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From the Designer: "Using the light blubs from the Christmas tree lights, simply place the chapel structure on top of one to make a warm glow shine through. It is lightweight because it's created with glitter paper, vellum, and cardstock. With the right pattern or craft dies, you can perch a whole village as unique ornaments if you like! Or thread a thin cord or wire to hang them too. Just one of many ways to create holiday ornaments for your tree."
Primary TechniquePaper Crafts
- White Cardstock and Glitter Silk Cardstock - Darice/Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock® (Opulent Opal and Black Prince Glitter Silk Cardstock)
- Die Templates and Tool – Spellbinders® Paper Arts (Beacon St. Chapel and Tool 'N One)
- Glitter – Advantus (Silver Chunky Glitter)
- Adhesives - SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L® (Crafty Power Tape, E-Z Runner® Permanent Fine Adhesive, Adhesives Sheets – 4x6” and DODZ™ - Small)
- Other - Vellum; Bone Folder
First I cut/embossed all the pieces from the die set. Note: you have to cut the roof piece twice (white cardstock), the chapel wall twice (white glitter cardstock), the big window six times (black glitter cardstock), and small windows four times (black glitter cardstock).
I used a combination of Crafty Power Tape, E-Z Runner® Permanent Fine Adhesive, and 4 x 6" Adhesives Sheets to put together the chapel structure. Note: I used vellum to cover the window openings before adhering to the window panes.
For the chapel roof, I covered it with adhesive using the 4 x 6 Adhesive Sheet. Then I sprinkled chunky silver glitter and press. Tap off excess. Repeat the process for the steeple roof.
I cut/embossed the steeple structure with vellum to use the window cut outs to cover the window panes. They leave an edge from the window pane exposed (and have adhesive on them) so it's easy to add the windows in! I used Adhesive Dots - Small to adhere the roof and steeple to the chapel roof.
Place the finished structure on top of the Christmas tree light to display!
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