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Thu 09

Corrugated Cardboard Christmas

I couldn't resist the alliteration. :) I have been seeing so many fun projects re-cycling corrugated cardboard and I couldn't wait to try it out.


I used a lovely cardboard box that my baby wipes came in. (Of course we don't have a baby in the house just me and my stamp cleaning).  I traced the star onto the box and used my exacto knife to cut it out. If I had a die cut that was the right size I would have used it to cut the star. The beauty of this type of ornament is the rustic feel so if you don't cut cleanly it adds to the vintage feel. :)


  1. Trace shape onto cardboard.
  2. Cut using exacto knife on protected surface. (Cutting Mat)
  3. Sponge on Adirondack acrylic paint (Snow Cap) over the entire surface. Front and back. Let dry in between to prevent sticking.
  4. Sponge on crushed olive distress inks over white surface.
  5. Sponge edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink.
  6. Stamp Holly using Crushed Olive Distress inks over entire surface.
  7. Die Cut bird from Sizzix Birdcage and Bird Die Cut using white cardstock.
  8. Stamp Peace Collage onto bird and wing using brown dye ink.
  9. Sponge edges with Crushed Olive and Vintage Photo.
  10. Accent eye with brown pearl.
  11. Stamp Heaven Sings onto white cardstock. Cut to size.
  12. Stamp Holly leaves around the edges using Crushed Olive ink.
  13. Sponge edges of sentiment using Crushed Olive and Vintage Photo inks.
  14. Decorate star with red silk ribbon, felt snowflakes, and Christmas accents of gold pine-cones and red berries. (I buy all my Christmas accents at the craft store)
  15. Attach hanging ribbon with bow and attach sentiment.

Hope this inspires you to keep a few of those cardboard boxes and cut them up!



Love it!!

Suzz! This is adorable. I have to make a home made ornament for a friend as things gives me the perfect recipe! Thanks!

Great-and fun to use things that are around the house ! Another thing I like to use is the plastic packaging that the embossing folders come in.

Love this, Suz!!!

I am a bit late with a comment, [just found you ] .
Your star is brilliant and instructions good. will be having a go for christmas 2011 for sure , thank you .

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