Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Quietfire Design Christmas 2012 Blog Hop/Ornaments Abound!

Welcome to the Quietfire Design Christmas 2012 Blog Hop.


For the next five days our designers will amaze and inspire you with their creative use of our new hand lettered deeply etched rubber stamps.



Visit the blog of each designer and be sure to leave a comment on their blog to be entered into a contest to win a bag of Quietfire Rubber.

One winner will be chosen  randomly from each blog, so be sure to comment by Midnight Friday October 19.

Winners will be announced on the Quietfire Style Blog,(and here)
Sunday October 21st.

If you are one of our lucky winners, please contact Suzanne(or me) privately with your snail mail address.

Here is the schedule.

Here is our schedule:
Monday, Oct 15th: Yogi ,Wanda
Tuesday,Oct 16th: Robyn(you are here!)Holly
Wednesday, Oct17th:  Sherry
Thursday, Oct 18th: MonicaTerre
Friday, Oct 19th: Suzanne

Happy Hopping and Good Luck!!

WARNING:
Creating even one of these ornaments is habit forming!


Once I started making these ornaments with the new stamps, I couldn't stop.
 The first one I made I used the Peace on Earth stamp and punched out 8 pieces.
 Fold each piece before
you do your surface design. 
I used a scoring board. I colored the paper before I punched on this one-lots of Distress Ink , stains and thermal embossed with Versamark and Ranger Superfine Gold Embossing powder.


For all fine line stamps I highly recommend Versafine inks and Ranger superfine embossing powder, to get these results.

Below are some assembly shots-I used some Ranger glue stick and some quick dry wet glue.
After creativity, glue might be the most important element in success with paper.


Fold each piece and glue one side to another and glue the last piece to both sides.
It's easier than it sounds.
The snow was created with a puffy pen and I added a gold hanger and beads.
There is enough of a hole in the middle to pass a long needle through with your hanger.




The rest are made with Spellbinders dies.

This was an Ornament die with O Little Town Stamp.
I thermal embossed with Versafine Crimson and Deep Lagoon.


 The background was added after cutting out the shapes and is an all over snowflake design with Stormy Night Distress








Above Spellbinders 2010 Holiday Tree and Peace on Earth . Thermal embossed with Versamark and Ranger green embossing tinsel.




Below, Spellbinders Dahlia and one of my new faves the Flourished Tree and Joy
I was going for
vintage here. No  embossing.I only used 3 sections as I wanted to see more of the stamp and less folds.





Spellbinders Lacy Squares and Flourish Noel-themal embossed Versafine Deep Lagoon, Brilliance Gold and Platinum pad to paper and hand embossed star with a rubber mallet and Cuttlebug folder-***shout out to Yogi****






Added some gold to the edges and a lacy hanger .
A new shape, all the lovely stamps, a stash full of embellishments- the possibilities are endless. Please post your own creations on the Quietfire FB page. I'd Love to see them.

So leave a comment and in addition to the drawing for a grab bag of QF rubber one other lucky commenter will receive the ornament of their choice-Sorry- the green snowy tree is already spoken for!

Comments and questions always welcome.

Now hop over to Holly and she what inspiration she has ready for you! And you can still go back and visit the blogs you missed . You have till Friday night to leave comments.

Thanks for visiting and good luck with the prizes!





81 comments:

  1. WOWZA! I just love what you made using these stamps! Isn't it great that with some know how, we can all create something like this? Thank you so much for sharing! I do not have the dies but I will creat a template and cut out shapes by hand. Some I shall decorate and others can be done by our 6yo son! Fun for all! My favs are the vintage tree and Noel square...loverly!

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  2. So many Great ideas and uses for stamps! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. These are fabulous! I can see how they would be habit forming. Great project!

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  4. these ornaments are great. not only are you showing us great ideas for the stamps also for my spellbinders. thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. These are fabulous! I just love how vintage they are...and yet very fresh and contemporary, too. Clever you!

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  6. I love the old-timey look of a tree with all kinds of different ornaments. I like to make them and give them to family and friends. The new calligraphy stamped messages on yours just make them look more elegant. I especially like the one made from the blossom die.

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  7. These examples of beautiful ornaments can make your creativity jump out of your skin. They are so cute, versatile and fun. What a tremendous stamp set to accomplish all that. Thank you for the ideas . . . .

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  8. What a fabulous idea Robyn. And you made such a variety in both designs and shapes - lots of inspiration! I think my favourite is the one with the Flourished Tree stamp too.

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  9. Cute, cute, cute. I can see why they're addicting!

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  10. What a great idea to also use "non-Christmas" dies to get different shapes! And the new stamps fit so well on the ornaments.

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  11. Fabulous ornaments Robyn! if I had room for a Christmas tree, I'd be making those :)

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  12. cute ornaments. You've got lots to decorate your tree now...
    Have a great day

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  13. Wonderful ornaments, love all the different shapes. Thse would make great garlands as well as tree ornaments.

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  14. What a wonderful set of ornaments! Great to see how versatile these rubber stamps are!!

    Good job!!

    Therese
    www.tmalakart.blogspot.ca

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  15. Love these Robyn! It's one habit I'll be forming, for sure. Nice variety here.

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  16. Robyn, These lovely ornaments are a very clever use of the dies and sentiments, thanks for sharing!
    Jutta Maraun

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  17. Love these! The banner idea is great. My fav is the "Little Town of Bethleham" ornament.

