Thursday, December 6, 2007

I designed these shaker ornaments a few years ago. I've updated them for this year. I'm teaching how to make these at a class this weekend. All ribbons are from Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts. Stamps are all Stampin' Up!

Here are the directions:

Each ornament takes:
2 qty.-2.5 inch squares colored cardstock
1 qty.-2 1/8-inch square window sheet
1 qty.-2.25-inch white or light cardstock
Embossing Buddy
Fillers (micro beads, glitter, confetti)
Foam Tape
Alene's thick tacky glue (thick is important, it's a white bottle with pink label.)

Cut 2-inch circle in center of square for each ornament. Leave one square uncut. Stamp the desired image in the center of white cardstock. Place window sheet over round hole. Using narrow foam tape, place strips of tape along the edges of the window sheet. Put the strips 1/2 on the window sheet and 1/2 on the cardstock. Make sure the strips of tape fit snugly against each other. (I cut 3/4-inch tape from Home Depot in fourths lengthwise and it was perfect.)

Leave the backing on the top side of the foam tape. Rub the embossing buddy on the window sheet to reduce static. Fill the little pool you've created with desired fillers. Peel the backing from the tape, placing the ends of the cord on the tape in the corner, making a loop. Place the white cardstock on the tape, with the image side down. Squiggle the tacky glue over the back of the white cardstock and adhere the 2nd piece of colored cardstock to the back of the ornament. Wait about 10 minutes for the glue to set and you're finished.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

3 More Designs Completed!!

This little Penguin is from Perky Penguins by TAC. The "be merry" is from Warm Words by Stampin' Up! I used my Snowflakes folder and my Cuttlebug for the background. The photo corners are a Sizzix die. Polka dot organdy and satin edge organdy ribbons are from Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts. I used my SU inks to watercolor the penguin after stamping with Staz-on.

These adorable reindeer are from SU's Holiday Sampler. I just love these little guys and have been looking for the right setting for them. I think I found it!! The background is SU's Twinkle wheel, wheeled onto Close to Cocoa cardstock in Close to Cocoa ink. Colored cardstock is from SU in Garden Green Chocolate Chip, and Rose Red. Matching brads and ribbons are from Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts. Striped DP is from an unknown source, though it's probably from a DCWV Stack.

I got the idea to put a Sizzix frame around the snowman in this Cuttlebug background. I'm pretty happy with the results! I stamped my SU Canvas background in Lovely Lilac onto Whisper White cardstock. I then die cut the frame using my Sizzix die. The matching brads are from Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts. Striped Organdy ribbon in white with silver stripes and purple polka dot organdy are also from Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts. The little snowflake is a Cuttlebug die. I added a touch of bling to the center of the snowflake and hung it from the ribbons using a silver jump ring. Paper color is Lovely Lilac from Stampin' Up!