Thursday, November 4, 2010

Waltzingmouse Nov Sneak Peek Day #1 - Ornaments!

Hi dear stamping friends! Welcome to the 1st day of the sneak peeks for the November Waltzingmouse release.

Today I'm using a beautiful ornament set called Vintage Ornaments - and they just happen to 'fit' in the Heirloom Ornament Nestabilities! Whoo hoo!!! But, never fear if you don't have the nesties - the ornament stampings are also very easy to hand cut!

This is what the overhead light in my diningroom will look like this Christmas season.

I stamped three of the five ornaments included in this set directly on these pretty patterned papers, stamping the three sentiments in their centers.

Here are a few pics of how I made each of these 3D ornaments. First I stamped the image 4 times and cut them out punching a hole in the top for the ribbon. Some of the sentiments I used are from last years sets - Very Vintage Christmas and Seasons of Love.

I scored a line down the center of each piece on the back.

I folded each piece on the score line, then glued the pieces together.

Here's how it looks from the top after all the pieces are glued together.
I used a needle threader to help me get the ribbon through the small punched holes.

To finish them off - I just glued a jewelled pin into the base of each ornament.


What would you make with these wonderful vintage ornament stamps this holiday season??

Now you'll want to check out the rest of the DT's peeks for today!
Claire
Julia (me!)

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Vintage Ornaments (to be released 11/7/10), Seasons of Love, Very Vintage Christmas.
Paper: DP - Amuse
Ink: Ranger Distress - Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire.
Accessories: Scotch Quick Drying Adhesive, cropadile, wrinkled seam binding - http://www.prairiebirdboutique.etsy.com , heirloom ornament Nestabilities, pins & crystals - Mark's Finest Papers.

38 comments:

Debgem said...

Julia - these are so gorgeous. I love how you've hung them around the light. I can see these hanging from my Christmas tree. Brilliant!!

Joan B said...

These are beautiful. Stamping them on patterned paper and adding the jewel on the bottom worked out beautifully!

Ingrid Danvers said...

The ornaments are gorgeous, Julia. I already ordered the ornament dies.... ;-)

cbuswell said...

LOVE these, what a great idea!!!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

What a great idea, Julia. I simply can't get enough of these ornaments...and the way you have brought them into your holiday decor is amazing. Love that bling!

Dee in N.H. said...

Those are so pretty!

Pauline said...

Fabulous! I think I may have to make some of these myself!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Julia! Love your 3D Vintage ornaments! So creative & beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial :)

Bonnie said...

Beautiful Julia! Love the jewels on the bottom!

Melodie said...

Your ornaments are stunning, Julia. What a fabulous, inspirational idea ... and the jewelled pins are the perfectly beautiful finishing touch!

Claire Brennan said...

Oh good woman!! these are fabby!

Joan Ervin said...

Looks like I'll be spending more money in the next weeks.....these are gorgoeus, Julia!!!!!

anya said...

Gorgeous, Julia! These make stunning 3D ornaments - they are beautiful hanging from you light. Love the jewels you added at the bottom, too!

Stacy Simpson said...

LOVE your ornaments - they are just perfect!

Belinda said...

Heehee, I did the same thing with the ornament dies! :) Although I'm using mine for tags. So pretty! Love the way you hung them around the light -- just lovely!

Carol said...

Lovely, what a great idea!!

jdmommy said...

Julia, these are so simple, and just wonderful. TFS!

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Julia.

Hugs Riet.x

Monique said...

Love Love this idea!!! Great for hanging on the tree or on a present instead of a bow!! So many fab ideas :)

*Vicki* said...

Oh how fun!! Love the ornaments and thanks so much for the "how to"!! I think that maybe I should give one a try!! ;) HUGS

Crystal said...

These are wonderful Julia, what a fabby tutorial too!

Kathy Martin said...

Beautiful ornaments! Love the seam binding hangers! :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Excellent project - great tutorial!!!

Betty Wright said...

Awesome and another one of those I think I need images sets! Beautiful colors and terrific looking ornaments, Julia!

Jen said...

I so love it when Claire does her Nestie compatible stamps! These ornaments just beg to be decorated and made into 3D elements!
Thanks for sharing

Jennifer Holmes said...

This is a terrific idea, Julia! I can't wait to get my dies...very soon, I hope!

Francie G. said...

Fabulous idea, Julia! Beautiful!

Sue W said...

How gorgeous are these? Beautiful work Julia love them!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, this is fun! Gorgeous decorations, love the colors!
Hugs, Wendy

Denise said...

Gorgeous ornaments and great job on the tutorial! Thanks for sharing with us.
DeniseB

Alice Wertz said...

fabulous project, Julia. love it!

carole said...

Beautifull, I love the colors you have choosen for your project.

Mary B said...

Such beautiful ornaments! Getting closer and closer to ordering this die set...

Peggy said...

OMGosh!! What a fantastic idea! Love your ornaments!

Davi said...

Wow those are stunning!! LOVE them.

Deirdre said...

Stunning Ornaments...love how you stamped them on pp... beautiful.

Ren-Yi said...

very adorable. love 'em. and the lil gems are the perfect finish.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Very clever! And a wonderful tutorial!