Monday, November 21, 2011

Christmas Memories Ornament for Pink Cricut Ornament Exchange

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere I go !!!!! LOL And that is why, at PinkCricut, Sarah is having an Ornament Exchange.
My ornament is a "memory ornament"', because it has a pocket in which you can document the highlights of this Christmas, and even add a family picture. It will all stay safe inside the ornament, and next year, you can put it next to a new Christmas Memory Ornament, and that way create a new family tradition.

So, this is how to do it:

Cut a piece of chipboard that is 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches big. Cut 3 pieces of cardstock with the same dimensions. Cut a scalloped border to make a "roof".

From the Christmas cartridge (retired), cut the window shape: 2 on cardstock, and one on clear cardstock (or acetate). Stamp a greeting on the clear cardstock.

Cover both sides of the piece of cardstock with pattern paper. On the third piece of pattern paper, cut out a piece with a circle punch.Add scoring tape (1/8) to the sides and bottom of ornament, and carefully place your piece of pattern paper on it.

Stamp and cut an image, and affix it to the window's ''background'' cardstock. I used Joy To The World stamp set.

Glue a piece of golden ribbon to the top of the ornament. Add the "roof" and decorate with snow and glitter. Add a big bow and a bell.

Make a "faux stitch" with a white gel pen around the ornament. Add embellishments and trimming.

Cut 2 pieces of 6 x 4 inches cardstock. Insert in ornament pocket.

Hang your beautiful ornament from your Christmas tree. Don't forget to make another one next year, and the years to come. That way, you can pick up your ornaments and enjoy the memories of Christmas past. :)

Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas !!!!

1 comment:

  1. Martha, your ornament is so pretty:) Whoever gets this is so lucky!!! I love the pocket idea. You are so talented and clever!! I just sent mine for the exchange:) I will post it on my blog after the recipient receives it. TFS!