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Friday, December 09, 2011

Welcome to the Crafter's Companion USA Christmas blog hop!

We are so excited to be giving away so many of Crafter's Companion's fabulous products, as well as sharing many Christmas project ideas. If you are coming from Holley's blog, you are in the right place. If not, make sure you head over to Crafter’s Companion USA over here, where the blog hop starts. We are giving away a prize on every blog, including the entire set of our new Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to one lucky winner who posts a comment on every blog. These markers are so new, that you will be receiving our first prototype of them. That's 72 markers!



Spectrum Noir pens are alcohol ink based which have been designed specifically for crafters, but these affordable markers are also great for beginners, students and hobby artists alike. Each pen is double-ended, with a broad chisel nib for large area fills and a fine bullet tip for detailed work. Spectrum Noir marker pens will soon be available in 168 colour shades including a colourless blender. The colours blend seamlessly and can be mixed or layered over each other. These fast drying, alcohol based markers are acid-free and non-toxic, and the coloured ends of the pen allow for easy colour identification. (Please note: The design of the pen, color names and numbers may be different than the pens that will be released in January.) The image colour has been reproduced as accurately as possible.

I've been making a LOT of holiday ornaments and tags the past few weeks. Looking for ways to use recycled items as much as possible. Just like my post yesterday, today's post uses the metal top off a frozen juice container. For this ornament I used just the reindeer from this cute Humphrey stamp set Hello Rudolph for my project today:


I stamped my image onto cardstock and colored it in. I then cut it out to fit the metal piece.
I then trimmed small pieces of holiday ribbon into two inch pieces; folding each over to create these small points (kind of like a bow). I glued each ribbon piece around the metal piece and then added my stamped image. I trimmed the edge of my stamped piece with gold cording and then added the same cording as my hanger.... Isn't he cute...I made another to use as a tag for a gift as well.

I hope my project has inspired you to look for fun things you can alter into holiday ornaments and tags. I am giving away the stamp set that I used for my project, Hello Rudolph, to one lucky commenter. This giveaway is limited to USA residents only. So be sure to leave me a comment before midnight on December 11th and then check back on the Crafter's Companion blog on Tuesday, December 13 to see if you were the lucky winner.
Your next stop is Amy!!!

Happy crafting...Lynda

Here is the hop order in case you get lost along the way...

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53 comments:

NUTHINBUTDABUG said...

love it !!!!!tfs

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

I love altered projects-your is cute as can be.Thanks for sharing

Priscilla said...

I can't possibly be the 1st to comment. Rudolf is sooooooo cute!
The colors and the ribbon are perfect. What a great idea for recycling! Thanks for the inspiration.

pupton said...

Great idea for reuse! And he is such a cute reindeer! I would love to win!

Pat said...

What great wqay to recycle--I'll have to save those can tops! I've used Starbucks frap bottle caps before for ornaments, but these give a crafter more room to craft on! Thanks for sharing!

Brenda said...

This is the sweetest ornament. It would be a wonderful addition for my granddaughter's first Christmas. Happy Holidays!

Denise said...

What a great idea! Your Rudolph and gold trim around your stamp look wonderful.

Edie C said...

Your work is so beautifull and another chance to win blog candie is great, thanks.EC

Jacilynn said...

oh my! this is cuteness!

Molossus said...

Sooo cute!

Molossus said...

Fantastic ornamanent!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super ornament!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

connie said...

Love your ornament! what a great idea.

Stacy H-W said...

I love this idea!! I plan to "steal" it!! lol Thanks for the inspiration Lynda!! It really turned out to be adorable!!

Amber S said...

This is a great tag/ornament! I love the way you applied the ribbon.

Cindy said...

Very cute ornament. I love the ribbon around it.

Cindy
crdhins@ymail.com

dmbennett said...

Love your ornament. And Rudolph is soo adorable. I really like your idea of recycling things, I may have to start recycling myself...

GrandmaTo5 said...

Humphrey's friends are so cute. Wish I could have them all!

Cheryl said...

What an adorable Christmas ornament!

Donna said...

Darling ornament and wonderful idea! Love it. Thanks for the inspiration!

pat said...

I love how you put this on a tin and did the ribbon around it. great xmas decoration.'
grier59@hotmail.com

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Such a cute little ornament! Would look delightful on anyone's tree.

Adeline E. Brill said...

That little reindeer looks like he should be cuddled!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous ornament! That image is adorable!

Kathy said...

The ornament is adorable. Great Idea.

scrappin_in_AK said...

what a cute stamp - love your ornament

Stephanie Lee said...

aww what a cute ornament!!

Khristen said...

That is awesome! I have altered cds to use as ornaments but never thought of the juice container lid before!! As what my husband calls "The queen of repurposing," why didn't I think of that?! Thanks for the inspiration :) Great coloring, I love the rich reds of the Spectrum Noir best.

Tammy said...

Love it so creative.

Vidette said...

That is an adorable ornament. Love it that you recycled.

Lisette Morris said...

Love it!! What a great idea!! I must try. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Amy's Designs said...

Great ornament. Love it.

Betsy said...

Rudolph is soooooo cute! And I love that ribbon you've used! What a great ornament!

Betsy said...

Rudolph is soooooo cute! And I love that ribbon you've used! What a great ornament!

Trena in Naperville said...

Lynda,
What a cute idea!! The ribbon is a nice compliment.

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Daly said...

Beautiful ornamet for the Christmas tree!!!!

Ann Kranitz said...

what a great idea...love this!!

Deb H. said...

Cleaver idea. I like how you used the ribbon to frame the ornament.

Just Jackie said...

I'm in the process of making tags that can be used as ornaments and you just gave me a great idea...thanks

Steph said...

So cute, and what a fab idea to use the can top.

Linda W. said...

Your work is gorgeous. I'd love to win the pens - I've been waiting a long time to see them! Keep sharing your work Lynda.

Linda

Bonnie said...

This ornament is so sweet, love the little reindeer

Scraps2treasure said...

oooooooo... love the ornament now that is a good idea - even something the kids can do - may not be as pretty but def memorable TFS Monica

Pendra said...

Your tag is adorable... and so is that stamp set! Thanks for the chance to win it! Hopping away!
Crafty Hugs,
Pendra
pendrasplace.blogspot.com

Kelly Massman said...

so cute! TFS! and for a chance to win!

chrisd said...

That is the sweetest little environmental mindful and such a great idea for an ornament!The coloring with those new markers is great too!I love the images too.

LaJanette said...

Oh this is way cute! Such sweet image:0)

Hugs;
Janette

Laura B said...

Such cute images ! I love the humphrey stamp line

JaniceA said...

Always looking for a way to up-cycle thing around the house. Thank you!
janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

~mindi~ said...

Oh gosh, I would love to have that reindeer, he is so cute!! I am the same way, I love to alter and up-cycle. It saves the earth and money! hopping on...

Jenn Zeeb said...

What a great idea and so cute!! Going to have to give it a try.

Hugs
Jenn Zeeb

LouAnn said...

The ornament is adorable.

LouAnn said...

Great ornament. Very cute.