Thursday, November 29, 2012

Glitter House Ornaments

These little chipboard ornaments were from a kit by Melissa Frances (Impress store). You could make these easily enough with some of the house templates on the internet. Ornaments were painted with acrylic paints, added glitter and mini trees. A hole was cut in the bottom so I can pop a Christmas tree light on the inside of the house, windows are covered with an acetate sheet for a glass look. Can't wait to put these on the tree!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Snowman Gift Tags

I found a stack of these retired Stampin' Up snowman images all colored up and glittered so I completed the half started project after all of these years, turning them into tags. I don't know the name of the set as I don't have it any more. I have boxes and boxes of things waiting to be finished! I used various scraps of designer paper, ribbons, fibers, and embellishments to complete.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Blue Christmas

Mojo Monday sketch for today using some Stampin' Up supplies: Ornaments Keepsakes in OLd Olive, retired holiday designer paper with Pear Pizzazz and Naturals White cardstocks, Olive taffeta ribbon, snowflakes wheel in Bashful Blue accented with Crystal Stickles. Sentiment, silver embroidery thread, and rhinestone are non SU.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Handmade Paper Ornament

Stampin' Up supplies: Glossy White cardstock, silver embossing powder, Bella Toile background stamp, pearl and crystal embellishments retired. Silver embroidery thread and organdy ribbon to finish.

A wonderful step by step tutorial can be found HERE.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Stylin' Snowlady

Stampin' Up supplies: Stylin' Snowfolk and Owl Occasions (greeting) stamp sets, Festival of Prints designer paper pack, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White cardstocks. Punch for flower and sprig is Martha Stewart, Nestabilities round scallop frame, white fiber trim ribbon and bakers's twine for scarf. Layout is this week's Mojo Monday sketch #268.

Masculine card

For my brother's birthday. I used a Very Vanilla base, lattice squares embossing folder, matting of More Mustard and Taken With Teal, large eyelets and cording are all retired SU. The ship image is an older one from The Angel Company that I really love. Colored in Prismacolor pencils.

The second picture is another little tree that I have on my kitchen windowsill, a Hallmark sugar bowl and wooden spoon with coordinating mini ornaments.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Bells & Bottlecaps mini tree

Mini tree base was covered with Stampin' Up's Be of Good Cheer designer paper, Apothecary Art stamp set colored in Copic markers, edged with Cherry Cobbler scallop border edge punch. Sentiment is from Warmest Regards.

I am an out of control Hallmark ornament collector and have many themed trees throughout the house :) This one has miniature bells and bottlecaps. On to my next one which I will share as soon as it is done.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Jolliest Santa

I love this happy little Santa image from SU's Jolliest of Holidays set. I added some Liquid Applique for texture. Red textured cardstock and black velvet corduroy ribbon with mirrored cardstock (non SU) for belt. Sentiment from Glad Tidings.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Santa Shadowbox Ornament

I made a Santa shadowbox ornament from Whisper White cardstock and a window sheet for front. Music score wheel on back of box, Lovely as a Tree stamp with a purchased Santa 3d gift tag and some fake snow as ground filler. Box measures 4"X4".

Removable Ornament

Some supplies are Stampin' Up: Glossy White and Real Red textured cardstock, sentiment from retired Trim the Tree set. The ornament is a sticker (Elizabeth Craft Designs) that I attached to an adhesive sheet and then cut out. Entire area was covered with white glitter and then colored on top of the glitter with Copic markers, and popped up onto the card front. I used bargain brand pop up foam squares that will allow the ornament to be easily removed from the card so you can add it to the tree. The row of double rhinestone ribbon I found in the stationery area of The Container Store (love this place!).

If you want to do something similar using only Stampin' Up, simply find a design that can be colored in and emboss with gold, silver or black powder and then follow the glittering and coloring procedure the same way. If you can't find adhesive sheets, you can use your clear mono glue. Let glitter and glue dry completely before you attempt coloring.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Glass ball ornaments

What to do with all of that glitter? This is a quick idea for a really pretty ornament that looks much more beautiful in real life with all of the sparkle. I used clear glass balls (available at most craft stores), coated inside with thin glue called Glitter It, then added glitter with a small funnel and embellished. Very easy! I have heard you can also use a floor wax to get the glue to stick but I have not tried using that yet. I think any thin, pourable glue will do as long as it is fairly clear.

Warmest Wishes

Mojo Monday sketch with Stampin' Up supplies: Be of Good Cheer designer paper, Cherry Cobbler and Vanilla cardstocks, Scentsational Season and Warmest of Wishes stamp sets, silver glitter paper and non SU snowflake punch. Foam is heated up Liquid Applique. Cherry Cobbler quilted satin ribbon and half pearls to embellish.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Poinsettia Tree

Silk poinsettia tree decoration was made using large styrofoam cone and silk poinsettia flowers, all supplies from Joann's.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Top Note Tags

All supplies are Stampin' Up. Very Vanilla and some Cherry Cobbler cardstock with Be Of Good Cheer designer paper, Top Note die, cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon and ink, Scentsational Season, Owl Occasions, and Greetings of the Season stamp sets. I cut 6 of the Very Vanilla and 2 designer paper Top Notes to create 6 of these tags (4 pictured).

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Gingerbread Chalet

A gingerbread "chalet" using the Spellbinders pennant dies and Stampin' Up supplies of Creamy Caramel and Whisper White cardstocks, Scentsational Season gingerbread, Sweets for The Sweet stamp set with a build-a-brad in pewter, sentiment from the retired set Best Yet but I changed it from merry to sweet. It was my son's idea to add the "sugar" sparkles and I love that little extra touch (SU chunky glitter).

Glitter Star Tree Topper

Tree topper made using Stanpin' Up silver glitter paper. Sizzix five point star die embellished with a rosette and filigree brad.

Monday, November 5, 2012


For this week's Mojo Monday sketch I used retired SU designer paper, Greetings of the Season sentiment and poinsettia image from Our Daily Bread ornaments set colored in Copic markers.

Gingerbread House Ornament

This birdhouse ornament is made of papier mache, purchased at Ben Franklin Crafts ($1.49). I painted it with acrylic paints, added fake snow to roof, purchased gingerbread ornaments (Joann's), and added Liquid Applique accents.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Gingerbread Mama

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is gingerbread decorations! Can't get enough of them. For this card I used the Sizzix gingerbread die in More Mustard, inked edges and splattered some dots using the old Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamp. For the babies I cut them out in matching cardstock and ink using the Scentsational Season stamp and coordinating Holiday framelits. Whisper White cardstock was embossed using the Vintage Wallpaper folder and some red baker's twine for stringing the smaller gingerbread babies.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Pilgrim Turkey

Mojo Monday sketch with Stampin' Up supplies: Autumn Vine paper (retired), Sage Shadow, Cajun Craze, and Whisper White cardstocks. Turkey made with owl punch. sentiment from In Everything Give Thanks.