Saturday, December 17, 2011

KinderStampO's Ornaments, Ornaments, and More Ornaments Blog Hop - December 17th & 18th

Holiday Greetings Wonderful Visitors!

Welcome to KinderStampO's "Ornaments, Ornaments, and More Ornaments" Blog Hop!  Whether you are already a follower or new to my blog, WELCOME AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!  Get ready to see 24 unique, creative, and fun ways to decorate your tree with all of our ornament creations!  You should have arrived here from Kari's blog, Purple Funtastick Creations.  If you get lost during the hop or need to view the entire line-up, please visit Jess at KinderStampO.  Make sure you read this post til the very end so you can learn about some of the wonderful prizes up for grabs ;)

I grew up creating ornaments with my family as a child.  Of course, there were the fun paper doves and stars we created in school, but my mother used to create fabric pinecones, macaroni angels, and painted glass ornaments with us as children as well.  It has been YEARS since I've had an opportunity to create something I can use to decorate the tree, so I jumped at the opportunity to participate in Jess' fun hop. 

I chose to create an ornament that was a play off of an explosion box.  Explosion boxes have been all the rage as of late in the crafting world, and I had always want to create one, so I thought "Why not?  Who says it can't be an ornament as well?"  I researched "mini explosion box" and found a wonderful tutorial by Shannon at Stampin' Sentiments that was not only informative, but extremely simple to follow.  Following Shannon's wonderful directions and examples, I created an ornament I am extremely proud of and absolutely love.

So, without further ornament!

Pretty little ornament!

Loving these little snowflakes!

Open it up...

...and there's a message inside!

Sorry about the smudge on "Happy Holidays" - blame my busy little fingers!

Supply List:
* KinderStampO's "Vintage and Traditional Holiday" Stamp Set
* Imaginisce "Cottage Christmas" Cardstock in "All That Glitters", "Winter Woods", and "Christmas Countdown"
* Post-It Craft Paper in "White"
* Imaginisce "Snowflake Glitz" Metal Stickers
* Imaginisce "Holiday Garlands" Ribbons
* Ranger Adirondack Earthtones Pigment Ink Pad in "Pitch Black"
* Crop-a-Dile
* Martha Stewart Scoring Board
* Paper Cutter
* Bone Folder

This was so much fun to make and I am feeling inspired to create several more versions - it was easy, quick, and looks great!

As promised...there is BLOG CANDY!

I will be selecting one winner from my blog to receive this one-of-a-kind ornament created by YOURS TRULY!  (with a non-smudged sentiment inside, lol)  I may even include a fun treat inside ;) (it is an explosion box, after all!).  Please leave me a comment by 11:59pm on Sunday, December 18th in order to qualify.  I will give you a bonus entry if you become a follower or are already a follower :)  Please, please, PLEASE leave me contact information with your entries - it makes it much easier to contact you if you WIN! :)

ALSO - every comment you leave on all of the blogs will qualify to win you the GRAND PRIZE stocking being offered by Jess.  Some of the names being featured in this awesome stocking are Lindy's Stamp Gang...KinderStampO...Karlas001...Helmar...PYMII...and Unity Stamps.  With prizes like NEED to enter! :)

Your next stop is Sandra at 365 Days of Cricut.  Thank you for visiting, and once again HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

~ Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"


  1. That little box is just too cute. TFS

  2. What a cute idea. Now is my chance to finally make an explosion box. I am a new follower and look forward to seeing more from you. TFS

  3. cool idea love it,

    im so going to try this,i did TRY a big box a while back but it just didnt like me,,lol
    but this looks like way to much fun
    thank you 4 sharing
    sandy xx :)

  4. What a great project !
    Thanks for sharing

  5. cute idea and cute ornament!

  6. Very cute ornament. TFS

  7. Fun Ornament! I love the idea of an exploding box ornament!
    leslierahye @ nctv dot com

  8. I love this! Such a great idea turning it into a ornament! Def. will be trying this hee hee! Hugs, Leanne
    tobusyscrapping at bellsouth dot net

  9. very nice can put thing in it and hang on the tree right. very nice.

  10. love love love TFS!!!


  11. I so love this very nice
    teri . barefoot @ gmail . com

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  13. Sweet as always Ashley. Happy Holidays to you

  14. Love your ornament....very unique!

  15. This is adorable. I love the idea of an explosion box ornament. I am now a follower by the google friend.

  16. Cute little box. Great for filling with treats.

  17. This is fabulous! TFS Happy Holidays!

  18. This is so funtasticallt cute. I love te idea. Still haven't made an explosion box but am eager to do so Thanks.
    Loving Scrapper 101

  19. Never ever thought of an exploding box as an ornament-very clever!! I am a follower!
    Wishing you and yours a very Magical Christmas!

  20. Have become a follower and found you thru 365 day.

  21. Love the box idea! Very cute!

  22. cute explosion Happy Holidays mamadragon^

  23. This is so cute. Great idea. Love it. Thanks for the chance, Johanne L.

  24. I wonder if you could sneak a little chocolate in there...would be fun to hunt it out eh??? tfs...beautiful project.
    kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

  25. WOW - an exploding ornament! LOL! So very cute!

  26. How clever to think of an explosion is a perfect ornament. Looks like fun to make and yours turned out beautifully...I too like the flakes!
    I am a follower. Great job!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  27. how clever!

  28. Cute and clever ornament! The smudge adds character - like it was flying in to the little package. Thanks for the chance to win!

  29. Your box ornament is so unique,your
    creative juices were really flowing!