I hope my little post today helps others who are feeling the pinch financially this Christmas….I’ve got ideas for using all that crafty stuff you already have to make ornaments to give as gifts! I figure if we add enough embellishing and ribbon and (ahem) stickles to something, folks will believe we went all out! 🙂

Enjoy this video showing how I did the snowman ornament…and gasp along with me as perfectly brand new plates get baptized with their first cuts! 🙂

Hope you enjoyed that bit of fun! Here’s a still of the ornament, and then the others…I’ve listed as many supplies as I could remember…. Shopping links are at the end of the post for as many items as I could find links for!

Snowman: Framelit Fancy Label #3, Hero Arts snowman, May Arts silk ribbon, pearl pen, stickles:

Sandy Allnock snowman ornament

Lion and lamb: Stampin Up set for the image (very old), Simon Says folded banner stamp/dies, 1.5″ wrinkle ribbon, pearl pen:

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Bird: Memory Box Holly and Bell Bird stamp, airbrushed background (with Copics), bird and bell are popped, silk ribbon,  Simon Says folded banner stamp/dies, oval and scalloped oval dies, stickles:Sandy Allnock Ornament 5

Mice: House Mouse (can’t find the stamp name or the stamp online, anyone know what this is?), Labels 10, silk ribbon, pearl pen
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Sledding squirrel: Stamp by Inkadinkado, grosgrain ribbon, Copic markers:
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Lamb: Stamp manufacturer is unknown. Sentiment company now-out-of-business. Beaded oval dies, stickles, pearl pen.

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Bear in the woods: Memory Box polar bear globe stamp, circle and scallop dies, silk ribbon, copic marker, stickles:
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Peanuts: Stamp is Peanuts Gang Caroling, colored with Copics, stickles added. Corner rounder, rectangle scalloped Nestabilities – I shortened the size by moving the die. 1.5″ wrinkle ribbon. Sandy Allnock Ornament 10

Santa: Ribbon threader die, Stampendous stamp – I can’ t find this one online anymore, sorry! Copic markers, May Arts twisted rope, Fiskars star punch.

Drummer boy: Labels 7 dies, Stampendous stamp, Copic markers, distress inks. I stamped the background with a word art background stamp in Soft Sand ink – however my eyes are getting bleary so I’m not gonna go find that one. LOL. This has been a many-hours post already 🙂Sandy Allnock Ornament 12

Reindeer: Special Delivery stamp, copic markers, Simon Says holiday label sentiment/die, Nestabilities Labels 18.Sandy Allnock Ornament 13

OMG am I done yet? Penny Black’s Mimi stamp,  Copic markers, Fiskars sar punch, and more sentiments no longer online. Silk ribbon again. Works great for a splash of fancy!Sandy Allnock Ornament 14 Snowman: Floral oval dies, Snowman stamp that I can’t find anywhere, copic marker, May Arts embroidered ribbon, Simon Says Holiday Banner sentiment.Sandy Allnock Ornament 15 House Mouse love – The stamp is called Holiday Smooch…egads, I gotta let you start googling, I’m going blearyeyed. Sentiment is one from Impress. Lacey scalloped circle die, Glossy accents on the berries.Sandy Allnock Ornament 18

Last but not least….I made a bunch of these for my friends at Toastmasters. It was my turn to lead, so I figured I’d give them little gifts in case I screwed up 🙂 Floral oval dies, Our Daily Bread poinsettia stamp, and ODBD sentiment too.Sandy Allnock Ornament 19

WHEW! I think I won’t be doing a post like this much more, holy cow….but….there’s tons of shopping links for you, so go buy yourself a Christmas present, ok? 🙂