square. Set this aside to be folded.
Step 3
For the Red and Ivory snowflake ornament,: cut one 6" square and four 1" squares of AG1217 Snowflakes. Adhere the large square to the center of the ivory cardstock and add the small squares to the corners. Set this aside to be folded.
Step 4

For the Holly and Green ornament, cut one 8" square of AG1218 Holly. Adhere it to one piece of cardstock. Cut two 4" x 4" squares of AG1219 Ornaments. Adhere these squares to the upper left and lower right corners of the holly paper. Set this aside to be folded.

Step 5 - Practice

You'll still have 1 piece of 8" cardstock. This gives you a practice piece to learn to fold the ornament. For each fold, make sharp creases, preferably with a bone folder.

a. Fold the piece in half horizontally, crease and unfold.
b. Fold the piece in half vertically, crease and unfold.
c. Fold the piece in half diagonally, crease and unfold.
d. Fold the piece in half diagonally in the opposite direction, crease and unfold.
e. Bring each bottom edge of the paper up to the diagonal fold line. Each “bottom edge” that you bring up will be a long triangle – you can fold two of these long triangles out of each side so you will do this 8 times all around the square. See diagram. You'll fold each edge twice, taking it first to one diagonal and then to the other diagonal.
f. To fold this up into the ornament shape, the center of each side of the square into a valley fold and the folds on either side of the diagonal folds will be mountain folds, so that it makes the cardstock into a sort of four pointed star. The center of the cardstock becomes an octagon shape. Use your finger to push the center down as you fold the corners up to a center point.
Step 5 - For Real
For the Noel Ornament: cut an 8" square of AG1215 Noel. Adhere it to one piece of ivory cardstock. Cut one 3" x 3" square and four 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" of AG1221 Red with Green Trees. Adhere the larger square of AG1221 Red with Green Trees to the center of the Noel square. Adhere the smaller squares to the corners of the Noel square. Set this aside to be folded.
a. Fold the piece in half horizontally, crease and unfold.
b. Fold the piece in half vertically, crease and unfold.
c. Fold the piece in half diagonally, crease and unfold

 

d. Fold the piece in half diagonally in the opposite direction, crease and unfold.

e. Bring each bottom edge of the paper up to the diagonal fold line. Each “bottom edge” that you bring up will be a long triangle – you can fold two of these long triangles out of each side so you will do this 8 times all around the square. See diagram. You'll fold each edge twice, taking it first to one diagonal and then to the other diagonal.

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f. To fold this up into the ornament shape, the center of each side of the square into a valley fold and the folds on either side of the diagonal folds will be mountain folds, so that it makes the cardstock into a sort of four pointed star. The center of the cardstock becomes an octagon shape. Use your finger to push the center down as you fold the corners up to a center point.
Step 6

Once you've folded the ornament, lay it flat and punch a hole in the center point of the ornament for the ribbon.

Step 7
Thread one of the wide ribbons through as a loop so the loose ends stick out at the pointy bottom and the loop is at the top of the ornament.
Step 8
Adhere the sides of the ornaments together as tight as possible. , leaving the loose ribbon ends coming out at the pointy bottom of the ornament. Tie the ribbons into a bow or knot, so that they become a little embellishment at the bottom of the ornament.
Step 9
Use one of the other wide ribbons and one thin ribbon to complete the other two ornaments.
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