Saturday, November 27, 2010

Paper Angel Ornament Tutorial

This is a Angel Ornament that I have created from paper. The image you see on this Angel is from the Fred She Said Winter Bird Series Digital Collection that can be found here. The Chickadee image was used for this Angel, but any of the birds would look absolutely lovely on this ornament. This is a lovely gift or hostess thank you item for all those special people in your life. Why not make up a bunch of these for your Christmas tree or display on a stand as a table centerpiece. So many uses for these beautiful Angels.

 NO TEMPLATE NEEDED:
The base is half of  a 7-3/4 inch circle and the arms are half of a 4 inch  circle. The half circles are curled into a  cone shape and glued.  That's it-easy peasy.


Here is another Angel in a different configuration. This is actually the first one I made. I cut out my pieces, ran it through the cuttlebug with the swiss dot folder. I punched the border with the Martha Stewart Corner Gothic Arches punch. Stickles were applied to the bottom of the skirt and the bottom of the sleeves. I glued on a small Christmas bulb for the head, used a pipe cleaner for the halo, and tied a bow and attached at the neck.

This is the snowflake Angel. The spellbinders snowflake die was used for the wings and the Martha Stewart Arctic snowflake punch was for the decoration. I sprayed glimmer mist on the snowflake embossed angel. I glittered all the snowflakes with Martha Stewart glitter.

This one was my attempt at making an Angel that would look antique or vintage. After cutting out my pieces, I used my decorative scissors to cut a fancy edge (yes, those scissors still come in handy even after all the punches and die cuts!), I ran it through the cuttlebug with the Textile Texture embossing folder then sponged on some Rangers Tea Dye ink. I used mica flakes for the glitter around the borders. Martha Stewart Branch and Snowflake punches were used for the decorative treatment at the neck.
This angel is called my "Woodland" Angel-Supplies for this are Martha Stewart Branch Punch and Sizzx Leaves die, Cuttlebug Leafy Branch embossing folder. This was sponged with Rangers tea dye distress ink. The leaves and branches were sponged with Vintage Photo distress ink and diamond stickles applied.
For this Angel, I cut out my pieces, punched the edges with the Martha Stewart Corner Gothic Arches Punch. I used white feathers on my wings and stickles and pearls for the borders.



Challenges Entered
Allsorts - Monochrome
Craft Your Days Away - Texture (On White and Antique Angel)
CES Challenges - Vintage
Mark's Finest Papers - Add a Bow
One Stop Craft Challenge - Christmas Cuties
Our Daily Bread Designs - Snowflakes
Alphabet Challenge - E is for Embossing
The Character Cafe - Neutral Color with Glitter/Sparkle
Christmas Stampin' - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Christmas
Fairy Tale - White
Mami Doodles - Gift Items
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas
Hodge Podge - Anything Goes
Stampinsanity - Challenge Yourself
Crafty Creations - Christmas
Freshly Brewed - Winter/Christmas
Inktegrity - Anything Goes
Creative Belli - R's (Ribbon)
Fab 'n' Funky - Go with the Flow
Gingersnap Creations - Vintage Hue
Anything Goes - Animals
Tuesday Taggers - A decoration
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Christmas Not a Card
Stamps R Us - Sparkle and Scallops
Die Cut Dreams - Anything But a Card
Flutter By Wednesday - Thank You (Can be a Thank you Gift)


130 comments:

Benzi said...

OMG, you are so talented! These angel dispays are absolutely outstanding! Thanks so much for the tutorial...haven't looked at it yet, but surely will. This is really some awesome eye candy. I'm glad you reminded me of those beautiful, winter bird digis again.

paperfun said...

Carol, This is gorgeous. I will definetly be doing some of these, I just don't know when. My blog is www.trailsofpaper.blogspot.com

Thank you for sharing your time and talent.

Mari

Rhonda Miller said...

These are so lovely. I'm going to try one tomorrow. Thank you for the template.

agypsyangel said...

Thanks so very pretty! Love it~!

Cleota said...

These ornaments are lovely! Thanks for playing along with The Character Cafe this week!

Cleota
DT member

Sandee said...

Absolutely adorably gorgeous!!!! Hope to try this soon!!!

redwasher1 said...

WOW! This is stunning and gorgeous!!
Thanks for sharing it with at Speedy's Friends.

Barbara said...

