30 September 2012 – The ultimate Christmas ornament is here!!!

It was only a matter of time before I made one of the gorgeous ornaments featured on the front of the Holiday Catalogue.  There are lots of tutorials available to show you how to make this gorgeous decoration.  I used one by Linda Heller, which is really easy to follow.

I think I will be doing a separate class to make one of these as they are fairly time consuming to make.  I think they would look pretty in other colours as well.

And here’s the back.

Stamps:  Ornament Keepsakes, Merry and Type

Ink:  Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler

Paper:  Very Vanilla

Accessories:  Big Shot, Holiday Ornaments framelits, Dazzling diamonds, tombow glue, two way glue pen, linen thread, Designer Rosette die, vintage faceted buttons, pearls, crochet trim, large scallop circle punch.

28 September 2012 – Christmas Gift Box

There are lots of interesting new items tucked away in the new 2012-2013 Catalogue.  Each time I look through, I find something new!  I recently discovered the Kraft Gift boxes on page 161.  They are $4.95 for 4 boxes which is a great price!

I watched Patty Stamps video here as inspiration for my box.  I have used one of the new sticky rounds to attach the rosette to the top of the box which made it really easy to stick it firmly to the box.  I have stamped the box using Snowflake Soiree stamp set.  The greeting on the front of the box is Heart of Christmas and I have used the Apothecary Accents framelits for the shape.  You can’t see it well in the photo but I have put a Vintage Faceted designer button and place a pearl jewel in the middle.

Stamps:  Heart of Christmas, Snowflake Soiree

Paper:  Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP, Very Vanilla

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green

Accessories:  Simply Scored, Kraft gift boxes, Scalloped Tulle Ribbon, pearls, vintage faceted designer buttons, Big Shot, Apothecary Accents framelits.