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Mon 11

Cabin Circle, Snowy Tree Circle, and Wrapped Circles Ornament
by Anne Thompson

Dave's Ornament Video  the other day got me thinking about ornaments I might make from supplies on hand and using some of the newest dies.  This is what I came up with.

Side One


Side Two


Now let's look at how I put this ornament together.  I started with a kraft papier mache dimensional disk, about 3/8" thick. (For a class last year I purchased all I could find at Michaels for $1 each and still have a huge pile of them.)  I used a gold leafing pen to color the outside edge of the circle, overlapping a bit onto the front and back so none of the kraft would show once the circles were added.  


Side One:  I cut the CABIN CIRCLE 99884 for the focal image using heavy white cardstock.   I then cut around that using the 3.7" die from the WRAPPED CIRCLES die set 30114.  This was then the perfect size for the front of the disk.  I cut another circle that same size from distressed dot paper and another from white cardstock.  I cut the cabin part of the die from some brown striped paper, added the white roof, and glued some gold paper behind the window openings.  

This is how it all went together:  plain white circle adhered to the disk, dot paper on top of that, Cabin Circle next, then the cabin itself and I glued in the white door.  It looked like it needed something more, so I cut the SNOWY TREE CIRCLE 99887 from white cardstock, snipped off the tree, and added it to the scene.


Side Two:  I cut the Snowy Tree Circle from white cardstock and cut around it using the 3.7" Wrapped Circles die.  I also cut two more 3.7" circles, one white and one from decorative paper. This side went together quickly--white circle adhered to the disk, decorative paper circle, and the Snowy Tree Circle.


I think I may add some sequins to the Snowy Tree side.  My friend Cathy would tell me it needs glitter, so that may happen as well.  I can see that I definitely need to make more of these for our Christmas tree.  Cards go out in the mail tomorrow morning and then I need to get to the craft store for fun foam so I can try Dave's shaker ornaments!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature




Very pretty, and the stitched dies add a bit more 'homey' touch which Christmas is all about.
Mailed my cards Sat and our church set up an in-church mailbox to help
us save postage. I thought that was a good idea!

Hi, Cynthia. Thanks for your comment. I like your in-church mailbox mailing solution. Our church has stockings hung up in the meeting room and labeled for each family. Yesterday I made 50 stamped bookmarks which I will tuck into those stockings next Sunday. Merry Christmas! Anne

You did such a beautiful job with this! The house makes it magical for me.
I agree with your friend, Cathy, some sequins or glitter would make that side even better. TFS.

Thanks for your comment, Juanita. I'll add sequins and/or glitter on the next snow day...which is probably tomorrow. Merry Christmas! Anne

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