We all love pretty paper and I think Stampin' Up!® has the best quality and beautiful original designs in their papers. I hoard my most favourite of those papers, so have a huge variety of past and present designs to choose from.
Today I'm going to show you a couple of gorgeous Christmas decorations that I make annually for a Craft Fair where my friend Lorraine and I sell our creations each year.
I'm also participating in the Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop - Fun With Patterned Papers.
Another of the decorations I've been making lots of, are these pieced balls. They look beautiful with glittered edges, and are very popular at Christmas fairs. I love these so much I've just made up over 200 kits, plus a variety of samples to showcase the different effects that can be obtained by mixing and matching the Designer Series Papers.
One idea is to use a colour family of the patterned papers.
The ornaments look great hanging from a tree and the light catches the glittered edges.
I usually choose a light and a dark pattern and alternate them to create a visual contrast when the ball spins
So much variety can be created depending on the Designer Series Papers you choose. If the pattern is really strong I do not choose a contrasting colour but simply punch out 20 circles of the one pattern.