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  18. These are absolutely awesome Robyn!! I love them!

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  19. Robyn - I love each and every one of your ornaments! This would also be so nice to enclose with your Christmas cards as a small gift! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  20. What awesome ornaments! I love them-what a great idea for Christmas

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  21. Great idea, Robyn! I have the new QFD Christmas stamps - just waiting for a chance to play with them!

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  22. I love the look of homemade ornaments! Your tree will look special w/these beauties all over it! Outstanding idea!

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  23. Those are awesome!! Your tree must look just incredible!

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  24. What fantastic ornaments. (gildamc@hotmail.com)

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  25. Holly, I love these ornaments! I've never tried anything like this, but you've inspired me to give it a go!

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  26. Oooh Nooooo - I can see yet another addiction forming :D

    Fabulous ornaments, each and every one of them, thanks for sharing.

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  27. Oh my gosh, these ornaments are simply gorgeous. What a great idea, but so simple. Thank you so much for showing us how to do them.

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  28. What a fantastic idea! really super, i love them.

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  29. Fantastic collection of ornaments. These would be a nice change of pace in place of traditional cards.

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  30. My grandsons are always on the lookout for new and different ornaments to make and you've given me great ideas ... and they're unbreakable, a definite bonus. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Well these are just too cute!!! How to pick a favorite is difficult...but I was drawn to the Noel one... Well done!!!

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  32. These are just lovely! My brain is already trying to figure out how to make them part of a card - as a removeable ornament for the recipient. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  33. Lovely ornaments! They are so fab! My fav is the Joy Tree on the blossom die cut. Thanks for sharing!

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  34. What neat ornaments. Great ideas. Thanks loads,
    Candy Meyers

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  35. These would be a lovely addition to anyone's tree. So pretty!

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  36. These would be a lovely addition to anyone's tree. So pretty!

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  37. Beautiful work, and it looks so tricky (but I will believe you that is it not =;) )

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  38. I think my Granddaughter and I will make some of these. She will probably hang them in her room, very pretty.

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  39. Lovely ornaments. The turquoise tree is my favourite.

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  40. Oh such lovely ornaments...and a tutorial to boot! Thanks for sharing your expertise...
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  41. What adorable little ornaments you have made. Such a unique use for the stamps.

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  42. Great ideas thinking outside the box!
    wonderful creations!

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  43. What a great way to use so many stamps. I love the idea of the ornaments. Great inspiration.

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  44. I hve never thought about using stamps in differient ways, Thanks for the beautiful ornaments.

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  45. I really like the ornaments that you made with the three stamps. Very nice idea. Thank you,
    Jane

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  46. wonderful ideas... love all of it
    Debbie

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  47. wonderful ideas... love all of it
    Debbie

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  48. Holy cow! Your ornaments remind me of the ones I have from when my mom was a little girl - handmade with scraps of leftover wallpaper from her dad's job! I don't put them up anymore because they're too fragile, but I love looking at them and thinking of mom. :-) I think I'll be making some of your ornaments with my daughter this year... I miss the beauty of having 3-d paper ornaments on my tree!

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  49. Such a great idea - these could be done with the little people in our lives as well.

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  50. Great job on the ornaments, very cute.

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  51. Wow, fabulous ornaments!
    Wendy R
    gargystamps at yahoo dot ca

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  52. Unique way of using the stamps. Very original.

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  53. Great idea! Super inspiration for a Chr.istmas project

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  54. Love them, the tree design is my favourite.

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  55. Love these ornaments - great stamps, photos & construction info!
    Nelda

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  56. Fabulous! I love the Spellbinders and the way you put the gold on it. I never would have thought of making ornaments with all the stash I have.

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  57. Cute, cute ornaments. Looks like you couldn't stop once you got started!

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  58. Great idea! Love the ornaments. The stamps lend themselves to this project.

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  59. i am sure, a tree full of those looks gorgeous

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  60. Great ideas for ornaments. I make a new banner of come sort for every season. I can see these on this year's banner. Someone always get the retired banners as a gift. thanks as always for sharing.

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  61. These ornaments are lovely and I think they would be great on a tree for children.

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  62. These ornament ideas are wonderful. It is something I will be able to do with my grandchildren. Thank you for all the ideas.

    Karen Wilson

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  63. Robyn,
    Thank you, thank you for these wonderful ideas. i just might make ornaments instead of cards this year.
    Gail R.

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  64. Thanks for the inspiration ... I can see an afternoon of ornament making with the grandkids, in the near future!

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  65. I love your wonderful ornaments. What a great idea.

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  66. What lovely ornaments! I would love to be the recipient of one of those. Very pretty!

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  67. What lovely ornaments! I would love to be the recipient of one of those. Very pretty!

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  68. Great ornaments with beautiful Christmas calligraphy. Love the stamps.

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  69. Great idea! Can't wait to try some.

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  70. So many pretties to dangle this season. I found the tree hard to "read" but very pretty.

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  71. Thank you for sharing your beautiful ornaments!

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  72. merry christmas Robyn

    lets do another rolodex swap.

    love, anne a.

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  73. these will be perfect as gift tags also - just wonderful

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  74. What a neat group of ornaments

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  75. Great project, Robyn, love how they turned out!

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