Saturday, December 18, 2010

Stamped Monogram Ornament

We did a little ornament exchange with Valerie and her two daughter's at Frugal Family Fun Blog. We made a Christmas Bell, featuring both their pictures, and also wanted to send along one for each girl.

You know how much I love monograms! When we were browsing Hobby Lobby last week we saw ceramic ones with polka dots and the wheels in my mind started turning. Ours begins with a wooden letter. Drill two holes near the top for hanging. Then paint, we used the girls favorite colors for each of theirs.
After the paint is dry, I let ER use my "Grown Up Stamps" and "Good" inks. She was very excited by that! She carefully stamped little snowflakes onto each letter. I was pretty proud of her work, no smearing and very little rocking of the stamps. That's my girl, crafter in training!
After she stamped I took over and sprinkled each with embossing powder and used my heat tool to emboss each stamped image. That means the image becomes shiny and raised. It helps make it stand out a bit better.
After I added a ribbon for hanging we added a little crafty goodness for each girl. These foam frame kits should be fun for them to make. We put some together ourselves and are using them as extra special name tags. Yeah, I know they're a little big but ER needs that much space to write. The photo space is where our "To" and "From" are going.
Then we packaged them all up with some fancy tissue paper and hand stamped name tags that carry on our snowflake theme for both ornaments. We hope they enjoy their packages from us!

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Jen @ EmbellishingLifeEveryday said...

what a sweet idea to do a little ornament exchange! I bet they are well loved!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

These are a really fun idea, Katie. That packaging is sure to put a huge smile of their faces... it's lovely!

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