Saturday, July 20, 2013

Christmas in July: Ornaments

Welcome to Week Three of the Christmas in July Blog Hop. I enjoyed hopping along last week with the Christmas cards and this week we are sharing Christmas Ornaments. Hopefully you have arrived here from 
If not and you would like to see all the ornaments you can go to the start of the hop at Scrapalette.
I thought it might be fun to make some simple holiday ornaments that could be used as gift tags or mailed in my holiday cards. That means they needed to be flat and durable so I decided to created a simple laminated ornament.
Using an ornament and snow globe cut both from Christmas Cheer I was able to weld together this snow globe base for my ornament. I added the snowy paper and cute snowman (also on Christmas Cheer). I was just about to place the whole pieced together design in a laminating pouch but something was missing.
SNOW
I  used my small hole punch and cut out a bunch of "snow" form scrap white paper.  I allowed it to lay all over my design before I laminated.
The final touch was to trim away the extra, punch a hole and add the ribbon.  I plan on making a few more of these to send to some of my favorite people this holiday season.  Thanks so much for hopping with us.  Remember there is a prize up for grabs this week and for joining us for all the week's.  This week you could win the Trim the Tree Cartirdge!

Your next stop in our hop this week is The Singing Shell.  If you get lost along the way the whole line-up will be posted at Scrapalette!!!  Thanks for joining us for another week!  See you next week for the last fun hop of our Christmas in July!

The whole line up in case!!
Paulette at http://scrapalette.blogspot.com/
Angela at http://angiespaperpassion.blogspot.com/ 
Colleen at http://scrappycol.blogspot.com/
Theresa at http://scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com/
Beth at http://seaswancreations.blogspot.com/
L.B. at http://www.coolbeansbylb.blogspot.com/
Lori at http://singingshell.blogspot.com/

38 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea for an ornament! Love that you punched little circles with your hole punch and then laminated. Great idea to be able to send along with your Christmas cards! :)

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  2. Totally love snow globes and your ornament is just perfect!! Also like the idea that they could be used as gift tags too!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  3. Love it!! what a great addition to any tree! TFS

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  4. So very cute! I love your idea for adding "snow" and laminating. TFS!

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  5. Too cute! I love your idea for snow.

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  6. What a cute, cute ornament! And I love your idea of laminating it and sending it out with your Christmas cards. That would make a great keepsake for family & friends to hang on their tree year after year. I might have to 'borrow' your idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Your ornament is snow much fun!

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  8. Sweet idea!!!! This would look adorable on any tree! I love the snow you added, it is such a creative idea! Truly adorable!

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  9. Good idea to laminate them. It gives a neat ghost edge that would shine in the light I bet! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  10. oop, i hit publish too fast! It turned out really nice, I like that it is multi use, & mailable too. You did a nice job!

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  11. I love snow globes! We make an ornament for our tree every year! This is super! Carri~Abusybee

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  12. You had me at: SNOWGLOBE and then..... to put a snowman inside .... I'm dizzy. Great creation.

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  13. What an adorable ornament and a wonderful idea of laminating it. It's just toooo cute! TFS! :-)

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  14. I really need to get the Christmas Cheer cart !!!

    Love this idea and having the laminate come past it gives the illusion of it being inside the glass ball :)

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  15. Awesome snow globe ornament! Great idea to laminate it too, makes it look so real.

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  16. Your snow globe is so cute! I loved the snow effect! Thanks for being in the hop!

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  17. It is hot and sticky here today, so your SNOW globe is quite refreshing. :)

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  18. Your darling snow globe tag is just perfect for table names at our December luncheon and taken home as ornament favors! Such a great plan to laminate them. And snow DOES sound wonderful in this 90+ weather!

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  19. I love snowmen and your ornament is just adorable!

    Tracy

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  20. Such a great idea to laminate that snow globe. It is adorable! TFS

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  21. I LOVE THIS!!!! I this these cuts are the reasons I bought the cartridge. :)

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  22. Adorable snow globe. I really like all the snow. TFS.

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  23. What a great surprise to getin the mail! I love the idea. I like how you laminated it. I have to use my lamination machine more. These would actually also be a great idea to do with children. I think I will do this with my son this year :)

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  24. Very pretty ornament. Great idea with the snow and lamination!

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  25. Very cute ornament! Love how you put the year on it. And laminating it--so clever and adds some shine.

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  26. Pretty ornament and wonderful idea to laminate it. I will have to remember that!

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  27. I really like your snow globe ornament. My daughters collect them al I will have to make a couple for them.

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  28. Adding the snow was a perfect touch. Your ornament is wonderful. TFS.
    D~
    http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

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  29. Love this! Your design and "mail-ability" are perfect! Definitely a charmer and the snow paper - wow!

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  30. Cute ornament, and I love the idea of laminating it!

    http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/

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  31. This is super, I really like the snow globe and the little hole punch snowflakes are perfect!!

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  32. Love your cute ornament!! What a fun enclosure for a card!!

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  33. Love your ornament and your snow technique. The lamination is also a great idea to preserve it. TFS.

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