Dec 12 2008

Bloggers Challenge – Holiday Ornaments or Decorations

Shhhh….I’m supposed to be getting things ready for my husband’s holiday party tonight.  I have the White Chicken Lasagnas to make along with the filling for the Lemon Jelly Rolls, and still do a little cleaning and setup.  But, I just had to take a break and make up something for the Blogger’s Challenge.  Don’t tell!  lol!

I think ornaments are so much fun to make.  I had trouble narrowing down my choices of which one to make for today.  I actually had a glass ornament (filled with designer paper) started that I could have used, but decided to go this route instead.  This is very easy…just graduated sizes of squares and then add a focal point.  No stamping…just all cutting and punches.  I did use my scoring tool to score some textured veins into the white poinsettia and leaves that is a little hard to see.  I used a Jumbo eyelet for the top hanger and used the yummy Red Riding Hood taffeta ribbon.

Since I was in a hurry, I didn’t do it, but I think this would look awesome with all scalloped edges on it…maybe I’ll do that tomorrow using the Ski Slope paper!  I’ll plan on doing a short tutorial, too, with sizes, etc.

Have a great weekend!  Tonight is the last of the BIG THINGS I need to do before Christmas.  Then I can relax and enjoy the holidays and all the fun stuff like baking, card making, and gift wrapping!

19 People have left comments on this post

Dec 12, 2008 - 10:12:22

Very pretty Connie, love the colors.

Dec 12, 2008 - 10:12:03

Too cute Connie! I love your work! ๐Ÿ™‚

Dec 12, 2008 - 10:12:43

BRAVO…who says making ornaments has to be uber hard. This is a fantascially awe-inspiring creation. I love the squares and what visual interest they add…especially in those yummy colors. FABULOUS job!

Have fun at the party, and don’t work yourself into exhaustion.


Dec 12, 2008 - 10:12:54

So pretty, Connie. Love all the layers!

Dec 12, 2008 - 10:12:56
Sheryl said:

This ornament looks a lot more difficult than just layering squares! I love it. I agree that scallop edges would really look cool!

Dec 12, 2008 - 11:12:30
claudia said:

What a neat idea and totally different from what I’ve seen so far. Love it!

Dec 12, 2008 - 12:12:16
Lisa said:

Love the colors of the DSP

Dec 12, 2008 - 12:12:15

So just squares? (how many times have you been asked? LOL) Beautiful! Can’t wait to see your tutorial! Enjoy the party tonight! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I need to be doing some cleaning for our family Christmas tomorrow.

Dec 12, 2008 - 01:12:45
Rachel Hope said:

Ooo, cool ornament!!!

Dec 12, 2008 - 02:12:26
Mary Brown said:


Dec 12, 2008 - 07:12:06
Dee Jackson said:

This is so pretty! great paper!

Dec 12, 2008 - 08:12:22

Very pretty! ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you have fun at the party…

Dec 12, 2008 - 09:12:22
kristen said:

Perfect. You did a great job creating your ornament.

Dec 12, 2008 - 10:12:14
Patti Chesky said:

I love all the layers of DSP. The rhinestone brad is the perfect finishing touch!!!

Dec 12, 2008 - 10:12:00

Wonderful ornament Connie! You did a great joy with this week’s challenge! ๐Ÿ˜€

Dec 13, 2008 - 12:12:46
Lori said:

Looks great! I like how you arranged and layered the papers–so eye-catching!

Dec 13, 2008 - 09:12:56
Lisa B. said:

Another wonderful idea, Connie, and it would look great with scallops, too!!! Hope your party went well!

Dec 14, 2008 - 12:12:28
Toni said:

Beautifully done Connie. I love these papers!

Dec 14, 2008 - 11:12:20
Ida said:

Very nice. I like the shape and the great colors you chose to use in the DP.