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My Spiral Ornament for the Cricut Ornament Exchange

November 26, 2017

I am participating in a Cricut Ornament Exchange. We were challenged to make a Christmas Ornament using our Cricut machine and then we sent them to another participant. I sent my ornament to Kara at Happy Go Lucky. The ornament I made is from an original design and the SVG file will be included below. The inspiration for this ornament was the red and white spiraled hard candies as well as candy canes.

Materials:

  • Doubled sided scrapbooking card stock
  • 2 brads
  • Personal cutting machine (I used a Cricut Explore Air 2)
  • SVG Spiral Ornament Pattern (click the text for the free file)

Directions:

The process for this ornament is more hands-on after the cutting of the design. When I cut out the design, I wasn't getting through the card stock. I finally went to change the blade and found that my blade had some form of material stuck around it. Once this problem was resolved, the cutting was so easy. I really like using two-sided paper. I chose red which had burgundy on the other side. The only downside to using this kind of paper is the core of the paper is white and shows a bit on the edges of the paper. 

showing process
Design Space showing the progress of cutting the paper.
 

cut paper
The cut paper before weeding.
 

cut pieces
The cut shapes.
 

brads
The two brads, you can use any color.
 

curve paper
Take the bow shape, using your fingers, curve the bow shape.
 

bow
To begin you are going to stack the elements in order on the brad. Here is the bow we began to curve in the above image.
 

bow 2
Then add the ends of the ribbon to make the bow.
 

curl paper
Stacking all six similar pieces together, curve the paper by rolling it in your hand. This will help form the ornament in a later step.
 

add sides
Add the six pieces to the brad and then add the brad to the bottom. Make sure all pieces are facing the same direction if you are using a two toned paper. Fan open the brads but not the full amount so there is some movement available.

start to seperate
Begin to seperate the ornament shape once piece of paper at a time.
 

finished
Now you can tighten up the brads by reaching into the ornament. You can manipulate the shape as needed even by pushed top and bottom towards each other until you are happy with the rounded shape.

I sent the file to my sister and that same night she went a bit crazy and made these two.

   

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AMAZING!

This is so pretty and fun!

I cannot find the file love it.

This is so pretty!! I love it!

This ornament is very pretty! I'd love to make one for my ornament exchange, but it doesn't appear that the SVG pattern is linked.

you can match a marker with your paper and go over the edge then no white shows

That is beautiful. Where can I get the cut file? If possible could/would you send me the cut file? Thankyou

I love this! Where is the link to download this?

Thank you,This will be well used,not for profit but for family. Again I think you

The link is under the section that lists the materials. Going to get busy cutting.



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