Wednesday, December 15, 2010

K & Company Vintage Paper Ornaments

We were absolutely thrilled when we were sent a package
of crafting goodies from  EK Sucess Brands/ K & Company
They have the cutest Christmas line by Susan Winget -Glad Tidings 
that is a classy vintage style with gorgeous stickers. 
This paper line offers so many ideas and possiblilties we thought we'd start with some ornaments. 
They have the most gorgeous glitter paper
and snowflake punch that made it easy to whip these out.
We  first made some medallion ornaments similar to the glitter ornaments
 we made a few weeks ago. 
This time we made them larger and used chipboard. 
We used the same pattern from the Cricut, but you can actually trace the pattern and hand cut them.
We glued the sheet music and there is one problem with using chipboard. 
It curls. 
That's why we love working with wood.  It's so much more substantial.
We found a solution by pressing it flat with heavy bowls.  
We added a little reindeer found in the Susan Winget Glad Tidings Snowman die-cut pack.  
They have some really fun and festive silhouettes.
After drying, we glued and glittered the edges.
We love that Martha glitter!
Next, we tried making some paper cones. 
For a while now, we have wanted to make some vintage ornaments
and ran across lots of very inspiring ideas.
We found some great tutorials for making cones  and rosettes
Andrea over at the Opulent Cottage gave the best tutorial for rosettes, and cones- a great picture tutorial.  Better Homes and Garden  also has tons of vintage ornament inspiration. 
We used K and Company's Glad Tidings Glitter pack to accent the ornaments.  
 We LOVE this Snowflake is a great tool! 
 We punched several snowflakes out of the thick red glitter paper with ease!
Crisp and clean cuts! 

For this ornament, we used extra glittered wood snowflakes for the base, punched snowflake die-cuts, rosettes made out of sheet music, and the super cute stickers.
Here's an upclose picture of these luscious stickers.  In real life, they are very 3D.  The snowglobe stickers even have snow glitter that wiggles around in them.  Love them!

We added a little glitter around the sheet music rosette.

For the Santa sticker, we embellished the ornament with strips of red glitter paper.
Adding glue between each layer.

And last, the oh so cute snowglobe sticker deserved a prime spot on an ornament.
As you can see the possiblities of things to create are pretty much limitless.
Plus it's always fun to work with such great quality products
so you really can't go wrong with whatever you create. 
These also make great tags for gifts and neighbor treat bags!
Happy Ornament Making!

Thanks again K & Company for indulging our crafting habit!!


. said...

They are all so pretty!!! :)

JC's Loft said...

HOLY MOLY ladies! Those are so pretty!!!! Can I trade my younger brother in for a crafty sister??? JK I love my brother, but how fun it would be to do fun projects like this with a sister : )


autumn said...

these turned out SO well! and what a great surprise to find a package of crafting goodies at your doorstep! you've hit the big time!

Cary M. said...

You two are so talented.
Cary M.

The Single Nester said...

Just lovely and elegant. You can never have too much glitter!

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