Christmas Ornaments

Christmas Ornaments Craft Night

Earlier this week, I had a couple friends over to make some Christmas ornaments.

We've actually been planning this night since last Christmas and I'm so glad we were finally able to squeeze it in before Christmas this year.

I have pictures of one of the types of ornaments we did that night.

These are so easy, but so darn cute!

All they require to make is a clear glass or plastic round ornament, some ribbon and designer series paper.


To make the ornament: Cut a sheet of 12 x12 Candy Cane Lane designer series paper into 6" by 3/4" strips. Next, wind each strip around the paper piercing tool. A pen or pencil will also work. I used a paper clip to keep them in a tight circle while I finished winding all the strips, but you don't have to paper clip them. They will be a looser curl if they aren't paper clipped.

You can see here how tightly wound the strips are.


I love the colors of the Candy Cane designer paper. So fun for a gingerbread look.

There was enough curls left over to make this tiny ornament as well.


We added a white satin bowed tied in a knot at the top of the ornament for the finishing touch.


One big and one small ornament to add to the tree. I love how they turned out!


Go ahead and give it a try. You'll be so happy you did!

Until the next time...

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Christmas Party Frolics and Fun

This past week I had a Christmas Party for my #1 Stampers, Stampin' Up! team. This is always my most favorite team event of the year. Its time for us to relax, have fun and enjoy some gift giving and games as well.

Here's a few girls who have dressed in the Christmas Spirit of fun! Kathy, Teresa and Jan look adorable in their happy head gear.


Each attendee received a special gift from me. I love and appreciate these ladies and I'm so blessed that they are a special part of the #1 Stampers team.


I made the cute little snowman ornament tags from the Merry Tags framelits dies, and stamped the bags with matching snowflakes. Here's a close up of the cute little snowman ornament:


Everybody gets one!


And whats in the bag you ask? A fun Pink Pineapple Paper Crafts T-shirt for everyone. Yay!


The girls went gaga over them! If you'd like one too- email me and I'll get one shipped to you for $22 - includes priority shipping! email: - or use the email link on the right side of my blog > Sizes S thru 3X Heather grey or Charcoal Grey.





Next we made some make n takes:  Valentine made with the Pop of Pink Washi Tape and Sweet and Sassy framelit dies.


Darling snowman card designed by Kathy Sullivan:


We also played some hilarious Christmas games and the winners took home awesome Stampin Up Prizes!

Beth, Darlene and Mary Ann, brushing up on some reindeer games and ready to sing Christmas Carols as well.


Linda, Sue, Kathy and Teresa working hard to win the bow passing game.


There was swapping to be done as well. So many great treat bag and gift card ideas for the holidays.


This is the swap I contributed, made with the Popcorn Box dies. I filled it with birthday treats.


And of course our grab bag gifts that we had some fun with as we played a hilarious exchange game to determine whose gift we got!

Kathy got the beautiful Christmas sampler made by Beth Peternel.


Beth got the gorgeous Butterfly sampler made by Sue Brennan.


Darlene won the Christmas Sampler made by me :)


I have a close up of the sampler for you:


Lori got the awesome stamped coasters from Jan Fisher:


Tonya got the packet of hand stamped Christmas cards from Lori Wiest:


Sue got Tonya Beattys amazing Paisley Heart sampler.


So happy to have these wonderful women in my life and on my team!



Can't wait until our next get together.

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Merriest Wishes Shaker Gift Card Holder

Today I want to share the bonus card that we made at Kim's Card Class this month.

Its a shaker card that is also a gift card holder. I used the Merriest Wishes stamp set and Merry Tags Framelit dies to make the shaker ornament on the card.

The cardstock and ink colors are soft sky and sweet sugarplum and they compliment each other so perfectly. The reason I chose these colors is because the new Fancy Frost sequins are made up of these colors along with a coppery gold colored sequin.


The sequins give this card a shiny holiday touch and are fun to shake!


This is a normal 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card. We made it into a gift card holder by simply adding a 2" x 5 1/2" inch strip of soft sky cardstock, attached at the sides and bottom. The top of the strip is adhesive free so that the gift card can be inserted. I used a 1" circle punch to add the 1/2 circle slip.


Here's a few tips as to how to make a the shaker ornament. ( this is actually a different color ornament, but its assembled the exact same way as the one on this shaker card) First attach a circle of window sheet ( I cut the window sheet with the Layering Circles dies) to the back of the ornament. The circle cut into the ornament was done with the Merriest Wishes die set. I attached the window sheet with snail adhesive.


Next, add the Stampin' Up foam adhesive strip, around the inside cirlce. Then add the sequins before the protective paper is removed from the foam strip.


Finally I used a 1 3/4" circle punch to punch a circle from whisper white cardstock. Remove the protective paper from the foam strip and attach the 1 3/4" circle to enclose the shaker ornament.