This ornament is just precious. It was interesting to see how you used a stamp to embellish. I will have to try this. Thanks so much. I will link to you and let you see mine too. HugsXX

dj1952 said...

Wow! What a beautiful job. I love your chickadee. Thanks for joining us at TCC this week. Hugs, dj

Laura said...

WOW!! Stunning angel.I love them all.Thanks for sharing it with us at stamps r us.

Love crafts forever said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Carol you never stop to surprise me. Didn't see video yet, but will first thing in the Morning. This is so beautiful WOW!
Hugs, Nataliya

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow, carol these are gorgeous.
you are creative girl.


greetings karin

Bianca said...

Oh, this looks so very bautifull! I love the birdy very much! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale challenge! xx Bianca

Emma said...

Wow they are all so beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

clare said...

Fab festive angels and plenty of texture too. Thanks for joining us @CYDA this week. Good Luck. (GD)x

Wendy Colledge said...

Oh Wow! The angels are FABULOUS!
Thank You for joining us at Mami Doodles

Rainmac said...

Oh wow, these angels are just gorgeous Carol, so delicate. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away for my Texture challenge, good luck xxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful coloring of your bird! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Suzi said...

Hi Carol, what a beautiful creation this is. Thank you for the tutorial and thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft this week with your lovely creation.
Hugs
Suzi x

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Wow! These are beautiful! I am completely in awe! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations! :-) Amt

carol said...

wow how gorgeous are these, beautiful !! thanks for sharing them with Craftycatz, x carol

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Oh they are gorgeous! Clever girl!
Great to hear your voice!

Isn't that weird - you feel you know someone and then suddendly you realize - Hey i have never heard her voice. You sond just like the sweet, fun and lovling person that I know you are ;o)

Hugs
Gunn

Nela said...

Georgeous creation and nice details!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
Hugs Nela

Mina said...

stunning work Carol, those angels are amazing...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

Wendy said...

Beautiful! These would make wonderful Christmas gifts!! Thanks for joining us this week at StampInsanity! :)

Nancy said...

WOW!!! These are all amazing!! I may just have to try it myself!! Thanks for fluttering with us this week at Flutter By Wednesday!

Meggymay said...

Fantastic angels.

darling Ho said...

Super Amazing!! I love the angels! They are so Beautiful!
Thanks for join us at FTC, hope to see you next time.
Hugs, ~darling Ho~

Anonymous said...

Your angels are just beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing how to make them. Happy Holidays to you and your family!!

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! You are such a totally creative crafter lady!! I adore your paper angels!! All of them are so stunning!! TFS your tut!!HUGS

karlinchen50 said...

Hello
the angels are gorgeous. The design so complex. Beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge
Hugs Karla

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Annette22 said...

wow, this is fantastic

thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale

hugs

Annette

Anne said...

Carol what a brilliant idea! These are awesome, the vintage embossed one is my favourite but they are all stunning
Hugs
Anne

Saskia said...

Wow... gorgeous angel!!!!

Lovely to see your work at Freshly Brewed Challenges! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

These angels are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing them with us, I'm off to try one now.

Sue

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh girl!!! These are stunning!! I love these angels. I will have to case this idea for sure!! Thanks for joining ODBD Shining the Light Snowflake challenge this week.
hugs to you my friend,
Chris

Carolivy said...

Those are simply gorgeous Carol! I love them! Now I have to go out and buy some baubles and feathers!
Hugs
Carol

sue said...

wow they are gorgeous thanks for sharing them
sue

Nancy said...

Oh My Carol!!!!
These angels are GORGEOUS!!!
Thank you SO much for the template and great tutorial.
You're the greatest!!!!
Hugs!

Conniecrafter said...

Those are all absolutely Gorgeous, I especially love the vintage one, tfs the video and how to's!!

Margaret, said...

Carol what a talent you have im going to have a go even if i dont make a good one i will keep it for myself
Margaret from Scrappy cards

Valarie (vampme3) said...

OMG! Carol!!! This is absolutely fabulous! I really LOVE it!!! Gonna have to try it! Thank you sooooo much for the template and your inspiration! Hugs, Val

Judy W. said...

Carol...these angel ornaments are incredibly beautiful. How very talented you are. Thank you for the very informative video and another idea for using the bird images.

Anonymous said...

Very cute!

Val (Brazil)

www.crieartezzanato.blogspot.com

racinggrandma61 said...

These are georgous. I am so excited to try and make a few for gifts for grandchildren's teachers and people from my church. You have done an exceptional job.

