Monday, October 17, 2011

Christmas is Coming Soon!

Hello friends!  Do you realize how close we are to Christmas?!
I love hand-made especially during the Christmas time!  I love making gifts, wrapping, tags and also enjoy the cookie-making process as well!  So I thought now would be a great time to start thinking about some fun gift-giving ideas for the Holiday Season!  (And don't forget our FUN "Advent Event" coming in December right here on this blog!  There is always so much fun and inspiration from the BnW team!  Be sure to follow along with us now so you don't miss a single thing!)

I was thinking of Summer and her new baby she had this year and realized that this would be her very first Christmas!  And with all of the new babies in our family, it was always a tradition to make an ornament for the new baby!  So here's what I came up with:
I've used some round 4" chipboard and covered it with papers so that the back of the ornament has a nice finish on it as well.  I've also taken some ribbon and placed it in between two coasters and glued them together so that it is a bit thicker and sturdier to hang on a tree.

I typed up the "baby's first Christmas" on the computer and punched it out to attach to the could also add in the year if you'd like.  I've taken an older Belles 'n Whistles stamp (the Christmas tree) and stamped it along the side of the circle so that there would be space left on the right side of the image.  I then separately stamped this very sweet Rockin' Around stamp, colored her with my Copic markers and cut her out and popped her up in front of the Christmas tree.

Now wouldn't this be a precious gift for baby?  You could customize it just by changing up the colors of her hair and added a name and date with it as well.  They're so fun and easy to make!  So be sure to grab up your favorite Belles 'n Whistles Holiday stamps and start making yours for the quickly approaching Holiday Season!!  Thanks for checking in today!!  See you again soon! :)


  1. This is just gorgeous Vicki...such a sweet idea...and a lot sturdier than mine were last image and colouring.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Adorable Vicki! Lovely gift and keepsake!

  3. Vicky, this is beautiful! How pretty it will look hanging from a tree in a few weeks! Hugs...

  4. So beautiful...what a lovely idea!...fab colouring!
    xxx Margreet

  5. Wow Vicki welcome back !!!! Wow this is precious!!!!! Such an adorable image and of course your coloring is excellent!!!!! Way to go my friend can't wait to see what else you come up with for the holidays as I am sure it will be spectacular as always!!!!!

  6. Vicki, this is so stinkin' cute! Love the soft colors and your coloring is awesome. Great holiday project.


  7. I think this looks just like you - so very cute - I love it.
    Sandy oh - Happy Birthday to you la la la