Saturday, November 10, 2012

Holly Jolly Blog Hop

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Hi and welcome to the Holly Jolly Blog Hop. This hop will showcase projects from many wonderful crafters just in time for you to get lots of crafty holiday inspiration!
If you just happened by my blog today and would like to start the hop from the beginning, please go to Fantabulously Pink.   If you're following the hop, then you should have arrived here from Macy Bella Designs. I'll include a complete list of hoppers at the end of my post.

For today's project I made ornaments using large, clear plastic ornaments from Hobby Lobby and clear acetate. (I used transparency sheets from Office Depot). To start, I cut the transparency using  the ornament image from the Joys of the Season cartridge. This piece should be just slightly smaller than the diameter of the ornament.

  The next step is to select the image. Try to find some that aren't too intricate and will cut well in small sizes. I cut most of mine around 2". Also, you don't want a lot of layers because they will be too thick and make it difficult to roll up your acetate to place in the ornament. When your image is ready, glue it to the acetate piece, not too close to the top. Let your adhesive dry, then roll the whole thing up and place it in the ornament. 
This is where a good pair of tweezers comes in handy! After you release the piece in the ornament, it will be a little curled, so use the tweezers to straighten it up and place it where you want it. Since my acetate was a bit short, I placed two glue dots in the ornament, just to the side of the stem. I used the seam in the ornament as a guide for placement. This was honestly the trickiest part of putting these together. It helps if you have glue dots that are a little thick. I used Dap StikArounds that I found at a hardware store. You can see the glue dot just to the left of the stem here.

Once you are happy with the placement of your image, it's time to add the snow. I used Martha Stewart Snow Glitter. To finish off the ornament, I added a bow and some greenery made with the MS Pine Punch.
I apologize for the pictures. It was difficult to get any without the glare of the light on them!

Thanks for joining us on the hop today and I hope you enjoyed my project. Your next stop is the talented Ken at Ken's Creations.


Images from  Sweater Weather, Winter Frolic.


Kreimers http://fantabulouslypink.blogspot.com/
 Tiffysmom http://angiespaperpassion.blogspot.com/
BetsyBoo http://www.betsymcreates.blogspot.com/
October Beauty http://www.macybella.blogspot.com/Macy Bella Designs
Maria  http://stampcutcreate.blogspot.com/
Ken’s Kreations www.kreativeken.blogspot.com
DarcyBeeler http://dlmbscrapping-time2create.blogspot.com/
Scrapalette http://scrapalette.blogspot.com/
Momtotwocuties http://www.inlovewithpaper.blogspot.com/
Greengirl www.michelegreen.com
Scrappin-Nanapuddin http://scrappin-nanapuddin.blogspot.com
CraftyScentiments http://craftyscentiments.blogspot.com/
CricutAddicted http://scrappingformorefun.blogspot.com/
Sis O’Snap http://papercraftscissors.com/
TerriSki http://scrappinwiththebug.blogspot.com/
Phantom Rink Rat http://addictedtothecricut.blogspot.com
TheCraftyTouch www.thecraftytouch.blogspot.com
HappyScrapper64 http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/
CraftySanSan http://1craftysansan.blogspot.com
MamaC http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com/
NadiaH-McConnell http://www.withglitteringeyes.com/

38 comments:

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

This is like building a ship in a bottle! I love this project and would love to try one! Both ornaments are beautiful. I need to find Dap StikArounds.

Thank you for the fantastic instructions!!

Sara Andrews said...

This is such a great idea! Love it!

Angie's Paper Passion said...

These are so beautiful! My favorite is the one with the angel in it. A Christmas tree would be wonderful with a bunch of your ornaments on it!

Sis Patterson said...

Clever and beautiful! Thanks for the inspiring idea and the great tips - and Dap StikArounds - who knew?

Love the little details,the bows, the greenery, the glitter! Just a wonderful and creative and perfect Christmas ornament!

MulticrafterAmy said...

I just love these! So cute.

Kristen R said...

I love the project that you made.You did a wonderful job. Te hanks for joining us in the hop

R said...

Adorable!!! I love the snowman!

Marty said...

These are so pretty, thanks for sharing the steps in making them I would love to try it they are just beautiful.

Lisa B said...

Your ornaments turned out spectacular! These would make great gifts.

Francine said...

Really pretty Maria! Anyone would be thrilled to receive these as gifts! Your instructions are great!

Beth said...

I love these. thank you for the instructions on how to make them.

Beth
baby.cowgirl88 at yahoo dot com

Sherry said...

These are stunning! Thank you so much for sharing how you did them. I have some of these ornaments and have been wanting to try this but wasn't quite sure how. :)

barbarastewart1 said...

OHHHHHHHHHHHH Maria ... I LOVE THESE.
Not certain I have the patience, however... I just may throw caution to the wind and give it a try. GREAT INSPIRATION

Donna said...

Super clever and beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Donna
goCricutgo

Christi said...

What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing.
Christi

Janis said...

Your ornaments are awesome, thanks so much for haring them. :)

Janis

Kim M. said...

Those are fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

Kim M.
kkmaehrer@gmail.com

Brenda said...

Such cute ornaments. Thanks for sharing. I am thinking I might just try one of these.

Brenda said...

Your ornaments are absolutely fabulous! Love the 3D inside the ornament.

http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/

Donna Boyce said...

How creative! I really liked your beautiful ornament.

Hrvatica said...

Lovely ornaments.

susan crafts said...

I love your ornaments and the creative instructions.

Threadbear said...

Love this idea -- your ornaments are so cute!!

ScrappyMama said...

Holy Baloo!!! These are great but I think I would seriously need a drink by the time I got finished with one...or before, & that way I wouldn't care if I ever finished ; ) ! Great job!!

Dianna said...

I've been meaning to make some of these for years. Yours look great! Thanks for the tip about the glue dots.

Maria said...

Love the ornament! Thank you for the tutorial. M. Reyes

Josie0602 said...

I made these ornaments a couple years ago and they are so much fun! Your ornaments turned out so cute!!

Tracy

Scrappin with the bug said...

Sooo cool. Love the the idea of this. Great job. I'll have to scraplift it.

scootingranny said...

Amazing! Wonderful project

Crafty Teacher said...

Great idea! I always wondered how people did those! Thanks for sharing how you did it. I may have to do this with my girls, they'd have fun :)

Carolyn Lineberger said...

Beautiful ornaments! How wonderful to create such special ornaments! Thank you for sharing the instructions!
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com
cccscraproom@myemc.net

chignon said...

Wow! Those are some gorgeous ornaments! And such a new and different idea (at least to me!) TFS

Yolonda said...

Gorgeous ornaments. TFS!!!

Lady Fair said...

Super cute, thanks for the detailed instructions. Just wondering how well this would work with the glue dots at the bottom instead of the top, since they'd be covered by the "snow".

Rose said...

Fantastic projects.

Michele said...

These ornaments are awesome! thank you for sharing!

Ladybug said...

Maria, never have thought to do this. TFS!! It also reminded me of making a ship in a bottle. :-)

Speaking of which, my code word(s) looks like a ships porthole. How on earth does one write that one down??
I guess I'll just click on the return arrow to get another image. Strange, eh?

That was better. Gave me a number and then a garbled word like usual.

cdm317 said...

Wow Maria! These are beautiful! I really want to try them this year. TFS
Colleen

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