02 December 2012

12 Days of Christmas: Day 2

Hello All! Welcome to Day 2 of the Kraft-y Hearts 12 Days of Christmas Blog Share. If you haven't stopped by Lynn Darda's Bungalow yet, be sure to do so. She has the cutest little gift idea!

I hope everyone is having a peaceful Advent Sunday. My family and I will begin decorating our Jesse Tree today. It's one of our favorite Christmas traditions. So in honor of that tradition, today's project is a little ornament I made from an accent cut using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge and a little Almond, Silver, and Stardust Glitz Glitter Gels

To make the ornament, I cut 5 shapes at 2 1/2 inches from Cranberry cardstock. (The more cutwork the shape has the more interesting the ornament will be.) To make it easier, I folded each shape in half and then unfolded it again and added the Almond and Silver Glitz. When the Glitz was dry (OH did that take patience!), I folded the shapes again, with the Glitz on the inside of the fold, and glued them together back to back. I then added Stardust Glitz to the very edges of the outside, working in sections so that it wouldn't smear. I added a little 1/8-inch ribbon from my stash to use as a hanger, and it was done!

Here's a close-up of the sparkle:

This little ornament can be made with any shape that is symmetrical. The Artiste and Art Philosophy Cricut cartridges are just full of possibilities! It's quite a simple process, you just want to make sure you give the Glitz time to dry. (Ask me how I know!)

To order any of the items used in this project, just click on the "Shop With Me" button to the right of the page. Now hop on over and see what wonderfully talented Lynn has in store at From My Bungalow!


  1. This is really cute Kim! Don't you just love the CTMH Almond Glitz Glitter Gel? I do! Have a wonderful Sunday.

  2. This is so pretty and such a fabulous idea!! (I am catching up today, so you will see a lot of comments from me!)

  3. So pretty! I'm a sucker for anything cranberry!