Thursday, November 11, 2010

MFP Blog Hop Day #3 (Thursday 11-11-10)
Welcome to the MFP November Blog Hop! This month, we are releaseing 6 NEW SETS!

And…LOOK for a NEW LINK LIST TOMORROW!!!

We have 6 New Stamp Sets Released: Brick Wall, Bells on Bobtail, Christmas Postage Due, Bold & Free, Muscial Holiday and Welcome Home. For your convenience, all 6 stamp sets are available for purchase TODAY!

For your chance to win BLOG CANDY, (a set that will be released NEXT month), visit and comment on each of the following design team members' blogs TODAY. On Saturday, (November 13, 2010), a winner will be chosen from those participants who visited all the blogs listed for today. (There will be four different winners, one winner for each day of the blog hop. You DO NOT have to comment every day. However, the more days you comment, the more chances you have to win!) If you miss a day, you can go back and comment on each day's blogs, as the winners will be chosen Saturday morning.



Day 3 BLOG HOP
November 11 THURSDAY Welcome Home

Nancyruth - http://nancyruthat.blogspot.com/
Lois - http://clownmomcreations.blogspot.com/
Vicky- http://www.villagestamperramblings.blogspot.com/
Dawn L.- http://dawnanewday.blogspot.com/
Anne- http://inkinginred.blogspot.com/
Emily- http://mylittlesliceofbliss.blogspot.com/
Karen- http://karenskreativekreations.blogspot.com/
Patty- http://winnieswhimsandmycrafts.blogspot.com/
Roxie- http://paperscaper.blogspot.com/
Vicki- http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/
Liz: http://rightbrainmadness.blogspot.com/
Claudine- http://cardsbyclaudine.blogspot.com/
Dawn- http://dawnmercedes.blogspot.com/
Joanne T- http://sleepyinseattlestamps.blogspot.com/
Nicole - http://nicolesbutterflyears.blogspot.com/
Marilynn- http://mississippi-mcgyver.blogspot.com/
Geri – http://geriscards.blogspot.com/
Lynn- http://confessionsofaleft-brainedstamper.blogspot.com/
Mark’s Finest Papers - http://marksfinestpapers.blogspot.com/



I have had this empty ribbon spool on my desk for awhile, but I hadn't found the use for it until today. I decided to use the Welcome Home set to make an ornament out of it.


The edges of the spool were a little bent so I decided to cut the edges off.

I traced around the edges on white cardstock.

I cut two white circles, one for each side.

I cut a strip of paper to go around the center to cover up the cardboard.

I glued the paper strip down and tied black ribbon and plaid ribbon over the center. I stamped the house image with black stazon on one of the circles. I colored it with prisma colored pencils. I chalked the sky. I threaded little seed beads on a piece of thread and glued them to the roof line to make the "LIGHTS" I then added glue and glitter for the snow. I added a wire hanger at the top. I glued the white circle to a slightly bigger circle made of black cardstock. I then glued that to one side of the ornament.


Close up of the "LIGHTS".


On the other white circle, I stamped HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS and I also stamped and colored the jingle bell from the Bells on Bobtail set. I handwrote 2010. I glued the white circle to a larger black cardstock circle, and then glued it to the other side of the ornament.


Side view of the ornament.




































28 comments:

  1. What a fantastic idea. What a great way to recycle. Love the lights on the ornament.

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  2. What an innovative use of this set Marilynn! Great job.
    Connie

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  3. What a cool ornament, MariLynn - I love the "lights"!

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  4. What a cool, cool ornament! Thanks for the detailed instructions.

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  5. oh, clever you! love the lights too!!

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  6. What clever..and pretty...recycling!

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  7. What a cute ornament! Nice tutorial!

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  8. I love this sensational ornament, MariLynn!! What a fabulous way to recycle those ribbon spools!! Love the lights adding a festive Christmas spirit to your house and the dated sentiment on the back. How perfect!!

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  9. Amazing!!! Love those little Christmas lights!
    Lynn

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  10. You most certainly ROCK at recycling!!! I swear, lady, you are sooooooo talented!

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  11. Great idea, love the ornaments!

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  12. Beautiful ornament....so creative.

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  13. You did a great job with that! Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Pat Smith

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  14. Oh how cute and a wonderful way to use up all those empty ribbon spools. Your house looks so inviting. I love all the colored lights that adorn the house. Again, you are so creative.

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  15. Marilynn, I love this wonderful Christmas ornament. I really like how you added those terrific lights on the house. I think this will be a great addition to your tree year after year.

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  16. You're SO resourceful and we could all learn a lesson from you about recycling!!! This is a genius idea and I LOVE the string of "lights" you created out of tiny beads! Awesome!!

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  17. So creative! What a great way to recycle. :)

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  18. OMG Marilynn!!!! These projects are fantastic!! Thank you soooooooo much for the tutorial on how you made the ornament!!!! Your talent is supurb!!!! TFS

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  19. Fabulous and clever ornament. I like the lights.

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  20. What a great idea! The ornament is awesome!

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  21. How very creative!! This is a super idea--simple to make but absolutely fabulous results :)

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  22. Cute ornaments, clever recycling!

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  23. This is so creative of you, simply fabulous.

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  24. Fabulous!! hope you don't mind me trying this cute idea out! Love it!

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