It’s such a hot day today!! I hope you have been able to keep cool somewhere! I finished my last night shift this morning and so I’ve had a nanna nap and am now raring to go (well, only a bit!)
I wanted to share with you the ornaments that I have made for friends for Christmas. I used the Holiday Ornaments set and did a combination of stamped ones and Designer series paper for them. I’m happy with how they came out and I hope they all like them.
Stamp Set: Ornament Keepsakes
Accessories: Big Shot, Holiday Ornament framelits, Rosette Die, Vintage Faceted buttons, Cherry Cobbler Scalloped tulle ribbon.
At the recent Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt event held in Brisbane, there was a gorgeous table setting display by a fellow demonstrator, Jacqui Crouch, using the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and matching Holiday Ornaments framelits.
It was a setting to die for!! I loved the candle that she had decorated so I took a few photos and got a candle and whipped it up!!
I made 8 petals for the base and attached each petal to a chipboard circle using my trusty hot glue gun. I then cut 3″ pieces (or 3 scallops) of Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle Ribbon and glued it between each petal and then the centre of each petal.
I then made a belly band to go around the candle using the Delicate Designs embossing folder. I sponged it with Crumb Cake and cut out the scallops by hand. I attached it to a Cherry Cobbler band and put two rows of crochet trim. I used the Snow Flurry die to create the snow flake and sponged with Crumb Cake. I then used the Boho Blossoms punch and added a large pearl in the middle. See? Easy Peasy!!
Stamp Set: Ornament Keepsakes
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Chipboard
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Big Shot, Holiday ornaments framelits, Delicate Designs embossing folder, Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle Ribbon, Snow Flurry Die, Boho Blossom punch, crochet trim, large pearls.
I have been having great fun making different ornaments. I have also been having fun with the glue sticking to my fingers!! Just one of the hazards of the job, I guess!!
I love all the new framelits that are in the Holiday Catalogue, espeically the Holiday Ornament framelits. I have found that you can cut 4 layers of DSP at a time, although less with cardstock as it is a bit thicker. This makes it quicker to make ornaments as each ornament needs about 20 pieces cut out. Once it is folded and glue together, it comes together pretty quickly.
Paper: Bella DSP, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Big Shot, Holiday Ornaments framelits, Snow flurry die, subtles button, twine.
I am really loving the ornament which is on the front of the Holiday Catalogue. I’ve seen a couple of different colour combinations and they look fabulous! I thought I would give it a try using Designer Series Paper rather than stamping each petal and then cutting out. It certainly made it a bit faster to make, although I had a few challenges with sticky fingers and the tombow glue! I’m really happy with the end result. Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment.
If you would like to make this or any of the other gorgeous ornaments featured in the Holiday catalogue, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0408 193 792 to host a party.
Paper: Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Holiday Ornaments framelits, Rosette Bigz Die, Vintage faceted buttons, large pearls, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s twine, Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Tulle Ribbon.
Here is the final box of the series. Seeing as it is only 79 sleeps until Christmas (Aahhhh!!), I thought it would be nice to do a Christmas box as well. And there are such nice papers to choose from this year, so I need to try them all out!!
I used my favourite Labels Collection Framelits to mat the Heart of Christmas stamp from the Holiday Catalogue. You can just see it in the photo that I have used the Festive paper piercing pack on the Real Red layer. Looks really nice!! The snow flake is from Snow Flurry Die. You would never know it was hiding a little ink spot!!
The cards are following the same template as the other boxes. I’ve uused the Candelight Christmas Specialty DSP from the Holiday Catalogue. This paper is very nice and it includes two flocked window sheets which are very luxurious!! The Holiday Ornaments Framelits make cutting out the ornaments so easy! No more dodgy hand cutting for me! I also love the font on the Greetings of the Season stamp set. Very elegant.
I hope you have enjoyed the box that I made from Tanya’s tutorial.
Stamp Sets: Greetings of the Season, Ornament Keepsakes, Heart of Christmas
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade
Paper: Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla, Real Red
Accessories: Big Shot, Labels Collection framelits, Holiday Ornament Framelits, Snow Flurry die, Adorning Accents edgelits, Apothecary Accents framelits, rhinestones, Cherry cobbler baker’s twine.
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.