Avenger Ornaments (With Box)

Today I'm sharing a set of Avengers ornaments that I created.  This is another file that I found in one of my groups but there the lady sharing the file had used the images on glasses.  Pretty nifty idea, but I wanted to try them on ornaments and that's just what I did.
After creating the ornaments I had to have a box to put them in.  I started with the Box Christmas Ornaments - file number 50053, from the Silhouette Design Store.  This box had the least invasive cover.  However, when I finished cutting it out the lid still covered too much of the ornaments so had to get rid of the design and replace it with a simple square opening.
In addition to changing the lid of the box I had to alter the size so that it would accommodate the 2" disc ornaments (and later the cube ornaments) I've been making.  It wasn't too difficult to do - even though I'm somewhat of a novice with the software. 
To finish off the lid of the box I adhered a piece of acetate on the inside.  And now I have a set of ornaments in their own little box ready for gifting.
With that, I am off to enter my project into the following challenges:

Die Cuttin Divas - Anything 3D - Ends Sunday, July 24th
DL Art - July Linky Challenge - Ends Sunday, July 31st

Peter Pan Lantern

I'm pretty excited about today's project - even though it's not a Christmas themed project.  GASP
I saw a couple of lanterns being posted in one of my Facebook groups and I thought they were pretty cool so when Hobby Lobby had them on sale for 50% off a couple weeks ago I decided to pick up a couple of them to play with.  At first I couldn't decide what I wanted to do and I darn near returned the lanterns for a refund. 
But then an idea struck me.  So I  started searching for files in my groups and was fortunate to come across a couple that saved me some time. But I still needed more, so off I went searching for  images on the internet that I could trace.  Needless to say, the more I use my Silhouette Cameo the more in love with it I become.  This machine is one of the best presents my husband has surprised me with!!  
To create my lantern I removed each of the panes, wiped them down on both sides with rubbing alcohol and allowed them to dry.  I then cut my vinyl to fit my panes and adhered.  After that I sprayed the side with vinyl with a frosted glass spray paint.  Once that side was dry and cured I turned the panes over and painted the inside and allowed to dry/cure.  I then installed the panes back into the lantern with the vinyl facing outward (no different than the glass blocks).
Add a flameless candle and viola.
Now I'm off to enter my project into the following challenge:
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything 3D - Ends Sunday, July 24th
DL Art - July Linky Challenge - Ends Sunday, July 31st


Ice Day

There are still eleven more days in July, and that means just a little bit more time to create Christmas projects.  So today I have another Christmas card to share with you.
I started with a pre-made card from my stash and then used the Snowy Christmas file from Marjorie Ann Designs to create this cute as can be snowman.  I had some scraps of glitter paper in my scrap stash and thought I'd use those as the planter for my tree.  I figured this would be a way to add a little more bling to the card and help tie the snowman in even more with the blinging snowflakes in the background.
After adhering my snowman to the card I felt like it need a little something more so I reached into my stash of buttons and added a couple of snowflakes.
The stamped sentiment is from the Cardz TV Stamps set titled Merry Everything.

Military Ornaments

I found a couple of files in one of my Silhouette groups that I decided to play with and turn into Christmas ornaments.  My family has several generations of members who have proudly served in the Air Force, Marines, Army and Coast Guard.  So I thought why not celebrate this in a unique way this year.  (Sadly I could not find a cut for the Coast Guard)
I started with the Air Force ornaments since I had some of the small heart shaped ones leftover from the clearance sale at Michaels last year.  I couldn't figure out what I was going to do with them but when I saw this logo I thought it would be perfect for this style.
After seeing them posted in another group, I then moved on to the Marines ornament.  The lady that made them first used an acrylic paint to fill her ornament and they looked great.  However, I like the look of the glitter so that's what I stuck with.
Then I moved on to the Army ornaments.  I thought these would look better done on the cubes because of the shape of the logo.  Something about placing that on a round ornament just didn't seem like a good idea.  And I was right.  The cubes were perfect for these ornaments.
And there you have it.  My short series of military ornaments.

Santa's Helper Ginger Card

Today I'm taking a short break from making ornaments so that I can get the first Christmas card of 2016 created.  This is a cute shaped card from Marjorie Ann Designs and the file is called Santa's Helper Ginger.

I love that Marjorie started creating shaped cards last year because it breaks up the same ol' rectangular shape while taking the guess work out of it all for you.  The shaped cards are very easy to put together and they always come out looking cute as can be.

For this card I chose to use a glittered cardstock for my candy cane.  I also decided to emboss the cuff of the stocking so as to add a bit of texture to the card.

The sentiment is from the Jaded Blossom stamp set titled Gingerbread Wishes.

Ninja Turtle Ornaments

Today I'd like to share some more ornaments with you.  I saw where another lady in one of my Facebook groups had made these on the cubed style ornament so I decided to give that a try this year as well. 
This is my first time making these ornaments and I thought it'd be fun to make these to have with the hats that I crochet.  I made them in both the flat disc and cube shapes.  And I think that they both turned out really cute. 
Now if only I could find some kind of really cute turtle or comic book style paper that I could use for packaging these guys.  I haven't given up hope yet and there is still time.  I had almost given up hope on being able to find a box that I could package my sets in and then I found one in the Silhouette store.  But then I cut it out and it was way too small to fit four of these in.  So I had to play around with measuring for the size I need,  ungrouping the cuts and resizing them until I had it just like I wanted.  It took a couple hours but I got it done.  More on that in another post.
So what are you making for Christmas in July?  Have you started any fun projects yet?

Winter Wonderland

Following along with our Christmas in July theme, I have a night light to share with you today.  This is another one of those hot trends from last year that I loved seeing but never participated in.  A couple weeks ago Hobby Lobby had their glassware on sale so I decided to pick up a couple of the blocks so I could play.
This light is one that I scraplifted from a very talented lady in one of my Facebook Silhouette groups.
The more I use my Silhouette, the happier I am that my husband bought it for me for Christmas despite my "I don't want one" comments.  (I had three Cricuts at that time.  Now I have one.  lol)  Having my Silhouette has opened up a whole new world of paper/vinyl crafting for me.
To make this light I cleaned the surface with rubbing alcohol.  Then I cut and applied the vinyl.  Then I used my Snow Writer paint to add snow to the branches.  Once the snow dried I took my block outside and sprayed it down with my frosted glass spray paint.  After that dried I applied a second coat, allowed it to dry and finally added some ribbon. 
Needless to say, this was very fun and easy to create and I will definitely be making more.