Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Ornaments

These are the ornaments we had made for the craft show I just did. I think we had about 80 of them finished and ready to sell. I have to give the majority of the credit to my mom for getting these done. She spent many an evening glittering and cutting and then glittering and cutting some more! I can only imagine how tired her hands were!






So here's the lowdown on how we made them...the ornaments themselves are either clear glass that we made glittery using the reinker technique or they are colored glass ornaments from the store. After Christmas last year I bought a TON of glass ornaments for this purpose. We still are floating in ornaments at both my house and hers. In total I think we have somewhere around 300 ornaments. Still a whole lot to decorate and hopefully sell!!!






The toppers for the ornaments are made using stamps from Outlines. I got the Poinsettia topper in both large and small, the Holly Leaves in large, the Cut Away topper, and the Ornate topper. I opted to purchase them in unmounted rubber as opposed to mounted. I had heard Outlines was offering the sale of unmounted rubber on there stamps...to order them unmounted you had to either call or email to place your order instead of using their online shopping cart. I saved a ton by ordering them this way...at least in my opinion! When the stamps reached me I spent a few days pondering how I wanted to mount them. I didn't have any wood blocks that were big enough. After playing with ideas I realized I wanted these to be unmounted and use clear blocks with them. The ease of being able to see through the block for placement with these ornaments was priceless! It helped us SO much! We wanted to use every inch of paper and not waste, so having using them with clear blocks was the best! I ended up buying a set of the Cuttlebug clear plates and using those to mount the stamps on (thanks Emily G. for the great idea!) The only problem I encountered was that the rubber came with permanent adhesive instead of cling mount. So...I first tried using Aleene's Tack it Over and Over with no luck. Then I decided to pull the foam off the backs and adhere EZMount. I'm so glad that I chose the EZMount method! Being able to stamp the ornament toppers onto paper and see where I'm stamping really makes a difference in using all of a piece of paper.



17 comments:

Denise... said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

mommy magallanes said...

You and your mom did a really nice job with the ornaments. They would be a beautiful addition to any xmas tree.

Tina said...

WOW! The ornaments are sooooooo beautiful!

~Michelle~ said...

Love the outline's stamps....the look great!

Marilyn said...

Wow!! I can only imagine all the work you and your mother have gone too - the ornaments are beautiful! How much are you selling them for - I hope you have a wonderful turn out!!

Cathrine StClair said...

The ornaments are just beautiful! Hope your show did well.

Melissa M. M. M. said...

These are so very stunning. LOVE the colours! :0) Mel

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Oh my! These are beautiful!

Savitri said...

I can't remember if I wrote you yet or not but anyway, I did the craft show, sold a few cards and talked to a lot of ppl. This was at my work and the goal was to get my face out there and I think I've reached my goal. I got six contacts from it, they want to do either a workshop at my place or host one. So quite happy with that. I know that next time, I need to prepare more stuff, so that I can sell more. We'll see. I'm interested in a few ideas, maybe do a joint thing with a joint deal with a doggy treat vendor or make other items and use SU stamps to tag them. I have a few ideas that I'm excited about but will take time to do. Again, they're not for profit, just for fun and to meet ppl.

It'd be great if we can all share easy to do fair ideas. I know that a few ladies did a fair and had some easy projects that they did and was quite successful.

Flossie's Follies said...

These are beautiful.

AnnMarie said...

Hiya! Just stopping by to say hello! These ornaments are beautiful! Really pretty!

Lauren (mytime) said...

THose are absolutley STUNNING!! I cannot believe you made SO many! I hope they sold like hotcakes!! Nice;ly done. I kow I would have bought one :D

Maria said...

Hi Alana,

Wow, your ornaments are all so pretty! They're gorgeous and will look spectacular on a tree!

Happy Holidays!

Your blog sister,
Maria

Tracy said...

Gorgeous ornaments! Those are absolutley divine! Excellent job!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Sue said...

Love the ornament toppers

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

Your ornaments are so pretty!

Learn to Stamp and Scrap with Lynn said...

I just love these ornaments! Thanks for sharing.

I am a fellow SBS2 blogger and am looking forward to getting to know you better.

Lynn