Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Christmas Ornaments - Mark's Finest Papers Blog Hop Day 1

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October Blog Hop!

This Month's New Stamp Set Releases
Christmas Selections - Featured October 23 (Thats today!)
Poinsettia Blooms - Featured October 24
Cracked Hello - Featured October 25
On the Fly - Featured October 26

Please hop along with us!  You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets!  Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day.  The names are drawn randomly.)  All four winners will be announced on October 27, 2012 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog.  You can go back and comment if you missed a day.  (HINT:  The more you comment the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!)  The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday October 26, 2012.

Its finally the first day of Mark's Finest Papers October blog hop and there are some great stamp sets to play with this month!  The first set is similar to the mini set that I posted about on Friday as it consists of many Christmas images that were included in previous sets, only now in a smaller size.  Here is what I came up with:

I started by grabbing some Christmas-y patterns and pulling out my old ornament punch.  I punched three ornaments and heat embossed a different image on each.  I chose a coordinating background pattern and some card stock, cut everything down to size and inked the edges of everything with gold ink.

Once the main panel was adhered together I punched a small hole in the top of each ornament and tied a bow with some jute twine.  One tail was left long so I could attach it to the back of the panel once the ornaments were placed.  The ornaments were adhered in place with foam squares.  I felt like there wasn't quite enough sparkle for my taste so of course I grabbed my trusty glitter pen and added some to the images, and also in a border around the main panel and each ornament.

The center was decorated with another piece of pattern with some cream that had also been inked with gold.  I heat embossed another pinsettia, adhered everything together and I was done!

This set is really cute, and if your stamp stash is missing some cute holiday images this would be a good set to turn to.  I think it is a good basic that you would go to year after year in your holiday card making!

Well, this is a blog hop after all so don't forget to visit the rest of the DT and let them know what you think of their beautiful creations!  And don't forget to go back to the main blog so that you can qualify for the draw.  Also why not visit the Mark's Finest Papers store?  I'm sure you'll find a few things to add to your Christmas list!

I used the following products to make my card:

Card Stock:  Stampin' Up!  Old Olive, Neenah Desert Storm, Echo Park Season's Greetings.

Stamps:  Marks Finest Papers Christmas Selections

Ink:  Brilliance Galaxy Gold, Versamark Watermark Ink, Stampin' Up!  Gold Embossing Powder.

Embellishments:  May Arts Jute Twine, Sakura Gelly Roll Glitter Pen Clear Star.

Adhesive:  Scotch ATG, foam squares.

Tools:  Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, Martha Stewart Score Board, Stampin' Up! Ornament Punch, heat tool.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
  1. Creative Craft Challenges - Three
  2. Charisma Card Challenges - Clean and Simple
  3. Christmas Card Challenges - Bows
  4. Pile it On - Any Holiday


  1. Like your Christmas baubles - nearly did those instead of mittens!

  2. Your ornament card is just wonderful...brilliant idea, Cathy!!

  3. Good idea to use that ornament punch with these images. Very cute card -- inside and out!

  4. very clever using the ornament punch with these mini images...they fit perfectly.
    stamping sue

  5. Like the Ornament look to your cards. Like the gold color. Where in Canada are you? I've enjoyed visits to Niagara Falls, Canada, Vancouver & Toronto. I rcvd the 4 reg stamp sets. You're lucky to have rcvd all the sets including the mini set & window set. Oh to be a Sr DT. Did you see the scrapbook layout I did of a Cheetah sketch my daughter created for me and I used MFP Big Cats stamps posted in the Speedy TV MFP Scrapbook Gallery?
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    MFP Simple Salutations Hostess

  6. Your card is very pretty! Nice plaid background!

  7. Hello Cathy,

    fantastic CAS card! Thank you for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz Challenge and good luck!



  8. Cool plaid paper! Love it - both cards are adorable! Thanks for sharing!~ http://ilikepaper01.blogspot.com/

  9. Cathy,
    Such a pretty card and ornaments. I love this idea - and these images are perfect!

  10. Beautiful card such a good idea to use the ornaments to showcase the stamps. Mary L Schreiber

  11. Really cute card. I also used the ornament punch on mine. I love that the images fit perfect on it. You did a fantastic job!!!

  12. This is marvelous1 I think that the small images look wonderful embossed in gold like that!

  13. Cathy--this ornament card is adorable!!! TFS

  14. Fabulous card! I have that ornament punch!!! I am going to borrow the idea of using the mini stamps on it! What a fabulously creative idea!!! I need to make 2 more Christmas cards for my CCC at SCS and now you have given me the perfect direction!

  15. Very pretty card. I love the BG papers you used.

  16. Great idea to use the ornament dies, such a lovely result. cheers Linda

  17. A fabulous card. I love the baubles. Thank you for joining us at Creative craft.
    Nikki x

  18. Great card. I have never seen that ornament punch, but it worked out fabulously. Really nice design.

  19. Your card made me sing "O Christmas Tree" =) beautiful ornaments and card. TFS AJ-

  20. Love those embossed elements!

  21. Lovely card; great idea to stamp those little images on ornaments. TFS

  22. This is a beautiful card. I love the ornaments. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

  23. How cute! I love how you put the images on the little ornaments!

  24. lovely card
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!!

    you can visit http://whenthescraphitsthefun.blogspot.com/
    for my free digis!!


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