Hello everyone, It’s Joset here today sharing some fun and easy Christmas Tree Decorations. They are all made out of felt in combination with Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Adhesive. I created a guirlande simular to Frances Byrne’s Christmas Banner from last week. For the ornaments I used a few different Christmas/Winter themed dies that I thought would be fun to use but there are many more that would work as well. Let me show you how I created them but first let’s start with the guirlande.
By Els van de Burgt
Hello, Everyone. Today it’s all about Holiday Ornaments! It’s Els here with a blog post that’s a bit different from usual. Instead of the project with instructions I would like to invite you to join me over at Technique Friday with Els where I’ve got a video tutorial as well as a downloadable project sheet.
I hope you will enjoy it AND I hope you will sign up to receive an email every time a new Technique Friday with Els is available. Getting that automatic notification will ensure you never miss a video or project sheet!
The leaves are still falling here in Colorado, but the holidays will be here SOON. It’s time to make easy ornaments using a masking/stenciling technique and colorful Silk Microfine Glitter…See you over at the YouTube Channel. I’m just one click away.
We’ll be offering another GIVEAWAY for this week’s video. Five winners will receive the Els van de Burgt Studio Ornament Set 3, 3 Silk Microfine Glitter colors, and Clear Double Sided Adhesive sheets. Simply subscribe to our YouTube channel and comment on the video by Tuesday, October 4th. The winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 5th.
Today we’d like to show you our first project for November’s Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Designer Challenge, which was created by Judi Kauffman. You can find more projects on our blog tomorrow so stay tuned!
By Judi Kauffman
As soon as I heard that the November Designers’ Challenge was ‘Gold, Silver, and White’ I decided to make some quick and easy Shimmer Sheetz ornaments. I’ve been making flat ornaments to tuck into my holiday cards for many years and the dies in the new Ornament Set 4 from Els van de Burgt Studio were just right for this quick and simple project. (My mantra has always been ‘Easy Isn’t Cheating’!)
I chose White Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz for the ornaments, Gold for the caps. I mixed in embossing folders for texture, Glitter Snowflakes and Glitter Flowers peel-offs for a pop of silver sparkle, and three different gold peel-offs just for the fun of it.
Shimmer Sheetz ornaments are super light; no extra postage is needed for mailing. Add a fine cord, 1/8” ribbon, or an ornament hanger and they’re good to go.
Remember, you don’t have to stick to the Challenge color scheme. Switch the palette in whatever way you want. Add more sparkle with Glitter Dots peel-offs or adhesive-backed gems or half-pearls, or simply add the ornament cap and create simple stylish unadorned ornaments. The Ornament Set 4 die set includes decorative overlays as well as the simple silhouette I chose for my projects; the possibilities are truly endless. It’s all up to you!
Let’s Get Started:
- Decide how many ornaments you want to make. This number determines the size of the pieces of Shimmer Sheetz will be needed. After figuring out how much is needed, layer two pieces of White Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet in between. (I die cut all eight ornaments from just two 3” x 6” pieces.)
- Using the silhouette ornament shape, die cut ornaments. Reminder: If you are new to die cutting Shimmer Sheetz, review Els van de Burgt’s YouTube video that outlines the technique. A Metal Adaptor Plate is required.
- Die cut a Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz ornament cap for each ornament, backing ONLY the bottom 3/8” of the piece of Shimmer Sheetz with Clear Double Sided Adhesive (6mm tape) prior to cutting. A small piece measuring about 5/8” x 5/8” is needed per cap. See photo below:
- Cut off the small oval at the top of each White Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz Ornament as shown in the photo below before adding the gold cap to the ornament. But do not add the cap to embossed ornaments until AFTER they are embossed.
- The photo below shows two embossed ornaments. Position the ornament inside the folder so that the cap area sticks out of the folder and does not get embossed. Optional – Lightly sand the Shimmer Sheetz to tone down the shine a bit. Add the gold cap after embossing or embossing and sanding.
- The photo below shows two ornaments featuring Glitter Snowflakes peel-offs. Using non-stick scissors trim excess peel-offs at the edges of the ornament as needed.
- The photo below shows two ornaments made with Ribbon Fantasy peel-offs, both the lace-looking strips and the leftovers from between them. Trim peel-offs at edges per step 6.
- The photo below shows one ornament made with Borders Leaves peel-offs, arranged diagonally in three rows, and another made with evenly spaced Lines Dots peel-offs and Transparent Glitter Flowers peel-offs. Trim peel-offs at edges per step 6.
Decorate both sides of the ornament instead of just the front.
Die cut letters to make monogrammed ornaments.
Die cut numbers to commemorate the year the ornaments were made.
