Christmas ornaments!

Posted by on September 30, 2012 in Christmas, home decor | 1 comment

I got to make ornaments last night and today!!!  They are a little on the fussy side but REALLY pretty and not that difficult to make.  I timed myself on the first one and it took about 1 hour and 40 minutes from start to finish and that included me running up the stairs a few times to get something I forgot I needed and tugging apart the red pieces and repositioning them.  I also wasted a little time with deciding what to do with the hanger and the little tucked in Crochet ribbons.  I think a class would go a little quicker if people shared their framelits so they could run 4-6 through the Big Shot at a time instead of how I had to die-cut the framelits one at a time for a total of 35 times through the Big Shot.

 
 
This ornament is cased with some changes from the sample on the cover of the Holiday Mini catalog.  I decided not to add glitter to the edges of the folded pieces and I tucked in Crochet ribbon (cut in 1/2 to make it thinner).  If I do another one, I think I would make the pleated center piece a tiny bit wider.  If you look down into the ornament at an angle, you can see some of the raw edges – but who’s going to do that, right?  :-)  The ornament measures about 6″ across.
 
Stamps:  Ornament Keepsakes
Ink:  Lucky Limeade, Real Red
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Tulle Ribbon, Designer Rosette die, Vintage Designer Faceted Button, Crochet ribbon, Real Red 1/8″ Taffeta ribbon, Hot Glue Gun, Jumbo Pearl
 

This ornament (approximately 6 1/2″ wide) was inspired by the sample on page 3 of the Holiday Mini.  I used Pacific Point ink but my ink pad needed to be re-inked and I think it looks more like Marina Mist – it’s still pretty though :-) 

Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes
Ink:  Pacific Point
Paper:  Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Designer Rosette die, Snow Flurry die, Vintage Designer Faceted Button, Hot Glue Gun, Rhinestones

 
This ornament (approximately 4″ wide) was inspired by the smaller one on page 3 of the Holiday Mini.
 
Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Paper:  Whisper White, Champagne Glimmer Paper,
Accessories: Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Snow Flurry die, Vintage Designer Faceted Button,  Hot Glue Gun, Rhinestones

 
 
This was the first ornament I made using the Candlelight Christmas Designer Series Paper.  It’s a lot faster since there’s no stamping and you can die-cut the designer series paper 3 at a time for less passes through the Big Shot.  Those little Rhinestones on the ends want to pop off after a few days so it’s best to use the Multipurpose Adhesive just to make sure.

Stamps:  none
Ink:  none
Paper:  Christmas Candlelight Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Cherry Cobbler Scalloped Tulle Ribbon, Vintage Designer Faceted Button, Hot Glue Gun, Rhinestones

Hope you enjoyed the projects :-)

Happy Stamping!

Brenda :-)

1 Comment

  1. Extremely beautiful ornaments.I will try these.

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