Friday, September 07, 2012

Pure Joy

Joy comes in so many forms, doesn't it. Today it comes in the form of my altered Christmas ornaments-turned holiday banner. These glittery star ornaments came in a box of a dozen which I got on clearance last year for 50 whole cents!   For 4¢ per star, I couldn't possibly pass them up. Plus, the gorgeous brownish/bronzish color goes with my living room color scheme. Double score!

I made this for a challenge at A Cherry on Top - My Mind's Eye manufacturer challenge. I used the MME Lost and Found Christmas for my project. One of my all time fave Christmas lines. I'm not a traditional bright red and bright green Christmas color person. Never have been. But these darker hues and muted burgundy and olive shades of red and green make me feel a vintage Christmas.

So many details on each piece, I had a blast adding one more thing, one more thing, and then one more. The product list is extensive but it didn't take as long as it might seem and was not at all a difficult project. I think what took the longest was preparing and cutting the letters with my cricut!

I won't go into every single detail but if you have specific questions please comment and I'll address each one. The letters are from the Fontopia cartridge.

The roses I made using the My Creative Time flower die; the other flowers are Petaloo and Prima.

Product List {I'll try to remember everything!!}:
Glittered star Christmas ornaments
My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Christmas, 6x6 paper pad
Fontopia Cricut Cartridge
Handmade paper roses
Petaloo and Prima flowers and leaves
Martha Stewart branch punch
Quickutz holly die
Paper Trey Ink banner die
My Creative Time flower die and teeny tag die
My Creative Time From our Family to Yours stamp set
Ink, string beads, bling, sheer ribbon


  1. 50 cents for the whole box of star ornaments. I love a good deal and that was a good deal. And best of all you made something absolutely STUNNING out of it. This is totally GORGEOUS. I love it so much! Awesome job!!!! Hugs- Glora

  2. sweet mother of amazeballery! This is beyond gorgeous! you rule. Dig your new blog look too

  3. You hit the jackpot with this super star ornament find :D You decorated them up wonderfully. Beautiful colors and flowers. Great job!
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  4. This makes me feel warm and cozy! I've always shied away from the traditional brights as well. This banner reminds me so much of the champagne patina on an old mirror...GORGEOUS!

  5. Sahr ~ I could have sworn I left you a comment on this GORGEOUS banner! I LOVE it!!! It will look AMAZING in my house! You just AMAZE me with the details, your flowers and just EVERYTHING! I am in AWE you found the stars so cheap!! Eeek!!! LOVE it and yes ~ JOY comes in many forms!!!


Thanks for stopping by the studio. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments or email me directly. :) ♥ ~Shar


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