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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Quick & Cute Christmas Ornaments

Hi Ladies! Sorry for being away for so long. I am going to try to post some quick and easy projects over the next couple of weeks, so check back soon. I will also be posting additional information about my Super Stampin' Weekend on Wednesday.

These next two projects are a couple ideas I'm working on for my MOPS group craft. I'm not sure if either of these will be used, but at least I have something to share with you all!

The Snowman is a pocket ornament. It is made from a standard invitation size envelope and has a great pocket to hide some goodies.

The Snowflake ornament is made with the Snowflake die for the Big Shot. The stamped image is from the retired Deer Friends set, but you could substitute any image in its place. I sprayed the entire thing with my Shimmer Paint/alcohol mixture to give it some sparkle.

Shimmer Paint: Fill a small spray bottle about half way with rubbing alcohol. Add a couple teaspoons of shimmer paint (found in Holiday Mini) and shake vigorously. The best way to add the spray to your project is to spray it in the air and drag your project through the mist. This way your paper won't get too wet and the ink won't smear. As you can see from my sample, I didn't take my own hint!

Snowman Directions:
  1. Seal your envelope and cut it at 5".
  2. From the bottom, fold back to small triangles to give your snowman face some definition.
  3. Cut a 4 1/4" x 1 3/4" piece of cardstock (Night of Navy) and stamp on it with a snowflake stamp of your choice (mine is from Christmas Punches hostess set).
  4. Cut a thin piece of cardstock (Soft Suede) and adhere to bottom of stamped piece.
  5. Adhere "hat" to top of snowman's head.
  6. Punch (2) basic black circles with the 3/4" circle punch. Add details with white gel pen.
  7. Adhere to face with dimensionals.
  8. Cut a 6" piece of ribbon and tie a knot at one end.
  9. Adhere your "scarf" to bottom of envelope.
  10. Cut a triangle from orange cardstock and fold in half to make nose. Attach with Mini Glue Dots.
  11. Make blush circles by sponging through a hole punched from your black eyes.
  12. Add face features with black marker.
  13. Punch two holes with your 1/8" handheld circle punch on the back side of the envelope near the edges and tie an 8" piece of cording through them.
  14. Fill with a candy cane and candy!

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