Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Angel Ornament

Good Morning Stampers!

It is FREEZING outside this morning ... woke up to a balmy 18 degrees! YIKES! Makes it so hard to get out of your warm, toasty bed! I shiver at the thought of the long winter ahead...funny since you think I would be used to it living in Iowa - LOL! Nope...I am a warm weather kind gal! At least when it starts getting cold, it does help you start to get in the Christmas spirit. Hard for Iowans to feel festive when it is 72 degrees out - LOL! I haven't dug my Christmas tree out yet but will on my days off next week.

This week for The Cutting Cafe the Design team was given the task of using a super fun set called Christmas Ornament Fun. When I first received this file I was excited because there are SO MANY things you can do with it! It comes with two different shaped ornaments that are nested. The large sized ornaments come in 5 layers and the small ones in 3! There are also ornament shaped cards and borders too! You NEED this set - trust me - LOL! You could use them on scrapbook pages, make your own Christmas Ornaments, use them on cards, use them as many things! I will be using this A LOT - LOL!

I decided to create a Christmas Ornament using the two smallest nesting sizes for one of the large sized ornament designs. I used some designer paper from the Authentique Festive Collection for one layer and then Riding Hood Red Stampin Up! cardstock for the back layer. Did you notice my beads on top? The long red bead is one of my extra paper beads I had when we used Regina's Paper Bead file to make jewelry last week :) You can use Paper beads as embellishments on your projects too!

For the image on my ornament I wanted to use one of my Crafty Sentiment Designs stamps that I hadn't inked up yet that is called Innocences. When I first saw this stamp I thought she would make a beautiful Christmas Angel. I saw that Crafty Sentiments Designs was having a challenge this week to use traditional Red, White and Green colors on a project so I thought now would be the perfect time to use her :) I colored her using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, added some dazzling diamonds to her wings and dress, fussy cut her out and popped her up on dimensionals over a glittery snowflake. It is hard to see all the shimmer and bling on the full size ornament in the picture because when I re-size my pictures sometimes the little bit of shimmer you see disappears.

Here is a close up so you can see some of the sparkle...

To complete my ornament I added some white velvet ribbon and some string pearls. My glue wasn't dry yet on my ribbon so it looks kind of see through in my picture, sorry about that! I also added some red bling gems to my glitter snowflake.I wanted it to kind of resemble holly since she IS a Christmas Angel - LOL!

I plan on making more ornaments to hang on my tree using many of my favorite stamp images! I think it gives you another fun and easy way to use your stamps for more than just cards! Hope you enjoyed today's project :) Later this afternoon, pop over to The Cutting Cafe blog where you will be able to see how the other design team members used this fun file and there are also prizes to be won :)

Thanks for stopping by!

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I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Red, White & Green Challenge
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Blog - Snowflakes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - November Challenge - Winter
Creative Stamp Friends - Challenge #65 Christmas Crafts
Eureka Stamps - Challenge #16 - Let The Holiday Fun Begin
Forever Friends Challenge Blog - Challenge 50 Glitter and Sparkle
House of Gilli - Challenge #46 Die Cuts
Lexi's Creations - Christmas Challenge
The Paper Girls Challenge - # 20 Christmas or Winter Theme
There's Magic In The Air - Sparkle, Sparkle, Sparkle
Addicted to Stamps Challenge - #44 - Christmas Time
The Crafty Pad - #198 - Add Some Glitter
Allsorts - Week 182 Bring on the Bling
Crazy 4 Challenges - c4c164 Put a Bow on It
Hiding In My Craft Room - Challenge 73 - Christmas
One Stop Craft Challenge - Challenge 206 Vintage Christmas
Paper Creators Crafts - Challenge #1 - All About Christmas
Anything But A Card - Challenge 6
Oozak - Challenge #8 - Winter Vibes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Challenge #60 - Anything But a Card With Ribbon
Unique Crafter's Challenge Blog - November Challenge - Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice
Christmas Stampin' All year long - CSAYL #27 - To Die 4
QKR Stampede - Challenge #15 - Christmas Decorations/Home decor
Crafty Ribbons - Challenge #33 - Use 2 Different Ribbons
Delightful Challenges - Red & Green
Paper Play Challenges - Sweet Angel
ABC Christmas Challenge - X Marks the Spot - Tied Bow and Snowflake highlighted w/ red bling
Crafts and Me - Challenge #112 - Ribbon or Trim
Divas by Design - Challenge 63 - Glitter and Sparkle
Just For Fun - Christmas with Sparkle
Papercraft Star - Holiday Greenery
The Paper Shelter - Challenge 92 - Christmas is Coming 
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes



Fantastic job. Love the sparkle and great way to add it to the ornament. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments!

