Monday, August 8, 2016

Petite Places Ornaments Day 1: Gingerbread House

Hello and happy Monday!
This week I have 4 posts for you of an ornament set I made for this year's Christmas presents using Papertrey Ink's Petite Places stamps and dies!

Here's the first ornament (I shared this design last fall, but I figured it was worth sharing again as part of the set!)


And a peek at the gift box of ornaments - I bought the boxes at Target last Christmas in the gift wrap section and it fits the four ornaments perfectly - I still have to glue down the plastic cups that the ornaments sit in and then it'll be perfect and ready to be wrapped for Christmas presents!


So there is a lot of stamping and die cutting involved in making these ornaments. The MISTI definitely comes in handy for these. I die cut all of the pieces out at once and then stamped them all in assembly line order with my MISTI, by taping in the negative for the die cut and just popping each piece into it's spot when it was ready to be stamped. I added glossy accents to the little peppermint accents on the house, wink of stella shimmer to the roof, and glitter to the trees. I cut a little notch out of the base of each fence piece to make it curve around rather than be a straight fence. I die cut a circle out of heavy white cardstock to use as my base and adhered everything down with scor-tape before flooding the base with glossy accents and glitter. The most irritating thing about these ornaments is making that circle stay where I wanted it in the actual ornament. I ended up using a combination of scor-tape and glue dots on the edges of the circle and poking and prodding it to where I wanted it with a bone folder and paper piercer as I stuffed the bottom with shredded gift wrap stuffing and tried to close the ornament. It took a lot of frustration and work to make it sit right in the ornament :)

We had a pretty calm weekend, I'm still pregnant (sigh),  Jeff ended up having to work both days and on Saturday my dad came down from Maryland for a visit to take me grocery shopping (yay!) and take us out to dinner for Jeff's birthday :)

Have a great day!

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