Saturday, November 28, 2015

Fuzzy Flakes - Felt Snowflake Ornaments

Yup! I am definitely on an ornament kick! Today I made some snowflake ornaments out of felt. I used stiffened felt for the base. The dark blue snowflake is also stiffened felt but it didn't need to be - it's just what I had on hand. The centre rosette I had to stitch a little and then I put a big pearl brad in the middle.
My Accucut Craft Grande Mark machine made quick work on the snowflakes. The rosette was by far the longest and most finicky part.

I actually think this would look quite nice hanging from door knobs in the house. I thought about adhering a cardstock circle to the back. A 3 inch circle would be perfect. Then you could tie this around a bottle of wine and have a TO/FROM and a small sentiment stamped on the back.
I think the base snowflake could look really awesome in that colour changing holographic paper too. Snowflake have so many uses! What are some you have used?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Winter is Coming for 2015

I've been working on some Christmas / Holiday / Winter projects of late. Our last two card workshops were all Christmas / Seasonal cards. But first, I'd like to show you a decor piece I've made for myself.

I've been on an ornament kit this year too (not for the holidays but for another, future, secret project). While working on them, I bought extras to make snow globe scenes. I really wanted to do the ornament version, but I thought, why not try my gable box?

I made an acetate gable box. Then I lined the inside with the blue snowflake paper. I lined the outside with a silver embossed snowflake paper. Inside the box window I created, I spaced out 4 layers of snowy hillsides with Stardust Stickles glitter glue on their edges.

Then, I added my hillside fixings: a stag (Cottage Cutz), Evergreen Trees (Quickutz) and little houses (my own die cut design on my Brother Scan'N'Cut). It was not easy to work with the acetate. This display is staying home with me, as I am unlikely to make another!

I opened the top of the box and dumped in some fake snow. It's like shredded cellophane with a nice sheen.

What holiday crafts have you been up to? What ones are on your bucket list?