Holly AKA KopyKat

This is so adorable, love the ornament and the cute little angel inside. Fabulous design. I have my tree up and decorated, now it's just time to get shopping for those pressies, lol.

Regina Easter

this is gorgeous on so many love


Lovely Christmas ornament and just perfect for our challenge this week at The Crafty Pad, thanks for playing along. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad Designs


Love the sparkle to your ornament. Great design.Thanks so much for playing along with us at Unique Crafters.


What a great ornament-- love the sparkle. Thanks for creating with us at QKR Stampede.

Tessa en Anke

Beautiful creation. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
hugs Anke


The image looks or groups on your decoration and I love all the sparkle, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week.

Lisette Morris

Soo cute! Just adorable! Thanks for joining us at Oozak challenges.

Cheryl Walker

Darling ornament !!!!Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbons Anything but a card challenge!

Joann Burton

Beautiful ornament. Thanks so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. joann sassy raggedy

Lisa Carroll

What a gorgeous ornament! The sparkle is amazing! :) Thanks for playing along in the "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog this week! xo


This is sooooooo beautiful. It looks stunning. Hugs Nina


This is gorgeous hunnie, your colouring is fab. Thank you for joining us at Forever Friends Challenge.
Huge Hugs, DT Member Lorraine xXx


This is stunning! Love all of the sparkly and your angel is so sweet! :) Thank you for joining us at For Fun Challenges!


This is absolutely gorgeous Laura! I love the pretty image and all the details you put into this. I also love the papers! Such a pretty ornament. And wow, it is COLD out there!!!:)

Brunis Allerlei

Was für eine süße Idee,wunderschön geworden.

Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei Kreative Stempelfreunde

GLG Bruni

Ros Crawford

So so pretty ... Many thanks for playing at Papercraft Star this week!


this is just gorgeous - love this image - she's a real beauty! Thanks for joining us at the craftypad this time and good luck xx


Love the tag you created - beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay.


Simply beautiful!
Thanks for playing at Crafty Ribbons,


Gorgeous Tag and such a fab CSD image too .
Thank you so much for joining us at The Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge
“Red White and Green ”
Your card is fabulous well done and good luck Hugs Elaine .


What a gorgeous ornament! Love your image with all that glitter! Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

Diane's Card Designs

Absolutely gorgeous project. The backing paper looks fabulous and such a sweet image. Thanks for joining us at LCI snowflake challenge this fortnight.
Diane xx

Kristie Maynard

Absolutely love your ornament! Thanks for joining the Eureka! Stamps challenge this week.

Dangina Martinez

WOW, this is gorgeous! Love that ornament and the adorable image. I've never figured out what is used for these cutting files. I would sure like to know. I had a Cricut then got rid of it because, it was to complicated. So I stick with my big kick.
Hugs, Dangina

Kathy D.

what a beautiful ornament! And she sparkles so pretty.
Great job on the glitter/shiny Christmas Card...thanks for playing at For Fun Challenges. Hope to see you Wednesday for a new challenge!


Sweet ornament, Laura, love the cut out shape! So glad your joined us this week at the Papercraft Star for the greenery challenge.


Adorable ornament! Love the pearls and sparkle! Thanks for playing along with The Paper Girls!


Lovely ornament with fab details. Thanks so much for joining us at ATSC. Good luck. Hugs, Nicole


Gorgeous Christmas ornament, lovely papers and image.
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.
Hugs Debs

Scrappy Scatty

How lovely is this
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
Love Jan

Crafty and Green

Gorgeous as Always!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Eureka Stamps!! Please Come back and play with us again soon!

Many Blessings,


Ohhh my, so much wonderful projects you have in your blog!
Thank you so much for the inspiration :)

And thank you so much for applying to the DT call over at Bildmålarna ♥

Hugs from Maya


oh so gorgeous.i love the fab shape and colours and really sweet image.
thanks for joining us this week at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

xx coops xx

Hippieaud (aka Audrey)

Wow Laura, this is stunning, love those pearls and your work on the image is fabulous. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs this time!


So creative. Love the ornament. Thanks, for joining us over at There's Magic in the Air/Paper Cupcakes.

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Fabulous creation. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Sentiments challenge this time.
Cathy xx


This is gorgeous. I love the music sheet you used for the background. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx


Pretty beautiful. I love this.


Leikkaan Mervi

lovely creation, thanks for sharing at CSAYL;-))m


Just beautiful.....fab image & love the sparkle!
Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time & good luck!
Hugs Jo x


Lovely card! Just perfect for our Glitter & Sparkle challenge at Forever Friends - thanks for entering, Lisa (DT) x

Bettina L.

This is absolutely beautiful. Love the design with the shape, bling, ribbon and snowflake. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck.Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx


Gorgeous! Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge. Merry Christmas.

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