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 tags...so 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!
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!
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