Thursday, November 1, 2018


This month on Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop we are starting our       Holiday crafting with a 3-D item! Lots of fun ideas for the holidays!!!   We are a week early this month as many of us will be traveling to Orlando next week for our OnStage event!!! So much fun ahead!!!

So let me start by saying 3-D items are a real challenge for me! If you follow this blog, you know I'm a real CAS (Clean & Simple) kinda gal! My cards are very linear & simple. I do not usually work with 3-D items! In fact I rarely make them!  I love to look at them & see the great ideas others have, but I'm not great at coming up with something new! But the holidays are all about bling & fun, so I decided to give it a try! My creation is rather CAS, but I think its cute! What dya think?

Here it is:

So I thought what's more 3-D for the holidays than Christmas ornaments? Most people have a tree, so we need the ornaments to hang from them! These came out cute, but they are very simple!!!

My fave stamp set from the Holiday Catalog is the Cross-Stitched Christmas set! I love the multi-step stamping, & I think it's a pretty, crisp stamp set!

These 3 little ornaments sparkle! I used my amazing Stamparatus to stamp the base layer in a color, the second layer with Versamark &                     White Embossing Powder, and the 3rd layer with Versamark &
 Silver Embossing Powder!  I chose these colors because I feel they are "cool" colors-for winter!!!

I am not one for fussy cutting, but I thought the Stitched Oval Framelit made the ornament look like it was in a hoop.   Which is where you would work the cross-stitch! I backed them all with a nice Silver Glimmer Paper.  Just thought they needed some "bling" on the backside!

I fortunately had matching colors in the twine-Night of Navy Medium Bakers Twine, & 2 colors from Nature's Twine!  Add a bit of Glitter Enamel Dots & Basic Jewels Rhinestone bling & it's kinda sweet!!!

So nothing fancy but easy to make & fun to hang on your tree! Great to do with your kids!!!!

Now hop over to Terri's blog & see what she came up with!!! Just click on her name or the icon below & you'll get there! Then keep going!! Follow through this great hop of ideas to get you into the Holiday spirit & ready for crafting!!!

Happy Stampin'!


  1. Simple is a good thing! These are darling!

  2. These are really neat Joni....what a great gift...and easy to mail too! Thanks for hopping with us this month!

  3. These are so cute!! What a great addition they would be to "homemade" tree, or as a gift tag!!

  4. These are absolutely lovely! At first I thought you had added real stitches but the embossing really makes the design pop!

  5. Joni, so clever! I absolutely love these cute little ornaments! That stamp set is perfect to make these adorable accents. When I first looked, I thought you had taken several small rhinestones and colored them all different colors, but when I read through your descriptions, I noticed you used the Stamparatus and embossed two different layers. Very clever and fun! Thank you so much for drawing my attention to this fun set!

  6. Just beautiful! You do great with 3D!

  7. I can see these decorating a table top tree. Nice!

  8. Stunning and elegant - what a sparkly gift for a friends tree!

  9. These are so cool! I love that you came up with something unique and practical to put on the tree!



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