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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Snippets of time - and Ornaments



I have had snippets of time here and there and have been able to work on a couple ornaments. When the Holiday Catalog from Stampin' Up! came out - it had a beautiful ornament on the front cover. Right then and there I decided I had to have everything to put that ornament together. It was not difficult to put together - and I still don't have exactly everything that was used - but I improvised where I needed to until I can order the remaining elements. I used Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green for my colors. Really the only thing different from the sample on the cover of the catalog is the tulle that I used. I haven't had a chance to order the Cherry Cobbler tulle, so I went to my local fabric store and picked up some tulle in poppy red. Now, I am sure that the version Stampin' Up! has is nice because of the scalloped edge on it - but in a pinch, this worked for me. After I completed this one, I decided to try making another one using some of the other stamps in the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set. (By the way - this is a BEAUTIFUL set) I wanted to do a different color - so I chose to use Midnight Muse. I basically followed the same idea - and came up with this version. I love the blue. I used Very Vanilla Cardstock and stamped the ornament image with the midnight muse. After assembling the pieces, I pulled out some shimmery tulle that I also purchased at the local fabric store. I used some retired gold cord twisted into the tulle and then hot glued between the ornaments. I added a bit of the

 Victorian crochet lace on top of the ornaments Then I had to decide what I wanted to do for the center of the ornament. I wasn't sure I wanted to stamp and die cut 20 more little ornaments (as on the first one). I found one of my mixed bunch flowers that was already stamped (in the midnight muse) and had a center popped up on it stamped in bashful blue (I think) - so when I placed that on the center - it was perfect, so I hot glued this in place, added a rhinestone to the center and gold cord to hang it.
I added a tag on the back of the ornament - just in case I decide to give this away. As is always the case with pictures - this looks SO much prettier in real life. This one went together so much faster than the first one also - due to not having to stamp and die cut so many pieces - but it is more than elegant - in my humble opinion.
Thanks for stopping by to take a peek.

Items used to make the Midnight Ornament:
Beautiful Season (122682) for the sentiment on the back
Ornament Keepsakes (128051)
Framelits Holiday Ornaments (127816)
Mixed Bunch (125537)
2 1/2" Circle Punch (120906) for the back sentiment piece
Rhinestones (119246)
Blossom Punch (125603)
1" Circle Punch (I believe this is the right size for the center of the blossom)
Victoria Crotchet Trim (118481)
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Midnight Muse Ink
Bashful Blue Ink
Gold Cord (retired)
Shimmery Tulle (local fabric store)

~Paula~

7 comments:

Gail S. said...

Wow! I love the blue - stunning!

Nickey Mejia said...

Awesome!!!

Nickey Mejia said...

Awesome! Love love the blue!

The Girl Lego Maker! said...

Paula, your ornaments are breathtaking!!! Can I post a picture on my fb page? Hugs!

The Girl Lego Maker! said...

Breathtaking!!!! Hugs~

Margaret said...

Very pretty! Love how you tweaked the design on the second one!!

Patty Bennett said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! Check out my blog tomorrow about 6:15pm your time ... you will enjoy the surprise :) Patty