Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ornaments, Bags, and Fun

As you know, I've been making the etched ornaments this season. I've had a blast with them, too. I've tried several different styles and ways of doing them. I have made as many as 10 at a time because once you get started, it's easy to just do a bunch at one time. Tonight, though, I worked on bags to put each ornament in. I did it for the ones I gave to Jaydin's church teachers last night, but I forgot to take pictures. (Sorry!) I took them tonight, though.

Here's the snowman bag. He's made out of an off-brand paper that was bought at Michael's, I think. It isn't as heavy as SU, but worked well with all of the folding. The bag was scored using my beloved ScorPal. The bag was made using Plantin' Schoolbook and the cut out was added in the Design Studio. It was nice to size the ornament bags in the DS so that they JUST fit the ornaments. Perfect.

Now, here's the same bag with one of the ornaments beside it. This is one of my favorite ornaments because I love the detail of the snowflake. You can see the size comparison, as well.

Now .... How many of you have seen the Cricut Chirp (not a link to *this* week's edition. It wasn't up when I looked. Sorry!) this week??? Raise your hands.... come on!! JenC was featured this week. She made a fantastic ornament card with her Design Studio and was gracious enough to share when I asked for the .cut file. She is an awesome designer, and all of you should bookmark her blog. Go there again and again for awesome creations.

Now, this was my first try, so I know that it needs more embellies. I have all of the pieces cut out to make another one tomorrow. These are sooooo much fun and so impressive to see. I do need to work a little on the size of the ornament on the inside. This one was a little bit too big for what I would have liked.

The outside part - the webbing - was made with some designer paper from SU. Jen suggested using light paper for the webbing so that it doesn't take much weight to pull it open. The base is made from SU cardstock with a smaller circle on the back to write on if I want to send it as a card. The inside is also made from SU card stock. It's layered with the tree cut-out on both sides and gold SU paper in the middle. Silver cording allows it to hang freely.

This is the back of the card/ornament. I wanted to make it light enough that ink will show up if I write on it.

Up close and on the tree.

The ornament from the top.

Smooshed! Just the right size for a card envie!! :)

Let me know what you think. Be happy, and have a great, big, beautiful tomorrow!!!


  1. so so cute.
    cant wait to get that cartridge now ;)

  2. These are fantastic!

  3. Anonymous10:59 PM always... you are truly amazing... thanks for sharing...

    I want to grow up to be as good as

    Soni B


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