Use your Hex Dies to make Christmas Ornaments!
It’s Kelley back with another easy project using your shape dies! I don’t know about you, but I’m always trying to find a way to get more use from my stamps and dies. It’s getting to be the time of year to start Christmas projects, so I came up with this easy peasy Christmas ornament card and project.
I have attached a video tutorial with all the details in making these projects! I hope you’ll take the time to check it out. If you’d rather watch on YouTube, please click HERE!
Thanks for hanging out! All of the supplies used in this tutorial are listed at the end of this post;)
All of the ornaments are made using the Honey Bee Stamps Solid Hex Shape Dies. I used the smallest two dies in this huge set to cut lots of Christmas patterned paper and red card stock. Red glitter card stock was cut with the smallest hex die to make the glittery inserts and the “bright” Honey Cuts Die. The stamps for this card are from the Let It Snow (Merry) and the Bee-Youtiful Sentiment (&) stamp sets. I just love that you can mix and match sentiments with your Honey Bee stamp sets. 😉
I thought that using bright, fun, non-traditional Christmas colors would be fun for this card. I love the “sparkle” Honey Cuts die with this one! There is also a “shine” Honey Cuts die that would also be perfect to use on Christmas cards and projects. These die sets include the word die (as shown on these two cards), a shadow die, and an even larger pierced shadow die. You can use these alone as die cuts or with the coordinating stamp sets. The stamped greeting for this card is from the Merry and Joy stamp set.
I love the classic colors on this card! I used a few copic markers to create the pine tree branch just by flicking on color. The warm glow was created by using Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink. I used gold embossing powder to cover and heat set the sentiment from the Joy To The World Stamp Set. The top panels of all 3 cards were cut with the largest of the Honey Bee Stamps A2 Frame Dies.
Last but not least, my daughter created this large ornament my using one of the largest dies in the Solid Hex Shape Die Set. She simply cut lots of patterned and glitter paper, scored the centers, and adhered the pieces together. Before gluing the pieces into the circle, she added a loop of glitter ribbon. Now it can hang easily on our tree! This project is a super easy one to do with kids. I can see family pictures, coordinating wrapping paper, Christmas cards from previous years…..there are lots of ideas floating around in my head!