Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Keep Christmas In Your Heart!

Keep Christmas in Your Heart...all year long! 

Today's ornaments will have you running to your craft room to recreate these beauties!! Designer Cheri Wenger repurposes a scarf hanger for her ornament and Patti's beautiful ornament beckons to take flight!

Keep Christmas in Your Heart
Designer: Patti Milazzo

Glue Arts: 
Glue Glider Pro with 
1/4 Perma Tac Cartridge Refill - Pro
Mini Adhesive Squares
3D Combo Pac – U Cut It 

Making Memories:
Noel pattern paper: Music Note Ledger, Music Note Brown, Poinsettia Ledger, Snowflake
Noel Chandelier Bead – Red
Noel Glitter Die Cut

1. Cut a journal shape from the Music Note Brown pattern paper to be the background of the ornament.
2. Cut 2 hearts – from the Poinsettia pattern paper; layer and machine stitch edges. Then adhere them to the background piece using the U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam.
3. Stamp/Die cut 2 sets of wings from the Music Note Ledger pattern paper and adhere behind the sides of the hearts. Use the Glue Glider Pro with Perma Tac Adhesive for the background wings and U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam for the wings in front.
4. Cut out a snowflake from the Snowflake Ledger pattern paper and adhere to the center of the heart with U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam.
5. Punch a small heart and adhere it to the Noel Glitter Die Cut tag with a Mini Adhesive Square.
6. Punch a small hole in the bottom of the tag and attach the Noel Red Chandelier Bead, then adhere this to the center of the snowflake with a Mini Adhesive Square.
7. Write or print the sentiment “Keep Christmas in Your Heart” on the Music Note Ledger pattern paper, bend it slightly and adhere it to the front with the U-Cut-It Adhesive Foam.
8. Attach a ribbon to the top to complete.

Altered Christmas Holly-day Ornament
Designer: Cheri Wenger

Glue Arts: Wall Art Decor Adhesive and Extreme Adhesive Squares
Making Memories: Mistletoe flocked cardstock; Velvet Holly Leaves, Clear Rhinestone Buckle and Lg. Red Oval Rhinestone
May Arts: Striped Ribbon
Michaels' Sheer Creations: 7/8" Red Organza Ribbon
Studio 18: Self Adhesive Rhinestones
Cosmo Cricket: Buck Naked Chipboard 
Other: Plastic Scarf Hanger (plastic ring w/ hook); cutting mat and knife


1. Place cardstock on top of cutting mat with chipboard shape centered over top of one of the patterns. Hold in place with one hand as you cut around shape with the other.

2. Apply Wall Art Decor Adhesive to back of cardstock according to instructions on package. Apply 4 - 5 extreme adhesive squares on top of chipboard before applying cardstock to chipboard. This will give it extra adhesion to support weight of items mounted on top.
3. Cut 30-36" piece of red organza ribbon. Use finger to apply an adhesive square to back side of the plastic ring, just to the right of hanger. Press end of ribbon onto adhesive and start wrapping ribbon around the ring. Complete again and trim off excess. Secure with second adhesive square.

4. Using your finger to roll the adhesive squares, create 7 rolls to place around the back side of your wrapped plastic ring. Attach on top of cardstock with poinsettia in the center of ring.

5. Cut a 20 -24" piece of red organza ribbon and thread around the buckle, knotting the ribbon once, slightly above the ring, and again about 6" above. Trim ends on top with V-slits. Secure bottom knot by placing a small ball of an extreme adhesive square to top back side of clear buckle.
6. Cut (2) 7" pieces of striped ribbon and thread both pieces through the clear buckle. Make loops bending ribbon and securing on back side to create double bows. Attach holly leaves behind these using adhesive squares on tips, bending to the shapes. 
7. Place 3 adhesive squares around the hook of buckle, bending adhesive towards front. Attach holly, bow, buckle and ribbon layer on top of the plastic hanger.Use an adhesive square to add red oval rhinestone to center of buckle for added bling.
8. Finish off by adding some small adhesive rhinestones to center of poinsettia.

