January 8, 2011

Glitter It Ornaments - A Christmas Gift I forgot to share

What a night it was with all those Ustreams going on!  I managed to see part of all three of them (My Pink Stamper, My Creative Time, and Above Rubies Studio).  Above Rubies Studio had several big announcements and I can't wait to see what comes in the future.  I am a member of Club Ruby Designers and I have LOVED the kits I get.  Emma (My Creative Time) announced her new DT.  I would love to be able to buy her stamp sets but I'm on a buying freeze....and I already spent my craft budget for the month on 2 new cartridges.  My craft budget is very small :)  Robyn (My Pink Stamper) announced her new DT and unfortunately I didn't get picked but it was still fun to participate in the challenge.  She is coming out with a brand new product that she hasn't been able to announce yet.  I cannot wait to hear what that is!

When I was doing gifts for my family this year, I saw the post on My Pink Stamper about Glitter It!.  I had been trying to think of something I could easily make for my each member of my family and this was perfect.  I bought the Glitter It online from Signature Crafts.  It was very inexpensive ($3 I think) and I found glass ornaments online also.  I bought 16 and with shipping only paid $20 for those.  These were SO easy to make, I just couldn't believe it.  Literally all you do is pour in the Glitter It, coat the inside, let it drain, pour in the glitter, coat the inside and dump out the excess.  It only took my an hour to make all 16.  And let me tell you, they were SO PRETTY!  Here's a few pictures.

Once that part was done, I wanted to personalize them.  I used my Songbird Cricut Cartridge, some white vinyl, and Armour Etch.  My initial plan was to glass etc the initials of who they were for into the ornaments.  This did not exactly work as planned.  The glass etch cream says to leave it on for 10 minutes.  I left it on for 30 minutes (after reading some recommendations from other blogs from people that have used it).  It still did not have a very strong image.  So after that, I decided to use the letter cut out on the other side of the ornament.  So each one was etched with the initial on one side and had the vinyl initial on the other side.  My family completely LOVED them. I was so excited that I was able to give them something so pretty that they actually liked!  Here are the pictures of the finished ornaments.

After going through my pictures, I found out I have a couple more projects to share from things I made over Christmas so I hope you'll come back when I get them posted.  I hope you all have a great day!


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