My Mom Will Hate This

ChristyInk & Paper3 Comments

Here’s another project I completed for Memories Live On.

The inspiration for this project was an art project I did in 5th or 6th grade. The original was made from circles cut out of Christmas cards, was about twice the size of this, and was, to be perfectly honest, ugly as sin. Projects completed in a 50 minute art period by an impatient child using school-issue safety scissors and Elmers glue typically are.

My mom had 5 of these ornaments. One of the few pitfalls of having a large family is that bad art projects come back at you five-fold. Being the loving, supportive mom that she was, she wouldn’t dream of throwing them away. But I saw her cringe every time one was hung on our tree.

So my goal was to re-create the ornament using better materials and a little bit of actual skill. The result may still not be worthy of a place on my mother’s tree, but I’ll quite proudly hang it on mine.

Coredinations Cardstock: Fern and Satin Rose
Dear Lizzy + American Crafts Cardstock: Christmas Tidings & Tinsel
Dear Lizzy + American Crafts Stickers: Mittens Accents
Hero Arts Stamp: Traditional Snowflake D4798
Stampabilities Stamp: Vintage Poinsettia F1188
Stampendous Embossing Powder: Detail White DP100
Glitter Ritz Glitter: Stardust
Miscellaneous buttons and embellishments
Distress Ink: Peeled Paint and Fired Brick

Other Supplies:
Fiskars Rottary Paper Cutter
Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board
Sizzix Big Kick with Circles Die and Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Glue Glider: High Tac
Tsukineko Essential Glue Pad
Ink It Up Clear Embossing Pad
Marvy Uchida Embossing Heat Tool

3 Comments on “My Mom Will Hate This”

  1. Catherine

    Yes, but where are the instructions? I'll gladly ignore my scrapbook backlog to make cool things like this.

  2. Christy

    I didn't take step by step pictures (I was too busy trying to remember the design). I'll do another and post a tutorial this week.

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