Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Cornstarch and baking soda ornaments

My friend and I made these last week as ornaments and package tie ons.

You take 2 C Baking Soda and 1 C Cornstarch combine with a 1 1/4 C of water and cook over medium heat until it's the consistency of mashed potatoes.

Form into a dough mound and roll it out. We experimented with different items such as rubber stamps, doily and textured place mats to get the different - texture.


I created these as Christmas gifts for my in-laws.
I bought them from Home Depot in the tile isle.

Stamped on them with the Martha Stewart Butterflies and sprayed seal them with a sealer that goes to 500 degrees.

Added felt squares I picked up from Ocean State Job lot for a quick and fun (useful) gift.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Annual Ornament of my Parents

Since the passing of my father in 2009, each Christmas I make a special ornament for me and my siblings. (My mom passed 40 years ago) So these ornaments are special to me and to my sisters and brother.

This year I re-purpose the packaging from the Sizzix Die and die cut the large Sizzix Snowflake. For mine I added an additional clear snowflake. Large SU Flat back pearls were added to the outer stems of the snowflake, while smaller pearls were added to the inside layer.

Their wedding picture is corner rounded and raised on double thickness of foam squares. Each layer of snowflakes are also attached to each other by a double layer of foam squares.

It was difficult to take a picture of clear plastic, this seemed to be the best... hope you can see the layers,

Monday, December 16, 2013

Coasters gift set

I created this set for my son who is a huge Bruins fan. I cannot wait to give this to him next week for Christmas!

Using tiles I cut out and decoupage the logo to the tiles and sprayed adhesive sealer over the top a couple of times for a protector.

Gift Tags

I made a set of these as a gift by taking a very old Sizzix tree die and die cutting them in various colored cardstock.
Added a to and from tag, inked the edges and glued it to the tree.
Using my Martha Stewart snowflake punch I glued them as well. They are very fragile and I do fear they will snap off. Finished it off by punching a hole and threading embroidery floss to the top.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Bird Cage Ornament

I spent some time tonight making this ornament. It took quite some time but I love how it turned out!

Let me take you through the steps.
Cut three Sizzix Bird cages and score down the middle. Adhere each one into an inverted triangle.
Die cut a Sizzix (SU!) snowflake in clear plastic and using a glue gun adhere the three center seams to the snowflake
Die cut bird also from the cage die in silver glitter card stock, add flat back pearl for the eye and hot glue in place.
Add holly leaves also from a Sizzix die sentiment strip and hot glue in place.

Die cut the sentiment and hot glue to the edges above and below bird.
Add a metal hanger and place on tree!

Saturday, December 14, 2013


This has been on my craft to do list for some time. I got the opportunity to purchase some tiles at Home Depot and stamp using my Martha Stewart Butterflies. Gorgeous.

Using Mod Podge as a sealer a couple times and felt circles on the bottom made these a striking set.