Thursday, December 2, 2010

Crafty Secrets & Spellbinders Christmas Ornament

Hello! Today, I have another Christmas ornament to share with you and it involves sewing. Yep you heard me right--sewing! I know my sewing skills are very, very limited but even I was able to pull this off. LOL!It was quick and easy and I love how it turned out! I think I might be making a few more of these for gifts.I started by creating all of my diecuts. I used the Grand Calibur from Spellbinders and S4-283 2010 Heirloom Ornaments die #5 to cut out two felt ornament shapes. The felt isn't wool or any special brand. I found the felt at Joann's and the color is called Sandstone. I also used S4-294 Beaded Ovals die #3 and S4-110 Classic Ovals Large die #2 to cut/emboss the beaded and classic oval. I used Simply Smooth Ivory cardstock for the beaded oval. The beautiful image of the little birds is from the Merry Christmas Creative Scraps from Crafty Secrets. I think this is one of my favorite images. I love using the Creative Scraps from Crafty Secrets!! The sheets are filled with so many wonderful images and there are several themes to choose from.Next I took a needle and thread and started sewing the beaded oval diecut on to the front of one of the felt ornament shapes. Then I took a cotton ball and pulled it apart to use for the stuffing. Real technical here--LOL! I put the other felt ornament on top and sewed the two pieces together. Here is what the ornament looked like after I was done sewing.I added tiny little pearls to the beaded oval diecut and then I used 3D Foam squares on the bird image to pop it up a little. Then I added a ribbon rose and some antique silver glitter fern leaves. Click HERE to see a tutorial on how I created the ribbon rose. To add the sparkle I used Tattered Angels Chandelier Glimmer Glam, I just brushed it on with a paint brush.

Paper: DCS Simply Smooth Ivory
Dies: Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur™, S4-283 2010 Heirloom Ornaments die #5, S4-294 Beaded Ovals die #3, S4-110 Classic Ovals Large die #2
Accessories: Crafty Secrets Merry Christmas Creative Scraps; Tattered Angels Chandelier Glimmer Glam; Joann's Sandstone Felt, Light Chocolate Ribbon, Ivory Thread, Antique Silver Glitter Fern Leaves, Pearls, Rhinestone; SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™ White 3D Foam Squares; Cotton Ball

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you are staying warm. ;-)

Hugs & Smiles,


  1. BRAVA, Heidi!!
    I have NO SEWING SKILLS! Love this :) Stunning! I've been playing with felt too and I think I'll stick to fabric glue! LOL!!

  2. Heidi, this is gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial! Great job!!!!

  3. Luv it! I may have to purchase that ornamet die from Spellbinder. TFS!

  4. I absolutely love this! and that flower is gorgeous!!!

  5. waouhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    superbe bravo md

  6. Stunning ornament! Thanks for the tutorial. That die is to die for (LOL)

  7. I don't sew, but I might have to give this a shot!

  8. Very pretty ornament, could not find your post about the Scrap-Mart blog hop so I am posting here

  9. Very sweet and elegant! Love the birds!

  10. Wow! Stunning! I love your ornament. It looked fun to make, too. Thank you for sharing your talents!

  11. Absolutly awesome!! TFS!! I love your blog and I have nominated you for the Stylish Blog Award!! Please visit my blog for the details! http//
    Thanks and Warmest regards, Colleen

  12. This ornament is awesome! And that ribbon rose is to die for, I have to check out how you made it. ~Diane

  13. I love this ornament! I think I might now what I will be making for next year to go on our tree! What a lovely keepsake!

  14. Your ornament is stunning! First,
    I love anything with birds. More
    important is the sewing! I don't
    sew and I admire those that do!
    Your stiching is so pretty. Thanks
    for sharing a beautiful piece
    of art!


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