Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Decorate your Christmas tree with Stampin' Up clay ornaments!

This year, my daughter and I challenged ourselves to decorate our Christmas tree entirely with Stampin' Up crafting products! And I have to say it has been as easy as pie (well, easier actually!) We made designer paper baubles yesterday and today I'm going to show you some pretty snowflake decorations. Come and see:


These rustic medallions are made with Simply Pressed Clay, stamped with the snowflake from Stampin' Up's Trendy Trims stamp set.


Fancy making some yourself? They don't take long! Here's what you'll need.


I pressed out the clay with the heel of my hand and stamped the snowflake in the middle. TIP: I've tried this before with wood mount stamps with great results but when using photopolymer, tapping the stamp into versamark before imprinting the clay gives a cleaner image.


I pressed a circle framelit round the snowflake. This doesn't cut the circle out but it leaves a perfect imprint to trim round with sharp paper snips. It's easiest to do this when the clay is dry (I left it for about half an hour while I had a cup of tea and a revivifying chocolate brownie!)


Once the circle was cut out, I punched a hole in the top of the medallion and threaded it with cotton.


And that's how to make cute snowflake clay decorations for the tree!

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In our house, whenever anyone annoys us, we say: "Hisses at you!" which relieves our feelings rather nicely! Yesterday I said this to my youngest son who, despite the house rule that says No Crockery In Your Bedroom, had no fewer than three cereal bowls in his room. He came over and pecked my cheek. "No hisses," he said. "Only kisses!"

Christmas is coming and there's still plenty of excitement going on here this week. The Artisan Design Team will be getting together for the last blog hop of the year tomorrow - don't miss that! And then on Friday, it will be my last blog post before Christmas and I'll be revealing our Stampin' Up tree in all its glory!

Thank you for keeping me company in the run up to Christmas. See you tomorrow!

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful decorations Vicky and so simple, love them!
    Val x

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  2. What a GOOD Christmas challenge.

    It's a pleasure to keep you company throughout the year.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  3. Your ornaments and baubles from yesterday are just lovely. We just need to see the whole tree now!!

    So your son got off with the misplaced crockery then? He knows how to get round his mum!

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  4. So cute! I set myself the same challenge, but have added in a few bought extras for now so it doesn't look so bare. I'm hoping to be able to take them off though xxx

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  5. More lovely Christmas decorations I'm looking forward to seeing the finished tree tomorrow
    Jackie x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x