Make ornament-shaped gift tags. Instead of Shimmer Sheetz on both sides, use cardstock so you can write on the back.
Make cards with removable ornaments on the front! Die cut a pine sprig, berry branch or holly leaves and ‘hang’ one or more ornaments just below the greenery.
Elizabeth Craft Designs –
SS0102 Shimmer Sheetz, White Iridescent or color of choice
803 Metal Adaptor Plate (required for die cutting Shimmer Sheetz)
Die cutting/embossing machine
Non-stick scissors (Fiskars)
Fine gold cord, 1/8” ribbon, ornament hangers (Optional)
Hi, it’s Wanda and I am thrilled to be sharing a project on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog!
With Christmas quickly approaching, it’s always fun to a have new ornament (or several) for the tree, and even more fun when we get a handmade one from a friend. With that in mind, I’ve created a card with a removable ornament just perfect to give to that special friend.
Here’s how I created the card:
1. Cut red cardstock 5 ½” x 11” and fold in half.
2. Cut a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock 5” square. Rub the Distress Ink pad on your craft sheet, spray with water, drag rough side of cardstock through ink, dry.
3. Die cut Fitted Frames 4 – Curvy Squares from Soft Finish Cardstock. Attach largest frame to inked square. Color the inside of the circles with gold marker.
4. Die cut one solid heart from red cardstock and one from white Soft Finish Cardstock.
5. Die cut two holly hearts and individual small hearts from Soft Finish Cardstock backed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Run the small hearts again through the die cut machine with embossing material.
6. Attach one holly heart to the solid white heart. Color in all areas using markers. Add Glossy Accents to each area and allow to dry completely. Attach second holly heart over first one to cover any marker that got on the outlines. Attach layered hearts to red heart. Re-color “berries” on heart with gold marker. Add gold eyelet to heart and tie on ribbon.
7. Determine placement of heart ornament and add eyelet to frame panel. Attach frame panel to folded card with foam tape.
8. Die Cut Quietfire Design ‘Merry Christmas’ from Shimmer Sheetz. Attach to card with small pieces of foam tape being sure not to put tape where the ribbon needs to lay under the die cut.
9. Add ornament to card by running the ribbon under Merry Christmas and threading it through the top eyelet. Leave the ribbon untied so it can be pulled out, tied and hung on the tree. Optional – add a note in the card stating that the ornament is usable.
10. Attach small white hearts as shown.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and are inspired to make a Christmas ornament, with or without the card. Happy Creating!
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Distress Ink – mowed lawn (Ranger)
Distress Markers – tattered rose, festive berries, mustard seed (Ranger)
Green Marker #256 (Tombow)
Metallic Gold Pain Pen (Posca)
Glossy Accents (Ranger)
Gold 1/8″ Eyelets
It’s Rita here on this beautiful Sunday morning. It’s been nice and sunny here in California and we enjoyed some spectacular fireworks this past weekend. My project for today is all about Christmas. Yes, you read my title correctly :-). I have been enjoying some Christmas spirit right in July with the NEW and so amazing die sets from Elizabeth Craft Designs (available mid-July). I made a Christmas card with matching gift tags.
This is how I created my card and tags:
1. Die cut 3 tags out of silver cardstock and 3 out of patterned paper.
2. Die cut 7 sprigs from Peridot Gemstone and 6 from Fire Opal Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz.
3. Die cut 6 sets of the new Ornament Set 3. We will use 3 for the tags and 3 for the card.
Here you can see all the die cut pieces for our three tags.
4. To create tags, adhere 2 die cut tags together and add Glitter Border Peel-off along the edges of the tag. Assemble ornaments and adhere as shown. Adhere sprigs and bows as shown.
5. Add ribbons and your tags are complete.
To create the card:
6. Cut card base at 8.5″ x 6″, scored at 4.25″.
7. Cut a piece of glitter cardstock at 4.25″ x 6″ and a second piece at 3.25″ x 6″. Adhere 2 pieces together leaving a 1″ line on the top.
8. Die cut Merry Christmas on the open 1″ space. Also die cut a Merry Christmas from purple glitter cardstock.
9. Adhere glitter cardstock with Merry Christmas cut onto card base and insert purple Merry Christmas.
10. Adhere sprigs and ornaments (cut in step 2 and 3) as shown.
You can see that the tags match perfect with the card.
Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used today:
– New (927) Ornament Set 3 die set
– New (919) Candle die set
– (763) Tags die set
– Fire Opal Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz
– Peridot Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz
– (SKU 2010) Glitter Boarders in gold
– DCWV The Twinkle Glints Stack
– DCWV The Glitzy Pastels Stack
– Grey card stock
– Ribbon by Clear Bags