Friday, December 8, 2017

Christmas Ornament-Eastern Medallion Garland

Does this look easy to make, and yes it was.

1. First I cut with the thinlit,the front design in Cherry Cobbler and Emerald Envy card stock.

2. Next I cut out just the outside thinlit from Whisper White card stock.  I wanted some of the white to show when the little petals were opened.

3. Finally a glued some 1/8 inch ribbon  in between the two layers.

You can make this garland as long as you'd like, just try to space the design elements evenly apart.

Have you gotten some good ideas on how to make easy but attractive ornaments for your tree? 

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Come back next week to see some cards made with my favorite bundle from the Occasions catalog.  A Sneak Peak for all of you.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Christmas Ornament-Designer Paper

Simple but good looking, that is my style.

1. Start out with a clear ornament.

2. Cut strips of designer paper measuring 2 inches by 1/2 inch or any size that appeals to you.

3. Roll each strip tightly around a pencil or thin paint brush.

4. Keep the roll as tight as possible and push it through the opening of the ornament.  It should unroll a little as it goes into the ornament.

5. Add some foil or glimmer paper rolls for accent colors.

6. Tie a ribbon on the top and hang from your tree.

I can see gifting this ornament to a person that loves music.

Tomorrow I will share how I used the Eastern Medallion thinlits to make a garland for my tree.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christmas Ornament-Eastern Medallion thinlit

 I love finding different ways to put the Eastern Medallion thinlits together.  They make a WOW ornament with just cutting them out from card stock.

1. Place the thinlits on your chosen color of card stock and cut them out.

2. Save the exact order you placed the thinlits in for the back of the ornament. Cut the back out.  Since the design is symmetrical you do not have to worry about trying to flip the design, you just have to cut two out that are exactly the same.

3. Glue one side onto a piece of waxed paper that is the size of the outside of the ornament.

4. Turn the ornament over and glue the second piece on top of the waxed paper, matching up the designs.

5. Not to worry if you did not get the designs exactly matched it really does not show when the ornament is on the tree.

Do you have any clear ornaments that are waiting to be placed on your tree?  Come back tomorrow and see how easy it is to make a personalized ornament.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Christmas Ornament- Quilted Christmas designer paper

Have you seen the Quilted Christmas designer paper?  The colors are primarily Garden Green, and Real Red.  One side is just a simple pattern and one side is more detailed.  There are several papers that have the quilt design pictured above on one side.

The Christmas Quilt bundle has a framelit that cuts out this quilt pattern.  No hand cutting at all.

To make this ornament, I cut using the framelit 4 green designs and 4 red designs.  I then alternated gluing them together.

Once again, before I glued the last design I glued some baker's twine to make a loop to be able to attach this to my tree.  

Another simple ornament!

Tomorrow I will share how I used the Eastern Medallion thinlits to create another ornament.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Christmas Ornament-Foil Snowflake

I love the look of handmade ornaments on a tree. In fact when I was putting my ornaments away at the end of Christmas last year, I decided to only save the handmade ornaments.

Can you see how easy it would be to make this ornament?  

1. You will need 6 foil snowflakes folded in half.

2. Glue the left side of one ornament to the right side of a second.

3. Continue in this manner until you have one more side to glue.

4. Place your string between the last layer before pressing the glued sides together.  

Now you have a simple, but elegant looking ornament for your tree.  Since there are silver and gold foil snowflakes you can make some of each.

Tomorrow I will share an ornament I made with the Christmas Quilt designer paper.