Without hesitation I can say that Christmas is absolutely my favorite time of year. I love everything about it. One of the things I love most is decorating our family Christmas tree and putting beautiful packages underneath.
When it comes to our tree, I really love adding some larger ornaments and then filling in with smaller ones. It wouldn’t feel like Christmas unless I am handcrafting gifts and decorations, but like most of you, my time is precious. That is what I love about the Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit. I used it to make this big, beautiful rosette snowflake ornament. It measures a little over 8 inches across.
The kit comes with four pre-scored rosette strips. I glued the two Pool Party strips end-to-end. I cut one of the medium Bermuda Bay strips in half lengthways, so I ended up with two 1" x 16" strips. I glued them end-to-end, then glued the entire strip to the outer edge of the Pool Party strip. Then I fan-folded the entire piece and glued the ends together to create a full circle. Next, I pushed down the middle and used some hot glue to adhere the larger snowflake to the center of the rosette. (You might want to add a circle of scrap cardstock to the back to help secure everything.) Finally, I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the smaller snowflake. I made a big bow with ribbon from the kit and attached it to the front with the glue gun. I added a rhinestone to the center. I also had enough supplies from the kit to create this beautiful gift box topper.
The thing I love about this gift box topper is that you can also use it as a tree ornament. I even had some buttons and rhinestones leftover to use on some of the other stamping projects! How awesome is that!
Connie Collins Artisan Design Team 2013–2014
Wow! So pretty! Love the photos!