Tuesday, December 16, 2008

8 days till Christmas!!!!!

Wow the excitement sure is building--only 8 more days till the big guy in red starts his flight around the world! Are you still scurrying around trying to find or make some goodies for those on your holiday list??? Here's a quick ornament that you can make in multiples!

How to make the Joy Bird Ornament

You'll need
Swirl Flourish Stick On Set in brown or black
a scrap piece of Chipboard (the back of a legal pad works or spiral notebook)
Patterned paper
Chipboard Accents (I used Chatterbox bracket chipboard and Tim Holtz Grunge board bird)
Ink/paint (for this project I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink by Tim holtz and Radiant Rain in Hot Cinnamon (for the bird)
Christmas Red Stickles
Script stamp or some other small background stamp
Alphabet stickers or stamp set ( I used the letter stickers in the Chatterbox Christmas set)

Cover the Chipboard with patterned paper and trim to size--I always use a nail file--seriously the best thing for chipboard edges if you like the distressed look--I buy mine at the local Dollar tree. Sand the edges of the paper. Add ink to edges to distress further

Paint your bird or other chipboard design and let dry. To save time you could use a preprinted holiday chipboard piece.
Once the radiant rain has dried or the paint has dried. Stamp your background design in black over the top of it. This is a script stamp that I use on tons of projects!

Now take your chipboard frame and outline the edges with Christmas red Stickles. Let dry.

Once dry adhere to the Chipboard square.Now it's time to put your Swirl Flourish Stick on's on top of the elements.

Layer the chipboard bird or other chipboard ornament top of it.

Add the letter stickers to spell out your sentiment--I chose Joy for mine.

Next you'll put a ribbon holder on the top of it--by gluing it on the back of the chipboard square. If you'd like you can cover the back of the ornament with a coordinating piece of pattern paper or cardstock to cover up where the ribbon is glued on.

Have a Fantastic Week!


Maryfrances Fabbri said...

How clever...I really love the use of the swirls here.

Christy- MOSD,inc said...

Very Cute - I am sooo trying to make projects this year and I am very, very behind!