Neeti said...

Super gorgeous projects Carol. All the ornaments are fabulous. You are very creative. Thanks for sharing the video with us and playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges.
Hugs, Neeti

Shirley said...

Darling angel! Will visit a craft store today to get all the supplies. Signed up for your blog, too. I don't have one but will try to send you pictures of my finished angels. Thanks again for sharing.
Shirley L.
Roseville, CA

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous project.
Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, hope to see you for our birthday blog hop next week.
Sharon x

Beth said...

OMIGOSH - These are flipping FABULOUS! Holy cow - so clever and insanely gorgeous! WOWza! :) Thoroughly *thankful* that you chose to Challenge Yourself and share your work with us at StampInsanity!! (:

Ildiko said...

OMG I'm speechless. These are gorgeous, thanks for the ling for the template, something to do with my little ones,thanks playing along with TT this week
hugs
Ildiko

Gram's Treasures said...

These are beautiful!! Thank you for sharing with us and thanks for joining us this week at TCC.
Joyce xx

Fink said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at The Character Cafe!

Anonymous said...

Where do you get the feathers??? OMG these are so creative and beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with all of us. I do not have a blog...but if you have a few minutes could you(or someone) email where to find the feathers? peggydollar@yahoo.com I live in So CA
Peggy in Mentone

angelwhispers said...

Oh my God!!!!! These are just awesome love them and all of them so individual!!!! Love Chanelle xxxx

Sue said...

Wow wow wow these angels are fantastic thankyou for sharing the template and tutorial with us got to go and have a go will be a change from the decoration i have been making using a whiff of joy template using a loo roll that family and friends have gone mad for looks as if i shall be extra busy now will add completed angel to my blog and link it back to you thank you so much luv Sue x

Shelley said...

Wow!!! These look amazing and thank you for sharing the tutorial. Thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC. Hugs Shelley xx
P.S Please feel free to enter my blog candy...
http://www.blog.onestopcardcrafts.co.uk/2010/11/blog-candy.html

Lesley said...

Wow how beautiful! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA and Alphabet Challenges xx

scotspanda said...

wow these angels are just stunning!! I love every one of them

thanks for joining in with my monochrome challenge this week @ Allsorts

Good luck in the prize draw

hugs

Amanda xx

Anne said...

Gorgeous thanks for the tut
Anne xx

Meghan said...

OH MY You are such a creative crafter carol I
love your angel it is beautiful!!
Hugs
Meghan

PokSa said...

Gorgeous! Fantastic.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
Hugs Sandra

Dora said...

OMG these are absolutely amazing. Love them all, so beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx

andrea said...

They have to be the most beautiful projects i have ever seen,so delicate and detailed thankyou for sharing them with us at fab'n'funky
andrea

SmilynStef said...

What gorgeous angels ... this would be such a fun project to work on as a family or group of friends ... thanks for joining the Fashion-themed fun at Gingersnap Creations.

~Jeri~ said...

Absolutely beautiful Carol!!! I loved watching your video tutorial with your cameraman lol sooo sweet and cute!! I am going to have so much fun making these and my list of names are growing. I'll drop by once I get them made! Thanks again for sharing your talents!

rosalien said...

Oh my...this is stunning!!! What a beautiful creations. I love it. I have to give this a try m,yself. Fantastic!!
Thanks for joining SISC.

Hugs, Rosalien

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow..pure gorgeousness....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Carol, these are all OVER the TOP!!! WOW, so much gorgeousness in one place!! Thanks so much for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

made by fifi said...

i really love these angels - great -thanks for joining in the alphabet challenge x

Aunty Sue said...

What great decorations thanks for joining crafty catz

Nettie said...

Absolutely beautiful...thanks so much for sharing them with the world.

Mami Doodles said...

Amazing angels. I remember doing some of them as a child, but nowhere nearly as gorgeous as yours - love them! Thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

crafty amy said...

Wow wow wow! These are all amazing :D I love how they can look so different and thanks for the tut.
Thank you for joining us at CES and good luck.

Hugs

Amy xx

Georgia said...

Wow, These are wonderful. Thanks for joining us at the cafe this week.

kaylou said...

absolutley stunning Hun, love the video to, thanks for joining our vintage challenge at CES challenges, I'm going to make one later.
Hugs Kaylou xoxo

Vickie Daniel said...

