Sunday, December 9, 2012

WPlus9 Design December Blog Hop!

Today is the ninth of the month, and that means a blog hop at WPlus9 design!  This month's inspiration photo really got me excited:

A Nordic Christmas! woo hoo! A little ribbon, a little linen, a little still my heart! And speaking of hearts, here's my creation:

I decided to make a card Christmas ornament! I used the coordinating dies from Folkart Florals, patiently running them through my Big Shot several times to get the symmetrical images that I wanted.

I used a Distress Marker in white Picket Fence to make a faux blanket stitch around the edges.

I decided to add a tag with some sweet stamped images (Folkart Florals, Springtime Tags, tag die). A little button, a little baker's twine, and voila. A Nordic Christmas creation!

 Here's a little tip. I used the lid from one of my Brighton jewelry tins to make the base of this heart shaped card. I placed the left hand edge slightly off the fold, traced with a pencil, and cut carefully with my paper snips. A quick and easy heart shaped card.

Thanks for visiting the cafe today!


  1. An ornament card! How very clever...finally a new way to display those tiny pieces of art. Love this idea, Mary.

  2. This is so cute! What a clever way to use the Folk Art Floral dies!

  3. LOVE this!!
    Such an adorable take on the challenge...
    and love the way you used those dies!! :)

  4. Just too much work, it is fabulous.

  5. This is absolutely adorable! I love it!

  6. Mary rose, this is super cute.
    I love the way you use the heart shape tin case and recreate a lovely ornament.

  7. So very cute, Maryrose!! I love your take on the inspiration photo, this ornament is beautiful. So glad to have you join us for this month's Cloud9 Blog Hop!

  8. Wow, now this is so clever and creative. And it turned out STUNNING!