With the Holidays and workshops, I have been spending a lot of time in my Creation Station. Since most of what I've been doing isn't for Creative Therapy's sake, but mostly things that I have to get done, I feel I need to throw in a little "fun" too. So, each day I was down there, I gave myself a break and made a paper ornament.
I have from several years ago, two Stampin' Up! dies shaped like Christmas ornaments. In the past I have made Easter eggs using oval shaped dies, as well as fall pumpkins using circle dies. Those always turned out so cute, I thought, why not try some acual Christmas ornament-shaped pieces?
I searched out Christmas-y paper I have in my stash, not necessarily just Stampin' Up! papers. Anything that fit the occasion was fodder for my madness.
This is the first time we've had a Christmas tree in at least ten years, probably more. You see, our late kitty, Fred (who died in February), loved the ornaments a little too much. He would somehow get them down and EAT OFF THE CORDS that they hung from. So all these disabled ornament would gather under the tree, and I'd have to repair them in order to put them back on the tree, only to have Fred attack them again. I finally gave up.
Now, with him out of the picture (sob!) we have finally put up a tree once again. It is mostly lights, a few metal "icicles" and a handful of ornaments, all paper, that I've made recently.
In these <bad> photos, I present to you all nine of the "break time" ornaments I made in the past few weeks.
At the end of the post, I will tell you how to make ornaments such as these.
Once again, I apologize for the quality of the photos as our tree is in a weird location with inadequate lighting. But you get the idea.