Hi there CardMaker readers! I hope you are having a sparkling holiday season so far. It’s Noelle here today stopping in to show you the silver and gold ornament I made.
I love making ornaments as they are usually fast and fun and are a great way to dress up a plain gift bag or an extra accent you can tie onto a plate of cookies for the neighbors. For this one, I decided to make something that would make noise if you shake it, so a shaker box ornament was in order!
First, I die-cut two of the ornament shapes in the same size. Then I marked on the back of the one I was going to put the shaker box in. To do this, I used the same punch I would need to fit the shaker box and used it to punch through a small scrap piece of paper. Then I was able to position the circle exactly where I wanted it on my ornament and center it perfectly.
Then I simply added the shaker box, filled it with mini jingle bells, and sandwiched it between the two ornaments. Embellish as desired. When I am not using a lot of color, I like to use texture to add interest. As you can see here, I have some glitter paper, glossy gold paper, twine and a wood veneer banner as well as gems for added texture.
I like to decorate the back of my ornaments as well because it bugs me when I end up looking at the backs of them on my own tree! So, I added a couple adhesive glitter shapes and an ornament-shaped cabochon to the back.
That is all for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by the CardMaker blog!
Supplies used: Plastic shaker box and punch from Stampin’ Up!; patterned paper from My Mind’s Eye; Believe stamp set from The Cat’s Pajamas; glitter shapes from EK Success; Recollections cabochon from Michaels Stores; gold twine from The Twinery; jingle bell punch from Martha Stewart Crafts; 2011 Heirloom Ornaments die templates (#S4-334) from Spellbinders® Paper Arts; Double-Ended Banners die (#PTD-0066) from Papertrey Ink.