Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Ornament Gift

Hi all!

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 :)

~Liz


5 comments:

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

Love your ornament. I always find anything where I get to work with lots of glitter to be lots of fun. The little wrapping is fantastic too. Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges.

Cathy Fong said...

Very beautiful ornaments! each of them are special. lov the reindeer one. and the sparkly round ornament! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Wee Memories

Ribbon Girl said...

That's a very nice tree decoration you've made and thanks for joining in with this weeks challenge at Papertake Weekly, Mary G x

Helen Dooley said...

Love your card/project!! We would be honored for you to be a guest designer. I know Kathy will contact you soon. Thanks so much for playing along on For fun!!!!

Kathy D. said...

this is adorable! I love how you spruced up the reindeer. love the sparkly ornament you made. I'm sure whoever got this LOVED it.

Thanks for making your Christmas card "glitter" with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope you will stop by tomorrow when our new challenge is posted.

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