Friday, November 20, 2009

Festival of Lights - Video Blog Hop

Good morning everyone! I hope you are enjoying the Festival of Lights? It has certainly been an event full of inspiration!

I am excited to be part of the first video blog hop by Cuttlebug Challenge! If you arrived here after seeing Betty's video at Cutting Above - you are on the right track! If not, start at Christmas with the Cricut.

Last year I mentioned to my mom that I wanted to change the color scheme on my Christmas tree to whites and clears. Maybe creams too but I haven't completely decided on that inclusion yet. As much as I would love to just go on an ornament free-for-all and buy to my heart's content, that's not really practical. There has been a lot of talk this year about handmade being the perfect gift --- well I think handmade is also the perfect decoration!

With just a few simple supplies, my faithful green Cuttlebug and embossing folders I can have a tree full of ornaments this year.




I am so excited to be participating in the video blog hop today! My neice helped me film and edit my video - any glitches are my fault - everything that looks great is all due to her!! Thanks J!





Those are some close-up shots of the ornaments I've created so far! I can't decide if I like the cardinal or the tapestry one the best so far! I'd love to know which one you like the best!
I did a snowflake one as well - looked really great. I added some stickles and some glitter to it because I figured glitter made everything better. But I did not care for the look at all ---- I prefer just the crisp white on the clear.

Before I send you on your way, we were asked to share our favorite tutorial at the Cuttlebug Challenge.  ACK!! If you know me well at all you know that picking just one favorite is so hard! Ten favorites - a little more doable. So I've been thinking about the ones that I really enjoyed and narrowed it down to two. Terrie's Purse Set is PHEnomenal! She's got serious talent!! And I also really loved Meda's Birthday Organizer. Her work is always so polished and very, very elegant looking. Be sure to scroll down to see it - you'll see how professional her projects always are!!

Now, there are TWO prizes being given away today!! Yea!!
Prize 1 is at Christmas with the Cricut - it said {dinosaur} in parantheses --- I bet that means something to you Cricut fans!!
Prize 2 is at Cuttlebug Challenge - this one is {winter wonderland} --- which sounds divine -- and I'm thinking I heard chatter that it's a very new release? yes? maybe?

Now I want to send you over to one of the newest designers at Cuttlebug Challenge - Tammy Skinner!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a beautiful day!!

113 comments:

LittigFamily said...

great idea. The ornaments are really pretty

Cindylu2u said...

Those are so cute, I bet it makes a gorgeous tree!! Thanks

Kristin G. said...

Very cute ornaments!

- - Sheryl - - said...

Wonderful quick and simple - I like the music and cardinal ones

Leonie Castro said...

Fantastic ideas! Great easy gifts to give! TYFS! love it!

Suzeq4500 said...

What a cut way to make decorations for the holidays. My granddaughters will have a blast with this technique, TFS.

Nicki Lundeen said...

Thanks for sharing the technique and also for the chance to win.

Vera Matson said...

Super cute ornaments! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy said...

Cassie, these are so pretty and elegant!! Love them! and thanks for directing me back to some older CBC tutorials! Love them, too!

*Kelly* said...

Those ornaments are beautiful! Can't wait to try those! Thanks for the inspiration!
bowserka@gmail.com

Margie said...

Beautiful ornaments!

Laurieinaz said...

Raelly pretty ornaments. Who'd have thought it was possible? TFS

Maria said...

I love the ornaments! I would have to say that the Cardinal one is my favorite.

Thanks for sharing that great video.

Katherine said...

Beautiful! I think I will make some and use them as gift tags! Thanks for the inspiration!

Shari said...

What a fabulous idea. Just love your ornaments. Every yr. my hubby and I disagree on the trees decor. I want white lights w/clear or white decorations - he loves color. Hmmm see if we can compromise this year. Give me my white lights and I can make these decorations (save him $$) and use my alcohol inks or stickles on them for color. Thanks for the awesome idea!!

susan m said...

Love these ~ thanks for sharing!

elizbonilla908 said...

it is a fantastic idea !! i loved it ! thanks eliz

Julie said...

What a clever idea! I have a tree that is gold, white and clear so I just know your tree will be beautiful. I liked the tapestry one the best only because I think it is the easiest to see against the tree.

Heidi G said...

Love the tapestry one the best. What a great idea--and I have the stuff to make it all. Thanks for sharing.

Sara Paschal said...

LOVE your ornament idea the cardinal one is my fave. Great job on the hop!

KimCreate said...

Very pretty ornaments!
KimCreate

Elizabeth in NE said...

