Friday, November 27, 2009

InStyle Stamps Blog Hop

It's the last Friday of the month, and you know what that means - it's time to go blog hopping with InStyle Stamps! The theme for this months blog-hop is Holiday Ornaments. If you've landed here from Raquel's blog than you are on the right track - continue on! If you've accidentally stumbled here on your own, take a moment go to the Instyle Stamps blog to start the hop off right. Trust me, you really don't want to miss any of the fabulous projects the design team has in store for you! Be sure to visit each stop on the hop and leave a comment so we'll know you stopped by.

I hope all my US readers had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday! Did you brave the cold and the crowds this morning to do some shopping on Black Friday? We normally do, but decided that sleeping in was a much better option this year. I don't know about you, but I'd rather shop in my pj's on the couch and avoid the crowds! LOL.


For my project for today, I created a double-sided ornament using the adorable Kimi. Double-sided, you ask, how'd she do that, you ask. Well, let me tell you. One of the benefits of digital stamps is that you can play with them with your photo editing program. I printed off one copy of Kimi as she comes, and then flipped the image so she was facing the other way and printed that off too. After coloring both images, I carefully cut them out and then glued the wrong sides together (sliding a piece of gold cord in the middle to make the hanger). Once the ornament was together, I added stickles to her wings (letting the one side dry before applying them to the other side, of course).


Kimi will be part of a friends Christmas gift this year, so I decided to make a card to hold her. I used  oval Nestabilities to cut a window in the front of the card and put a piece of acetate in between the layers.


Once I was finished decorating the card front, I used an exacto knife to cut a little oval in the back of the card to slide the ornament hanger through. A little bit of tape will hold it in place until my friend is ready to take Kimi off of the card and hang her on her tree.

On to the Blog Hop details...

We will be giving away a Grand Prize to one lucky Blog Hop participant and also have a prize for one lucky design team member. To enter, finish hopping through the design team’s blogs, (leaving a comment at each stop, of course!) and then go to the InStyle Stamps blog and vote for the designer who's project inspired you the most. (You're going to vote for me, right? LOL!) Then, in order to be entered into the drawing to win the grand prize, leave us a comment on that post.

Thanks for playing along with us today! Next you will head to Lysa's blog to see what she has in store for you! Thanks so much for stopping and good luck!

28 comments:

Kim said...

What an adorable Kimi ornament Melissa and I love the fact that you made her double sided! Brilliant work! :) And that card is adorable too! I'm with you....shopping on my couch today! :)
Hugs~ Kim

mycardz said...

Soooo pretty! I just love your ornament ... the colors are awesome! She's one of my favorite images from ISS and you've really brought her to life! hugz, Mary

Maylee said...

Sooo cute Melissa! Great idea and layout too. I'm still in my PJ..so sale is worth sleep compromise! : )

Nenane said...

I love Kimmi. And we have 2 forms of Kim on the design team. :) Popular name. I like how the red makes the wings pop. Great job!

Janelle said...

Such a nice and creative gift idea. Hmmmm... I have this digital stamp. I think I'll be CASEing this project! Thanks for the inspiration.

Lysa said...

Oh so cute.. love that you made the card the holder too!

Lora said...

Aww this is adorable. That image is so sweet and your colouring is fab.
Lora x

Saskia said...

Oooh.... lovely work!!

Saskia :)

Ruthie said...

Great ornament - I love it, really inspirational and the colouring was fab!

Rx

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Thanks for sharing your ornament idea, and adding her into a card! Love the blog hop!

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your ornament and what a great idea to put it in the card that way. TFS.

Lana said...

I adore Kimmi Melissa and you have made her beautiful!
Hugs
Lana x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Melissa
A gorgeous ornament,
Hugs Dianne xx

craftykitten said...

Oh wow this is adorable. I love the colours you have used and the card is really clever.
Hugs
Dawn xx

Summerthyme Studio said...

Melissa, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! I just love Kimi and what you've done here too!

Hugs

Vicki

Mary said...

What a great ornament! I'm going to have to try making an ornament like this. Thank for sharing!

hugs
Mary

Cassie_lu said...

what a fab idea to combine the ornament with a card. the coloring is stunning too.

DeeDee said...

That is such a neat idea! TFS!

Annie said...

What an awesome idea!!!! SUPER!

iluvmybugs said...

What a great idea to turn this cute image into an ornament that becomes part of your card!!!! TFS

Terry

Scrappychick said...

Gorgeous card, love the removable ornament! Love that you did her double sided :)
Cyndi

Piali said...

Love this idea,Melissa!!! very pretty card and ornament.
hugs
Piali

Margreet said...

lovely ornament
xxx Margreet

DonnaMundinger said...

what a cute way to package your ornament! xxD

helen said...

how thoughtful to make your ornament and then include it in a card to share with a friend!

craft_princess said...

So lovely...nice coloring!

Benedicte said...

beautiful!

Jodi said...

Melissa this is adorable! I love the card you made to showcase your darling Kimi ornament ~ and double sided, great idea!

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