Thursday, December 31, 2015

Wooden Spool ornament

I came across a large bag of wooden spools at the local thrift shop and made my first ornament with a medium sized one. Simply cover it in designer paper, cut out some Stampin' Up! holly leaves in Crumb Cake from an older set, added pearls and Dazzling Diamonds. For the hanger, I flattened out an ornament top and curled it around the spool to secure.

Monday, December 28, 2015


I re-purposed a box that contained a necklace for a quick 10 minute Christmas ornament project. Cut out the Santa from Home For The Holidays paper from Stampin' Up! Made a little tab to stand him up inside the box behind the clear acetate lid. Attached a silver cord to top.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Holiday projects

While the boys are watching some of their favorite shows, I finished up some projects I had hanging around on my desk. The first is some quick and easy gift tags using Stampin' Up!'s Peaceful Pines and Watercolor Wash for the background.
The second is a Santa tag, all non SU.
The third is a Japanese paper kusudama flower that I turned into an ornament using some silver cording, embellished with rhinestone snowflake. 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Holiday headband

I have SO much ribbon and am always looking for ways to use it up. This is from Stampin' Up!, a cherry cobbler textured satin that I wrapped around a plastic band (3 for .98 at Wal-Mart). They were covered in a glittery stretch fabric that was easily removed and then I carefully wrapped the new ribbon around the band. The poinsettia silk flowers were from Michael's, the center was a snowflake rhinestone embellishment from last season. All set for the holidays!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Jumbo Jolly

I love Santa tags for children's presents, they always bring a smile. This Santa face is fabulous, a 5" by 4" image, Jolly Santa by Stampendous (as is the music sheet background stamp). Colored and cut out the Santa, added to a stamped craft colored tag, inked edges and added a Stampin' Up! sentiment (current). SU cherry cobbler ribbon added to embellish, little red flower at top is from three flower punch.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Embellished Ornaments tag

All supplies are Stampin' Up! Embellished Ornaments stamp set for sentiment, Home For Christmas paper, Cherry Cobbler card stock, Brights collection brads, Banners and Chalk Talk Framelits, Fancy Fibers "Bella" (retired).

Friday, December 4, 2015

Card to tag

I have hundreds of Christmas cards that I've made over the years and am starting to repurpose some of them into tags. I just don't know THAT many people to send cards to this year. I used to give most of them to Operation Write Home but they have closed up shop. If you know of a charity that is looking for greeting cards, I would love to know so I can share my collection.
This was a Stampin' Up! snowman and sentiment, not sure of the snowflakes. The white letter beads are from Joann's. Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Going Gray, Cherry taffeta ribbon to embellish.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Saved scraps

This is another saved and scavenged from my mixed bins card, using the Regal Rose and Sage Shadow card with the stamped holiday sentiment. I found a snowman from Jolliest Christmas, colored him to match and added some Tim Holtz tinsel to frame it out. Very sparkly in real life!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Scraps Tag

 I have boxes and boxes (and boxes) of bits of this and that, all waiting to be made into something. Stacks of stamped images, half completed cards, scraps of pretty paper, embellishments, the list goes on and on. It was jaw dropping to realize just how much I've managed to accumulate since I started stamping, I am still trying to organize it all from our big move in August. I'm sure I'm not alone in this out of control collecting, they keep coming out with new stuff and I just can't stop.
 To feel better about it all I decided to try and complete some projects before my next major purchase. This tag with the Christmas tree was an ATC from a swap from many years ago. I don't know who made it, aside from "Denise", written on the back, or why I continue to save atc's. The craft color tag base is from a Tim Holtz insert card that held some kind of embellishments, too pretty to toss. I inked the edges with Tea Dye ink, added some Stampin' Up! sentiments and Sahara Sand lace ribbon.