Sunday, November 22, 2015

Deck the Halls

Hi All and welcome - hope you are all having a good Sunday.  It is totally beautiful here in Arizona, we have a mild sunny day.  Even though it may be lovely and sunny it is getting closer and closer to the holidays and you know what that means - TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY. 
I really love using Karen Burniston's interactive dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs and her cute little characters are frequently found scampering around my cards.  Today I wanted to try something different so made them in an ornament.  I started with Jolly the Mouse and Chilly the Penguin and think Honey the Bear could be lots of fun too. I did, of course, think of Rudy the Reindeer but have to go back to the store for a bigger bulb for him.

I actually took this photo before adding the final half of the plastic bulb because it is more clear.  With the entire bulb on - there was no way to avoid the glare.  So here we have Jolly and Chilly ready for the tree.

Here they are - totally enclosed.
I found these plastic bulbs at my local craft store and they are very inexpensive.  They come apart in the center and have the loop on top for your ribbon.  I cut a circle from acetate that is the same size as the opening of the bulb.  I cut my characters, 2 each, and put one on each side of the acetate.  Don't forget to reverse them on one side.  I then put them in the bulb, added a little snow and closed them.  The final step was to add some ribbon.
Thanks  for stopping by and have a creative week,



  1. Love this idea. I have some balls I bought when Archiver's was going out of business.
    Have to go see how they come apart.
    thanks for the idea.

  2. What fun shiny critters inside these cute ornaments!


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