It’s RemARKably Ornamental!


Welcome to the Maui Stamper edition of the RemARKable Stamp of the Month Blog Tour!

Maui Stamper Ornament Banner Christmas Decor RemARKable Stamp of the Month TourWe are featuring two sets – Harvest of Thanks and the Christmas Ornament stamp and punch set.  Here on Maui, while we are VERY VERY thankful, we don’t use a lot of the traditional harvest-associated images.  Now, if Stampin’ Up! came up with a stamp set showing how sugar cane is harvested, or the line of pickers than go through a pineapple field, well, THAT would be a Harvest stamp set I could use!!  But I digress…I am skipping ahead to Christmas.

Maui Stamper Ornament Banner Christmas Decor RemARKable Stamp of the Month TourI wanted to play with these little ornaments.  We’ve had ornament sets and punches in the past, and I wanted to do something different.  It occurred to me that they were shaped a bit like a lightbulb, and that made a big lightbulb go off in my head!  (I’ll bet you wish you’d been there to see it!)

Maui Stamper Ornament Banner Christmas Decor RemARKable Stamp of the Month TourI stamped and punched a small heap of ornaments, used the pokey doodle (Hey, Heather Summers calls it that and I can too) to put little holes at the top, and strung them on Linen Thread (please, PLEASE, Stampin’ Up! – don’t EVER retire Linen Thread.)

Maui Stamper Ornament Banner Christmas Decor RemARKable Stamp of the Month TourThere’s a giant EASY BUTTON on this project – it would be fun and pretty stress-free to do with little kids, a class full of bored 4th graders, or just about anyone who wanted an alternative to stringing popcorn.  You could  step it up in so many ways…but not today.

Maui Stamper RemARKable Stamp of the Month Christmas Ornament DecorI wouldn’t turn really little kids loose on this one…but it’s another fun one!  Stamp and punch 6 ornaments, score them down the middle and adhere them back to back.  Before you stick the last two sides together (I use Tombo, the Wonder Adhesive) slip a little beading wire twisted with a loop on top into the fold.  Slip a bead on the other end and then slide the ends into your paper tassle.

The paper tassel is just a strip of paper (mine was 2 1/2″ by 6″) cut almost to the top at 1/8″ or 1/16″ increments.  It is VERY easy to do with our paper trimmer – it slides through that DSP like buttah – but you need to go slowly as you begin each cut.  Put some SNAIL across the top, roll it up, and cover it with a little bit of ribbon and you have a tassel!

Maui Stamper RemARKable Stamp of the Month Christmas Ornament DecorThe possibilities are endless!

That’s all for me today – but for more (practically endless!) possibilities, continue on through the RemARKable tour.  Robin is next and I’m sure you’ll love her crafty genius!

Next Blog in the RemARKable Stamp of the Month Blog TourNancy Amato           http://stampinallnight.blogspot.com
Melissa Bolinger      http://www.stampinup.net/blog/2089191
Jackie Bottomley     http://www.jackiebottomley.blogspot.com
Susan Carlson         http://stampinmomoffour.blogspot.com
Tamra Davis            http://www.thecardladies.com
Connie Deibler         http://www.conniestamps.com
Danielle Denhardt    http://www.purrfectlycreative.com
Sherri Eddleblute      http://www.sweetestdesigns.blogspot.com
Crystal Kondo           http://www.card-ed.com
Deb Lehigh               http://thestampinhut.typepad.com
Anne Matasci            http://www.MauiStamper.wordpress.com
Robin Merriman        http://www.trinitydesignstudio.blogspot.com
Audra Monk              http://thecraftyyogi.blogspot.com
Maria Pane               http://www.stampinandscrappinwithriri.blogspot.com
Andi Potler                http://www.absolutekreations.com
Michele Reynolds     http://www.inspirationink.typepad.com
Vicki Soni                  http://www.paperinkle.com
Pam Staples             http://www.sunnygirlscraps.com
Jeri St. John             https://jerrisgemtastics.blogspot.com
Jeannette Swain       http://www.stampsnwhatnot.com
Janet Wakeland        http://www.remarkablycreated.com

 

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