I had a lot of requests for a tutorial for this Christmas Ornament using the Lattice Die. It’s taken me a while but since I’m away for 4 days of stamping fun, I thought I’d go ahead and get this done while I’m here. So, let’s get started!
You need to begin with four of the Lattice Dies. This is a Stampin’ Up! exclusive die.
You’re going to begin with folding your die cut in half. Unfold it and fold in half again the other direction.
You have four more folds to do. I have drawn lines here that will hopefully help you.
I found the easiest way to fold these diagonal folds is to use a ruler. This is one of the lines you’re to be folding. You will fold all four lattice pieces with these.
Now you are going to cut on one of the half-folds to the center of the lattice. I hope you can see it in this picture.
As you look at your die cut, begin at the center cut you made. As you go to the left, that first fold you come to, fold that end up, your second fold will also be folded up and the next one down. Sorry, it’s really hard to get a good picture and description for you (thus the reason I’ve been putting off writing up this tutorial!)
What you want, as you fold, is a corner oval setting down on your table and then you will have an oval sticking up in the air and then one on the table and one in the air . . .
You will want to use little teeny tiny pieces of Sticky Strip to adhere the two sides of the oval sticking up together. This picture is looking at the bottom of the die cut, you can see where I placed the Sticky Strip for when I fold and put the two pieces together. It is important to adhere them together!
This is what one Lattice Die Cut will look like with all the folding. (Once you attach it to other pieces, the ends will be sticking up.)
You’re going to use Sticky Strip to stick the ends of pieces together. (In the picture I’m getting ready to lay the one oval down on top of the other that has adhesive on it.)
Here’s what it looks like with 2 of the sections put together, keep going!
You’ll need to choose something to sticky strip your project to so it will lie flat. I used a circle punched with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch. Then decorate as you wish and attach some ribbon to the back if you want to hang it.
I hope you enjoy! If you find this helpful, I hope you’ll leave a quick comment! Feel free to put your questions as a comment so I can answer for everyone’s benefit.