Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Recycled Envelope Ornament III

Another ornament from recycled envelopes. I am really enjoying these! 10 punches from the scalloped circle punch, folded into triangles, glued the edges together. There are lots of samples of these out there, but mine are almost FREE!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Angel Ornament

My mom sent me this idea. Fun, and didn't require much time or any stamping. It was meant to be a tag, but I made it an ornament instead. The dress is just a section of the scalloped circle punch. The wings are vellum and the head a simple, 1/2 inch, circle punch.


I was in the mood today, inspired by the upcoming Christmas holiday, conversations with friends, and a few paper magazines. These are the ones I created....

I need to get a "to/from" stamp or two from the store this week!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Recycled Envelope Ornament II

My second ornament made from recycled envelopes. I have kept these envelopes aside because I love the rich mustard color of the pattern, and thought they would be a great ornament. I punched 5 scalloped circles from the envelope, folded them in half and glued them together. Before gluing the last one on, I put the wire on the inside of the middle. Then added the beads to the bottom of the wire and made a little loop on the top. Easy, simple ornament...made almost for free!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Recycled Envelope Ornaments

I saw an ornament in a magazine that gave me this idea....

I cut strips of an envelope in about 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch lengths, then folded them in half twice to get crisp creases. Then I unfolded them only once and glued the bottom half of each side to the next strip. Then glued the strips all together in the center with a 1/2 inch circle on the front. You can see (I hope!) that the difference between the two is the pattern in on the inside of one and on the outside of the other.

What do you think? Cool, or cheesy?