Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas Hop

WELCOME to the Christmas/Winter Holiday Hop. A group of talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators are ready to show off their paper crafting skills with inspirational ideas using Stampin' Up! products for the upcoming Christmas/Winter holiday season! We will showcase all that Stampin’ Up! has to offer – from rubber stamps, designer paper, embellishments, and much more.

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I just love to decorate for Christmas, so I'm going to bring
you some decorating ideas and/or gift ideas. I won't go into full instructions for these projects, so you can continue the hop, but if you'd like more details, leave me a comment below or email me and I will be glad to help you.

OK, This is my absolute favorite. This Choc Chip Dasher Decor Element is available as a Hostess lev 2 item (117958). I had to have it. And he comes in Real Red, White, or Black too. Placed on this creme craft board all it needed, was something to hang it by. Old Olive wide striped ribbon was the perfect 'hanger' and 2 bows add a delicate accent. This will be hanging right over my gas fireplace in my basement. LOVE IT!

Now for some decorative tree trimmings - ornaments :)
I decorated the inside of this glass ornament by taking a piece of acetate and adhering my photo on one side (backed the photo with a piece of Rose Red cardstock and 'dated' my ornament - hides the back of the photo paper if your ornament happens to spin while hanging on the branch). Figure out approx diameter of your ornament and then cut a circle out of the acetate. TIP: Leave a notch where the neck of your ornament will be- gives you something to hold onto to slide into the ornament. Simply roll the acetate and pop it into the glass ornament. On its own, it will unravel inside the ornament. TIP: If it needs alittle extra help, slide a popsicle stick inside to 'flatten' out the acetate. Add some Chucky glitter to the inside and decorate the outside (GENTLY) with some RubOns. Super cute right??

Aren't these gorgeous? The same clear glass ornament as above... transform it into these colorful ornaments with some reinkers (here, Rich Razzleberry and Bermuda Bay below), Dazzling Diamonds and Rub-Ons. Oooooo, aaaahhhhhh, right?
Wouldn't they make such great gifts?!

This ornament, oh I just love it, is kreated with a Sweet Treat Cup and the Snowflake #2 die. A picture of my 2 girls in last years snowfall, is punched out with the 1-3/4" Circle Punch. Before adhering the picture to my sweet treat cup, some White Chucky Essentials Glitter was added inside (like a snow globe). My snowflake, which was run through the Big Shot using the cardboard backing from the DSP packs, was cut apart and mounted on the rim of the cup using Crystal Effects. My 'handy' work was covered with sparkle (a mixture of the Chunky Essentials White and Silver Glitter) Then each of the flake 'petals' was covered with Crystal Effects and more Chunky Glitter. Again, LOVE IT !!!

And finally, the Delightful Decorations set and my Ornament punch kreated this ornament to dangle and jingle off a branch. 9 ornaments were stamped in Real Red and punched out. Bent in half and adhered back to back. Before adhering that last ornament, I slid in my ribbon, kreated my loop for hanging and glued it to the inside using MultiPurpose Tombo. Finish adhering that last ornament, once dry, I added a 2 jingle bells with silver cording. Cute Cute :)

Hope you will give some of these ideas a try! I have more decor and gift ideas to come, so stop back in when ya can :)

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Melissa said...

I kept saying "Oooohhh" thru the whole blog! These are so pretty and perfect for Christmas! You are so Kreative!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh how cool. I love each and every one!!! Yes, you are so Kreative!!! *smile* Hugs,

Ann Schach said...

Wonderful projects! I love them all!

Debbie said...

Fabulous decorations, great ideas. I can see some of these decorating my house this year!! :)

....Linda.... said...

Wow - beautiful projects! I love the dark reinker ornaments - very striking!

Melanie Collins (Oops a Daisy) said...

Love your decorating ideas! Especially the Dasher Decor!

Stampin' Diva said...

Gorgeous ornaments. How cute!!! I can't believe reinkers did that.

Cards by Gina said...

Kim, Your ornaments are beautiful! I couldn't pick a favorite if I had to. They're all so unique and pretty. Thanks for sharing!


I am loving your snowflake ornament great job on all the projects.

Kris Kilcoyne said...

AWESOME ideas, Kim.

I have been wanting to try those glitter ornaments. Were they easy?

I'm so jealous!

Anonymous said...

I should have invested in the 3-D ornament. Just love it!

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Your tree is now all decked out! I love each and every beautiful ornament. XO

Lourdes Torres said...

Just like the set name your decorations are delightful!! Great job!

Mary Fish said...

Amazing to see what can be done with the Dashing Decor Element. Love your projects . . . most fairly easy to recreate. The ornament is gorgeous. Hugs, M

Patti MacLeith said...

So many ways to make ornament gifts. The one with the kids on the sled looks like a vintage photo! I especially like how you used the Decor Elements!

Kristi said...

I am going to try the Delightful Decorations ornament this afternoon! Thanks!

Carrie said...

Oh my gosh. Kim you are amazing! I love everything on your post today. That dasher wall hanging is to die for, and seriously- your idea for putting ink inside the ornaments is stunning! Thanks so much for sharing!

Jill Gregory said...

I enjoyed looking over all of your ornaments. Very creative ideas! I bet you can't wait to give them away as gifts.

Margaret Moody said...

Oh my goodness, Kim! All of your projects are amazing! I don't know which one I like more!!! All of the ornament ideas are wonderful and I love the Dasher plaque! All of these would make super gifts for anyone! Thanks for sharing these! So creative and so beautiful!

Martha said...

Your Christmas ornaments are beautiful!!Amazing creations. I love them all, esp that little bird you did! Great job!!