The foam adhesive strips make creating shaker cards a breeze. They are so easy to work with!


I hope I've inspired you to make some fun shaker cards of your own.

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Festive Season Stamp set is Sew Pretty

I've got a "sew" pretty Christmas card to show you today.

I used the "Festive Season" stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Holdiay Catalog. I really enjoy creating with this set because of the many different and fun uses of the stamp and coordinating "Festive Stitching" thinlits.

I made this particular card for a demonstrator swap. A swap is where we make several of one style of card and trade them for cards that the other demonstrators make. I get so many great ideas and samples by doing the swaps.

Here's my card. I used garden green, wild wasabi and cherry cobbler cardstocks and the same inks, in addition to the crushed curry ink.


Let's talk about the gorgeous "Cable Knit" emboss folder, shall we? It totally looks like a real sweater! If you recall, I used this on my "Holly Berry Happiness" card that I last posted. For that card, I used the gold foil and made a braid.

I used the "Festive Stitching" thinlets to design the tiny star which I sewed with the new cherry cobbler bakers twine. I sponged the whisper white background all over with crushed curry ink to give it a soft glow.


Check out the tiny little silver metallic enamel star in the middle of the stitching. It gives the card a touch of sparkle.

The sentiment is from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" stamp set. Its one of my all time favorite greetings sets.


I love the look of a hand stitched card in traditional Christmas colors.


I hope my fellow "swappers" enjoyed getting this "sew" pretty card in their mailbox.

And I hope you enjoyed my post today. Thanks for stopping by.

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Stampin' Up! Festive Season- Getting ready for Christmas?

Well, its hard not to make Christmas cards, when I have all these fabulous new holiday stamps sets, sitting here waiting to be used!

I played around with the "Festive Season" and made some great "stitched" cards. Stitching is super popular right now and this set is so perfect for that. You'll need the coordinating "Festive Stitching" framlits as well. The framlits provide the holes for the stitching as well as all the shapes that match the stamps in the set.


I left some the the pierced holes without stitching. I really like the paper piercing look too. I also used the "Diagonal Stripe" background on this card. I think I use that background for just about everything. The greeting is from the "Thoughtful Banners" stamp set... ya.. I kind of use that set a lot as well. Check out the tiny pearl jewels and the cherry cobbler enamel accent in the middle of the ornament. I like how it gives the ornament some dimension and shine.


I used the new Bakers Twine Trio pack from the Holiday Catalog. It comes with 3 colors of twine, cherry cobbler, garden green and gold.


I ended up going "stitch crazy" once I broke open this set. I made a couple more cards with stitched accents, that I will share with you as well on another day.


I'm definitely NOT ready for Christmas yet, however, I really do enjoy making all the fun seasonal holiday cards!

If you haven't received a copy of the New Stampin' Up! Catalog and/or don't have a demonstrator, send me an email and I will put one in the mail for you!

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Stampin with Linda Part 2- Christmas Ornament Crafting fun!

As promised, I am going to share the Christmas ornament project that I took to Lindas house this week.

I was so happy that I had something that Linda had never done before. Its tough to come up with a project that Linda hasn't already created or taught. Because, like I mentioned she knows everything about every technique,  fold and layout there is to know in the stamping world. You can check out Linda's blog, to see what I mean.

So, I was tickled pink that I actually brought a project that she was giddy about.

We made a pinecone paper craft ornament. It was so fun and it turned out beautifully.


The base is a styrofoam egg shaped ball. I got these from a local craft store. I then cut 1 full sheet of  12 x 12 Stampin Up Home for Christmas, designer series paper.

Cut the paper in 12 (1" x 12") strips. Then cut each strip into (1") pieces. Next you will fold the tip of each piece to form a point, as you see here:


Start attaching these pieces from the bottom of the egg with small pins, like so. Do the first two pieces across from each other with points touching and the second two pieces the same way (the points won't touch on these two). You will have four pieces at the bottom to start. Next, you are going to continue to go around the egg, attaching with pins.


You will overlap, then underlap and repeat. I guess I should have held this with the points facing down, as that is the way you will be starting to pin. (just turn your computer upside down ;)


I topped it off with ribbon and an Stampin Up Antique brad. I cut 4 pieces of the gold satin ribbon at 5" each and 1 piece of the gold satin ribbon at 8". Loop the 8" piece on top first and secure with pins. Then loop the other 4 pieces of 5" ribbon to form a four point bow on top of where you pinned the 8" piece in place. I cut the prongs off of the brad and attached it over the top of the ribbon to cover the ends and the pins. I used tear tape to cover the back of the brad, but you could also use hot glue.

Here's the one I made and the one Linda made:


Linda thought they would look good as a pair of earrings on me.


And she thought that she might like to wear hers on her face..

I told you she was a blast to hang out with. Funny girl... love you Linda!

Until the next adventure in stamping...

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