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Friday, December 31, 2010

Snowman Ornie Featured at Craft Gossip

I just found out that my Snowman Face Ornie was featured over at the Craft Gossip blog as part of their feature on creative snowman craft ideas. What a nice honor! So thanks to Amanda over at Craft Gossip for this.


Primitive Snowman Ornie


Please check out all the great snowman craft ideas there, as there are some really cute ones.


Craft Gossip Featured

And Happy New Year, one and all! I hope 2011 is filled with love, good things, and lots of creativity!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Fabric Memory Ornies

Well, my fabric memory ornies arrived safe and sound at my mom's in Texas yesterday, and she loved them. So now it's safe to post the other ones I couldn't post when I shared the Sisters Fabric Ornie the other day.

These were made the same basic way as I made the Sisters ornie--using fabric and a vintage family photo, only with slight variations on the embellishments.

This first one has a photo of my great grandmother and my mother, when she was a little girl. I love this photo of them!

Mom and Grandma Fabric Memory Ornie


This next one has a photo of my great grandmother, my Nana (Mom's mother), and my mom again, when she was little. I made 3 of these--one for my mom, one for my sister, and one for me, so we'd each have one that matched.

Mom Grandma Nana Fabric Ornie


I will probably make more of these fabric memory ornies next year. I love how they turned out.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Butterfly Stitches Hang Tag

This is an altered hangtag I created for the Gingersnap Creations Stitches Challenge. The "stitches" could be real or faux, so we could sew...or not sew for the challenge, as long as some sort of stitches are part of the project. I'm also using it for the Fussy and Fancy Friday Anything But a Card Challenge.
Butterfly Stitches Altered Art Tag


I started by making the hangtag itself out of some cardstock scrapbook paper that I had a scrap of. It has some great browns, tans, turquoises and white colors, and (lucky me) it also includes faux stitching. So I knew it would be perfect for the challenge.

Next I found a 3-D sticker of a rose that I liked, along with a butterfly die-cut shape I wanted to use. So I stuck the rose to the tag, and then I used a 3-D-O  (which is basically a piece of foam that has sticky on both sides) to stick the butterfly cutout to the tag and have it stick up in relief like the rose.

Then I added some lace trim to the bottom of the tag, to give it a bit more of a feminine touch. And I also added some button brads here and there to add some variety and embellishment to the tag. And I finished it off with a coordinating light turquoise satin ribbon. It almost looks a bit shabby chic to me too, don't you think? I love how it turned out.

Let It Snow Hang Tag

Well, considering we got our first real snow of the season over the weekend, the timing of this altered hangtag project couldn't have been more appropriate! This is my Let It Snow Hangtag, which I'm entering into the City Crafter Challenge Blog Let It Snow Challenge.

Let it Snow Altered Tag


I started with a simple, plain white hangtag. I took a red rubber stamp ink pad and used it to color the edges of the tag all the way around, which also gives it a sort of distressed look.

The next step was to create the snowman. For that, I used two chipboard buttons in varying sizes, which also have a text/paper finish on them. I created a scarf out of some paper and glued it to the snowman body. Then I found four black button brads and used two for the eyes, and two for buttons on the snowman's body. I also created a hat and a nose out of paper and glued them on, and then I used hot glue to assemble the snowman--and used the bottom brads to affix the snowman to the tag.

With the snowman in place I added the alpha stickers to spell out Let It Snow. And to embellish the tag a bit I added rhinestone gems, and circles I punched out of scrapbook paper. I also used the same paper to attach a decorative edge to the bottom of the tag. The finishing touches were a rubber stamped  black border near the bottom of the tag, and a coordinating black ribbon.

He's quite the happy little snowman and clearly ready for the long, cold winter to come. Can't say I am, but hey, I'll just stay inside where it's warm and be crafty!