08 November 2007

Ornament Of Thanks...


Unbelievable! I'm having a hard time "wrapping" my mind around the fact that in less than two weeks it will be Thanksgiving! If anyone has some extra time their willing to part with... I'm definitely in the market of purchasing some! *wink*

Yesterday was "family turkey day" at A.E.S. My husband, Dave and I joined our daughter at noon for a meal served by the administration.

As you may remember... Tuesday marked the day of Kim Hughes newest releases from Cornish Heritage Farms. After receiving "scripty words" and brainstorming. A glittery ornament with a "garland of thanks" was a way of adding a different spin on the average thank-you card. However, it wasn't a real hit...

1. Start with a card base no smaller than 4 1/4" X 4 1/4" folded. Using Sizzix's Circle #1 Die. Cut your cardstock with a slight fold within the die edge. Run the card through the Xyron and apply Barbara Twombley's glitter.

2. Punch a piece of silver shimmer cardstock using a 1 1/4" square punch. Round two edges with a corner rounder and adhere to the back of your card.

3. Create a template for your tree pieces. Trim, stamp with desired image and layer with dimesional tape or dots. Trunk can be achieved by either trimming or punching a smaller square. Sentiment was heat embossed using VersaMark with silver detail EP.

4. Accessories used were Queen & Co. "sprinkles" brads of turquoise and bright blue as Christmas ornaments. The star brad was used as the tree topper.

IDEAS - A hanger can be added so the recipient can use it as a decoration. My only concern was not wanting to "overdue" it! *wink*

Cut-out stamped and colored images as ornaments or brads that resemble candycanes, santa hats, reindeer, etc....

Easy Peazy... not to mention a fun twist as a "thank-you" for all those over the top gifts you receive this Christmas! If "time" allows... this will be our families thank-yous as well. THANK-YOU Kim for a truly wonderful set of sentiment stamps with many endless and fun possibilities!

There's mention of the possibility of some snowflurries here in New Hampshire today... hopefully they stay "south" of us! *wink* If your on stamping time... ENJOY!

I look forward to our next visit. Until then...



3 comments:

Lynette said...

Super cute - very clever and impressive! Love the colors and everything about it.

Lynette

Melanie said...

Clever way of using word stamps!! Your creativity never ends! :) Wonderful idea for gift tags.... or thank you notes or party invites!! The ideas are endless!

mimihas5 said...

I left a message about your ornament on the CHF gallery but thought that I would tell you once again that I think yur ornament is adorable. Awesome job Anne.

Mary