I have had a BUSY couple of weeks! I think I am finally feeling all better and have had some time to do some crafting. Yay!
I have had this wood cut-out ornament from Archiver's since LAST YEAR! I forgot I had it last year so I pulled it out to do a handmade gift at our crop's handmade gift exchange. You don't know who will get your gift until you get there so I thought an ornament is always a great idea. My mom and I have a tradition that we get each other at least one ornament every year. So I have a very full Christmas tree full of ornaments going all the way back to my first Christmas! Someday I want to make a scrapbook of all my ornaments so I can try to remember where I got each one and why it was special that year.
When I was trying to think of what to wrap it in, I remembered I got these cute little pouches with a tag from the Mega Meet last year at Melissa Frances' booth. They were super cheap since they were punched wrong (you wouldn't know that since I covered the punch holes) :)
So here is my wrapping and my ornament. I am entering this in a couple of challenges this week.
Over at Papertake Weekly they are having an Anything Goes challenge with the additional option of adding something dangly :) Right up my alley. Wee Memories is also doing a Free for All! Woopie! Lastly For Fun Challenges is challenging us to make Christmas Sparkle! I love sparkle! Let me show you what I did
I love this reindeer from the Cricut Christmas solution Cartridge. I knew immediately I wanted to use him on this. I pulled out my DCWV Christmas stack and found some paper I liked. I choose this pattern since it already looked layered so I didn't have to do anything more to it. I inked the edges with QQ Powder Puff ink in Mocha Mama and added hand stitching Stampin Up! Close to Cocoa.
I cut a random shape to put the Noel on (I don't remember which cart that is from). I used my liquid pearls to add the white dots to the word. I cut strips of green paper and folded them to look like a ribbon behind the phrase. I used glimmer mist (graphite), my first Christmas sparkle, on the reindeer, the whole phrase with ribbon and the flowers. I used a different glimmer mist (brick) on the chipboard swirls. I love glimmer mist to make everything sparkle!
One you pulled out the tag, which I covered in red paper, you see a white pocket with the ornament inside
Here is the ornament I did. It came in a pack of 2 from Archiver's. They have all kinds of different shapes to choose from. I painted it all white so you couldn't see the brown wood of the cut out. Then I used modge podge across the top and with Martha Stewart glitter, my second Christmas sparkle! It doesn't get much more sparkly thank that! I sprinkled the silver randomly, then I took the red glitter and covered everywhere else. I took some silver bells, my something dangly, and tied them with twine to the ornament so you can hang it from the tree!
I had a TON of fun making this gift pouch and ornament. I hope the recipient enjoys it for years to come :)