Saturday, 22 December 2012

Labels Collection Christmas Ornaments

Hey Stampers,

My Christmas Holidays have started !! I only get 5 days, but its better than nothing right ?? LOL And I have everything done ... all of my wrapping, all of my gift buying ... everything !! Its a great feeling. I am hoping to get a bit more stamping in if I can. Play with my new Spring Preorder goodies that have been WAY too neglected since I received them. Hahaha. My project today are some cute Christmas Tree ornaments that I made for my grandmother. I got the idea for these from Stampin' Success, the demonstrator only magazine. Mine are a lot different than the version in there, but I loved the idea so much I had to come up with my own version !! Take a look !!

Aren't they cute !?! And I don't just mean the kids. LOL I used pictures of my cousin's son, my boy Jackson and my uncles new baby. I printed them using the antique setting on my computer, so the pictures would match the tones of the Champagne Glimmer paper. I then cut the pictures and the Glimmer Paper using my Big Shot and the Labels Collection Framelits. I attached the picture to the Glimmer Paper using Mini Glue Dots; then used a standard hole punch to punch the hole for my ribbon. A 1/2" Circle Punch (also punched with a standard hole punch) was then layered around the punch for some extra stability and some color. I used Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green for my colors here. Very rich and beautiful with the glimmer paper. I used the 1/4" Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon for the ornament loops. After adding them, all that was left was to embellish them !!

I used the 3 smallest ornaments from the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set. I stamped them onto Very Vanilla cardstock and die cut them with the Holiday Ornaments Framelits. The Merry Christmas sentiment (which was stamped in Early Espresso ink) is from the Family Reunion stamp set, and that was die cut with the largest banner from the Bitty Banners Framelits. I then adhered that banner to a scrap of coloured cardstock, and cut around it with my Paper Snips so I could leave a small coloured border. I then used my Bone Folder to curve the banner, so it would have some dimension. The 2 layers of cardstock really helped here in keeping the shape. So great ! I then attached the banners to the stamped ornaments using a dimensional. This all was added to the main ornament with Glue Dots. Actually really simple but also stunning. A bunch of Basic Pearls really made these pop. Love them !!

I really think these ornaments are gorgeous. Wouldn't they look beautiful on your tree with pictures of you family ?? Thanks a lot for stopping by today and Happy Stamping !!


Stamp Sets: Ornament Keepsakes (wood #128048, clear #128051), Family Reunion (wood #122710, clear #122712)

Ink: Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad #126974, Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad #126966, Not Quite Navy Classic Stampin' Pad #126971, Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad #126973

Paper: Very Vanilla #101650, Cherry Cobbler #119685, Not Quite Navy #101722, Garden Green #126840, Champagne Glimmer Paper #127885

Accessories: Labels Collection Framelits #125598, Bitty Banners Framelits #129267, Holiday Ornaments Framelits #127816, 1/2" Circle Punch #119869, 1/4" Early Espresso Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126871, Basic Pearls #119247