Wednesday, November 14, 2012

ORNAMENT KEEPSAKES

I thought I would show you a few of the possible Christmas cards I have come up with thus far.
I always make several different cards so I have a nice selection to choose from when sending
my greetings of the season.

The first card utilizes something really cool from the Holiday Catalog: The Ornament Keepsakes Bundle. You see, you have a choice. You can either order the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set
and the Holiday Ornaments Framelits to die cut the stamped images separately. OR, Stampin'
Up! had a great idea this year. They bundled the two items to save you 15%.

I'm sure you've already seen lots and lots of ornaments and cards using these two products
around the Internet. And why not?? They are gorgeous, completely gorgeous. Here's my take:


When using one of the nine ornaments that come in the stamp set on a card, you have several options on how to do it. You could heat emboss one of the ornaments with your favorite metallic embossing powder, or even one of the cool colored embossing powders Stampin' Up! carries, cut it out with the appropriate Framelit, and adhere it to a card front. You could do that with a selection of maybe three of the different ornaments. Instead of embossing, you could simply stamp them in different colored inks. There are any number of variations on that same theme.

I opted to go with the three-dimensional ornament look. I simply stamped and die cut three of the identical ornaments. Fold them all in half, adhere them back to back to each other. Then mount it to the card. The back of the ornament will be flat against the card. The cool thing is that -- to save that extra 20 cents postage -- the front two layers of the ornament lay down flat for mailing. The recipient then just rejuvenates it by pulling the two flattened side upwards. Voila! (You may have to come up with the extra 20 cents though if you add the bow. The knot gives the USPS a problem.)

The beautiful embossed background that is the perfect home for this ornament is made with the new Holiday Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The Gumball Green ribbon is some of the 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon that comes in this year's In Colors, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, and of course, the Gumball Green. The elegant greeting comes from the Snow Swirled set, and it is stamped on a label from the Lots of Tags Sizzlits set. And, of course, I sponged the edges with Gumball Green (I'm a big sponger!), and mounted it over the ribbon with Stampin' Dimensionals.

I think it makes a pretty card. Do YOU like it?

Smiles.

26 comments:

  1. I love your card. You're right, I can see it done so many ways.

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    1. That is just a neat stamp set; I can't wait to do more experimenting with it! :>)

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  2. Love your idea. Thanks for sharing it.
    Hugs

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  3. That one is pretty...love the 3D of the ornament!
    Thanks so much for joining me for Pearls and Lace Thursday!
    Blessings,
    Doni

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    1. Thank you, Doni. I like the 3D effect too! And thanks for having me! :>)

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  4. Lovely card . I'm your new follower from blog hop. If you like my blog follow back. Hawe a nice weekend
    Joanna
    http://becreativemommy.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you, Joanna! Thanks also for becoming a follower! :>)

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  5. Love it! And lovin' the 3D look :))

    Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!!

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Paula! And thanks for having me at your linky party!! :>)

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  6. Linda it is lovely! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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    1. Thank you, Katherine! And thanks also for letting me tag along! :>)

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  7. This one I really like! The pattern on the ornament is great ; )
    Steph
    swtboutique.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Steph! I love this stamp set/framelits bundle! Will be using it lots!! :>)

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  8. I love it, it's elegant, pretty, and feminine too!

    I'm visiting you from the No Rules Weekend hop.

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    1. Thank you so much! And thanks for visiting! :>)

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  9. That is beautiful, I love the background and the shape of the ornament. Thank you so much for sharing at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase! http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/search/label/craftshowcase

    Marti

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    1. Thanks, Marti. I love the ornaments and their matching framelits. A winning combination for sure! :>)

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  10. Pretty card!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  11. This is lovely, Linda. Thanks for sharing it at the All Star Block Party - you've been featured this week!

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    1. Thank you, Heather! And thanks for featuring me! I am so excited and honored! :>)

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  12. You always make such beautiful things Linda. I love this card. Thanks for sharing on "I Gotta Try That" Have a great day!
    Marcie

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    1. Thank you so much, Marcie. Thanks also for letting me continue to link up with your party! :>)

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  13. That is so cool! Could you make me 100 for my yearly Christmas card? :) It looks wonderful, great job!

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    1. What a precious thing to say! You made me smile! Thanks! :>)

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