Tuesday, December 27, 2011

SUper Ornaments

One last Christmas-related post . . . can't believe how quickly it seems that Christmas came and went this year! 

Anyway, about a week before Christmas my SUper Friends team had a fun meeting and swap.  For this swap, I challenged the gals to make an ornament.  It was so fun to see what everyone came up with for the challenge . . . no one's ornament was even close to the same!  And, they were all amazing!  So, of course, I have to share them here (with apologies because my photography on these just didn't turn out as well as I would have liked!)

Here's a beautiful paper folded star ornament by Nina:

Here's the side view:

and how it looks closed:

Nina used the Delicate Doilies stamp set to decorate her ornament, as well as sponging (you can't tell from my photos, but she even used Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint when she sponged, so these shimmer beautifully).  If you'd like to make one of these, there's a video tutorial on Dawn Olchefske's blog here.

The next ornament is this gorgeous creation from Renate Krogdahl:

I love the designer paper and beautiful hat pins Renate used to make these!  If you'd like to create one like this, there is a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers here.

For my ornament, I had seen a gorgeous ornament in Andrea Walford's 12 Weeks of Christmas newsletter on week 7, and just had to create my own version, using all Stampin' Up! supplies.  Here's how that turned out:

Here's a close up so you can see a bit of the Music Notes standard wheel, which I stamped onto the tissue paper before decoupaging it onto the glass ball:

To create the paper to decoupage onto the ball, I first sponged Crumb Cake ink onto plain white tissue paper, then wheeled the Music Notes Standard Wheel in Early Espresso, then sponged on Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.  After all the paper was decoupaged onto the ball, I applied more glue, then sprinkled Champagne Glass Stampin' Glitter all over it. 

The tag was punched out of Crumb Cake card stock using the Large Tag Punch, then stamped with the Music Notes wheel and Crumb Cake ink.  Then, I stamped the snow flake image from the Season of Joy stamp set in Early Espresso.  I put Crystal Effects around the edges of the tag, then added Champagne Glass Stampin' Glitter on top.

The snowflake is die cut using the Northern Frost strip and the Big Shot.  I added a Pearl Jewel on top.  I used Linen Thread to attach the snowflake and tag to the Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim ribbon used for the ornament hanger.

If you'd like to check out the original instructions and project that I used to create mine, please click here.

Agnes also created a wonderful project to swap with us . . . a gift box (which could be used for ornament storage, but which she filled with a gift for us . . . earrings she'd made!)   Here's the box she created:

Agnes started with one of the Kraft Gift Boxes available in the Holiday Mini (these are really neat, but only available until Jan. 3rd!)  She stamped it using the snowflake image from the Every Little Bit stamp set.  The band around the box is created from Tempting Turquoise Designer Series Paper, surrounded by a piece of Whisper White punched with the Lace Ribbon Border Punch.  The snowflakes on top were die cut using the Northern Frost die, and the "Merry Christmas" tag is stamped with an image from the Bells & Boughs stamp set.

Finally, here's another ornament I created for a friend:

This was created using several soda cans.  I cut out and attached two of the Snowflake #2 die (so you could only see the silvery inside of the can, not the colors from the outside).  I added a piece of textured Real Red card stock punched with the 2-3/8" Scallop Circle in the center of that, and an image from the soda can, punched out with the 1-3/4" Circle in the center of that.  The ornament hanger is a piece of Pool Party 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon.

Hope you enjoyed these and they will inspire you to create some great projects for next year!  (Apologies that they were too late for this year!)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

- Michelle

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OMG...they are all so wonderful, Michelle!!! You have been very busy. Thanks for taking the time out of your very busy schedule to post these beauties!!! Very inspirational! Marlene Caravello