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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Snow Day Christmas Ornament

Ok, I know you've been sitting on pins and needles waiting to see what I had put in the snowflake box I made yesterday!  

Some of the gals at the Technique Night check in on my blog from time to time and I didn't want to reveal what I had made until after the exchange so I waited to post it.

So here it is!  Everything on this ornament is made using Stampin' Up! products.  

I have composed a list of all of the materials.  This was a fun ornament to make.  It's got LOTS and LOTS of layers but it was SO worth it!  You can click on the photo for a closer view.

Here is the materials list for this ornament:  Snow Day set, Festive Flurry Set & Die, Frosted Finishes Embellishment, Christmas Messages set, Silver Glitter paper, Candy Dots - colored with a black Sharpie because I didn't have any black ones.  Whisper White and Basic Black card stock, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red and White Craft ink.  Natural Composition DSP, White embossing powder.  Thick cardboard from the back of the Winter Frost Specialty DSP.  And some linen thread for hanging.  And you will need a paper punch to make the holes to hang the ornament.  I did use a sponge with the White Craft on it to get the chalkboard effect on the black card stock.

I used 3 layers of the thick cardboard packaging material.  As far as the card stock layers go I used 4 layers and they were all glued, not taped.  You will need to press the glued pieces as you make them so they don't curl up.  It's not as bad as it sounds.  I first cut out my snowman after he was embossed.  Then I glued him to a piece of Whisper White card stock and cut him out again.  I repeated this for a total of 4 layers.  I did the same with the hat and arms.  Each time I finished doing one item I stuck it under a book to press it while I moved on to another part.  For the snowflake I glued two pieces together before I cut them out.  That way I had less gluing to do.  The only card stock that didn't have more than one layer was the Natural Composition paper that looks like wood and the Basic Black card stock.  

When I assembled the ornament I used glue to hold it all together.  I didn't want any lose pieces.  Taping the small arms on the embossed body wasn't going to stick.  So glue is the way to go.  

A tip or two to remember when you are making this.  Once you cut out your thick cardboard pieces, set your snowman and snowflake on top so you can see where to punch the holes.  Punch your holes in the thick cardboard packing material as you layer them.   And I think that about covers it!  Have fun making this.  I sure did!

Thank you for visiting today,
Wanda

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