Thursday, September 30, 2010


Christmas Ornament - September Make and Take 4

This is the last card that my guests made at the September Make and Take. Since August I have had one Christmas card at each Make and Take. That way people who want to make their own Christmas cards can start getting ideas now. Well here is the one for September. This card was inspired by Marie Shaughnessy. You can view her card and her blog here. Take a look at the one that we made:

Stamps: Christmas Punch, Lovely As A Tree, Christmas Greeting
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy, Whisper White
Ink: Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Ornament Punch, Gimmer Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Black Marker, Needle Tool

The card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Cherry Cobbler cardstock scored at 4 1/4". A piece of Whisper White cardstock was cut at 2 7/8" x 4 1/8". The pine tree from Lovely As A Tree was stamped several times from the top left corner in both Always Artichoke and Old Olive ink. The greeting from Christmas Greetings was stamped in Always Artichoke ink at the bottom of the Whisper White cardstock.
The Basic Black marker was used to draw a hook from one of the Christmas tree branches down to where the ornament will be. The stamped Whisper White cardstock was adhered to a 3" x 4 1/4" piece of Bravo Burgundy cardstock. This was then adhered to a piece of Old Olive cardstock cut to 3 1/4" x 4 1/2", then adhered to the card front.
The ornament from Christmas Punch was stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock. The stamped ornament was then punched out with the Ornament Punch. The Basic Black marker was used to draw a string around the top of the ornament.

The needle tool was used to punch a hole in the center of the ornament and a Glimmer Brad was added. In this case I used gold, but my guests got to choose the color they wanted to use. A Stampin' Dimensional was used on the back of the ornament and then the ornament was adhered to the card making sure that the drawn string goes behind the ornament a little bit.

This Christmas card is so easy to make and really does look very nice and elegant. You could easily whip out a bunch of these in no time to send to all of your family and friends during the holidays. Come back tomorrow to see the 3D project that we made, it's totally adorable! Have fun stamping!