Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Christmas Ornaments

Happy Tuesday! I have one more project (for now) to share using the Signs of Santa stamp set. I told you, I love this set! I wanted to get this project shared before I head out to Stampin' Up!'s convention in Orlando this week. I leave tomorrow and I'm ready for tons of stamping and meeting friends for the next few days!

The ornaments are from Michael's and come with  2 - half circles to a package so that you can make 1 ball ornament. Instead of making them a ball ornament, I added a cardstock backing to them so I could get 2 ornaments.

For the elves, I stamped the Buffalo Plaid stamp in Coastal Cabana ink on Pool Party cardstock. I die cut it with one of the Layering Circle framelits. To give it a little additional support I die cut the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes framelits with some of the thick cardstock found in the DSP packages. You know, that piece of thin card board that supports the DSP. It's perfect for some extra support on the ornaments!

Inside the ornament, I stamped, color and die cut images from the Signs of Santa set. I used a bunch of dimensionals to make them pop. For the elves, I also added some of the discontinued Santa's Workshop enamel shapes. Once I glued everything onto the cardstock, I added a bunch of retired mica flakes that I had lying around. You could you any kind of sequins or other fun things to add into the ornament.

Once that was all done it was time to add the ornament to the card stock. I ran hot glue around the ornament and glued it to the card stock. It wasn't looking so I added another thin layer of glue and adhered some ribbon around the outside. For the elves ornament, I added Garden Green Baker's twine. For the Santa ornament, I added some retired Real Red tinsel trim.

For both ornaments, I added a Garden Green baker's twine bow and loop to add it to the tree.

One thing to note on the background of the Santa ornament, I used a piece of the Festive Farmhouse DSP instead of stamping the background. Looks super cute too!!

I am so happy with how these came out! The characters are adorable and they give off a ton of sparkle. My kids loved shaking them and they can't wait to make some of their own!

I will be back next week after a fun filled trip to Orlando. I'm sure I will have tons of pictures to share!