Monday, December 5, 2016

How to turn Stampin' Up!'s Christmas Magic & Merry Mice stamp sets into Christmas Ornaments!


Hello stampers and crafters I hope that you are not to busy with the hustle and bustle of the season, to not be doing a Christmas crafting.  Today I am going to share one of the projects that we did at our Christmas Giftables Stamp Camp back in October.  This project was designed by my Friend Thelma Collins, and I am going to share it with you.  She designed two different Christmas ornaments for our guests to make.   Here is a look at both projects.
On the day of the event I didn't get time to create my projects since I was teaching the project that I came up with.  So I sat down recently and created the projects we each created.  The version on the left was done just as Thelma designed it.  The version on the left was the second design she came up with but I did it with my own little twists.

Merry Mice Ornament:


Thelma used the retired circle framelits to create the circles.  The large circle was Old Olive, and the small one was Whisper White.   She stamped the little mouse image on the white cardstock and I colored it with Stampin' Write Markers. The markers used were Emerald Envy, Real Red, Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Garden Green, Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride.  We took half of a clear plastic ornament and added some of the mica flakes in the white to give it a appearance of snow, because come on how cute.  Once the snow was in place I glued the ornament in place.   To finish the ornament off and to be able to hang on the try, I added the Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine.



Christmas Magic:

For the Christmas Magic ornament I stamped the Snowman and the North Pole in Stampin' Up! Archival Basic Black ink.  Next I cut it out using the new Stitched Shapes Framelits using the largest circle.   Next I cut out a scalloped circle using the layering circle framelits in Cherry Cobbler.  I colored the images using Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Markers.   I added some blue to the background using my clear wink of stella brush pen.   I also added a little blue around the shadow areas of the snowman, and added a pumpkin pie colored carrot.   I then attached the circles together and attached the ornament to the cardstock.  I added some Candy Cane Lane Bakers twine at the top to hang on the tree.  To finish the ornament I tied a Cherry Cobbler bow using the 3/8" taffeta ribbon.

Tips and Tricks:

When creating the ornaments make sure you use about two tsp of the mica flakes.  That way there is not to much inside the ornament and it doesn't over power the stamped image.   My next advice is make sure you don't move the ornament around after putting the glue on the back.   It will save you from getting glue all over the cardstock, all over you, the table and more.
Here's another look at both ornaments.
Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you enjoyed today's project and if you would like to pick up any of the supplies to create the ornaments (besides the plastic globe those can be picked up at any big box store) you can visit my online store.  Now is a great time to shop for the supplies to make these projects.  The stamp sets, ribbon, sequins, and baker's twine are all on the End of the Year Closeout Sale.  You can pick up the markers in my online store as well as a few of the other supplies.  Thanks for dropping by today.



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