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