12 Weeks of Christmas – Week 7 Christmas Baubles

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Wow … Week 7 already! This week we have some gorgeous Christmas Baubles done by Jenny Hayward and they are stunning!  These would be so lovely hanging on your Christmas Tree this year or maybe you’d like to gift them to a friend or someone special.

Featuring Get Your Santa On …

Hanging Christmas Bauble
Hanging Christmas Bauble

Featuring a snowflake 

Snowflake Bauble
Snowflake Bauble

These were really hard to take photos of and I apologise for the reflection.  

I have been looking out for these clear Ornaments for  the past few years but never able to find them but I came across these a few weeks ago and so glad I did as these turned out so lovely dont you think? 

How to Create your Ornament ….

  1. On a piece of Acetate draw a circle in Non-Permanent Marker. It really needs to be non permanent so you can wipe it off later. Add a little square tab piece at the top.  The size of your circle will depend on the size of your ornamment and will need to fit inside.  My ornaments were about 7cm ( approximately 3 inches) so I drew a 6cm circle.  
    circle template
    circle template
  2.  Cut out the template and wipe off the marked circle with a tissue.
  3. Stamp your image in Staz On on the acetate circle.  Turn over your circle and colour with your Blendabilities – you need to colour from the back so your blendabilities will not smudge or blend with the stazon you stamped with.  Jenny also added some dots of Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details on the wreath circle and hanging wreath on the chimney to add some sparkle.  This was added on the front of the circle. For the snowflake Ornament I stamped the image in White Staz On.  The snowflake is from the stamp set ‘December Wonder’ from the Holiday Supplement.  Now just because this set is marked as a Project Life set don’t overlook these if you don’t do Project Life – they can be used for any of your projects! 
    Coloured Insert
    Coloured Insert
  4. To insert the acetate piece in to your Ornament you need to roll up the piece in to a tight roll and squeeze it in through the top.  Be sure to have the tab piece at the top and hold that as it gets further in to the ornament.  The tab will sit in the top of the ornament to keep the piece in place.  As the circle unrolls you many need to give it a little spin around or you may have to get a pen or the Paper piercer down to jiggle it around in place. 

    Inserting the Acetate
    Inserting the Acetate

Now you can add some little embellishments in the Ornament as well.  For the Santa one I punched some stars with the Confetti Stars punch from Real Red and Gold cardstock.  For the Snowflake one I added some sequins (snowflakes and silver sequins) from the Frosted Sequins Embellishment pack in the Holiday Catalogue.  I also added some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and shook that around in the ornament.  This stuck to the sides of the Ornaments giving it a “snowy” effect.  Then you replace the cap and tie some ribbon around the top and a ribbon loop for them to hang off your tree.

Now if you are giving this as a gift to someone you would need a gift box wouldnt you?? This is using one of our Kraft Gift Boxes – they fit perfectly inside with a little protective fill – also known as Tissue Paper! 

Gift Box
Gift Box

I decorated the Gift Box with the Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper and finished it off with a bow and a sweet tag …

All wrapped up!
All wrapped up!

Now it’s all ready to give! 

Here is a close-up of the tag.  I used ‘December Wonder’ stamp set again.  The JOY is punched with the oval punch on Real Red.  I cut a label in Garden Green cardstock from the Chalk Talk Dies and then ran that through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. Then I layered these together. I finished it off with a Frosted Sequin snowflake and a Rhinestone.

Joy Tag
Joy Tag

 

I do hope you like the ornament and gift box and find time to make some. Now if you need to know where to get some of those ornaments please email me or leave me a comment and I’ll let you know where we found ours! 

Who’s for a Bundle? Well here is what we have for you this week …

Latte Girls Week 7 Christmas Bundle 


Now for these four items you’d normally pay over $80 but this week for our 12 Weeks of Christmas Bundle you pay just $70 plus shipping – that’s a saving of over $10!!  To take advantage of this awesome deal simply contact me or one of the Latte Girls 12 Weeks of Christmas Design Team to order.

I would love to hear what you think of this project so be sure to leave a comment – why not visit Jenny’s Blog too and leave her a comment – I know she’d love to hear from you! I think she’s done a great job and I’m now keen to make a few of my own ornaments! 

Thanks for stopping by …
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About Author

I am Leonie and live in Cobden, Victoria. We are not far from The Great Ocean Road!
I love to create with stamps, ink & paper! I do hope you like what I create and love your comments so please comment on the projects you like.
I also enjoy (and run on) Coffee and collect Charlie Bears

If you have questions please dont hesitate to contact me :)

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