Thursday, December 08, 2011

Welcome to the Sweet Pea Stamps OOTB Christmas Hop!

What is OOTB you may ask? Well it's Out of the Box and that is what we are doing today, stepping out of the box and featuring non-Christmas themed stamps for Christmas projects! We thought it would be a wonderful idea to show you just how versatile Sweet Pea Stamps images can be.

The project I have to share with you today is an altered cd tree ornament featuring Joanne Schempp's Wings of Love:

It is a gorgeous angel and just perfect for Valentine's Day! The frame is available, also, separately so it is a versatile set of stamps to begin with. But Valentine's Day is still a couple months away and I want to make something with it now....but no worries it also doubles as a Christmas Angel. Now the idea for using the image in this manner came from a collage sheet I recently acquired and I just knew I had to try my hand at CASEing it.

To create your own-

Sweet Pea Stamps Wings of Love from the Joanne Schempp collection
Compact Disc
Maroon Card Stock - Micheal Strong
Printed Paper - Webster's Pages
Gold Krylon Paint Pen
Ornate Frame Punch - Unknown
Queen and Co. Pearls
1 yard Gold 1/4" Organdy Ribbon
Prima Holly Leaves
Gold Ranger Stickles
Copic Markers:
  •  Roses RV69, R59 RV42
  • Gown B000, B00, B01
  • Skintone E00, E000
  • White Areas C0, B000, E0000
  • Hair E33, E35, E27

  1. Stamp and color your image. 
  2. Trim it out closely, removing the greenery and bow. 
  3. Create a slit in both hands and run aribbon through the slits positioning the image about in the middle of the ribbon and leaving plenty of fullness to drape. Set this aside.
  4. Cover a cd with a base paper. 
  5. Punch out a frame on black paper and paint with gold paint pen. 
  6. Adhere to the cd and cover with printed paper. 
  7. Attach holly leaves to the back of the image with glue dots and adhere the image to the center of the frame. 
  8. Position the ribbon to flow around the cd, adding glue dots in places not visible. 
  9. Trim out the upper corner print (from the same sheet of Webster's Pages paper) and adhere with double sided foam tape (I stacked two pieces for additional height). 
  10. Punch a hole in the top of the cd for the ribbon hanger and string through.
  11. Embellish with pearls and finish off with stickles. 
  12. Allow to dry before hanging.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit today. I love to read your comments! Don't forget to comment for your chance to win a $20 Sweet Pea Stamps Gift Certificate! The next stop along the way is Angela - I am sure she will have something truly gorgeous to share!

In case you happen to get lost here is the list of stops for today:
Sweet Pea Stamps blog
Alexandra Lundgren
Jennifer Willis
Angela Sowell
Connie Piotter
Dawn Knight
Holley Barnhart
Karina Lange
Katarina Maserak
Sharon Harding
Lori Ransom


Connie said...

My clock must be off Jennifer. The first time I came no post was here but is now. It was worth waiting for!!
So beautiful. Thanks for the directions and for sharing.

stamping sue said...

what a beautiful transformation to a christmas image.
stamping sue

Krystal said...

WOW! So Beautifully detailed and love the idea.Gorgeous!! TFS

Lori said...

I love the ornament! It really looks like Christmas with the way you have colored it. :)

Trina said...

What an awesome idea! Your ornament is gorgeous!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Your christmas tree must be filled with fabulous handmade ornaments. I am always amazed at the great non-card ideas you come up with!!

Maria said...


jan farnworth said...

what a great ornament nicely done.

Shazza said...

wow these are lovely, especially like the first one!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful idea, thanks for the instructions
Hugs Julie P

Miranda said...

Great to see the difference between both creations, great job! greetz, Miranda

Sandy G said...

A fabulous christmas ornament.

Anonymous said...

Jennifer what a fabulous idea! Your ornament looks gorgeous, and let's face it why should such beautiful images ONLY be used for cards :O)

Lorraine said...

Pretty! Love the coloring and design - wouldn't have thought to use a CD!

sweetpeastamps said...

Jennifer, you alsways do amazing ornaments, I am jealous. This is beautiful and a great way to use a non-Christmas image

Angela said...

Awesome Jennifer. I love making ornaments with stamps. I made so many last year, but really haven't had any extra time this for anything. So just like Lynette said.. I am soooo jealous. This is truly beautiful and I love the image you used.

MaRyKaY said...

totally awesome. sweet pea stamps rule. I love using them as well. Just found out about them a couple months ago and love them

Alex said...

this is beautiful Jennifer! The gold swirls around the image are fabulous.

Sara said...

Jennifer... Gorgeous Ornament!!! I love how it looks hanging on the tree!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Bonnie said...

Wow, this is really terrific & thanks for the instructions for making it

~Lady B~ said...

Goregeous Ornament! Thanks for the mini tutorial as well!