I am a little sad since this is the last of our Festive Friday Blog Hops. I hope you have enjoyed hopping with us since August. If you missed any of the previous hops, the permalinks can be found in the green bar above under Festive Friday Blog Hop.
Today I am sharing an ornament based on some I pinned in years past. I was reminded of those pins when I saw PageMaps 12 Days of Ornaments. You will find the ornaments I have pinned (and many others) on my Christmas Crafts Board.
Here's how the ornament started. I purchased it at a craft and hobby store. This is the smallest single-purchase ornament this store carried. The did have smaller ornaments but they were in a multi-pack. [Click on any image for a larger photo.]
Below is how the ornament looks from one side. Unfortunately I could not take photos with the ornament on a tree because we are not putting up a Christmas tree this year. We have a few young cats we rescued and we are fairly certain would love to climb (and perhaps destroy) the tree. We will probably compensate for no inside tree by putting a "Charlie Brown" style tree on our front porch. We are set far enough from the road that most people will not realize the tree is not inside.
I used all three of the Sparkle & Shine B&T Duos™ paper (X7176B). I cut the strips of paper 1/8" x 12". I then cut the strips to 6" in length. I used approximately 10 1/8" by 6" strips from each paper. I used a pencil to roll some of the papers, but I switched to the Quilling Tool (Z1795) then used my fingers to loosen and shape the coils. I used a Zip Strip from one of the papers for each side of the banner. A poinsettia and button (below) from the Mini-Medley Accents Ruby Collection (Z1861) and cranberry twine from the Baker's Twine Harvest Assortment (Z1751) finish the embellishing.
Here is a closeup of one side of the banner and embellishments.
Before you head off to the next stop, Scrappin' with Ash - Ashley Denny, here is a sneak peek of the NEW embellishments that are included in the January 2014 promotion "Cloud Nine".
In addition to being included in the "Cloud Nine" kit, they will be available for individual purchase on February 1 when the Spring/Summer 2014 CTMH Idea Book is released. Be sure to check with your CTMH Independent Consultant later this month or the beginning of January to learn more about "Cloud Nine". If you do not have a consultant yet, I would be happy to assist you.
The hop is organized by Diane Tuggle and starts at her blog The Happy Scrapbooker. Here are all of the stops on the Festive Friday Blog Hop:
- The Happy Scrapbooker - Diane Tuggle
- Carol Loftus
- Blue Sky Scrapping - Linda Pekrul
- Scrapping with Elsa and Sophie ~ Dachshund Paper Pixies - Jamie Barney
- Stampologist - Paige Dolecki
- Cr8ive ME - Mary Ellen Driggs
- Imagine The Possibilities Studio - April Grigson
- The Sassy Scrapper - Theresa Miller
- centralNYscrapper - Brenda Lapp ------- You Are Here
- Scrappin' with Ash - Ashley Denny
- Ida's Attic - Mary Schwimer