Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Ornament Tags

I love the challenge of making gifts. I try to make something different each year. This year I put the Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments Nestabilities to use to make ornament tags. I added a layer of chipboard to make them sturdy enough to hang on the tree and hopefully last for many Christmases to come.

As soon as I saw the Lawn Fawn set Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum, I knew I would use it for Uriah's "Baby's First Christmas" ornament. I've entered this tag in the Lawnscaping Challenge.

It's a winner! A Top 3 Mow it All, I'm so thrilled!

I die cut the ornament shape 3 times: one Desert Storm cs, one chipboard and one red polka dot patterned paper for the back. (On the back I added the same Lawn Fawn banner with the year stamped with "Sally's ABCs). For the background I stamped Hero Arts Large Canvas Stripe with Versamark and white embossed on the Neenah Desert Storm cardstock ornament. I glued the 3 layers of the ornament using Glossy Accents with the chipboard layer inside.
I used an old Christmas Tree punch to punch out 6 trees from kraft cs. The letters are "Sally's ABCs" stamped with Jenni Bowlin Cough Syrup ink. I punched a small hole in the top of each letter to thread my red Baker's Twine through and knotted each end. I attached the letters with foam adhesive.
I stamped the Teddy Bear, Train and Rocking Horse from Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum on Neenah Tiara White cs and colored with Copics. I cut them out along with the banner. 1st Christmas is stamped with Lawn Fawn "Smitty's ABCs". These pieces were added with foam adhesive as well.
Next I stamped the Teddy Bear and Rocking Horse on Clear Shrink Plastic with permanent black ink and gave the ink time to set. I carefully added color with Copics since I didn't use Stazon ink the Copics wanted to remove the black outline. I cut them out, punched a hole to hang them from and shrunk them using my heat tool. I strung the little charms with gold cord and hung them from more gold cord. The ribbon was the finishing touch.

Next I made an ornament for Uriah's parents, my son Andy and daughter-in-love Kellie. We had family photos taken by the giant Christmas tree at Fashion Island in Newport Beach so I used one for their ornament.

This one is gold embossed on purple cs with the Hero Arts Lace Background. I also colored in an ornament cap with a Versamark pen to gold emboss. I added an acetate layer over the photo and under the embossed layer to protect the photo.

From my family to yours...wishing you all a most blessed Christmas 
and a new year filled with love and laughter!

Christmas Blessings,


  1. Absolutely awesome Nancy. What a special idea for Uriah for his first Christmas. It will be treasured for years to come, no doubt.

  2. What a beautiful family you have ;) Love the 1st Christmas ornament that you made for Uriah - that will be so special for many years to come! May you and your family be blessed abundantly - Christmas Blessings to you!

  3. I'm so glad I stopped by your blog and got to see Uriah's ornament, too! What a wonderful keepsake. Wishing you and your beautiful family a blessed Christmas!

  4. Love the ornament with the photo. So nice.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  5. Truly wonderful ornaments! Always love your creations, Nancy! The photo of your family is so lovely! Merry Christmas to you and your family members!

  6. Oh wow, this is FANTASTIC! I am in love with your first ornament. All the detail, the texture. It's fantastic! I would love to try and make something like this for next year so I am definitely bookmarking this post! Your second ornament is definitely a keepsake! So sweet! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Lawnscaping for our texture challenge! Happy Christmas!!!!

  7. Absolutely fantastic ornaments, Nancy! Such creative and unique pieces. I love the dimension and details of the first one, and I totally love how you added the photo in the second one. Fabulous work! :)
    I hope you had a great Christmas!!!

  8. Oh my gosh! You shrunk the stamps how wonderful!!! There is nothing not to love on these ornaments.. I am especially in awe of the first one, such a beautiful handmade treasure for a little one's first Christmas! You go girl! LOL And good luck in the challenge :)

  9. Wow!!!! Fantastic Ornament...I LOVE it! So cute and fabulous! Merry Christmas and Thank You for playing at Lawnscaping :)

  10. Your ornaments are gorgeous, Nancy! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and wish you all the best for 2012! Hugs.

  11. Nancy, your card was chosen as a top 3 win for the Lawnscaping Challenge for your first ornament! Would you mind please editing this post and link back to the Lawnscaping challenge? That is one of the rules in order to win.... Big hugs and great job!

  12. WOW.. seriously it is a great ornament! Congrat dear you are a Top 3 :)


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