Shaker Ornaments + Blog Hop + Giveaway!
Hello. Today I share how to make layered shaker ornaments – they are such fun! I also am participating in a blog hop celebrating the release of the best Hero Arts kit yet…
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Oh my goodness these ornaments were SUCH fun to make! I plan to make several more and hang them on teacher gifts this year. The kids can help too!
For my first ornament, I created a background using Distress Inks and white pigment ink… along with a DIY stencil created with the incredible Hero Arts Circle Confetti Die. I then built up the walls of the shaker ornament with several layers of cardstock rings that I made with the Hero Arts Nesting Circle Dies. These form a strong and clean looking wall.
Next, I started adding stamped images and die cut pieces that I created with the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero October Kit. Aren’t they cute?! For the shaker bits, I used the sequins and beads from the kit and then added a die cut acetate circle – also from the kit. I could have stopped here but instead added another shaker window layer on top of that and more stamped pieces. The layering adds so much dimension and fun. It makes a HUGE difference and is worth the time!
For the second shaker ornament, I used the Hero Arts Wintertime Fun Stamps and dies – both are add-ons for this month’s Hero Arts kit. The mailbox is perfect for cardmakers! I also used the fake snow included in the kit.
I think these shaker ornaments would be great to hang on gifts. But if you want to give the ornament as a gift itself, you can present it on the front of a card like I did below. I created the background with the new and oh-so-fabulous Hero Arts Star Confetti Die. (I will be using this one a lot!) I held the ornament to the front with a heat embossed vellum strip.
I hope you will try making a shaker ornament. They are really fun to do and kids like making them too!
HERO ARTS BLOG HOP
This post is part of a blog hop celebrating the new October My Monthly Hero Kit. This month’s fabulous kit is only $34.99… but the value is over $60! A great deal. However, I will warn you: these kits usually sell out in a couple days. And I think this is going to be the most popular! Once they are gone, they are gone. You can get one HERE. Also note that there are many excellent add-on products (HERE), but this is what is in that great kit…
The next blog on the hop is that of the oh-so-very-talented Jessica Frost-Ballas. You can always start at the beginning of the hop at the Hero Arts Blog.
Hero Arts is giving away a kit to a lucky blog reader. The winner will be selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop. For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 10/9/16 telling me if you ever make ornaments. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated Affiliate links used at no cost to you. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those from Hero Arts. As always, this post was NOT sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Hero Arts (HA), Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), etc.