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Friday, July 27, 2012

Christmas In July - Gigantic Ornaments

Huge Paper Ornaments Hanging From Doorway

There is nothing like big objects to make a bold statement.  These ornaments are almost a foot tall!  Hard not to notice these.  Even my husband saw them.  Here is a video if you prefer to watch about the project instead of read about it:

The written instructions are posted below.

CTMH Cricut Artiste Cut Shapes Hanging from Mono-filament Thread
This has to be one of the easiest Christmas decorations that I have ever made.  The Cricut did almost all of the work.  I just glued the lace/filigree layer on top of the coordinating shapes and they were finished! All of the ornaments were cut at 11.5 inches.  These shapes are on pages 53 and 79 of the Artiste Handbook.  This measurement is the finished size from the top to bottom, not the width. The "Merry Christmas" is on page 80 and was cut at 5 inches.

A simple variation, and also very easy to do, is to cover the top layer with glitter.  I used Glitz Glitter Gel on one and Prisma Glitter on another.  This is a great way to add some fun and easy sparkle to your decorations!

Ornaments Hung From Patio Door Frame
I loved how beautiful this Merry Christmas cut turned out, so I made an extra one (cut at 4") for a card.  After cutting it out of Cranberry cardstock, I ran it face-down through the Xyron to make it completely covered in adhesive.  Then I sprinkled it with Prisma glitter.  It looks so pretty - and sparkly!  It looks lovely layered on Ponderosa Pine on top of Cranberry cardstock.

5 x 7 Card
Thank you for joining my Christmas in July celebration!  If you would like to see the previous projects, there was one posted every Friday this month.

Have a great day!

CTMH Cricut Artiste Cartridge
Cardstock: White Daisy, New England Ivy, Olive, Ponderosa Pine, Cranberry
Prisma Glitter, Glitz Glitter Gel
Bonding Memories Glue Pen
Mono-filament Thread

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