Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas Ornaments

Every since the SU catalog came out and I saw the cover with the Christmas ornament  on it, I knew that I wanted to make them - along with everyone else!  There are so many how-to videos on the web and I think I watched them all!  I did make one ornament with the stamps and I loved how it turned out, but I knew if I wanted to make a bunch of them that wasn't the best way to go.  I decided on using DSP scored every 3" and then folded together before putting through the Big Shot with the ornament die.  I found that I could die punch 5 out lenghwise which gave me the 20 cutouts that I needed.  Even better was that I could place the smaller die cut inbetween the larger cutouts to produce those 20 cutouts which enabled me to make an ornament out of one 12" x 12" piece of DSP!  I was in my glory!  I use scraps of DSP to make my rosettes for the center of the ornaments using my Cricut Cart - Ribbons & Rosettes.

I loved getting out all my embellishments and adding the finishing touches!  My next decision was how I was going to wrap them up.  I wanted to keep them lying flat and saw a great tutorial for a box to put them in on Stamp & Scrap withFrenchie.  I decided not to use the window sheets as I had too many to do and made the box for the top as well in a different color and stamped and embossed a Christmas wish.

To add a personal touch, I stamped a Merry Christmas greeting and punched it out using my large scalloped punch.  I wrote the year on it and a personal message as well and adhered it on the back of the ornament.  I was so happy with how they all turned out!  I did a dozen of them and already gave some out.  Every year I try and give my daughters and granddaughters some type of ornament for them to keep.  I love quilling and have made them several ornaments in the past.  This year it was the angels and these ornaments!

I would definitely recommend you make these ornaments!  I think the angels and these ornaments were my favorite things I made this year.  One note to myself - start earlier next year! Hope you have a great week!  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me or leave a comment. 

Thanks for stopping bye,
Nancy, Rachel & Sarah