Ornaments to Go

By  Alicia Thelin  for  Stampin’ Up!


  • On Board Trimmings chipboard sheets
  • Cardstock: Bashful Blue; Chocolate Chip; Glossy White; Whisper White
  • Soft Subtles Bashful Blue Brad
  • Soft Subtles II Bashful Blue Eyelet
  • Theater Ribbon Originals
  • Silver cord
  • Small black-and-white photo


  • Stamp sets: Season of Joy; Tags on Board
  • Ink pads: Chocolate Chip Craft Stampin’; Bashful Blue Classic Stampin’; Silver Encore
  • Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder
  • Punches: Crop-A-Dile tool; large oval; small oval; circle, 1/16” and 1/2”
  • Heat tool
  • Stamping Sponge
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals adhesive
  • Star Ornament
  • 1. Stamp brown Season of Joy text image onto blue cardstock. Cover ink with embossing powder (see Fig. 1) and heat set (see Fig. 2). Trace chipboard star onto cardstock and cut out; adhere cardstock to star.

    Fig. 1

    Fig. 2
  • 2. Stamp silver text image onto brown cardstock. Use 1/2" circle punch to punch snowflake from cardstock; punch 1/16" hole in center. Attach brad to circle; adhere paper to star with dimensional adhesive.
  • 3. Use Crop-A-Dile tool to punch hold through center top star point; attach eyelet. Tie silver cord through hole.
  • Frame Ornament
  • 1. Cut brown card stock to fit chipboard square and adhere layers. Cut length of silver cord and knot ends; thread brown satin ribbon through loop and adhere around square.
  • 2. Ink scallop frame silver; cover ink with embossing powder (see Fig. 1) and heat set (see Fig. 2). Adhere photo behind frame. Mat on slightly larger square of blue cardstock and adhere to ornament with dimensional adhesive.

    Fig. 1

    Fig. 2
  • 3. Stamp brown label image onto non-glossy white card stock; punch out with large oval punch.
  • 4. Stamp brown label image onto glossy white cardstock and cover with embossing powder; heat set. For emboss resist effect (see Fig. 3), lightly sponge blue ink over embossed sentiment; let dry. Punch out label with small oval punch. Adhere ovals together and to card with dimensional adhesive.

    Fig. 3
  • More
  • 1. Text, especially a themed collage of phrases, gives projects a modern edge.
  • 2. For added sparkle, try heat embossing brad heads, too.