Friday, February 5, 2016

Vintage Santa Ornaments

** 2/9/16 Top 3 at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge! **
** 2/23/16 Top 3 at Digi Choosday! **
** 3/16/16 Top 3 at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog! **

Hi everyone! It's time for another fun challenge over at Really Reasonable Ribbon! I'm really excited to share my DT inspiration project for #134 - Anything Goes with Ribbon or Trim! We're being sponsored this time by Polly's Paper Studio who will be giving away 5 digis from her Etsy store to a randomly selected winner! This will be in addition to the top picks chosen by the RRR design team! So come on and dig into your ribbon stash and come play with us!

Polly's is owned by our teammie, Ginny, who graciously provided several of us with digis to play with for this challenge. I thought I was done with Christmas projects - for a few months at least - but when I saw the Old World Traditional Santa Oval Frame Tags, I just HAD to have them!

I created a set of four vintage Santa ornaments and used the Apple Green Checkerboard and Emerald Green Diamond Satin from the February Ribbon Club Assortment for the bows and Gold Metallic String for the hangers. Every style of ribbon in this assortment is just gorgeous!

I created the double loop bows with my Bow-it-All v2.0. Be sure to check out Bonnie's awesome bow tutorials on YouTube! I thought the green went very nicely with the colors in these digis. ;)

I printed all nine digital images on antique linen cardstock but only used four of them for this project; I'll create the other five at a later time. Each Santa was cut with an oval die, layered on foam and edges distressed with walnut stain ink. I cut scalloped ovals from canvas, distressed the edges with walnut stain ink and layered the Santas on them. I created dangling elements with beads and findings, and attached them to the bottom of each ornament, then attached each bow. The last step was to create hangers on the top of each ornament with the gold metallic string.

  • Cardstock/Paper: Marco's Ivory Antique Linen cardstock, Paper Accents Kraft cardstock, Claudine Helmuth Studio Sticky Back Canvas
  • Stamps: Polly's Paper Studio Old World Traditional Santa Oval Frame Tags (digital images)
  • Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain and Antique Linen distress ink
  • Dies/Punches: SB Classic Circles and Classic Scallops dies
  • Accessories: RRR Apple Green Checkerboard RibbonEmerald Green Diamond Satin Ribbon and Gold Metallic String

I hope you've found some inspiration to create a project for our Anything Goes challenge this time! I can personally vouch for the wonderful products and customer service at Polly's Paper Studio - I think I've ordered all of her creativity kits, lol! FUN stuff! :) And be sure to check out all the ribbon and crafty goodies and tools at Really Reasonable Ribbon as well. You'll be glad you did! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,


  1. Leslie, these Christmas ornaments are so clever! I love the little baubles!

  2. Well aren't you a smart cookie to get ahead on your holiday crafting???? I am never that organized lol. These ornaments are too fabby. I've never printed this sheet on antique paper before and I think it gives the images a lovely patina. Thanks so much for playing along in this challenge and for making my collage look soooo good! Hugs from Ginny

  3. These are just amazing Leslie...very beautiful! Hugs, Robin

  4. Beautiful projects Leslie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny's Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  5. I like these ornaments so much. The green ribbon adds a finishing touch. Thank you so much for joining our 219th challenge at Word Art Wednesday this next fortnight. Your creation is inspiring, beautiful and very much appreciated. Blessings, Carole

  6. with these ornaments it's Christmas time!!!!
    Beautiful, thank you for joining us on Craft your Passion
    DT Veronica

  7. What super ornaments.Just love the vintage images and all so beautifully decorated.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  8. What beautiful ornaments! Thanks for joining us this week for our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty. Hope to see you back again soon :)

  9. Well now these ornaments are just lovely. Love the vintage feel!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Holly Jolly. Good Luck.
    Lynn, Holly Jolly DT

  10. wow, this is so awesome!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  11. Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us over at CCC Digi Creations this week. Hope to see you again. Lots of

    CCC Digi Creations DT

  12. I'm in love with your adorable Christmas ornaments. They are fabulous. Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Not A Card Challenge (DT)

  13. Gorgeous decorations - beautifully made.

    Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

    Helen N x

  14. Wow what a fabulous idea. Thanks for joining us over at Holly Jolly Challenge, sorry for the latness and hope to see you again.
    Denise DT

  15. What great projects! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month.


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