Friday, November 9, 2012

Ornament Keepsakes Bonus Projects

Recently, I've enjoyed having a couple classes to teach friends how to create this beautiful ornament from the cover of the Holiday Catalog.  In addition to the ornament, I prepared a couple bonus projects to show my friends a few other ways to use the Ornament Keepsakes bundle.  And, now I want to share those here, too!  

Here's the first one:

This window-style card is relatively quick and easy to create because it starts with one of Stampin' Up!'s Note Cards.  It has a 4-1/2" x 3" layer of designer paper from the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper.  And, on top of that is a 4-3/4" x 3-1/4" piece of Whisper White, out of which the ornament is die cut, and which is embossed with the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder.  I drew the ornament hanger on the Whisper White using a Silver Stampin' Dazzle Marker.  For the ornament cap and part of the decoration, I used Silver Glimmer Paper. The cap is just a straight strip placed under the die cut Whisper White layer.  For the decoration, I punched a 1-1/4" Scallop Circle of the Glimmer Paper.  On top of that is an image from the Ornament Keepsakes set, stamped on Whisper White in Gumball Green, and die cut with one of the Holiday Ornaments Framelits.  For the finishing touches, there's a Gumball Green Stitched Ribbon bow on top of the ornament and a small Pearl Jewel in the center.  

I used the same stamp to decorate the edge of the envelope as well:

The second card is a variation on the first, and this was actually inspired in part by this card in Connie Stewart's Flash Cards Series:

Again, I started with one of the Note Cards.  This time I inked up the ornament stamp using Stampin' Write Markers (Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, and Gumball Green), and stamped it roughly in the center of a 4-3/4" x 3-1/4" piece of Whisper White Card Stock.  I die cut the stamped image, then set it aside, while I embossed the "frame" left behind by the die cut.  I used the Snowburst folder here, which I've since realized is actually retired; however, the Lacy Brocade or Vintage Wallpaper Folders would work beautifully, too.  This time I used a Gold Stampin' Dazzle Marker to draw the ornament hanger, and used three of the Pearl Jewels to dress up my ornament.  The "merry" is from the Tiny Tags stamp set, and is stamped in Gumball Green on Whisper White, then die cut with one of the Bitty Banners Framelits.

The final project for today is a mini-version of the larger ornament, created using die cut paper from the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper and one of the smaller Holiday Ornament Framelits.  The center is decorated with pieces of Very Vanilla die cut using the Snow Flurry Bigz Die, and finished with a Pearl Jewel:

Whew!  Hope you enjoyed these projects and that they inspire you to create something special, too!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

- Michelle

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