Friday, July 24, 2015

Christmas in July Blog Hop - Day 1: "Innies" Ornaments

Welcome to Day 1 (of 2) of the Christmas in July Blog Hop!! 

Get ready for some great ideas that you can start creating now for Christmas. Along the way today, you'll find card and gift ideas, a scrapbook layout page or two and even a couple great decorating ideas.  We hope this hop gets you in the holiday spirit a little early this year. 

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I am truly obsessed with outline stickers. There's so many ways to create a wow card with them. My favorite brand is Elizabeth Crafts peel-off stickers. The project I have for you today uses Jackie's Christmas Dolls  with a twist. I have taken my obsession to 3D projects! I already used the actual peel-off. These ornaments were made using the "innies" or what is left over once the peel-off is removed!! These stickers are inexpensive an it makes it so much more affordable when you can use very single piece of the sheet. No sticker left behind!! That's what I always say....LOL.

The surface of the ornament is smaller than the peel-off so I traced the ornament face on a piece of transfer tape and cut it out. I placed the cut out on top of the sticker sheet and trimmed the sticker to fit. I peeled off the transfer tape from the backing and heavily burnished the innies design using a bone folder. Then I lifted the design from the backing sheet as one unit. Then I applied it to the flat faced ornaments from Walmart (also seen at Hobby Lobby). Since the ornament is pliable, I burnished with my fingernail until I could remove the transfer tape leaving the design on the ornament. If any overhangs, just stick it down over the edge of the ornament face.

Each ornament is filled with different items. The top one is filled with glitter spiral floral decorating sticks. I trimmed the spiral part off and pushed it into the ball. The other two were glittered on the inside using glitter it and craft glitter. My favorite is the silver glitter by Stickles. They have dry glitter in all the colors that they have in the regular glitter glue. It's not see through like the american crafts glitter (see pink ornament). All were adorned with Christmas ribbon from American Crafts. 

I just love how they came out and it was such as easy application for the wow factor. I cannot wait to see how these will look on the tree. Thanks for hopping by! Come back tomorrow for a brand new project from me!

Your next stop is Anna's blog!


Here is today's hop line-up in case you get lost along the way.

Card A Day Challenge Blog ~

Be sure to hop tomorrow too for even more great holiday projects and ideas. 
You can start tomorrow at Theresa's blog


  1. The ornaments are so beautiful and very creative

  2. I love your ornaments - they'll look lovely on your tree.

  3. Going to have to hunt these down at M's They are very pretty!

  4. very nice ornaments! great job using innies!! I love those stickers, have tons, but do not use them enough, thanks for the inspiration! not sure if I can get them on an ornament but I will be using them to scrap more!


  5. Outstanding ornaments! Great use of the leftovers. Thanks for hopping with me.

  6. Your ornaments are amazing! I always say " waste not want not".

  7. These are so COOL!!!!! I love the outline stickers!!!!

  8. What a clever way to use outline stickers! I'm impressed. I enjoyed hopping with you!

  9. Wow they are so cool! I'll be looking into this more just looks like a fun way to make some ornaments

  10. Great Ornaments! So Creative. Thanks for Sharing!

  11. Beautiful ornaments and what a great idea to get extra use out of stickers.

  12. Your ornaments are sure one of a kind TFS your creative side of you

  13. Love your ornaments! Wow, I would never have thought to do that! Great ideas! Thanks for the inspiration! :-)

  14. What unique and beautiful ornaments I am totally impressed. I've started following your blog

  15. I love the ribbon and all the sparkle!

  16. These are so pretty. I love how they turned out . . . sparkly!

  17. Love the ornaments La-Vie. You are always up on the latest trends in crafting. Such a talent. Thanks for sharing it and for hopping with me today.


  18. Those ornaments are rockin!! Bling is always in, TFS...

  19. Love these Ornaments, they are so beautiful, love all the sparkle.

    Hugs Abbs xx

  20. Wow.... you ornaments are beautiful. Following your blog now. Nice hopping with you.

  21. I have never seen these before. Very pretty.

  22. The ornaments came out great! I'm intrigued by the stickers.

  23. BEAUTIFUL ornaments!!! Enjoyed being in the hop with you!

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  24. Beautiful ornaments, just love them!! Enjoyed being in this hop with you :0)


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