Friday, November 16, 2012

Little Blue House 12 Days of Ornaments: Day 6

Welcome back - We are half way through the twelve days!  Elaine here, and I hope you have been inspired to create along with us. Today's ornament will look great on your tree or you could also use as a tag on a gift. The ornament is a ticket with a clear window with a beautiful reindeer and tree. I call it the Golden Ticket Ornament! You could also mount a favorite photo behind the acrylic and preserve a special Christmas memory.
  Here are the supplies you will need...
1 sheet of chipboard
Printed paper for back of ticket
6"x 6" double sided printed papr for tree
Several shades of green cardstock and dark brown cardstock
2 small jingle bells
4 5/8" x 3 1/8" piece of acrylic
Script Stamp
Gold Halo Glitter
White and Bleached Sand acrylic pint
Glossy Accents
Diamond and Rock Candy Stickles
Cristal Craft Twinkle Glaze
Pinecone and Twig Distress Ink and blending tool
6" piece of ribbon for hanger
36" piece of gold thread & 2" piece of gold trim
Mini 8 Craft Punch
Tim Holtz Reindeer Flight Die and Pinecone Die
Embossing Folder & Cuttlebug
Pop Dots
Bronze & Brass Distress Stain 
 First cut a 3 1/2"ticket from chipboard - I used Fabulous Finds Cricut cartridge.  Also cut  a 1 1/4" star. You will also need to cut printed paper for the back of the ticket. Die cut reindeer from chip board.
  Paint star, reindeer and ticket with Bleached Sand Paint.
After paint is dry apply metallic stains.  Gold to the Star and ticket and Bronze to the reindeer.
Apply Glossy accents to the star and coat with glitter. Put a light coat of paint on the stamp and stamp on the reindeer. Let Dry.
Using the Mini 8 Punch from WR Memory Keepers punch the 6x6 paper into a circle.  You can also use any 6" decorative circle. Ink the paper on both sides - I used Peeled Paint and Pine Needle.  Also ink over the stamp on the reindeer and the edges of the ticket. You can see how the ink transforms the paper.
Cut the circle in half.  The first fold is abot a third of the way up the straight edge.
Now fold that piece back to straight edge to form a cone shape.
Fold the large piece back so straight edges match up and you have a tree shape.
Paint the Cristal Twinkle Glaze onto the front of the tree.
Add the glitter star to the top of the tree.  Apply trim to the reindeer neck.  Make bow from gold thread. Thread jingle bells onto piece of thread and tie around center of bow.
Die cut 2 pinecones and 5 pieces of greenery from die.  Also cut out 3 holly leaves.  You can use a die , Cricut or free hand these.  Ink Greenery with Pine Needle ink and a little Twig ink. Form pinecones.  If you have not used this die there is a video on the Tim Holtz blog or  YouTube that tells you how to make them.  Apply a little white paint to the edges to look like snow.
Emboss the acrylic and attach to the back of the chip board ticket.  Place the printed paper ticket over the top of the acrylic.  Apply Diamond stickes to the embossed area.

Glue the ribbon hanger to the top center of ticket.
Attach reindeer with pop dot.  Glue tree in place. Glue greenery and pinecones in place

Here is another picture of the finished tag.
I hope you enjoyed making this ornament.  Make sure to leave a comment because we are going to be giving one away.  Question of the day- are you a neat crafter or a messy crafter?  Here is what my counter looked like as I was making this ornament - you can tell how I would answer the question.

Stop by the Little Blue House and see all the pretty handmade ornaments on on our tree! You can purchase most of the supplies from the LBH. Remember to post a comment here and you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to WIN my
 Golden Ticket Ornament.

I will be headed to Arkansas for Thanksgiving week so I want to wish you all Happy Thanksgiving
Keep Creating!

 The WINNER of Day #5's Iris Fold Inspired Ornament is...

Shannon said...

I love this! Will be great to have on my tree.
November 15, 2012 12:01 PM

Congratulations Shannon! Please stop by or contact the LBH to claim your ornament. 


  1. LOVE!! Such a pretty and versatile ornament/tag. Would love to have it hanging on my tree :)

  2. Love the ornament! By the way, I'm a Messy Crafter! I have to stop and clean sometimes just to find what I need for the next step! :)

  3. WOW, I absolutely LOVE this ornament! Thank you, Elaine, for sharing so many techniques on this one. The folded tree and embossed acrylic are two ideas I'm putting on my to-do list. And . . . I am a charter (as well as lifetime) member of The Sisterhood of Mess Makers.

  4. You rock Elaine.. I missed open house and how to make these cute little trees... thanks so much for this.. :D

    Safe travels...

  5. I am a neat crafter. I must have organization!!! You look like a messy crafter which is fine, because all of your creations are wonderful!!!!

  6. This one is my favorite so far!! How beautiful. That tree is so clever. I hope you pick me to win!!!!
    I am a completely messy crafter. My craft table is ALWAYS a mess.

  7. I didn't know neat and crafter could be in the same sentence. Lovely ornament. And your space made me feel right at home.

  8. This is so pretty and I love that you can put a special picture in this ornament!

  9. Awesome tag! I love the texture all over - why didn't I think to use a deco edge on the trees when I did them?!

    I'm messy while crafting, but cleanup quick when done with a project, or I'd never find what I need for the next. Guess that makes me a little of both!

  10. Elaine, this is such a cute project! I am a messy crafty, to the point that my room is a mess so I am crafting in the kitchen right now. Happy Thanksgiving, safe travels!

  11. What a stunning ornament, Elaine!! So many techniques, especially the tree!! I've got to make one of those!! Your ornament would look gorgeous on my tree!!
    I'm a messy crafter, but not quite as messy when I crop.

  12. Elaine, you always amaze me with your creations. I would love and be honored to have this beauty on my tree. By the way, I am a neat freak and neat crafter.


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