Friday 22 July 2011


Another day of fabulous Christmas ideas!
Have you been enjoying all the ideas and tutorials?  I know you have.

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Here are a few more gorgeous projects from the Design Teams!!!

Shaker Ornament
by Design Team Member Kylie

To make your shaker ornament you will need:

Patterned paper for the back
Patterned paper for the front
Heavy cardstock for reinforcing your paper
Acetate sheet
German Glass Glitter
Coloured image
Foam tape
Embellishments from Wild Orchid Crafts

1. Colour your image and choose the dies you wish to use. You will need a nestie (or other die) large enough to fit another nestie inside with a boarder of 1/4 inch. I have used Large Classic Ovals and Labels 18. 
2. To give your shaker ornament a bit more stability, adhere the patterened paper to some heavy cardstock. Do this with the rear of the ornament as well as the front.
3. Cut your 'window' with your oval nestie and line up your label nestie over the cut piece so you have a border large enough to attach foam tape later on. I like to have 1/4 inch.
4. Use your shaped nestie to cut around your coloured image and adhere this to your backing piece.
5. Cut a piece of acetate with the shaped nestie as well

6. Adhere the acetate shape to the back of the front of the frame to create a window
7. Attach some foam tape around the frame, being careful that you have no gaps for the glitter to fall out but also so you can't see the foam tape from the front of the window section
Now the fun part Smile
8. Pour about 2 teaspoons of German Glass Glitter into the window. I have used 'silver'
9.  Then remove the tape backing and attach the coloured image to the window,carefully lining up the corners.
10. Your shaker ornament is now coming together...
11. If you like a vintage look, ink the edges with some distress stain.
12. Then add some Seam binding "Oloroso", 20mm Open Roses in Deep red, 10 mm Open Roses in Cream and 5mm closed rose buds in Red roses, Holly leaves and charm to your shaker ornament.
And the finished Ornament

Lili of the Valley Sneak Peek "Make it Festive"

Christmas Card
by Design Team Member Pops
Lili of the Valley Sneak Peek "Under The Mistletoe"

Christmas Card
by Design Team Member Marcea
Lili of the Valley Sneak Peek "Turkey Dinner "

Be back tomorrow for the last day of our Christmas in July Party and more inspiration!

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  1. Another lot of stunning projects here. And thanks so much to Kylie for the awesome tutorial for this stunning ornament too. I´m definately going to make some of those, no doubnt. I really loves how they looks.
    Have a wonderful week-end everyone and lots of crafty fun too.

  2. hiya sweetie
    thanks for sharing this great tutorial hunni
    it's gorgeous
    ladies you all amaze me again
    the new images are just to cute
    have a great weekend to all
    hugs angelique

  3. What are the Christmas creations beautiful again today. Nice explanation there too. Super.

    Nice weekend.

    Greetings Astrid.

  4. Loving the beautiful Christmas creations. TFS!

  5. Gorgeous and beautiful creations
    Hugs Dianne xx :)

  6. great tutorial, love the cute image x

  7. Great cards and I love that shaker ornament! Great tutorial!

  8. Beautiful artwork! Thanks for the tutorial!

  9. You've had some really good tutorials on here this week. Thank you! All of the images are just adorable and I definitely have 3 or 4 favs that are on my list to buy!!!

  10. Gorgeous array of wonderful creations.
    Kim xXx

  11. Love all the Christmas projects! Hugs! Leah Ann