Celebrate Ornament 
Designer: Julia Sandvoss

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Extreme Tac Cartridge
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Mini Squares
Glue Arts Hot Glue Gun
Making Memories Noel papers, Felt Poinsettia, Chandelier Beads
Making Memories Falala Diecut quote, Felt Snowflake and Rhinestones
Jump Rings
Paper Mache Ornament (purchased at Hobby Lobby)
Stickles Glitter Christmas Red, Lime Green
Tattered Angles Glimmer Spray Mist Candy Apple Red
Colorbox Chalk Inks Moss Green, Warm Red, Warm Brown
K & Company Gems

1) Use a piece of lightweight paper (copy paper) to fold around one section or ornament creasing at edges to create a template.
2) Select your papers and trace template shape onto the backside of the paper. Cut out papers and ink the edges.
3) Adhere papers onto ornament using Glue Glider Pro and the Extreme Tac Adhesive cartridge.
4) Add embellishments to ornament adhering with Extreme Mini Adhesive squares. 
5) Use Stickles to add touches of glitter to papers.
6) Add jump rings to Chandelier beads. String onto top cord.
7) Add several jump rings to bead and hot glue to bottom of ornament.
7) Finish off with a few mists of the Tattered Angels Glimmer spray. 

Are you feeling a bit inspired this week? So many ideas for using the same products from Making Memories Noel line yet not two ornaments are alike! 

Be sure to take a moment to leave us a comment! 

We'll enter you to win the Making Memories Noel Clear Acrylic Stamps, the Ribbon Trims and a small assortment of the papers. 

Plus...we'll include our Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares, Ribbon Adhesives and our Vellum Adhesive!!

Don't forget to take a moment this week to visit the Making Memories blog for more inspiration and ways to win!


  1. Fantastic projects!!! Love the little bow with the buckle, too cute!

  2. I also love the bow...very easy to make it seems.. :)

    Thanks for sharing the great to get off my butt and go make some...

  3. Love those projects! Keep them coming : )

  4. That buckle is beautiful! I love how the bow looks - and I can think of many projects in which it could be used!

  5. WOW!!! fantastic projects thanks for the inspiraton I needed some!!!

  6. Love these projects. Wish i could make them all for gifts for Christmas.

  7. wow... more stunning ornaments! fabulous projects from the dt!

  8. Fantastic! I love them! :) Thank you for the fabulous tutorials Glue girls!!

  9. Stunning! I love all three, there's no way I could pick a favorite! Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. These are fantastic!!! Each one would make a fabulous teacher gift!!!

  11. Oh I like that bow! What fun projects. TFS!

  12. I love the musical notes. Great ornaments and ideas!

  13. Gorgeous! I love that bow with the buckle and bling, that's so cute!

  14. What a great post full of inspiration

  15. Great ornaments! I'm about to go make some today!

  16. Truly amazing how there are so many different ornaments made from the SAME Making Memories Noel line! I just love all the inspiration I am getting.

  17. I am TOTALLY AMAZED at all that you have been sharing!! Now, I can't wait for tomorrow!! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!! Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim

  18. Oh I just love the Holly-Day ornament - adorable.

  19. Wow! What great ornaments!!!

  20. Totally awesome projects!

    Carol B

  21. All the ornaments are just fabulous and so inspiring. Thanks for all the tutorials too.

  22. Love the last one especially! Very cool!

  23. Great ideas. Thanks for the instructions.

  24. Fantastic...I really need to make my own ornaments.

  25. More amazing projects! Thanks for sharing.

  26. Very pretty ornaments. Thanks for the instructions!

  27. Love these ornaments, especially the bow with the bling!

  28. I can hardly wait to get on here at night to see what great things you guys have for us. These ornaments are great.

  29. Such wonderful ornaments! Pefect for any tree.

  30. Wow, these are gorgeous! I love the beautiful bow with the bling on the buckle! Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

  31. These are all so gorgeous! I'm so grateful for the instructions you include!!! I always want to creat, I just don't know where to start!!!

    Thank you so much for sharng!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  32. What an awesome way to repurpose a throw away item. I love to do that too.

  33. Wonderful ornaments, they are so pretty!!! Can't wait to see some more!!!
    LOVE IT.

  34. Nice ornaments of different looks and types.

  35. awesome project i love them all!

  36. wow the ornaments are so beautiful.

  37. Wow another day gorgeous projects that I really must make lol. Love them all, thanks for the inspiration.
    Kim xXx

  38. What a wonderful hostess gift these would be...I have three parties so I best get busy. Thanks for sharing the lovely ideas and instructions for all of us. Marti

  39. Wonderful ideas!!! Now I'm just hoping Santa brings me the "time to make everything I want" BEFORE Christmas!

  40. Beautiful ornaments. Love the buckel and gems. Thanks for a chance to win.

    Kathy R

  41. Thanks for sharing these great projects! The ornaments are just gorgeous.

  42. love that hollyday ornament, cute little buckle to hold the ribbon with holly leaves.

  43. OH MY--I am super excited about all the ornaments shared this week! I LOVE that I found your blog:) LOVE visiting here--so so so INSPIRED:)