I am loving this !! Thanks

Pamela Palm said...

That is so cute and such a great idea. I bet I can cut the transparency on my Cricut too.
I never thought of embossing the transparencies.
thanks
Pamela

Chrissy said...

Great idea! Might make great teacher gifts and gift tags, too!
thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth's Craft Creations said...

I am loving this ! What a great idea ! !

Phyllis said...

I love your ornaments! They look so elegant. I'm thinking that my tree will be covered with something like that this year too! Where do you get the clear material you were using?
Thank you for sharing with us!

lavendarrose29 said...

Those are truly elegant and made gorgeous ornaments.

Stephanie said...

This is a great quick idea. I bet this would work for napkin rings. Just tie the ribbon around the napkin.

Stephanie said...

This is a great quick idea. I bet this would work for napkin rings. Just tie the ribbon around the napkin.

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Anonymous said...

What a great idea. It's alot more cost effective than buying all brand new ornaments. Thanks for sharing.
Ana
abalcarcel409@aol.com

Jessica said...

I love them both, but I think my favorite would be the cardinal. Have you tried the stip with the house on it? I think it would be lovely too!

Deanna said...

I like the ornament idea. I have some clear acetate I may have to give that a try.

LisaRN499 said...

What a cute fun idea! I love the simplicity and elegance of your idea! I am going to try this for my tree this year!

Thank you so much sharing!

Lisa Sturgill
LisaRN499@aol.com

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I love them all, but I really like the music notes! Great job Cassie!!

shari said...

Great idea your ornaments are very pretty. Shari
dennisv476@aol.com

iluvmybugs said...

Cute idea for ornaments...my favorite is the cardinal!!! TFS

Terry

pcrusberg said...

Really great idea for some elegent decorations for the tree! Thanks! Pam pcrusberg@aol.com

GrammaP said...

Wow--beautiful and so easy!! TFS!

Dayna said...

These are so pretty, great idea! I really like the tapestry ones the best:) Thanks for sharing!

Lynn B said...

Beautiful ornaments!

Laurie Marmon said...

very cute ornaments. i like the cardinal one myself. :)

Anonymous said...

Never thought about using the tranparency paper in the cuttlebug. Thanks for the idea!

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mary said...

This would make a nice project to do with my grandchildren. They hae their own little trees. What fun!

Bugeyes said...

I'm just amazed at the things we can create using the cuttlebug, this is awesome, I'm so excited I just ordered my cuttlebug can't wait to try this...what is the name of the material used & where can I buy it.

Bugeyes

www.deescraftycorner.blogspot.com

The McIntyre Family said...

What a great and cheap project!!! You could defiantaly go with any theme you wanted to and it would be easy to change from year to year!!! Thanks for sharing!
Sara
saraw67026@yahoo.com

windchase said...

Beautiful ornaments! This is a great idea.

Lisa Foster said...

Beautiful Ornaments, Cassie! I really enjoyed your vid! Great job! Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Hugs,
Lisa

mekei said...

hopping right along ..... Betty's video wasn't working but I stopped there first and saw some great stuff. I love your new color scheme. Thanks.

Creative Char said...

so beautiful. definitely trying this one at home.

Debbie said...

Nice, quick idea. Would make great teacher gifts too. Thanks for sharing.

jd said...

I am new to your site and I love the ornaments. I can't wait to see what else you have instore for me.

Cassandra said...

Thank you so much Cassie! We are going to make all our ornaments this year too and I'm definitely going to make some of these! I love the bird and like you can never use enough glitter!!
Hugs!
Cassandra
cvansyckle@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Neat idea, I made the gift tags this week with the transparencies and they worked out well. If you would put a piece of note paper on your cuttlebug plates before you crank that should be enough shim to cut all the way through. Mommajo

chriswooten57 said...

i like the cardinal ornament the best, but all are beautiful. thanks for sharing

chriswooten57
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

Anonymous said...

How fast and simple!

Kathy
kals@zoominternet.net

SusanC said...

What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing.

sgute said...

Those are beautiful and elegant looking!

Peggy said...

Cassie,

That is a wonderful idea. My mom just bought me a set of 6 christmas folders from hsn. I get them on Thanksgiving day!!

Thank you.

Candy said...

Pretty and so simple to create. Thanks for sharing.

The Mrs. said...

Those are SOOO beautiful! My Hubby is going to hate that I'm going to have to go out and buy some of those nestibilites now and make some of those!!! I can't wait to put those on our tree this year! :-D
Monique

lovinyahweh@yahoo.com

mdog said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing
Terry

berg4 said...

