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Ballerina Christmas Ornament…

Last year I made several of these Christmas ornaments, just in a different kind of frame.  This frame can stand alone or hang from the tree…

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and here’s one other color combination…

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Now I’m aware this stamp set is retired (surely I’m not the only one who kept it), but when you are preparing for a Christmas Market, you pull everything out hoping you have just what people are looking for.

Last year I made so many of these and most were special orders.  I shipped many all over this country to surprise little ballerina’s everywhere…

These frames are not like the ones I had last year (cause I couldn’t find them anywhere), but I think I like these even better.  They can stand alone or hang which is kind of neat.  I found them at Michael’s in case you have one in your market.  They had squares too.

Here is the Stuff ‘N Digits for today…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White Cardstock and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black and Pool Party Ink, Blushing Bride and Real Red Markers.
  • Stamps:  Totally Trees and Sparkly Season
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Frame, 1/4″ Pool Party Ribbon and Linen Thread

Digits

  • I used the paper insert from the frame to cut the shape from Thick Whisper White Cardstock.  Stamp ballerina a little off center in Basic Black.  Stamp ballerina on post it note and “fussy cut” a mask.  Cover the first ballerina with the post it note mask.
  • Stamp background in Pool Party.  Stamp tree twice.  Remove mask…magic!
  • Lay bottom 1/3 of background piece on Dazzling Diamonds and draw or cut around bottom edge.  Hand cut top of Dazzling Diamond piece with slope shape and use multipurpose glue to attach to stamped background.
  • Color skin, hair and tutu with markers.
  • Insert into frame and make multi-looped bow at bottom tied in center with Linen Thread and attached with hot glue.   Use 9″ of ribbon to loop and hot glue to back for hanging.

Sending you the best of wishes for a HaPpY Thanksgiving with friends and family…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

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Share some stamping with your family and Be HaPpY!

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Comments

  1. This is the cutest frame/ornament for little ballerinas. I can see why you shipped them all over the country last year. So sweet. They will be another item that sells quickly at the upcoming Market. The “b-ism” today is so cute. When my hubby and I are alone as we will be tomorrow, we make dinner as easy as possible. I’m so glad to hear your community is surrounding those families whose children were killed in the bus accident. I’m sure it is a great comfort to those families to know others feel their pain. Have a wonderful day…just keep it simple.

  2. Hi Billie,

    What a stunning ornament. Would you mind sharing the exact name and maker of the ornament frame. I live in a small South Dakota town and my only transportation is by foot; therefor I do quite a bit of on-line shopping. I have not had much luck trying to find a matching frame using just the photo of your ornament. The frames that I have found are too frilly for my taste. I have a number of “Nutcracker” fans that I would love to make ornaments and matching cards for. as always, I look forward to posts of your creations.

    Thank you & have a happy Thanksgiving

    • Did you check the Michaels online shopping Peggy? These were on sale last month. It could have been a clearance item. They were only $1.50…B!