Monday, December 5, 2011

Visions of Sugarplums - Day Two

Welcome!  It's Day Two of Visions of Sugarplums. We have quite a few treats scheduled for you.   Hope you got to see all the posts yesterday!

I'm sharing snowflakes today.  This first ornament uses book pages and I can't tell you how hard it was for me to tear out a page from a book the first time I did it!  I LOVE books and it just seems so wrong to tear one up.  It made it a little easier that someone gave me some pages that were already loose for the first project I did a couple of years ago.  Now, I tend to keep books that I didn't enjoy very much and don't seem to feel quite so bad about those!  

To make this pretty snowflake, you'll need 16 strips 1 1/8" x 5 1/2", then die cut one edge on each one.   Fold 8 in half with a crease and staple open end.   Make a loop with the other 8 and staple the open end.   Hot glue the pieces to a piece of cardstock. 
 Then you can age and add glitter to the edge.   I added a snowflake purchased from Michaels (and glittered gold), a scallop red circle and a vintage image in the middle.  Hot glue seems to work best for adding the gold snowflake to the book page snowflake.

Or you can create a pretty snowflake without the book page part.  

These snowflakes come white and they take glitter pretty well.   I like to let a little of the white show through.  It seems to add some depth to the snowflake.

If you would like a copy of my snowflake middles you can click and save the image below.

How about a couple of very simple projects using snowflakes?  This tag is oh, so easy, but cool, too! 
Love the contrast of the felt and the green gem.  I die cut two tags and glued a piece of felt between.   Clean and simple (which is actually a little hard for me to do)! 

What do you think about these snowflake clothespins?  They are stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed.  Can't wait to add them to a project!

Today, Regina from The Cutting Cafe is giving away a wonderful collection from her store.  Regina has so many digital files and templates to choose from and her creations are terrific!  For every comment left here and on all of today's participating blogs you will get an entry to win the following treat boxes:  Christmas tree, Peppermint Candy, Snowman and Present.  On top of that, you get to select three other sets from the store!   WOW and thank you, Regina!  Be sure to visit her blog to see other goodies made with templates from her store.

Here is the snowman treat box I made from Regina's set:

And there is even more fun!  Ira is posting today.  Her creations are always a must see.  I'm practically speechless when I see them!  She sent me some preview pictures and let me tell you her candles are beautiful.  Be sure to see them!  Christina from I Gotta Create, is posting some cool napkin rings.  Can't wait to see them!  Mika has another Christmasy recipe to share and Jennifer has wonderful family tradition ideas.  If you haven't seen my giveaway, check it out in the previous post.  Here is today's addition to my giveaway:

This cling stamp set will be added to everything pictured yesterday!  Remember, all you have to do is leave a comment here (and any comments on the participating blogs above count, too) for a chance to win one of two identical giveaways.  So glad you stopped by today!


  1. Your snowflake ornaments are wonderful Lori! Can't wait to make some, number 37 on my list of things to make, LOL, Marilyn

  2. omg omg your so darn good girl...beautiful

  3. Your snowflake is gorgeous. I love how simple it is to make but yet how elegant it turned out. I have to try this!

  4. GEEZ WOW!! These are, gosh, what's a word that's cooler than awesome? It's that word.
    I've loved visiting your blog today and have received so much inspiration and Christmas cheer. :)

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

  5. Fabulous hop sweetie...packed full of amazing inspiration, love your gorgeous projects sweetie ;) Hugs x

  6. oh these are so sweet! I love handmade ornaments, thanks for the ideas and inspiration!

  7. I love handmade ornaments and I spotted yours on MIM, this is lovely.

  8. Goodness Lori, you've probably made the finest snowflakes I've ever seen! These are really superb! But I can so understand your problem about not wanting to tear up your precious books! Fantastic idea! (not the tearing, but the snowflakes ;-)

  9. The hop looks like its going well in full swing... How fun!!! Your snowflakes look amazing, As always I just love seeing what you create..

    Hugs, Linda

  10. Oh my gosh, pure gorgeousness!!! You're unbelievable--and I adore those clothespins and the beautiful snowflake!

  11. Thank you for the middle designs--they're beautiful! I have a free seminar on my blog called "Amazing Art Adventure" if you'd like to see it....
    I'm your newest follower--nice to meet you and feel your creative spirit!!!

  12. I love the clothespins! We use clothespins as clips in the kitchen and it would be so fun to decorate some.

    The book-page snowflake is lovely; I'd definitely twinge a bit about tearing up a book, too, though!

  13. The time I used pages they came from an old paperback - and I don't feel bad about magazines, but I do know what you mean. You DID put it to BEAUTIFUL use, though! Wow!!

  14. Nothing says "Winter" like snowflakes! Yours are beautiful!

  15. Hi Lori,
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I don't know how you are keeping up with all your amazing sugarplum posts--There must be fairies helping you!! xo Cindy

  16. Beautiful!! I love the use of the book paper ... my favourite

  17. Wow, this is so creative, what a genius you are! I saw your project on MIM and came for a snoop.:)
    Ps) I have a bit of “no strings attached “ candy on my blog if you’d like to take a peek.

  18. Oh, your so generous, thanks for letting us have access to the images. I just love this project. Had to come take a closer look from MIM. Blessings, Lisa

  19. Oh wow, wow, wow!! These snowflake ornaments are totally fantastic!! Love them so much!!
    Thank you for joining us at Make it Monday this week.

    Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

    Remember, to leave a comment for the other entries & be sure to mention you saw
    them on Make It Monday.

  20. Congratulations on making my Pick Of The Week on my blog hun - from your Make It Monday Entry last week hun.
    Hugs, Krafty Karen.xx


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