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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Advent Tree Tags/Ornaments

Tomorrow is the first Sunday in Advent.  In my church we put up trees with ornaments labeled with the needs of some community programs that we support.  It works like the Angel Tree in that you take an ornament, purchase what is needed to return to the church and are encouraged to hang the ornament on your tree to make the recipient a part of your Christmas.  I have always loved making the tags, and the Cricut makes it so easy, particularly when you use the auto fill feature.  I believe ornaments need a little (or a lot) of shine to take advantage of the lights on the tree. 

 You can be subtle about it with some dabs of metallic ink, pearls, or metallic glue.  I love how dabbing a bit of gold ink across the surface of the green ball gives it a golden pearlized effect when the light catches it from an angle.
You can kick it up a notch with some embossing, dabs of glitter glue or a sparkle or two.

Or you can go all out by using some prisma glitter along with your glitter glue or sparkles.   I used  Close to My Heart's Art Philosophy and Artiste Cricut cartridges to cut the tags and all CTMH products except for Color Box Gold and Silver pigment inks and Stampendous embossing powder in PEARLustre Sapphire.  I am hoping now that CTMH is carrying pigment inks that they will eventually offer metallic inks.

Needless to say, with making over a hundred ornaments, I did not have time to make a card for this week's Heart 2 Heart Glitter It Up challenge.  Then again, I think some of these ornaments meet the criteria...  Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time, Hansi


  1. They definitely do Hansi! What wonderful tags with the perfect amount of sparkle and shine :). Thanks for joining us this week at H2H and hope to see you and yur creations again for next week's challenge!

  2. Great job on your tags, I love the various ways you blinged them up! Thanks for joining us at H2H