December 3, 2012

Photo Ornaments Made Easy

Once again I'm using my favorite scrapbook tool, Spellbinders Nestabilities. I never get tired of them. This time I created some fun photo ornaments that will go to my family members.

For this first ornament I created the photo designs in Photoshop and printed them out on cardstock. Then I used the Spellbinders Nestablity called Label 18 to cut out the images and two shapes from chipboard.

After cutting everthing out I glued one image to each chipboard shape, then placed one end of each piece of ribbon and the chord for the loop on the back side of one of them then glued the two sides together.

After they were glued together I covered them with mod podge to seal everything and waited for it to dry, then tied the ribbon into a bow and punched the hole in the bottom for the hanging bead.

This one is for my sister. I used the two largest sizes of Nestabilities dies in the "Labels 8" set. One for the chipboard and patterned paper, and one for the picture.

On the backside I used the smallest die from the set for the pictures of my niece and nephew.

This one is my mom when she was a child. I used the "Labels 1" Nestabilities set for it.

Having two pieces of cardstock makes these nice and thick and durable. They don't bend at all. I plan to make a whole set with my grandparents' and great grandparents' old photos for my own tree.  They really are pretty simple. If you're having a hard time coming up with something unique these are just the ticket and don't cost much at all to make, but I guarantee they will be a hit!
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AngMomof3 said...

Oh Amber these are absolutely beautiful gifts! I love what you did with these ornaments. I've never used nestabilities, but this convinces me that I am going to have to try them out! Amazing work, Amber!

Anita Cory said...

I agree with Angela! These will be the gifts most raved about in your family this year! Well done!