Monday, November 17, 2014

Creating Christmas Ornament Cards~

Last season I created ornament cards to send for
Christmas and it was so much fun.
This season I am doing a few more and
thought I would share the how to once again.

Hope you enjoy this re-post!
This ornament basically is a  sheet music fan background
with snowflake center,
greeting graphic added to the middle,
glittered tinsel edge
and a message on the backside.

These are the supplies you will need:

1. Sheet music graphic and snow scene graphic

2. Round wood disc to glue the graphic on 
with mod podge.

3. White glittered snowflake
found at any craft shop.

4. Winter style card stock for
backside message.

5. Snowflake stickers or whatever
you choose to accent the back message.

6. Blue distress ink with sponge applicator
to ink the edge of the wood disc.

7.Circles template for making round circles.

8.Ribbon for hanging.

9.Fancy cut scissors for back message edge
and regular scissors for cutting graphics.

10. Hot glue gun.

11. Glitter or Fairy Dust.

12.Sharpie pen for writing message.


You will need 2 copies of the sheet music in the 8x10 size.
Next, fold into a fan shape for both.
Fold each fan sheet in half after folding and glue in place.
Hot glue both halves together to form
one circle with the two fans.

Next, add the graphic greeting to the wood disc
with mod podge,
ink the edge with distress ink and glue on the white snowflake.

Glitter the snow scene using mod podge
and fairy dust or glitter.


Add the snowflake to the center of the fan circle.
Now add the tinsel ribbon to the edge
with hot glue.

For the message on the backside,
cut a round circle using a template
and cut around with fancy scissors if you choose.

Add the circle to the backside with hot glue
and embellish with glittered snowflake stickers
or any accent of your choice.
Lastly cut 12" white or any color thin ribbon
(for the hanger)
to coordinate with your ornament.
Hot glue in place between the folds at the top.

Now your ornament card is complete
and ready to mail using a padded envelope.
It will be so pretty on the Christmas tree
and a special memory for the receiver to
enjoy for years to come.

That's it,
Christmas Card Ornaments.

Thanks for stopping by.
~~See you next time~~

Celestina Marie


42 comments:

Dianna said...

Celeste, I wish we lived next door to one another. I learn so much from you! Thank you for sharing this post. I won't be doing it this year, but you've given me an idea for a few special cards in the years to come.

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Celestina, wow your Christmas Card Ornaments sure are beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial on how to make them.
Julie

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

What a lovely ideas, Celeste! I know the recipients were thrilled to receive these! Thank you for sharing such a lovely ideas!

Jan Tanis said...

You always have the BEST ideas!! These are precious!

Okio B Designs said...

So pretty! I'm horrible at making those little sheet music fans. =( No matter how I try, they always come out crooked. Sigh! You've inspired me to try again. =)

Jeanine

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I remember this post from last year when I fell in love with your greeting card ornament! I love the pretty photo you chose for the front of the card, and the tinsel ribbon adds such festive holiday sparkle! Where did you buy the tinsel ribbon?
Vickie

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Celeste,
Is there no end to your wonderful imagination? Love this idea. John and I used to own a greeting card business, I designed and John handled the manufacturing. Every year since then we hand create individual cards to send to friends and family....hmmm thanks my sweet friend for posting your beautiful cards and filling my head with inspiration. Enjoy your creative day in Santa's workshop.
xoxo,
Vera

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

What a sweet idea! Love it :-)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Iso love the music sheets and the tinsle here! I had much fun yhis weekend playing with tinsel and other paper materials...great ideas my friend!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

That's so pretty. I love all the different ways these can be made. Have a great week friend!

TexWisGirl said...

what a sweet thing to send!

Valerie-Jael said...

This is a beautiful idea! Hugs, Valerie

Donna said...

I love, love, love your ornament idea, Celestina! Thank you for sharing the tutorial, love all of the glittery touches and attention to detail! That is just the cutest, I want to try creating some myself:) Thank you for the inspiration!!

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste,
those cards are wonderful and so special! Such a great idea and work, my dear friend!
Thank you for sharing!
Have a wonderful week,
sending Love and hugs and blessings,
Claudia xo

Sola Scriptura said...

Oh my, this is a beautiful craft idea! I don't think mine would look nearly as gorgeous as yours, but I think it would be much fun to create! Thank you for sharing your good ideas with us! Hugs to you.

Brandi said...

