Supply list: 12x12 Glittered Cardstock White (71415) - Specialty Paper, Fudge Paper (34918) - Merrymint, Gingerbread House Paper (34907) - Merrymint, Marshmallow Paper (34916) - Merrymint, Shazam! Paper (34969) - Junior, Merrymint Ribbon Box Marzipan (87642) - Specialty Ribbon, Mini Jewel Brads Elegant (85279) - Elements
Holly says: "Ornament exchanges seem to be becoming quite a popular tradition these
days. Whether it be with a group of friends, co-workers, or even your
internet crafting buddies... ornaments make lovely gifts that are sure
to be treasured throughout the years. And, handmade ornaments are even
more special! These little shadowbox ornaments are simple to make, not
too terribly time-consuming, and offer lots of creative opportunities
to play with American Crafts' new Merrymint line!
Just start off with a hollow papier mache form from your local craft store. I then painted the inside, sprinkled it with glitter, and added some AC Glittered Cardstock as a background for this little village. The houses and tree were hand-cut from the patterend paper. Just leave a little flap of paper at the bottom of the hand-cut shape, fold it backwards to form a base, and use a dot of hot glue to secure it to the bottom of the ornament. Once your village is assembled, cover up the hot glue with some liquid applique. When heat from a heat gun is applied to the liquid applique, it puffs up to look like snow! Finish of the ornament with some vintage wired tinsel, a festive flower adorned with one of AC's jeweled mini-brads, an edge of velvet scalloped AC ribbon, and another loop of AC ribbon to form the hanger for your ornament. Voila! You have a charming ornament to give at this year's ornament exchange... or to keep for your own tree (we won't tell)."
These are absolutely adorable and an amazing gift to pass on to a friend. I love this fabulous idea!