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Welcome to the 2nd day of the Spellbinders Holiday Blog Hop!  To help get you inspired with Holiday ideas, I wanted to share with you this great Holiday ornament idea created with Spellbinders’ dies along with Imagine Crafts’ amazing inks!

And of course since this is a blog hop, there’s also a fabulous prize to be won!  Select this link to take you to the Imagine Crafts blog where you can enter for your chance to win a prize filled with goodies from Spellbinders, Imagine Crafts, Fun Stampers Journey, Just Rite Papercrafts, Want2Scrap, The Stamp Doctor and Heartfelt Creations.  Use these company’s links to visit their sites for other project ideas and to enter for your chance to win.  Complete rules for the Blog Hop Prize can be found here.

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Supplies:

Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko  Memento Summer Sky, GooseBumps Shimmer Texture Spray, Sheer Shimmer Spritz Sparkle, Ink Potion No. 9, Vertigo Taffeta, Fireworks! Craft Spray Summer Sky

Spellbinders  Shapeabilities 2013 Snowflake Pendant S5-185, Media Mixage Circles Three (#2) MD1-012, Artisan X-plorer Metal Shim, Artisan X-plorer machine

Connie Crystal  crystals, beads

Miscellaneous  adhesive of choice, white cardstock, wire

Directions:

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Step 1  Spray white cardstock with Sheer Shimmer Spritz Sparkle.

Step 2  Once dried, overspray with GooseBumps Shimmer Texture Spray to desired texture.  Allow to dry completely.

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Step 3  Apply Memento Summer Sky direct to paper.

Step 4  Mist paper towel with Ink Potion No. 9 and then wipe across paper to remove ink from the texture created from the GooseBumps.

Step 5  Spray Fireworks! Summer Sky across paper; wipe excess Fireworks off with paper towel.

Step 6  Repeat for a total of 2 sheets of 8-½˝ x 11˝ white cardstock (yields 12 die cut pieces).

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Step 7  Die cut a total of twelve snowflakes using the large (#5) snowflake die from the 2013 Snowflake Pendant set.

Step 8  Using the #2 circle from the Media Mixage Circles Three die set, cut the middle from the snowflakes.

Step 9  Die cut two of #1 snowflake from the 2013 Snowflake Pendant Set from Vertigo Taffeta, utilizing the Metal Shim plate to cut the Vertigo easily.

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Step 10  Fold all die cut snowflake pieces in half.

Step 11  Apply adhesive (liquid glue works great) onto one of the folded halves of the first snowflake, then press half of the next snowflake piece onto this to adhere together.  Hint: to save time, run the pieces through a Xyron sticker machine while folded in half.

Step 12  Continue adhering snowflakes together until all die cut snowflakes have been attached.

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Step 13  Apply liquid adhesive up the middle of one of the die cut Vertigo pieces, from tip to tip.  Adhere to the wire.

Step 14  Repeat for the second Vertigo snowflake, aligning the points of the snowflakes.

Step 15  Lay the wire into the spine of the ornament with the Vertigo snowflake in the circular die cut opening.

Step 16  Apply adhesive to the remaining exposed snowflake and adhere together.

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Step 17  Add crystals to the top and bottom of the ornament to add bling.

Step 18  Create a topper for hanging the ornament.

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8 Responses

  1. Wow – what a special ornament John, I love all the texture you have added and the elegant feel of your ornament! Thanks for the great tutorial – I may just have to CASE this! 🙂

  2. TracyM #6773

    Your snowflake ornament is DELIGHTFUL John!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your sparkly tutorial and inspiration 🙂

  3. Cathy Andronicou

    Oh my giddy aunt, this is mindblowingly AMAZING…..my jaw just hit the floor …John you are a genius!

  4. WOW, you’ve got your sparkle on and I love it!

  5. Gorgeous creation John. I love the texture and the colors too. One of my favorite:) Love this die, I have to CASE this someday 🙂

  6. Stunning. I love creating with paper and ink. This is marvelous!

  7. you are so awesomely amazing, John! this is bee-uuuuu-ti-full beyond description and I love it!

  8. Nancy Gisleson Pechinski

    Well now I am shopping for the new snowflake set. I absolutely love this ornament

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