Your angels are georgeous!! I can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing your video!!

Carolivy said...

Well, I found the baubles and had a blast! Here are my versions.
Hugs
Carol

Margarets designer cards said...

Thank for a beautiful pattern they are gorgeous and I will have fun trying these out for my craft stall.
Margaret

Margarets designer cards said...

Hi, I have tried to become a follower but its not working at the minute, I will come back another day and try again.

Emily Hughes said...

So beautiful, inexpensive, and easy to make...I love it! Now I just need to make 50 of them for a Christmas Party we're having.

Whimcees said...

Oh Carol!

The angels are so very beautiful! It is no surprise that you have over 80 comments already! I am so inspired to make the angels for Christmas gifts!

Thank you for the great video (love your photographer's helpful comments) and the template. These are so lovely Carol! The third photo down - the distressed angel - is my favorite and the one I will try to make first! :<)

Wishing you a good day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Gwen said...

Carol,
Your angels are wonderful. I just recently found your blog and have made 5 already. Four have found other homes (with some of my co-workers) so I hope to be making some more soon. Thanks for sharing.

shuttleneedlepaper DOT blogspot DOT com

penny4thoughts said...

Wow what beautiful angels! A great video that you shared, too! I love your vintage one. Thanks for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations :-)

Martha said...

TFS your beautiful tut on the angels. Beautiful work. Mexistamper.

Liz said...

majic thanks for playing with CYDA

Liz xx

Angela B. said...

Thank you so mych for the tutorial I love your paper angels such wonderful inspiration! I posted my angel at CDAC as well as on my blog!

My'scardcorner said...

Absolutely gorgeous all of them
Myrax

Jessica said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!I love your angels! I've followed you, as I love your style! I've never been good at it, but I think I might be able to learn from you! Thanks so much for sharing, and I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
(my blog is small and I don't post as often as I should to keep it interesting, but you are welcome to come visit!) Thanks again!

Vikki Jo said...

OMG Carol, these are gorgeous! WOW! Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial.. I might figure this out!!

suez said...

These are the best angels I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing how to do this and for the template
suez

Kheila said...

All I can say is WOW! I love these angels and plan to make several. Great video and thank you so much for the template!

Anneke said...

Hi Carol, what a amazing angels!! I love angels and these are so cute :) I've written about your blog :) Hope that is good for you?
Hugs Anneke

Anonymous said...

Your cards are beautiful. You give me so much inspiration. I can't wait to see what you do next. Have a great!!!!

Anonymous said...

Loved the video. Can't wait to get started making these beautiful angels. Thank-you so much for sharing.

Kristin Rhodes said...

Your angels are beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial . . . At first I thought "there is no way I will be able to make these georgous ornaments, but after seeing the tutorial and being supplied with the pattern/dimensions, it doesn't look impossible anymore." You are VERY talented!

Thank you,
Kristin

Anonymous said...

I have tried to download your angel template, but it is very faint. I cannot access it to just print it out. Could please tell me what I am doing wrong.
Thanks,
C. Dupuis

Anonymous said...

cant seem to get the angels body to meet like yours

Anonymous said...

I so love these angels!!! The video stopped at the time 8:38 so I could not see to the end. Hopefully you can get this fixed...I need to see tutorials as I am not good at figuring thing out. If you do not get it going I will be forced to try this on my own :O

Anonymous said...

I think these angels are the most gorgous I've ever seen! I am in the process of trying to make one as lovely as yours', but I have question...I have the cuttlebug d'vine swirls and the sizzix dots folders, I don't know how you run something through the machine if its bigger than the folder itself....I am trying to improvise by running it, flipping paper end to end and running through again, looks ok, but could match up better. How do you do this?

Patricia St Martin said...

Carol Thank you so much for still having The Paper Angels on your blog. I loved them so much last year. I wanted to make some again this year. I just love your Angels.
Hugs, Patricia

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. Our church is having an Advent dinner for the ladies and I am hostess of a table and I will be making these to give to my guests! They are just beautiful! You are very creative and generous!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

These are all just fabulous! Each so different and each beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial, I will become a follower!

Nancy Seed said...

Stunning. I will certainly have to give this one a try for next year. Yes next year, have to think ahead! TFS.

Kraftyaunt said...

Simply gorgeous and beyond cute! I'm going to try making them during the upcoming winter months and have them all ready for next season. Thank you for sharing! And you've captured a new blog follower!

lamepaw said...

