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Saturday, 25 October 2008

...something spotty for Bloghop



The challenge for this months PapertreyInk Bloghop was to use polka dots somewhere in the design. I thought it would be fun to make something in the shape of a dot - ie a circle. I had an idea for a snowball christmas tree ornament with a snowman stamped on it. Since it's not really polka dots unless there's more than one, I made 4 of them and then a box to present them in - I think they'd make a nice gift.

The ornaments are little polystyrene balls covered in tissue paper soaked in glue. I stamped the snowmen onto bits of tissue and then placed them onto the snowballs and painted over them with more glue. Using tissue meant that I was able to flip two of the snowmen over so I could have two matching pairs with their scarves flowing in either direction.

Threading a wee bit of thin red ribbon through let's me hang them on the tree.

The Made of Snow stamp set was just perfect for this idea - I was able to use just a snowman head and a spotty scarf.

I wanted to make something to present them in and so I made up a simple 4" by 2" box from kraft card - I made it that size so's I could use a 1 1/2" circle punch to make a little tray that sat inside the box. I wanted to punch 4 holes in it so that you could see the ornaments but not the mess of the ribbons. I though that would make my ornaments look like big polka dots on the red background. I cut a little semi circle from the top edge so's I could get the tray out easily.

One of my favourite sets from Papertrey Ink is Polka dot basics - I used it all over to add polka dots in white and red.

I stamped a matching snowman on white card and cut him out - I made him peep out of a 'window' on the top of the box . I thought I'd make a card to match - I really think this could be something I could give out this year to a couple of people. I had a blast paperpiecing the tiny snowman from Boards and Beams additions for the sentiment tag on front of the card - he's so weeny!!

Hope it tickles - can't wait to see everyone elses!!

51 comments:

  1. Oh wow! Love the ornaments! :-) What a cute idea of stamping on tissue paper and then sticking it on with glue! :-) Love love love them! What a great gift for someone (how about me? ;-)

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  2. Wonderful Claire! What a great idea.

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  3. you did it again claire, superb, how cute are the snowman hangers?????

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  4. FABULOUS
    incredible
    this is such a great idea/project!!

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  5. Love all the dots! The snowman is just perfect and your little box with the ornaments inside is just sweet!

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  6. I always look forward to seeing what you do, Claire! Tonight is no exception...such a beautiful and clever entry.

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  7. This is the cutest thing! Love the ornaments--and great presentation, too.

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  8. Wow this is so darn adorable!!! I love the little ornaments!!!!

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  9. Love it Claire! What a perfect Christmas gift!

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  10. Claire, you did it again!! I seriously think they need to put you on the design team!! I love to get a few new ornaments each year, going to have to try these, how about a mini-tutorial? Thanks for the super inspiration.

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  11. This is so cute, Claire!! I love snowmen and those oranments are so cute!

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  12. Wow, wow, wow Claire! Fabulous project!

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  13. Claire, I just can't believe your things- they really do stun me, every time!

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  14. Oh so very excellent, Claire. What an adorable set and such clever idea for ornaments. A real keepsake! Terrific job.

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  15. oh this is just amazing!! I love this gift idea and so smart using tissue paper. I love it love it!!
    nice work
    k

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  16. Clair, this project is so fab. You always have such great ideas. Thank you for inspiring me.

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  17. So clever! I love your snowman ornaments.

    Your blog is wonderful. I've got to book mark it so I can come back often!

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  18. ahhhhhhhhh! 3-D dots, how clever!

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  19. Wow! This is wonderful! My husband just looked over my shoulder and said, "Wow, that's nice."

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  20. The amount of time and detailing you pour into every project is amazing! I'm such a fan of your work! Awesome project!

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  21. Claire, absolutely delightful! I love your ideas and how you make them come to life!

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  22. Wow, these are wonderful!! What a great idea...how very creative. Looks like you put ALOT of time and effort into this project, but well worth it! :)

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  23. I am again amazed at your creativity. I *love* your ornaments. What a great way to make mirror image ornaments, and the box is adorable.

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  24. Wonderful idea Claire! I love the ornaments and what a cute box and card to give them in!
    Melissa

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  25. Oh, WOW; I couldn't wait to see what awesome creation you'd come up with AGAIN -- you're just beyond clever, Claire! What a darling idea & gift for anyone! It definitely "tickles"!!! ;0) Love it!!!

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  26. Wow! I love all the detail you put into this!!
    ~Lacey
    www.handstampedbylacey.typepad.com

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  27. Seriously, I have run out of words. I need to find more ways to say AWESOME when it comes to your stuff. Those ornaments are so cute. And the card is fantastic. -Molly B

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  28. This is wonderful, Claire! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  29. So cute!! I thought they were golf balls at first and my heart skipped a beat.....they are still very cute ;)

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  30. These are adorable! Great job with the polka dot theme.

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  31. So cute! Love the white dots on the red! Yummy!

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  32. Oh, Claire! This is over-the-top gorgeous! What a fantastic ensemble--you rock!

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  33. Very cool. I especially like the ornaments.

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  34. Now this is just perfection!!! Love every bit of it. :-)

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  35. OMG Claire...what can I say???? This is amazing!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  36. How nice is this? Love all of the pics too.

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  37. marvelous project, Claire!! Everything you do is just beautiful!!!

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  38. Cute, cute, cute!! How clever---I love the whole ensemble!!

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  39. Oh Claire, you SO rock! Love everything here. Super creative.

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  40. This is a great idea, love the brown in with the snowman and the polka dots, also the box. Where would I find a template for the 4 x 2 box?

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  41. I really like this project - what a great job! I too would like to know more about making the ornaments...you actually just threaded ribbon through the styrofoam, or did you drill a bit of a hole? Would love some guidance!

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  42. Claire! This project is awesome! I just kept looking at the screen with my mouth wide open! Amazing job! Best, Curt

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  43. I will never, ever ever be able to keep up with your talent. YOU ARE AMAZING!em

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  44. Lately I just stumbled onto your blog. WOW!
    I love you snowman ornaments and the box. Do you have a template or measurements for the box? I would love to know how to make one.

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