Sunday, December 2, 2012

Peace Ornament

It's Holly here, and I am sharing this Christmas ornament with you today.  I love making Christmas ornaments, and this one is so easy with these great products from Classy Cards 'n Such.  For easy reference, here are the items I used:

Heirloom Ornament 2011 die (Spellbinders)
Festive Berries distress ink pad (part of the Winter 2011 ink collection) - these are on sale!!  :-)
Holly Leaves die (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Anastasia border die (Cheery Lynn Designs)

I started by cutting a piece of the Handmade Holiday paper with the largest ornament die, and I cut another piece from cardstock.  I glued the paper die to the cardstock die just to give it a little strength.  Using a handheld hole punch, I punched a hole at the top and threaded some seam binding through and tied it in a knot.  

Next, I die cut the letters and the Anastasia border two times from white cardstock.  I adhered the letters to a strip of green cardstock and set it aside.  I cut a strip of white cardstock to layer behind my green strip, but since I wanted it to be red, I smooshed my Festive Berries ink pad all over the white cardstock.  Once this was dry, I adhered the green strip to my now-red strip, and then I adhered the white Anastasia borders to the top and bottom edges behind the entire strip.  I placed this strip onto my ornament and cut away the excess on each side and glued it down onto my ornament.

The last thing I did was die cut the holly leaves, adhered them near the top of the ornament, and placed a single red pearl in the center of the leaves.  This ornament turned out just like I envisioned it!  Love it when that happens!

It just occurred to me that you could make this same ornament but personalize it for the person you're giving it to.  Put that person's name in place of "PEACE" or even the last name of the family you're gifting it to - wouldn't that be a wonderful gift?  Happy Holidays!!
What a neat gift idea or for your own tree!  Thanks, Holly!

McGill tools are on sale this week!  You can see all of the details here.

Thanks for stopping by!!!  Until next time...

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