Simply exquisite. TFS! I cannnot wait to try these. Must scurry off to Michael's and see if there are any bulbs and feathers left for those of us who are late shoppers! I'll be back to see what you are up to next!
DonnaB :o)

stampinT said...

I think this is a very beautiful angel. I clicked on the pattern though and it would not come up for me. Bummer! Another bummer was Mikes was out of the bulbs when I tried to get some. Oh well I guess there is always next year.

Anonymous said...

Timeless beauty, Carol! You inspire me to springboard off your design and make Valentine angels. Your Woodland design illustrates these do not have to be limited to Christmas! Just stumbled upon your blog today, and suddenly I'm brimming with project ideas. With gratitude, Mary -- Surry, NH

zachsmama03 said...

Wow...this is amazing! I would love to make a ton of these, so I am interested in starting now for next year. I have a few questions though. Could you tell me the size of the christmas ornament. Also do you know where I can find these AFTER Christmas?? I have looked everywhere and they are all gone. I am sure it's because many others have seen this and want to make these angels! ;) Thanks so much.

Lelia said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful! thx for sharing. I'm a new visitor to your blog - found a link from Gwen's blog.

Happy Spring

Cindy said...

I love your blog, thank you so much for the detailed tutorial of the paper angels.
They are just the prettiest I have seen, thanks also for the sizes of the half circles used to create them. I use the cricut machine, and decided to see if I could recreate your idea in a svg file, the file is offered free on my blog, with credit going to you for the fabulous idea and tutorial. I have linked back to you, so that others my follow you and your idea. If you wish for me to remove the svg file, just pop on over and leave me a comment. I will gladly remove the file, if you feel it is taking away from you in any way.
Thanks again for the wonderful ideas.
Cindy. Chirping along.blogspot.com

SuperMomNoCape said...

I wanted to ask permission first... I was wondering if it would be alright if I pinned your tutorial to my Pinterest Christmas board.
(supermomnocape at yahoo dot com)

Anonymous said...

I love this angel project. The only thing is every time I click on the pattern nothing comes up for me. Is there any way you could email me the pattern. I would really appreciate it.
terri152@hotmail.com
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I am having the same problem, Everytime I click on the pattern nothing comes up. would someone be so kind as to email me the pattern to tdavis@blacksburg.gov

nwilliams6 said...

I want to come over and make some of there wonderful angels!!!! Love them all - special stuff here my friend!!! Hugz!

paulaexuk said...

Thank you so much for this lovely tutorial I will certainly be making some of these for Christmas this year.

voyager said...

Wow!! Your angels are beautiful!!! Thank u so much for sharing the tutorial. My friend & I plan on trying our hand at them, too. Thanks again!

Raquel said...

Thanks for the tutorial... your angels are gorgeous

Carol said...

November 2012 and I'm just seeing this! What a gorgeous angel. I cannot wait to play and make a few. Thank you for sharing the instructions. Wowza!

Kelley said...

How do I post my angel! I'm pretty proud of her. Thanks for sharing! You're very kind! and talented!! :)

Anonymous said...

Just watched the video on how to make the angels - they are just beautiful - cannot wait to make one for my Tree. What a nice gift idea too. Thank you so very much for sharing with all of us.

Gabriela Hernández said...

Absolutely adorable angels, being performed with a delicacy and incredible detail, my heartiest congratulations to the creators of such beauty ... many thanks for patterns, may God bless and protect your hands ...
Gaby Hernandez, Costa Rica

through Google translator

Anonymous said...

I searched YouTube for paper snowflake tutorials, and I loved your video. I came to your blog to find the template, but the link doesn't work any longer. Is there another way to provide the template? I hope to make these for xmas gifts to coworkers.

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Nevermind, the link works! I stayed on the template page for a lot longer and it loaded!

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Thanks for this!! Beautiful

Dotti said...

i cant get the link for the template to load can you send me or post the kink so i can get to it

vicky said...

I just tried to download your template and it says the page is not found. Could you please email me the templates?
Kind regards
Vicky

karbutterfly said...

I came across these angels, OMG they are so amazing. I have most of the supplies and want to make them, but I can't get the pattern. Please let me know what I need to do. Thanks.

Teresa Luck said...

These angels are beautiful

jolin said...

I know this is an older video but I wanted you to know I love your angels. They are so pretty! I'm going to try to make a few. I hope they turn out as nice as yours.