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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Playing with New Nestabilities - Heirloom Ornaments

Tuesday was a cold day here in SC.  Cold as in TRULY cold for us.  It was in the 30s.  Now before all of you readers located in Wisconsin and Michigan and other such chilly states fall over laughing, let me assure you that our windy 30s in the Carolinas IS cold!   I even put on a jacket to walk to my mailbox and I don't really like wearing a jackets!  The good news is I spent a big part of the afternoon in my scrap room playing with new toys.  Not new in the sense that I just got them, but new in the sense that I just opened them.

I ordered and received Spellbinder's Heirloom Ornaments nesties in Oct/Nov and had not made time to get to know them.  Today I opened the nesties and pulled out my Grand Caliber and had fun getting to know the set.  I didn't create anything amazingly wonderful, but I did learn to cut two ornaments at once to create a frame shape. 

In the end I cut three frames in green metallic cardstock, three large red cardstock ornaments, and three little Christmas trees from a Spellbinder's Christmas set.  I assembled the three layers, then scored down the middle of each of the three ornaments.  I applied glue to the back of each of the three ornaments and attached them all together.  This would probably have looked better had I cut four of everything - that will teach me not to use scraps the next time I am playing!

I used a 1/8 inch hole punch and attached green cording to the ornament in order to hang it on our tree. 

I will be back tomorrow with a super quick Christmas card to share.


  1. Very pretty, Susan! Great job on making it dimensional. I don't own this Nestie set and I now I must repeat "I will NOT be enabled. I will NOT be enabled. I will NOT be enabled..." Besides, by the time I get it, Christmas will be over. Right?

  2. I could kick myself for not getting this set! sooo pretty, Susan! xxD

  3. I'm sticking my fingers in my ears and can't hear you...I will not start a collection of spellbinders, I will not...I only have 3 sets....But, this one IS really cool....maybe! Thanks for the enable! 30!!! Ha Ha!! Want to come visit????
    Maria :-)

  4. Very pretty!

    I don't have any of the Nestabilites yet, but these are so pretty. Who knows they might start joining my cache.

  5. Beautiful job!! :) I absolutely love it!! TFS! :)

  6. Pretty ornament Susan. I heard on the news that schools in the Carolinas were shut down because of snow. It's been really cold here, and we're supposed to get an artic blast early next week with highs around 5 degrees. Brrr....
    Have fun crafting in your warm house.

  7. OOh Susan what a gorgeous tree ornament love the dimension. I have that pretty little tree die now I think I need those nesties too!!