Sunday, November 9, 2014

My Other Creations: Paper Ornaments

When I was but a poor 20-something living in Europe (saying "living in Europe" instantly kills the sympathy factor, huh-- it was AWESOME!) I didn't have a ton of extra moo-lah.  One Christmas, we ended up making paper ornaments because we couldn't buy a bunch of fancy ones.  And you know what?  I'd do it again in a heartbeat to be back in London for a day!

I decided to pay homage to those wonderful memories by making a paper ornament for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, which is Ornaments. 


This one was easy to make by using three exclusive Simon Says Stamp dies ("Merry Christmas" frame and two snowflakes).

And what about that fabulous little bird in the tree?  It's cut out of some fabric designed and made for JoAnn's.  I use fabric scraps all the time in my projects because I don't have the brain capacity to actually follow a pattern (it seems too math-related for my non-mathematical brain to comprehend).  But I'll often cut out parts of patterned fabric to use along with paper.  So see?  If I've said it before, I'll say it again: for you other non-sewers out there like me, there are still plenty of reasons to get excited about fabric! 


Here are the items I used on my ornament that you can pick up at Simon Says Stamp:



It is shocking to think that Christmas is next month, but let's hit the ground running with some inspiring ornaments!  I can't see wait to see what you make for this week's challenge.  Upload your little masterpiece to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and you will A) Greatly inspire us and B) Automatically enter yourself into the drawing for a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp!
http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/

17 comments:

  1. This is adorable! Love the idea behind it too! We used to make our paper snowflakes each winter and stick them on our windows.. :)

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  2. Lovely Amdrea, gorgeous imagery and I love your idea. Hope you are well. Tracy x

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  3. Love the way you used the fabric, it is so lovely! Great fun for any project, thanks so much!~kim

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  4. Love the canvas texture in this!! Very pretty!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  5. Super cute Andrea! Love the sweet little bird! Puts me in the festive mood!

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  6. Thank you for the comment on my card - I had to check out yours! It is all so cute - but I am especially intrigued by the Merry Christmas!

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  7. I really love your cute and wonderful project!

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  8. Of course, your colors are perfect with a bit of tarnish added to the mix for extra interest, the scrap of washi at the base--a perfect nuance. I admired this for quite a while before I read your post and was very surprised to learn you used fabric. It's a great pattern (what a find). Did you plan on using it this way or was it a last minute reach? Either way, it's very very cute ornament.

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  9. What a lovely creation, Andrea. I love all the beautiful colors and the cute image. :)

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  10. Cute creation! Your little bird is absolutely lovely and your color palette is so beautiful! BArbarayaya

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  11. Love this, Andrea! The snowflakes look amazing too! Hugs, Sandra

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  12. Fantastic! That Polaroid frame is so wonderful as the backdrop to that awesome fabric! I love seeing what you are going to mix together in your projects every week! So much inspiration!

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  13. This is so pretty Andrea! Love the fabric pattern you used and the different dies. Great idea as always!

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  14. Once again, I'm blown away!! I love the colour palette, the texture and most of all, the project ~ it's just all absolutely stunning and you are amazing! :)

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  15. So vibrant and pretty - a real breath of fresh air - just wonderful! Sorry I've missed so much, but I'm looking forward to getting back in the swing of visiting.
    Alison xx

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