Welcome everyone! Today I have a fun handmade ornament to share as part of the 12 Days of Giving with Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine. I love creating handmade ornaments. Not only can you personalize them but they hold such sentimental value.
I’m going for more of a non-traditional ornament. Instead of glass/plastic bulbs, my ornament is created from card stock. I’m using one of my favorite products from the Honey Bee Stamps release and that is the Farmhouse Tree Builder Stamp/Die Set. I fell in love with this tree the minute I saw it. It has two layers to it so the base layer is stamped in a light color and the second layer in a slightly darker color. This easily creates a dimensional look to the tree.
Tip: If you are creating this for someone, you could stamp your tree in their favorite colors. I think a pink tree would be absolutely precious!
There is a third layer (totally optional) where you can add twinkles to your tree. I heat embossed mine in gold detail embossing powder from Hero Arts.
The Farmhouse Tree Builder stamp set has many images where you could decorate your tree with ornaments but I loved the simplistic look and opted to add just a die cut word. The Joy Honeycut was a perfect fit.
I wanted more sparkle to my tree, so I die cut the Joy Honeycut from Gina K Designs Glitter card stock which is a limited edition. This card stock is very sparkly but with a super smooth finish. To separate the word from the tree, I die cut a shadow layer from vellum which adds a softness to all the sparkle.
To turn this tree into an ornament, I die cut the tree out with the coordinating die and also die cut out 4 more layers from white card stock. I wanted to hide the ribbon that I’ll use to hand the ornament so I attached a couple layers together with Scrapbook Adhesives Tape Runner. Then I taped the ribbon down to the back of my tree and added 2 more layers of the tree die cut. In summary, I sandwiched the ribbon between the layers of trees.
Now we have a beautiful handmade ornament and we can write a message on the back. These are the type of ornaments that will tell a story for years to come!
I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration! Be sure to visit the Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine for all the giveaway information and more inspiration!
Hi, MIndy – As always, your work is polished, lovely and classy. I love the ornament and think that if it had maybe two layers, it would also work, of course, as a tag. I am so excited. Thanks to Mother Nature, I am going to get to play 90% of tomorrow in my craft room. Not a moment too soon!!
Have a blessed Xmas.
Lori S in PA