Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Country Living Kit Ornament

So...my friend Liz Price is THE BOMB!! She had a demonstrator get-together, although I missed it, and made some Super-Cool stuff with the Country Living Promotional Kit. She's been showing off a few things; and I saw this ornament, or gift tag hanger, on her blog - almost the same as this (But better - cuz she's the creator!!). Most of you (that didn't buy it) would think it's too late to order it, but you still could sort-of replicate something like it with other stuff you might already have. It starts with a chipboard star. With the kit, it has a matching star piece of Designer Series Paper to glue right on top (we know how to glue an irregular sized piece on and sand the edges, right?). Then I took a piece of 1" x 8" piece of coordinating designer series paper and scored at every 1/8" (Yup, a Little bit tedious, I must say!). Then folded it on those score lines, back and forth like a fan-fold. I attached the ends, and smushed (technical-term there) it together to make the cool center thingy (another technical-term). If that's totally confusing (probably), then you better come to a future First Friday Technique class, cuz we'll be making one on something soon!! Then I stamped the cool saying from the Country Living Stamp Kit set (which you could easily substitute), trimmed and punched it, and dimensionaled it on. And, then added the super-cool White Taffeta ribbon hanger! And...tahdah, A copy cat of Liz's ornament/gift tag hanger. What a nice accent to a gift, which then could be used for an ornament on the Christmas tree.

So, if you caught a few of my hints along the way, you could make this out of things you might already have in your stamping drawer, or basket, or closet, or - OK - room!! Anyway, I hope you make some time to do some nice homemade things for people this Christmas!

Thanks for dropping in ~


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