Monday, December 3, 2012

Vintage Christmas Ornaments

Christmas! I love this time of year. So many opportunities to create for the holidays.

Hand made ornaments are a favorite of mine. These ornaments feature the Carved Ornament #2 die, the Movers and Shapers Snowflake dies from the Sizzix Alterations line and the Circle Framelits.

Die cut 4 Carved Ornaments from the Tim Holtz Holiday Past vintage Paper and two orrnament tops using Metal Foil Tape.

die cutting
Line up the Circle Framelit in the center of the Carved Ornament (I used the second smallest circle). Use a post-it-note or tape to hold the die in place. Don't forget to use the Sizzix Thin Die Adapter to create the right sandwich for your machine. Die cut to circle in the center of all 4 Ornaments.

After die cutting, draw a line down the center of one ornament. This will be your sewing line. Stack the ornaments in a pile with two ornament facing one way and the other two facing the other way.

Sew down the center of the ornament from top to bottom. When you get to where the circle was cut continue sewing to the bottom of the ornament even though there is nothing to sew through. This will create a small string for the Snowflake to be glued to.

Add the Ornament top to both sides. Snip just below the top as shown. Be careful not to snip too close to the thread. Tie a loop through the top with paper string.

Open folds to create a dimensional ornament. Add a little Vintage Photo Distress Ink along the edges with an ink blending tool if desired.

So many possibilities with Sizzix dies. Grab your favorite card stock and carved ornament dies and lets have some fun.

Thank so much for stopping by today and I hope you all have the happiest holiday season ever.

die cutting supplies

surfaces: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Holiday Past Paper Stash, Mirrored Sheets; Ranger Inkssentials Metal Foil Tape Sheets
embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper String
ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
tools: Blending Tool with Foam; Sewing Machine with white thread

Looking for more ideas for ways to create ornaments from die cutting? Check out our Christmas Ornament project gallery on
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  1. Fabulous ornaments! Thank you very much!...Nancy :o)

  2. Fun idea! I like how 3 D they are.

  3. These ornaments are fabulous!!! I love making ornaments. I am working on ornament projects with my bigshot these days.
    Jacquelene L.

  4. absolutely stunning!! My Mom's tree has only hand-made ornaments on it - I think I'd all a few of these beauties this year!!

  5. I love hand made ornaments and these are stunning.

  6. These are wonderful. I love how dimensional they are!

  7. These are beautiful!! I just bought the Carved Ornament Die today. I can't wait to try this.

  8. Love the ornaments! :) Great idea!

  9. lovely - thank you for the inspiration!
    Sandra ltb

  10. These are awesome Richele! Great idea. Love the mirror snowflakes.

  11. love, love, love your work.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Sandra ltb


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