Fun Christmas Picture Ornament

I’m serving in our ward nursery and we wanted to make a cute gift that the kids could give their parents for Christmas.  My daughter just happens to be one of our cute nursery kids.  The ornament turned out so cute that I just had to share them with you.


First this is the front with the darling picture of my daughter.  Thanks to technology it was easy to take pictures of the kids with my phone each week.  Then I used My Digital Studio to get them the perfect size and to change them all to sepia to match the ornaments better.

I used the scallop circle die to cut out a piece of card board (Of course I had plenty from the back of our great products.  I save all of them they are so great for many projects.)  I covered the chipboard with a piece of Old Olive paper cut out with the scallop circle die and embossed with the pedals of plenty embossing folder.  The chocolate chip background and the picture were cut out using the circle thinlits.  I finished it off with the fun thinlit Merry.  (Just a tip if you use wax paper.  Wax side towards the paper.  The paper will come out nice and easy without tearing.)20140110_162907

This is the cute back side.  We had each child stamp their hand print and we added a name a date.  I even made a few with pictures of Jesus in case we had a few visitors.  (So glad I did since we had 2.)  The parents loved them.  I love how it looks I my tree.


I finished it off by making custom sized envelopes with our Envelope punch board.  We had the kids color them to make them extra special.  Then we tied them shut with a quick ribbon and added a tag.  I love love love the new scalloped tag topper punch in the occasions mini.  It made it so easy to add Christmas tags to these and all my Christmas presents.  (Just a note the stamp set is an old Christmas tag set the I love to use every year.  It makes tags so easy and I never run out.)

Personally I love having ornament that are pictures of my kids.  It’s so fun to get them out as see them every year.  Hopefully you are inspired to make a cute ornament for your tree next year using some of our great products mixed with your imagination.

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Products used:

Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip

Big Shot Items:
#1113468 Scallop Circle Bigz Die $19.95
#130911 Circles Collection $26.95
#116824 Petal-a-Plenty Embossing Folder $7.95
#132171 Expressions Thinlits Dies $24.95

#120992 Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding $6.95
#123124 Early Espresso Baker’s Twine $2.95

#133324 Scalloped Tag Topper Punch $22.95
#133774 Envelope Punch Board $19.95

Marvelous Monday 3-23-09

When every we go to meetings we usually get to make fun projects and Brandi’s meeting was no exception.  We made this fun Passion

It was really pretty easy to make.  The back is made with our small on board book basics to give it plenty of structure.  This would make a fun gift for a friend or neighbor.  I used this layout idea for the front cover of my paper bag scrapbook.  One of the things I love about this is how we tied the ribbon.  We folded the ribbon in half then pushed the folded end through and pulled the ends through the loop we pushed through.  Then we tied the loose ends together at the top.  I like the nice finished look that it adds.

Product Used:
108362 Crop-A-Dile $29.95
109047 3/16″ Corner Rounder $6.95
103579 Paper Snips $9.95
110712 On Board Book Basics Small (4) $5.95
111370 Pacific Point 5/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon $9.95
114343 Summer Sun Corduroy Buttons $9.95
113740 Good Friend $28.95
111656 Inspired By Nature $23.95 (this is on the dormant list, but you can still order it)
113966 Good Morning Sunshine DSP $9.95

Colors- Summer Sun, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Whisper White

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Marvelous Monday 2-16-09

Recently I was able to preview the new Spring Mini Catalog (just one of the many perks of becoming a demonstrator.  Can I just say “So cute”  I can’t wait.  Be watching for a Sneak peek and pre-order items for customers starting March 1st.  Anyway I was looking back through some old projects and remember this scrapbook page that I entered into a contest last year.  Although the paper and many of the accessories are now retired (it was last years spring mini) I thought the idea would inspire you and remind you that our mini catalog items are for a limited time only so start planning today.  April and May are great times to have a Stampin’ Up!® party.

field-trip-pg-1This was my son Mikey on his Kindergarten field trip. I just love how the chipboard elements add depth to the page.  These pages used last year’s In-Colors.  Remember the current In-Colors are only available until the end of June.  Stock up now to make sure you get your favorites.

field-trip-pg-2I really love this page.  The big pictue was my favorite.  I loved that I was able to print the pictuers to just the right size with my pictue printer (HP Photosmart D7360)  I love it.

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