Thursday, August 5, 2010

Christmas in the Summertime

My life has been too crazy busy to do any crafting for a couple weeks but I thought I'd share a different kind of papercrafting that I enjoy. These Christmas ornaments are done on perforated paper and use embroidery floss and beads. These are kits from Mill Hill.

This one is on kraft colored paper, has the stitching done and I've started adding the white beads in Santa's beard and the red beads on his hat. They
are pretty hard to see in the photos.

In the next two, I've completed the stitching and beading but haven't cut them out of the paper yet. They are about 2 1/2 - 3 " tall when completed.

Here's one more that is cut out,
backed with felt, and has a ribbon
added for hanging on the tree.

Everyone remember that the Paper Makeup August Release Party is Saturday night (August 7) at 8 p.m. EST! I can't be at this one because I'll be at a Ball State Theatre reunion with former students but I hope everyone has a great time chatting. There are great new Everyday Fairies (Carter and Tangii are my favorites!), new Moodies, new Wordart and former digi stamps that have been "rubberized". Check it out here if you've haven't already.

Summer is slipping away so fast. Enjoy the rest of your summer!


  1. very fun mom! Can i expect one for my tree? :D

  2. These are adorable! When I was first married (19 years ago as of next week!), I used to cross-stitch ornaments for everyone for Christmas. This makes me want to go searching for my old craft supplies. :) Too many fun projects and too little time...