Friday, December 10, 2010

Keepsake Holiday Ornament Picture Tutorial - Great to make with the kids PLUS how to get a FREE Stamp Set!

I have an easy and inexpensive project that is perfect for you to do with your kids to give to Grandparents, family or to keep for your own tree.  I've put together a quick tutorial for making a set of keepsake holiday ornaments and best of all - with a $20 supply purchase you'll get a D size $22.95 stamp set for FREE!  I'll tell you more about that at the end!

These ornaments are super easy to make!  I've made a picture tutorial for those of us who are more visual learners.

1. Press the top "hanger" part of the ornament on the edge of your Versamark embossing pad, sprinkle on Silver embossing powder and heat set. 

2.  If you want to add embossing to the center simply place the top onto the ornament to figure out spacing and I found you can stamp right through the opening onto the base chipboard piece.

3. Sponge ink onto ornaments (here I used Sky and Pacifica).  You can see, the embossing pops right through the ink!  Ink the pieces to the desired color.

4. Put a dollop of Liquid Glass on a piece of plastic wrap and use a paint brush to apply a light coat of Liquid Glass and then sprinkle with Prisma Glitter.

5. Using the paintbrush, apply a thin coat of Liquid Glass to the back of the top overlay and glue the two pieces together.

5. Embellish as desired - here I've used our Opaques Pearls

6. Run some ribbon through the top to hang!

Don't forget to have your kiddo sign and date the back!  How easy peasy is that?!?

The larger ornaments also make terrific picture ornaments - simply lay the ornament base on top of the picture you want to use, draw around and cut out. Apply the picture to the base and finish assembly as above. What Grandparent wouldn't love that?

Here is the best part - how you can get the supplies PLUS a free gift for yourself! Right now any order of $20 or more on my website will receive a bonus D size recently retired stamp set worth $22.95 all through the month of December!  Close to my Heart will pick one out and send it with your order at no extra charge!  A project for your kids and a gift for you all in one!

Make sure when you visit that you also check out under the SHOP ONLINE button a section called Discounted Products for some rocking deals on retiring products!

To make sure your order will get there in time, place your order by Monday, 13th December!Materials Used:
 Z1337 - Dimensional Elements Ornaments - $4.95

Z134 - Prisma Glitter - $4.25 (one jar will make a ton of these)

Z679 - Liquid Glass - $6.95 (one bottle lasts most people about a year)

Z697 - Sponge - $1.25 (cut into pieces and use binder clips to make them easier to use for kids)

Z1336 - Opaques Pearls - $2.95 (one package has 108 pearls and will make two or three sets of ornaments)
Subtotal: $20.35 PLUS you'll get a FREE D size $22.95 bonus stamp!
Optional Items:

Z2194 - Sky Inkpad - $5.25

Z2192 - Pacifica Inkpad - $5.25

Z669 - Silver Embossing Powder - $3.95 (one jar will last a very long time)

Z891 - Versamark Inkpad (a sticky glue like pad for the embossing powder to stick) - $9.95

Z555 - Craft Heater - $29.95


Anonymous said...


Thanks for sharing this link - but unfortunately it seems to be not working? Does anybody here at have a mirror or another source?


Paige Dolecki said...

William -

I've checked the links I posted in this blog post and they all seem to be working. Is there a specific link that you've found that is no longer working that I can fix?


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