Day ten already! We have already shared so much inspiration with you during our annual 12 Days of Holiday Giving, but it’s not over yet! Design team member Mindy Eggen is here today to show us how easy it is to create a handmade ornament keepsake—perfect for last-minute gifting! Don’t miss out on our giveaways today at the end of the post—we know you’ll want to re-create Mindy’s project and our giveaways today may help with that!
Welcome, everyone! It’s Mindy Eggen here with you today to share a fun handmade ornament. I love creating handmade ornaments—not only can you personalize them, but they hold such sentimental value.
I’m going for more of a non-traditional ornament. Instead of glass/plastic bulbs, my ornament is created from cardstock. I’m using one of my favorite products from the Honey Bee Stamps release, the Farmhouse Tree Builder Stamp and die set. I fell in love with this tree the minute I saw it. It has two layers to it so the base layer is stamped in a light color and the second layer in a slightly darker color. This easily creates a dimensional look to the tree.
Tip: If you are creating this for someone, you could stamp the tree in their favorite colors. I think a pink tree would be absolutely precious!
There is a third layer, which is totally optional, where you can add twinkles to your tree. I heat embossed mine in gold embossing powder from Hero Arts.
I wanted more sparkle to my tree, so I die cut the Joy Honeycut from Gina K Designs Glitter limited edition cardstock. This cardstock is very sparkly, but with a super smooth finish. To separate the word from the tree, I diecut a shadow layer from vellum, which adds a softness to all the sparkle.
To turn this tree into an ornament, I die cut the tree out using the coordinating die and also die cut four more layers from white cardstock. I wanted to hide the ribbon that I’ll use to hang the ornament, so I attached a several layers together using Scrapbook Adhesives Tape Runner. Then I taped the ribbon down to the back of my tree and added 2 more layers of the tree die cut. In summary, I sandwiched the ribbon between the layers of trees.
This beautiful handmade ornament can hold a special message on the back. These are the types of ornaments that will tell a story for years to come!
Mindy’s gorgeous handmade ornament was created using the beautiful Farmhouse Tree Builder stamp and die from Honey Bee Stamps, and our friends have generously offered a $50 gift certificate to purchase this set, or any other you may have your eye on in their shop!
In addition to this wonderful prize, our newest partner, Keep it Simple Paper Crafts, wanted to share the love, too! Inspired by femininity, fashion, and girl power with a vintage twist, Clementine collection from Keep It Simple is sure to inspire. The gorgeous florals, and rich bold colors are perfect for documenting your memories. Keep It Simple would like to send one lucky winner the entire Clementine collection!
To enter to win both of today’s prizes, leave a comment on this post below by December 22nd at noon EST. A winner will be selected at random and announced here on the blog on December 23rd!
We’d love for you to check out both of today’s wonderful partners and follow them at the links below for fresh inspiration and ideas!!
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Day One – Giveaway from Doodlebug Designs & Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Day Two – Giveaway from Photo Play Paper and Pink & Main
Day Three – Giveaway from Hero Arts & SCT Magazine
Day Four – Giveaway from Bella Blvd & SCT Magazine
Day Five – Giveaway from Scrapbook.com & SCT Magazine
Day Six – Giveaway from Echo Park Paper & Therm O Web
Day Seven – Giveaway from Totally Tiffany & SCT Magazine
Day Eight – Giveaway from Simple Stories & Your Next Stamp
Day Nine – Giveaway from Lawn Fawn & Creative Memories