Friday, August 24, 2012

Christmas Decoration

If you have the 2012 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue, you have probably noticed the hanging Christmas decoration on the cover.  There are lots of versions of this out there in cyber world.

I thought that I would do my own version and see what happened.  Actually, it turned out very pretty and and I am very pleased.  Rather than the traditional green and red, I decided to use blue, white and silver.



Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes (c – 128051 w – 128048, p. 3, 2012 Holiday Catalogue), Snowflake Soiree (c – 127925, w- 127922, p.5, 2012 Holiday Catalogue)
Paper: Whisper White, Marina Mist DSP Stack
Ink: Marina Mist, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Big Shot, Holiday Ornaments Framelit Dies, Snow Flurry BZ Die, Designer Rosette BZDL Die, Labels Collection Framelits, White Bakers Twine, Crumb Cake Scallop Tulle Ribbon, Rhinestone Jewel, Versa Mark, Silver Emboss Powder, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Silver Glimmer Paper, Tom Bow Glue, 2-way Glue, Hot Glue Gun

Lots of glue and sparkles later, this is how it turned out. I used 2 of the ornaments from the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and it makes the decoration a little different.  

I had to improvise a bit as I didn't have any white tulle ribbon and I liked the effect of the Scallop Tulle Ribbon in the Holiday Catalogue but it only comes in Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake or Early Espresso.  So, I grabbed a piece of the Crumb Cake and my Marina Mist reinker and went to work dying the ribbon

Let me tell you, I could have been part of the blue man group by the time I was finished.  The ribbon is a bit darker than the ink used to stamp the ornament, and I really like the contrast.

I added the medium snowflake from the Snow Flurry die cut on top of the rosette to give it a little bit more of that chilly jewel look.  

On the back, I cut a piece using the Labels Collection Framelits, so I could stamp a Christmas greeting on the back and sign my name.

You gotta love the new Silicone Craft Sheet  that you can use for gluing projects.  The glue just lifts off the mat and makes putting a rosette together easy peasy.  

Just get the rosette all folded, plop a circle of glue from a hot glue gun, stand the folded rosette in the glue and hold for a few seconds while the glue sets.  Spread the rosette open and attach the two ends.  Perfect every time.  No more having to wish you had a third hand and the rosette popping over or under.

This is just one of the ideas that you can get from Stampin' Up! catalogues.  It would keep you busy from one year to the next just trying them all out.  While there may not be detailed instructions, Stamping' Up! does put out a resource list, so you can see what supplies were used in the projects.

You can see them on MY WEBSITE

A catalogue will help with your creativity.  EMAIL me to get yours.

Is your paper crafting wish list bigger than your bank account?
Do you live Canada and don't have access to a stamping club?



  1. This is gorgeous! Beautiful colors.

  2. I love your ornament, it is beautiful. I never thought about dying the tulle with a re-inker what a great idea.

    PS I just found you blog tonight...I am going to add it to my favorites!

  3. Absolutely lovely! Love the color!

  4. I keep saying this, but I do love blue and snowflakes for Christmas and this is just gorgeous Karen. I love the way you have died the tuelle to match! It would make a wonderful addition to anyone's Christmas Tree! xx


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