November 9, 2012

Hampton Art Stamps Design Team Holiday Gifts Blog Hop



Hello!

Welcome to Hampton Art Stamps DT Holiday Gift Blog Hop!! If you arrived here from Adora's blog in are in the right spot. If you are just stopping by you can start at Hampton Art Blog and make your way through the hop starting here! 

The hop will be open for the entire weekend, giving you time to visit all of the blogs. On Monday, November 12th, we will be drawing for these fantastic prizes!



In order to be entered to win the prize, simply leave a comment on each of the blogs listed blow, including the Hampton Art Stamps Blog! We will choose 2 blogs at random, and 2 comment from those blogs to win a prize.

Here is the list of Design Team Blogs:

Hampton Art Stamps Blog
Gloria Stengel
Britt Bass
Adora Concepcion
Dana Warren
Vivian Keh
Gini Cagle


Do you like to recycle or reuse packaging!?! Then this is the project for you! I remember seeing some similar ornaments, i don;t know how long ago, i couldn't;t exactly remember how they did it so i started playing around with my supplies and this is what i came up with!!

I cut a piece of cardboard from an empty shipping box and ran it through my die cutting machine. I tried this with several different dies and i found that Sizzix big thick dies worked the best for me, but you could really use any dies.


I choose a big snowflake shape (i found the bigger the die image the better) and i also die cut it from Kraft cardstock. Next i added some white paint around the edges and a little bit here or there, the idea is to give it a weathered look.

After the paint was dry i used glue to adhere some clear chunky flakes around all the edges. Set that aside to dry.

Meanwhile die cut a Kraft circle and adhere the chunky flakes around the circle. When that is dry stamp the sentiment in the center.


Last assemble the ornament. Adhere the sentiment circle to the front and embellish (i used 2 straight pins that matched the ink). Then create a loop from twine and adhere to the back, last adhere the kraft snowflake to the back.


So an easy ornament to make! Right!?!  I hope this inspires you to make some ornaments this Christmas season!

Your next stop is the VERY talented Vivian!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Hampton Art - Just Add Snow SC0271
Ink: Colorbox Pigment Ink - Blue
Die - Sizzix - Snowflake
Chunky Snow - Martha Stewart
Kraft: The Paper Studio
Twine: May Arts

46 comments:

ionabunny said...

What a lovely idea for decorations. I am all for recycling. Thanks for the idea

Jessica Johnson said...

Soo cute love the snowflake and =Let it Snow stamp!!!

Kathy B said...

I love the idea of reusing stuff. Beautiful ornament.

Nan G said...

Great ornament! Love that it's made from cardboard.

Abbey said...

Big fan of recycling and thrafting (thrift crafting) here! Great job and I love that this is 'wintery' and not just for Christmas!

Vanessa Johnson said...

Love the ornament!

Margie said...

Love this-gorgeous!

Queen B said...

Oooh! This is very cool and mixed media! I love the big chunky glitter. BTW, thanks for the comments about my blog! I really like it much better. : )

Adora Concepcion said...

very cool ornament! love that you used cardboard, so creative!

correnadotme said...

Wonderful idea for a homespun Christmas!! They would make great gifts, or tags, and I think I will make these with my Sunday School class. Love the idea and so easy with all the things to be done for the holidays. Just a great idea! Also enjoy your blog and will be following now. Enjoy your day!

Gloria Stengel said...

Stunning! I love everything about it!

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Oh MY! love it! a girl after my own recycled heart..using the corrugated cordboard...thanks for the inspiration..love how you frosted it.

silvia said...

AWESOME snowflake!!!

Maria said...

nice

JoAnn P said...

I would never have thought of this

Sue D said...

Great ornament--I like how you painted the corrugated cardboard.

Donna Nuce said...

Very cute recycling idea!

Rebecca R said...

Love this, I am gonna use your idea to do project with my daughter, she will love it

Dorothy C. said...

Great idea for an ornament or to use as an embellishment for gift wrapping. Thanks for sharing.

Ruth Ann Hager said...

Wow, what a gorgeous ornament. Thanks for sharing.

Gwen said...

I love the snowflake! I just love kraft and white!

Thanks for the opportunity!

Lillian Child said...

I love that you went "green" on this project. I am a HUGE fan of repurposing and altering items others might throw away. Your snowflake is absolutely LOVELY!

contadinak said...

This ornament is magical!!! And why is it I don't own this die yet? Great job, Dana! I'm going to have to make a few of these for our tree and as gifts!

Monica said...

Great idea to recycle!!

Amy Jones #8546 said...

Very cute. I love the little ice/snow. So adorable.

Regina Hamilton said...

Great use to the cardboard box. Your snowflake looks great.

Dee in N.H. said...

That's beautiful!! I love cardboard shapes and you decorated it so nice! I'm thinking it would make a really great gift tag! Thanks for the inspiration!

Indy said...

What a fun snowflake! Much better than the real stuff falling outside my window!

Jennie said...

LOVE this ornament!!! Just fab design and love the chunky flakes!!!

Kate Vickers said...

Very pretty ornament TFS!

BethW said...

I love this-and it's just my style!

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

What an adorable snowflake. I am all about using what's around the house. perfect recycle project.

Carla said...

That is a really great way to reuse all those shipping boxes. I love how you added the chunky glitter. Thanks so much for sharing.


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maria f. said...

I love to recycle and I'm a big fan of corrugated cardboard. Great down-to-earth feel to your ornament.

buttercup said...

Great recycling, or upcycling . Love it!

Ava Gavloski said...

Dana, i am so glad, hampton decided to host a hop. I found you and I found an excellent upcycle off the page project. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Love that stamped sentiment. The sentiment is like a hand written greeting. Lovely showcasing....bravo.
ava g

2amscrapper said...

I really like this recycle idea and appreciate all the little pointers. Going to give this one a try!

Wee Von said...

Beautiful snow flake. I love how it turned out. TFS

Lisa said...

What an awesome project!! I love the use of the corrugated cardboard!! Thanks so much for the inspiration :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Laura Bouquet said...

I love this idea, and what a great inexpensive way to gift. I have a crazy amount of chipboard that I have been saving, so now I have a purpose for it. Thanks for idea.

Carol said...

Fabulous project, thanks for sharing your talent and ideas!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Nikki said...

Beautiful Snowflake love the idea of recycling something to make something new

Tami Mayberry said...

Awesome! The corrugated look is perfect!

disneylisa said...

Very rustic looking and I love recycling things.

Cheryl S. said...

I love to recycle so this will be a fun project for me to try. Thanks!

Carla said...

Really cute ornament. Great idea, thanks.

Carla from Utah