Beautiful ornaments! Hard to believe they are homemde.

lynn said...

beautiful and creative ornaments!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your idea. A friend of mine learned about these at a scrapbooking show. Soooo easy to make. smg
smgunderscoregdpathotmaildotcom

mswillie said...

this is neat idea!!! Thanks
Tina
twilliams7570@charter.net

khunter47 said...

I love this idea. Thanks so much for sharing.

Kathy

khunter47@cox.net

Jacqui said...

Lovely

Ladybug Diva said...

Cassie,
I love your ornaments! I also wanted to say thank you so much for linking to my blog today!

Tammy Skinner

Myrna said...

Mmmm I think the tapestry just won out by a whisker ahead of the cardinal. Winter wonderland would be a GREAT folder to have in my collection.
Your work is lovely.
Myrna

Bev Coffaro said...

They are all beautiful but I like the birds the best

Jill W. said...

Love this idea, and so elegant for an afordable price.
~Jill

Distressed Love said...

SOOO beautiful!! i may have to try this!!! way to go!

Elaine A said...

Cassie -

What a clever idea. These will make wonderful tree decorations. I think they would also make nice gifts, make a set of them and gift them.

Elaine Allen

Pam Varnell said...

These ornaments are fantastic Cassie. Love them.

Donna said...

What a fun project! And so easy to do. Thanks for this idea!

Sharon said...

What a great idea on making ornaments! You could have new & different ones every year! This are just wonderful!!! :)

Shanell said...

I definitely love the tapestry! It's beautiful. I wish I'd had these ornaments when I had little children around -- non breakable!!! Love it!

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Scrappinology said...

Tapestry is the one I like best. What an awesome idea! They are so beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing this idea with us!

*gina*

scrappinology@live.com

Kay said...

Oo i never thought to do that with some transparency sheets & the cuttlebug! Thanks!

dianne said...

Great and very pretty idea. I will scraplift this. I love and need the cardinal folder. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving.

Rachel said...

Nifty idea with the transparencies!

Sherri said...

great idea, TFS!!!
SherriC.

Carol said...

Great idea, thanks for sharing.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

So pretty! thanks for sharing! Happy Thanksgiving to you too my friend!!

jd said...

I also do my 12' tree in white, crystal and silver. Each year I add more and more and this year I will be adding these adorable handmade ornaments. Thanks for your inspiration.

String Fling said...

Very nice! I think that the cardinal is my favorite. Have a nice holidays!

sgute said...

These are absoultely georgous!

sgute said...

These are absoultely georgous!

dee said...

These were so simple but very elegant. Can't wait to try these. I think they will be wonderful on the tree with lights. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

CeeGee said...

Very cute! I love tips for the cuttlebug.

CeeGee said...

Wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing.

bluucaca said...

great job thanks for sharing

Hope said...

What brillant idea! I love the tapestry one! Love it!

beadz said...

These ornaments look great. Your tree will be gorgeous!
hugs,
Gini

stephanie said...

Just beautiful. TFS.

CreativSpirit said...

Thanks for a great tutorial, I really love the look and I prefer the Tapestry ornament.

Cheers

Rob

Kim. said...

Superb ornaments, I love the cardinal but the tapestry really has the wow factor. Beautiful idea.
Kim xXx

Stephanie said...

I'm partial to the music ornament but I also like the tapestry ornament. I think it's a wonderful idea and something I can do with my son

2 Chicks on a Limb said...

What an awesome way to use your Cuttlebug -- very elegant!

Carol said...

great ornaments!
Carol<><

scrappinpatty said...

What a great tree! Hmmmm...maybe there is a Cricut cartridge behind that little tree!!! Lets hope so!!
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froghoppy said...

I love the effect. Crystal is my favorite color, so these ornaments are right up my ally. Thanks so much!

schnuti said...

Hi Cassie,

the ornament looks so fine...it is a great idea...thank you for the chance to win....;9

ILONA

String Fling said...

Really nice ornaments. Thanks for sharing!

alica said...

oh wow - these are perfect! I'll have to try it too ;)

Rosa said...

Great idea to decorate your tree and have fun with something you love to do craft!

Helen F. said...

Such a super great idea for ornaments! Love the cardinal :o)

Wanda said...

These are so cute Thanks for showing us how to do them

Maria Matter said...

This is fabulous!!! Thank you for sharing...they're beautiful!

blessings, Maria

silvia said...

Awesome ornaments!!

Michelle said...

Great ornaments!