Friday

November's club project

Ever since seeing this tutorial on making glitter ornaments by Amy Rysavy. . .I have wanted to try it!!! Of course, two years later I actually get all the stuff :)

Don't wait as long as I did! It is really easy and super fun!

I made the ornament box from a 12x12 sheet of textured Real Red cardstock.
The scoring for this box is the same as the scoring for this treat holder-

score everything thru step 5, but instead of having the corners point in, fold them out and they will make a 4x4 box. I used a brad to hold the sides together.

The lid is a 7 1/8 square, scored at 1 1/2 on all four sides. Snip the corners and fold!
The little label uses the stamp set Winter Post, punched with the designer label punch, layered on a 1 3/8 circle and a wide oval. . . all punches are Stampin' Up! of course :)

For the ornaments you really need Amy's tutorial to make this super easy (see above link). I did do a couple of things that were slightly different than her step by step:

-I used 20 drops of reinker in the ornament AND spritzed five times with water directly into the ornament. I got a little better coverage with water, even tho' I didn't blend my colors.

-I didn't use a full 1.5tsp of glitter because I didn't want any left over-it is super easy to shake some extra in there if you need it. I ended up not having any wasted glitter, and that makes me happy!

-I was super curious about fine cosmo glitter and how it would look, so I gave that a try.
SO AWESOME! Here are some pictures:

These use Riding hood red, Bashful Blue, and Certainly Celery reinkers. All have Dazzling diamonds for the glitter. Fun to use rubons, too!

These two :
Blue fine cosmo w/bashful blue reinker-left
bashful blue reinker/dazzling diamonds-right

green fine cosmo glitter/certainly celery reinker-left
certainly celery reinker/dazzling diamonds-right

The fine cosmo is SUPER sparkly! almost like colored tinsel in there! I was very impressed :)


My favorite-Dazzling diamonds and Tangerine Tango! So gorgeous!
Here is the ornament box for that one:

And a box for the Certainly Celery/green cosmo ornament:

I hope you try this out! It is great fun :)

12 comments:

Allison said...

These are gorgeous! I love not only the ornaments but the fabulous boxees you created for them as well. Love the rubons too!

Jennifer Orbaker said...

Beautiful!!! I left an award for you at my blog, check it out!

Jana Emmert said...

Beautiful ornaments, Robin! And the box really makes them special.

Marilyn Goodrich said...

Love those ornaments and that box is adorable! What a beautiful gift!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful, you did a fantastic job.

Kathy W said...

so much fun, I too have been wanting to try this- thanks for the inspiration- I might give it awhirl and steal your rub-ons idea.
great box too!

Emma F said...

Hi Robin, those ornaments are just fabulous ~ clever you! The box is equally cute and I'm sure will be a big hit!

Lorien Clark said...

Those did turn out fabulous! I'm glad you gave it a shot.

Fay said...

These are absolutely beautiful!!! I tried to make some, but my colors didn't come out even. Love the boxes too!!

Lorien Clark said...

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kim said...

Beautiful ornaments. You did an excellent job!

Mandy said...

Robin;
I love your ornaments and the boxes! I have made several after seeing your post! Thank you for sharing!
- Mandy

PS. Check out my blog. I have given you an award!
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