Wednesday, November 17, 2010

JustRite's 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop 12!

Welcome to the 11th week of JustRite Stampers’ Wednesday feature, 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hops! Every Wednesday up until Thanksgiving some of your favorite designers will be joining some of the JustRite design team for a series of Christmas blog hops, showcasing JustRite’s entire Christmas Collection of stamps! Don’t forget that JustRite has some Christmas stamps in their newly released CLING line of stamp sets, too -- you can find them HERE. This week, the designers joining the JustRite design team are the Stampers Dream design team and a few other special guests!

For the month of November, we thought we would switch gears a little and throw in some holiday gift ideas using your JustRite stamps, so be watching for those, too, on November’s hops! And in celebration of JustRite’s Christmas Blog Hops, they have a huge surprise for you -- take 25% off All JustRite Original Christmas Stamps now through November 29 and Free shipping within the US on orders over $50.00-- Don't forget to tell Santa!

For my project today I decided to make a few ornaments that I could give out as Christmas gifts. I have many people who take care of my disabled daughter, bus drivers, aides, therapists, teachers, etc. I like to give a token gift with a letter of gratitude to the people that take such good care of my girl. I found these inexpensive snowflake ornaments at Hobby Lobby. I created the pleated circle using my Cricut machine. I stamped the sentiment in green using JustRite's Merry Little Christmas set. It was colored with Copic Markers. The candies were stamped again, cut out.......yes, I said cut out! (A bit of a challenge due to their tiny size!) and Crystal Effects and clear Martha Stewart glitter were added. I then adhered them to the image.

The circles were cut out using Spellbinder's dies circles and petite scalloped circles. I added Crystal effects to the edges and sprinkled more Martha Stewart clear glitter over it. The top circle was placed on the bottom circle with a foam square. The entire thing was glued on to my pleated circle with tacky glue and then adhered to the plastic snowflake.

For more fabulous holiday inspiration be sure to visit these blogs!

JustRite Inspiration Blog

Beate Johns

Debbie Olson

Michelle Rodgers

Sankari Wegman

Tosha Leyendekker

Kazan Clark

Lori Craig
Amy Sheffer

Stephanie Kraft
Denise Marzec

Michele Kovack <-------- Me! : )

Carolyn King

Barb Schram

Jenn Balcer

Cindy Lawrence

Angela Barkhouse

Christina Fischer

Heidi Blankenship
Mariana Grigsby

Terre Fry

Teresa Kline


Jingle said...

These are SO pretty! I love them!

Beate said...

Girl...this is amazing! I can't believe you cut those itty bitty candies out.
Hugs and smiles

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Such amazing snowflakes!!! They're so gorgeous and would look fantastic on any tree!! HUGS

Lori Craig said...

LOVE these! Beautiful ornaments! Love the fan folded medallions!

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

Oh my theses ornaments are wonderful
Big fan of the folded technique!!

Unknown said...

Your snowflakes are just GORGEOUS, Michele!

Unknown said...

Hi WOW! Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

PatS said...

What a wonderful idea. I too have quite a few snowflake ornaments. I am going to update them as you have done. Thanks for sharing such a cute idea.

Unknown said...

so cute!! I love the dimension and the pop of red. Great job!!!

Noreen said...

Such bright and festive snowflakes - I love them! I especially like the rosettes you made.

MD said...


Unknown said...

What lovely ornaments, Michele! Love all the lovely details!

Sharon Harnist said...

Gorgeous ornaments, Michele -- love all the sparkle!

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful ornament idea, Michele! Love all the sparkle!

Shantaie said...

So Pretty!

Carolyn King said... these beautiful ornaments. such attention to em!

Sue from Oregon said... the teeny tiny pieces of candy you cut out too!

Viola Mahr said...

OH! pretty snowflakes! Neat coincidence that I just posted about them too :) Let it snow!


Luv 2 Create said...

Such a lovely gift. Your ornaments are beautiful. They would also be gorgeous package embelishments. Love them.

Sharon said...

Love your snowflake ornaments. Great gift idea!

apple blossom said...

love your ornaments. so cool!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Beautiful!! LOVE the sparkle and dimension to your charming snowflake ornaments!! WOW!

Amy Johnson said...

Such beautiful ornaments!

mmwilken said...

These tree decorations are so gorgeous!! They would go nicely with the crochet snowflakes I have for my tree!! LOL Thanks so much for sharing today!!

Leslie Miller said...

Amazing! Those tiny candies -- wow! Utterly gorgeous ornaments and your thoughtfulness will be very much appreciated, I know. Love these!

Sherri said...

These are amazing. You are really talented. Thanks for sharing.

ScrappyMama said...

Beautiful ornaments! I'm sure those that receive them will love & appreciate them! It's good to recognize those that help us throughout the year; even if it's only with a "token" gift...great job!

Marlou McAlees said...

fabulous!!!! love these!! xx

Lori said...

Can you tell me how you made the pleated circle using your cricut?

Thank you!