Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Christmas and Winter Creations Seasonal Blog Hop

Welcome to the •MAKE•IT•Crafty• Seasonal Blog Hop! 

 This month we will be featuring Christmas & Winter  Creations.  
If you've arrived from Pam's blog you are on the right path! 
The blog hop is a great big circle, so you can start here and work your way around. 
 If you get lost, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants here 

This month we have a number of Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using various CTMH products to help you get in a Festive mood for the Christmas.

With out further delay ~

First up is a Christmas tree ornament that will be a gift for a good friend 

Using the same paper packet I have also created a Christmas Card Holder using clothes pins & some black bakers twine

Lastly, I have altered a Photo Frame creating some  Christmas Wall Art ~ 

Thank you so much for following along on our Blog Hop today! I hope you enjoyed all the lovely artwork… 

I have included step by step instructions later in this post if you want to see how they were made... 
Don't forget to comment below  ~ We love to hear what you think of our work!  

Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas!
Look for our next Blog Hop where we will feature beautiful Valentine projects, see you soon!
Now it’s time to head on over to Lisa's Blog and see her artwork! 

Continue reading if you want to see how I made these projects & the supply lists:

~ Tree Ornament ~ 

Supplies Needed:
A Clear Glass Ball Ornament (mine is from Micheal's)
Snowhaven Paper Packet 
Quilling tool or Tweezers
Black Striped Twill Ribbon 
Neutral Metallic Baker's Twine 
Tag ~ Lagoon Cardstock 
 Hostess Reward Be Jolly Stamp Set 
Glitter Gems 
Cricut Artiste Cartridge for Tag
Black Ink 

Start with Paper of your choice ~ I used a Snowhaven
~ cut paper into strips of 1/2" x 4"  then curled with the my quilling tool.  
Remove the cap carefully from the glass ornament (I place the ball in a small custard dish so it does not roll away)
Place curled paper into the ball ornament

The tag was cut from Lagoon card Stock using the Artiste Cartridge.  I then inked the edges with Lagoon ink & the sentiment is from Be Jolly Hostess Rewards Stamp set stamped with Black ink.

I used black metallic bakers twine to tie the tag onto the ornament & as a hanger and then added a piece of Black Striped Twill Ribbon. 

 I also added some bling to the tag using Glitter Gems.

~ Christmas Card Holder ~

Supplies Needed:
Wooden Spring Clothes Pin (hardware Store)
Snowhaven Paper Packet 
Broad Tip Glue Pen
Red Shimmer Trim 
Glitter Gems
Metallic Bakers Twine ~ Black

I started by cutting Stripes of paper the with of my clothes pin.  These were glued onto 5 pins.  I used red Shimmer trim for the other 5 pins.
I used sandpaper once the glue had dried to sand the edges of any overhanging paper. I added a Glitter Gem to each of the papered pins.

I then took a length of black baker's twine (approx 6 feet or length of your choice) and tied it into the spring of the clothes pin, tying a knot for each so the pins do not slide together.  

 I used my Bone folder as a spacer while tying the Twine. 

~ Christmas Wall Art ~

Supplies Used:
Shadow Box Photo Frame (dollar Store)
Colorful Ornaments (dollar Store)
Paper Packet 
Pear Card Stock
Glue Stick 
Ultra Fine shimmery Glitter (had on hand)
Cricut artiste Cartridge for Words

Take the frame apart & cut a piece of Pattern Paper for the inside to replace the Photo 
(I used a bit of tape to keep this from moving) 

Add the Glittery Ornaments & put the frame back together.

Cut from the Artiste Cartridge the sentiment of your choice from Card stock that coordinates with your background paper.  Add glue to the front of the sentiment & sprinkle with fine glitter. Let dry, then shake excess glitter back into container. I used my tape runner to apply the words to the front of the glass

See you soon ~ Keep warm & 
Keep on playing with Paper


  1. Love your ideas. Thanks so much for sharing!!!��

    1. Thanks Tiffany ~ I like making home decor and gift items ~

  2. TSF all of these home décor ideas, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

    1. Is Looking like Christmas , a Lot... the studio is covered in glitter ~ Lovin' it! Thanks !

  3. WOW! Everything is amazing Diana! Great work, you're so talented!

    1. Well Thanks Wendy Dodds, that is a great compliment especially coming from such a talented artist!

  4. Love these! The ornament is such a great idea! And such a creative way to display holiday cards!

    1. Thanks Lisa ~ there is never enough surface space for cards ~ we do this with birthday cards as well ~ just different pins... lol