Ornament Keepsake Poinsettia.

I have jumped on the ornament making bandwagon. I have seen many renditions of the ornament from the front cover and page 3 of the Holiday Mini catalog. I am hosting a stamp camp in which this will be our focus. Here is my rendition.

First you will need the Ornament Keepsakes stamps set and the Framelits from page 3 in the mini catalog. *Note, they can be purchased together in a bundle at a 15% discount. LOVE THAT!
I used Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, and Raspberry Ripple ink colors. Stamp 18 Large ornaments, cut them out using the framelits. Cut another 6 blank ornaments.

Fold all 18  stamped ornaments in half. Keep folded and attach to the left and right of a blank ornament  base, then add another on top (3 folded ornaments for each petal).

Each petal should look like this.

Glue each petal together with top of ornaments in center and on a 1 1/2" circle base.

Punch a hole in one petal (this will become the top). Cut out 1-2 kind sof snowflake designs and mount in center.

Stamp a different ornament in Midnight Muse and punch out a  1 1/4" or larger circle to mount in center of the attached snowflakes.  Stamp circular detail from stamp set in Raspberry Ripple and punch out using a 1" circle punch. Mount to the center of the navy circle punched prior. Add twine for hanging ans a pearl in the center. Viola! 

These will be awesome on top of a Christmas package,  hanging from a gift bag, or hanging in your tree as a unique ornament. LOVE IT!




After feeding the pups this morning and before the beauty shop appt and the grocery store, I found time to make a few tags for an upcoming Holiday Cookie Exchange I'm hosting. I came up with the idea, cut papers, attached papers, die cut trees, punched gingerbread men, stamped sentiments, and added stickles for buttons all within an hour.  Not bad, if I do say so myself. I've been in a creative rut lately, and I have sat in my craft studio for hours without one complete card or tag. I felt very productive today. I will distress edges with ink and tie them on top wrapped packages with vintage red/ green twine for a more complete look. I'm pleased with how they turned out. Very festive! I will be making more simple and quick Holiday tags in the near future. Please come back and visit.


Keepsake Ornament Tags

Here are a couple tags I made using the small oblong ornament from the set  ORNAMENT KEEPSAKES. Stamp the ornament 3 times and cut out. Fold all 3 in half. Mount on to left, right, and then last on top to give 3D effect.

I love the Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, and Midnight Muse together. I used the piercing templates to add further detail to the circle and around the ornament. Simple...


Through browsing and reading various blogs and websites, I came across a simple and easy tip for storing 2 box stamps sets like the ORNAMENT KEEPSAKES (#128051) set in the holiday mini.

Slide the (2 of 2) cover sheet in the sleeve on the back of the case first case (1 of 2) and place all rubber cling stamps inside the case. COMBINE THEM! I told you it was simple. I nearly slapped my forehead and shouted "why didn't I think of that?"


Raspberry Gumball Christmas Tags


Trick Or Treat Potion

Well, after many weeks of drying out, cleaning up, repairing, and re-decorating, I am back hosting Stamp workshops. Yeah!!! Better late than never.I hosted a Halloween workshop using the Toxic Treats stamp set and some accessories. I found the adorable striped popcorn boxes at local store and thought they looked great with the striped paper within the Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP. You can find a more detailed photo of the HERSHEY bar treat envelope in a previous post. So easy, yet so cute!

Here is a close-up of the Potion bottle we made. I ordered these from Hobby Lobby ahead of time to make sure there would be enough (and extra- I have another idea to use these with this, next summer). Using vintage twine, distress ink, and various punches and die cuts here is the final project.

I love how they turned out! The feather  and the glitter on the cork top really adds a funky detail.
What do you think?