Friday, December 11, 2009

Joy & Peace...


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Christmas is really in the air and this week's Moxie Fab World Challenge honors all the Creatures Great & Small that venture out onto our creative projects during the holiday season. For my project, I decided to make an ornament featuring a tiny dove, a symbol of peace and joy.
I don't usually put step-by-step instructions, but I thought some of my readers might find it interesting to see just how simple this ornament was to create.
1. First I stamped the wonderful star image three times and cut out the holes with a die cut and my Big Shot. I also hole-punched the ribbon hole as well.
2. Next, I scored all three stars straight down the middle of each for easier folding. I then set those aside and created my dove.
3. The little avian was modeled after Stampin' Up's Birds & Blooms Sizzix die, which was a bit too big for my star. I drew my own template for the body and wings, then used a tiny hole punch for the eye.
4. Using some white embroidery thread, I attached the dove and then fastened the thread to the star.
5. The "Joy" tag was simply stamped with the sentiment with craft ink and weighted down (a dime turned out to be the perfect size and weight!)
6. For the bow at the top, I fashioned one from ribbon and glued on two little red buttons to bring it all together.
BEAN NOTES: Waltzing Mouse Seasons of Love Stamps; Stampin' Up Riding Hood Red Classic Dye Ink; SU Whisper White Craft Ink; SU Whisper White and Riding Hood Red Cardstock; Spellbinders Classic Circle Nestabilities; 1/4" and 1/16" Hole Punches (generic); Paper Shapers 1-1/4" Circle Punch; White Taffeta Ribbon (generic); Embroidery Thread (generic); Red Buttons (generic); Hero Arts Gemstones; Scor-Pal
HAPPY BEANS: a Dime

15 comments:

LeAnne said...

Beautiful, Regina! I recognized that WM stamp--how cool to make this wonderful project with it!

Claire Brennan said...

Regina this is stunning, a perfect frame for that cute wee birdie!!!! Gorgeous!

Cindee Stacey said...

Just beautiful...love it!!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is so BEAUTIFUL!

Lynne Phelps said...

This is wonderful! I love the bird together with the star, it is just wonderful! Once more set to put on my Waltzingmouse wish list, LOL!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful! What a wonderful project!

Julia Aston said...

What a great little mobile! love the bird and the Joy tag!

Joanne Gilch said...

this looks like a great Christmas project. Too late for this year, but there's always next. hey maybe it will go on sale! LOL I have seen the best this am and it's only 6:40.

Heidi said...

Simply breathtaking! You did a fantastic job on this project! The little dove adds so much to a beautiful ornament!

Mary Fish said...

Snazzy ornament and excellent instructions. Hugs, M

Patti MacLeith said...

Beautiful keepsake ornament!

terisplace said...

Hi Regina!
I arrived via Moxie Fab World.
Super cool ornament. Everything about it is wonderful!

Teri
Paper Crafts Go-to-Gal

Lin said...

Beautifully done! Has all my favorite elements for Christmas!

anya said...

Beautiful job! I love the addition of the bird in the center - fabulous!

Cath said...

Hey Regina! Thanks for entering the All Creatures Great & Small Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! Happy holidays! :)