Monday, December 8, 2014

Personalized Christmas Ornament

     One of my favorite times of year is Christmas.  In the Gift giving spirit The Silhouette Challenge Facebook Group December Challenge is here along with a Holiday Giveaway. We have 35 Group members and +Silhouette America  helping us gather this Giveaway for this special time of year.
Silhouette Giveaway, 2 Winners, December 8th - 15th Hosted by The Silhouette Facebook Challenge Group

During November Shannon Lifjstrom-Abele from the SC group coordinated an Ornaments Swap, of 152 members, sending ornaments made for their partner across the world. My partner was Audra Grace Allegri who is a rehabbing, sewing, Spartan fan, newly wed all while,  running her own business +joysphere .  I was brainstorming when it hit me to make a gift filled with her favorite things. I created a shaker globe out of a large round plastic ornament from +Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores shapes from my trusty +Silhouette America , and my Silhouette Cameo. Below is my tutorial on how I made this personalized Christmas ornament.
Perosnalized Chiratmas Ornament, Silhouette December Challenge
First I found as many shapes I could use to symbolize the different activities, teams people, and places she loved. As I did this I found out we both have a few similarities. We both enjoy sewing, remodeling, creating, marriage, cheering for our favorite team and Michigan is a special place to both of us. 
Silhouette December Challenge, Personalized Christmas Ornament
 I placed all the items and the pieces on my 12"x12" mat. I estimated how the pieces would fit into the opening without bending the objects to much. I placed  items of similar color together, and cut them out with the cut and no cut feature
Christmas Ornament, Silhouette Store Shapes, Scrapbook paper, Plastic Ornament
 Next I took the pieces I cut out and assembled them to create her favorite things. You can see in these pictures if you look closely there is a sewing machine, the world, 2014, initials, her logo for her shop and blog. Can you see the house, hammer, and Michigan with the S cut out for Spartans.
Memories, Sentilmental, Christmas Ornament, 2014, Mistletoe, Etsy Logo
I included a red Ohio with a heart cut out for the town Audra and her husband Josh live. Of course could not forget the mistletoe for the newlywed couple. 
 Plastic Christmas Clear ball, Memory shake ball Ornament
 Audra can hang this ornament in her tree and see glimpses of moments in her life. The final items I added came form Michigan where I celebrated 4th of July. These little confetti of stars, bursts, and circles in gold and white were scraps from my banner. If you missed it click here. Please share your questions or comments. I will personally answer each one because they mean so much to me.
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   ~Let Your Creative Spirit Dance~
Until Next time,
Karen Marie 
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LaughingLuna said...

Karen I love your ornament feature! It's a great way to show off highlights of a live together and wonderfully simple and creative. Thank you for sharing!!

Karen Marie Kedzuch said...

Laughing Luna,
I am glad you liked the ornament. What ornament have you mde lately?
Happy Creating Karen Marie

Pam - GetSilvered. said...

This is fabulous Karen. You put so much thought into personalizing it - just such a lovely idea.

Lauren Lanker said...

Karen, this is SUCH a thoughtful ornament. I love that you included your recipient's favorite things inside. It reminds me of an ornament I made for my Dad as a little girl...but the fact that you cut all these items with your Silhouette machine UPs the cool factor by a million. So glad you joined us for our December Challenge and Giveaway. Thanks for adding your creativity into the mix!

Designed Decor said...

Karen What a personal touch you created in this ornament! So pretty !

Christine Graves said...

Great giveaway! Thanks so much for having it!!

Karen Marie Kedzuch said...

Pam GetSilvered,
I am so glad you like the ornament. Putting all those treasure in there was sure fun. Thank you!
Happy Creating & Merry Christmas,
Karen Marie

Karen Marie Kedzuch said...

+Lauren Lanker
So sweet of you to visit and leave such endearing comments. Thank you for your encouragement and my big smile.
Happy Creating & Merry Christmas,
Karen Marie

Karen Marie Kedzuch said...

DeDe from +Design Decor,
Thank you for visiting and leaving such a lovely compliment.
Happy Creating,
Karen Marie

Karen Marie Kedzuch said...

Christine Graves,
This Giveaway was fun, The winners are very lucky.
Merry Christmas & Happy Creating,
Karen Marie