Monday, November 28, 2011

Ornament Challenge

It's time to get out your Christmas decor....if you haven't already.  I haven't yet, but I will, hopefully this weekend.  We celebrated baby Travis's First Birthday on Sunday, it was so fun and now it's time for Christmas mode.  :)

The challenge this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments is to create an ornament....of any kind.  Check out our Design Teams ideas, WOW....so stinkin' cute!!!



I have been so busy with the baby's Birthday party that I didn't have any time to create an original ornament.  So I used an ornament that we made at my last class.  I got this idea from Kimberly VanDiepen.  She has an awesome tutorial that you can see here.
It's actually easier than you think it is to make.  What a great way to use up all of your scraps, too!!!



I know what you're thinking....and yes, I did use retired DSP!!!  It's from 2 or 3 years ago.  GASP!!!  But I liked the colors in it....kind of monochromatic....kind of.  :)



Ingredients:
Colors:  Sage Shadow (retired), Certainly Celery, Soft Sky (retired), Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Stamps:  Bells and Boughs
Accessories:  Northern Flurries Die Cut, Paper Trimmer, White Satin Ribbon, Glimmer Paper, 1 3/4" Circle punch

I'll be posting pics from the baby's b-day party soon!  
Happy Stamping,
Krista


6 comments:

Dawn Braun said...

oh goodness, this would look fabbo on a card, love it! :) and I'm all about using up anything retired, it still counts in my book! :)

Rachel @ The Little Blue Room said...

Happy First Birthday to baby Travis!
Love the details on the ornament. It's so fancy!
I'm a hoarder which means I have more retired stuff than not so I totally understand using it up. :)

Margaret said...

This is so neat and I love the idea of using up scraps! And who doesn't have retired paper?! We have to do something with it, right??

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Very cool! I love that you made an ornament out of KVD's medallion thingies:-) This is super cute! I love the colors too!

inkedx2 said...

Cute idea! Pulling out my scraps to do this.

Just a Thought.... said...

Very, very pretty!!! Love this idea for a tree ornament!! This would really pop out on the tree!! Love it!! Amy L.