That's a beautiful idea. I've seen so many alternatives to mailing Christmas cards on blogs today. I bet your friends and family really enjoyed their handmade ornaments.

Shelia said...

HI Celeste! Oh, this is just beautiful and doesn't seem too hard! You are the most creative one and your handwriting is simply gorgeous, my dear! Now if I only had the time and energy, this would be a great project for Carter and me. And...if you added a ribbon loop you could use it as a decoration! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Deborah Montgomery said...

Just beautiful! I'm thinking how I could do this for my book club friends with old book pages rather than sheet music. and with quotes from books in the center. Hmmm . . . you have me thinking and plotting :)
Thank you for the lovely inspiration! Have a good day Celeste.

Kelly_Deal said...

Hi Celestina Marie! Beautiful ornament!

Mari said...

Love this idea Celeste my friend....thanks for sharing it again with us ;-)

Hugs~
Mari

1CardCreator said...

These are stunning Celeste. So sweet of you to share how you made them too. Big hugs, ~Diane

Ginny said...

I have no idea where you get your energy to make cards! i am already decorating because it takes us so long to finish, plus bring up the Christmas china, clean, shop, wrap, bake cookies and get ready to entertain on Christmas Eve!
Please tell me your secret to keep going and not stopping! If I could have half of your drive, I would be in Heaven!!

Alessandra said...

Oh..wow! I love your project, very clever idea. I' ll try to do it. Thanks for sharing this fairy job. I like very much your attention for the details, they are so pretty.
Kisses
Alessandra

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

What lovely ornaments. Thank you so much for the DIY on how to make them. What a great hostess gift or one for friends.
You are so creative - it's beautiful.
Mary

Old Time Cindy said...

Such a fabulous idea to send a Christmas ornament card! And such fun!
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Celestina, that is just beautiful. I am obsessed with making those pinwheels. I've made them for the 4th of July and a few for Christmas. I love the way you have finished yours off, they look like such an old-fashioned ornament. Just beautiful..Happy Monday..Judy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Celeste! It is so funny that you posted this - I was just looking at your post from last year (that I had pinned) over the weekend trying to get myself motivated to craft something.

Diane said...

Just stunning Celestina, thanks for the lovely tutorial.

Hugs diane

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Celeste You are coming back in my inbox too...But many other comments from people are not...ugh! Thank you for reposting. I wondered how everyone got a full circle fan fold...Two fan folded strips glued together....I got it now!! Love your ornaments!

Carol

Julie Marie said...

Your ornament cards are so beautiful dear Celeste... and so special... handmade with love... xoxo... Julie Marie

Stephanie said...

Good evening, sweet friend! This is so magical and pretty - I just love the tinsel :) I may have to try making some. Thank you, dear Celeste for sharing with us - you always inspire me.

Hugs and blessings!

cynthia lee designs said...

Very, very pretty!!
~Cindy

Createology said...

The time you spend making these lovely ornament cards for family and friends is proof of hand made love from your heart. Blessings dear...

Dorthe said...

Thwey are like little sweet dreams Celestina Marie,- so very beautiful.
I love them and the wonderful silver thing you added around them !!glitter is a MUST for christmas, for me- lol.
Thank you for your ,how to !!
Hugs,Dorthe

Laurie Ritchey said...

Absolutely magical! I love them. laurie

Laurie Ritchey said...

They are so magical. Love them! laurie

lynn said...

adorable project, celeste! thanks for sharing the steps to make them:)

Cattails said...

These are adorable. Hope you have a wonderful evening.

wanderlust designs said...

Oh so beautiful . What a great idea. It's a card and a gift for the tree .
Love love, I think I'll check out your etsy shop. You have a beautiful blog.
Kelly

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dearest Celeste!

I so want to thank you for coming to leave me a comment...how kind of you. Life is busy, you have many projects on your work table, but to come and take the time to greet me...well, that is JUST special. How I love your WORK! Oh the creativity that flows...so much to dream and make come true! Off to work now to help kids learn not only French, but to see the light of possibilities. HAVE FUN!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Oh my goodness Celestina...we are thinking alike this week! I just made about 25 of these style ornaments for my upcoming craft show and my store. I will be posting about them later this week. I guess great minds think alike lol!

I absolutely love yours! That music paper is so pretty and the sparkled edges are magical! You do such amazing work. Have a magical day :)

Blessings, Deborah

Crissi said...

Oh the cards are wonderful!
Hugs Crissi

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..