December 17, 2014


I needed to create a very special ornament. I'm sure you'll never guess who it could be for. Uh huh. My precious little Stella.

Stella and her mommy and daddy are all about stars. Hence, Stella's name: Italian for "star". So, I thought a star ornament would be appropriate.

Using basically the primary colors, plus a touch of lime-y green, along with the darling set Many Merry Stars that is available in the 2014 Holiday Supplement, was a perfect beginning. Cutting out the layers of stars with the Stars Framelits in my Big Shot made this project a snap.

Here is a close-up of the star so you can see how perfectly all the coordinates of the stamp set work together for a unified whole. A Basic Rhinestone in the center provides just the right amount of bling.

In the following photo, you can see how I stacked the layers to give it dimension. Basically, I glued together two layers, popped it up with Stampin' Dimensionals to the next glued-together layer, and continuing until I had the whole star finished. 

The horizontal arms of this star measure about 5" across. This is one of the smaller ornaments I've made for Stella over the past seven years. 

Using my Envelope Punch Board, I will make a durable envelope to fit the star perfectly to protect it over the years.

I usually spend quite a lot of time on Stella's annual Christmas ornament. This year, however, didn't allow me much time for creating. What with moving in the day before Thanksgiving and all. Ugh. So I was really glad to hit upon this ornament idea that didn't take tons of time, but still looks wonderful. And special, just like my little Stella.

Do you have a special person you make a unique ornament for each year? If so, how much time and planning go into its creation? 

I hope Stella treasures these annual ornaments I've made for her and will continue to make for many years to come as much as I enjoy creating them for her.



  1. I would certainly treasure them all! Your Stella is very lucky. (great name too :O) )

  2. I love the star you made for your little 'star'. I see you found some of your cardstock and stamps!

  3. It's really a lovely star you made. I'm sure it will be cherished.

  4. What a pretty star! I love the layers. :) Thanks for linking up with Sunday Features! -Andrea@TablerPartyOfTwo

  5. Very pretty! I like the folksy look of it. Thank you for linking up at the Make it Monday Party! Join us next week for one last party in 2014.

  6. I love the color combo - so bright and perfectly matched.

  7. What a neat idea!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  9. Beautiful! I love it if you shared this at the Saturday showcase at


  10. Oops...I meant :-)

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