Skipping Stones Design Sketch #104
Passing along a great STEAL!

Vintage Ornaments Revisited...


December, oh how I love you!  Seriously.  I love this time of year.  Crazy busyness and all. 

And since it is December first, that means it's once again time for the Papertrey Ink Sr. Team challenge.  This month the team is revisiting Dawn's Vintage Ornaments and Addtions sets.  The coordinating dies were released just a few months ago, opening up even more possibilities with these sets.  

Nichole challenged us to create both a card and some tags using these sets.  I knew I wanted to pair them up with the newer Bells & Boughs set.  Don't you just love it when a new set seems to complement an older set so well?  It just seems to breathe new life into it.  I found that with these two sets...Bells & Boughs seems like it was made to go with Vintage Ornaments!

First up, the card...


I used the same stamping/inking technique from last week's Make it Monday, except I didn't use sentiments, I used the pine branches from Bells and Boughs.  And this time I embossed a few with white embossing powder to give a fresh, frosty look.  The diecut bows from Bells & Boughs top the ornaments off perfectly.


Next, I created some shaped tags using the coordinating dies.  I layered two ornament shapes for each tag.  I used a 1" circle punch to punch a "window" in the top ornament and stamped a "to, from" sentiment inside the window.  I adhered them together with a bit of foam adhesive and topped them off with the bows from Bells & Boughs.  A white jingle bell in the center is the perfect topping.   


I thought I'd also share a few of the projects I created when Vintage Ornaments and Additions were first released...


Oh my... these dimensinal ornaments would be so much easier now with the dies!  To think I hand-cut those all.  Boy...I'm spoiled.  :-)



Thanks for stopping by to check out my project today!  Be sure to check out what the other gals have done with Vintage Ornaments and Additions!

Lisa Johnson
Dawn McVey
Heather Nichols
Nichole Heady
Maile Belles