Surprisingly sparkly, these star ornaments really catch the light and show off your patterned paper at the same time. The 36-gauge aluminum is thin enough to cut easily, but once it's glued together in layers with the paper, you get a fairly solid object.
This was my 2010 Christmas ornament design. I made a lot of them, so it was worth it to buy three star punches, though it's also possible to only use two sizes, depending on whether you want the small metal star in the middle. You could also experiment with cutting the aluminum by hand. It's fine for your scissors—in fact, it sharpens them!
3 sizes of star punches (I used Fiskar's star squeeze punches, which seem not to be available anymore on their site
, though I do see some of them at Amazon
1/4" circular hole punch
toothpick or other stick, to apply glue
36 gauge aluminum tooling foil (available here