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Hello, friends!

Welcome to the October ~ It’s A Wonderful Time of the Year ~ Stamp Simply Ribbon Store blog hop!   If you’ve arrived here from Sharon’s blog, then you are on your way!   Back on Sharon’s blog, you should have read the instructions on how you can win a fabulous prize during this hop.   In case you didn’t ~ Sharon is offering a $50 ribbon gift certificate to one lucky hopper.   The winner will be randomly chosen from on commenter on one of our blogs.   You’ll want to check them all!

I have fallen head over heels in love with the new Graphic 45 Christmas Past designer paper.   It just takes me back to my childhood and the old fashioned Christmas decor that I grew up with.   For my project today, I created an ornament that is presented inside an acetate box.   When you lift the lid off, the ornament comes with the lid and can be hung on the tree with or without the topper.

I took one of the ornament images from the JustRite Stampers Christmas Ornaments set and stamped it four times on Cherry Cobbler card stock (in black).   I cut those out and set them aside.   Then I stamped the same ornament four times on acetate in versamark and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder.   I cut those out.   I score each piece down the center and adhered them together to create the 3D ornament.

The box is a simple design, following the acetate box tutorial on Splitcoaststampers in the resources section.   Before I formed the box top, I created a hole in the top to bring the gold cord from the ornament through.   Then I decorated the top of the box as well.  (note: instead of four sides of acetate on my box, I used two sides of acetate and two sides of card stock.

Of course, since I will gift this to someone, I had to make a card to go with it!   I found the three ornament image from JustRite Stampers Vintage Christmas set to be the perfect compliment.

Here are my deets:

Stamps:  JustRite Stampers Christmas Ornaments set and JustRite Stampers Vintage Christmas set and JustRite Stampers Christmas Nested Sentiments (on the ornament box)

Colors:  Handsome Hunter, Cherry Cobbler, GP White, Acetate, Graphic 45 Christmas Past dp

Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, copics, Versamark, Tim Holtz distressing inks in tea bag and Antique Photo

Accessories: 1/4″ gold silk ribbon, 1 1/4″ gold silk ribbon, gold 1/2 pearls, red 1/2 pearls, gold embossing powder, eyelet border punch, branch punch, circle punches (various), circle nestabilites, lacey circle nestabilities, sponges, scor tape, scoring blade, gold cording, hole punches (various), red glitter glue, gold glitter glue, bow easy.


Now it’s time to send you hopping!   Your next stop is Michelle Woerner’s blog.   You can bet she will dazzle you!!


Here are the other blogs involved in this hop:

Sharon Johnson – Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Holly McMillen < —– You are here :)

Michelle Woerner

Barb Schram

Deb Saaranen

Linda Duke


Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed your visit!



91 Responses to “~ SSRS – It’s A Wonderful Time of the Year ~”

  1. on 12 Oct 2010 at 06:22Jerri Kay

    Okay, someone please pick me up off the floor! These are absolutely stunning designs Holly, gorgeous papers, gorgeous work, I’m positively drooling!

  2. on 12 Oct 2010 at 06:30Gloria Westerman

    These are exquisite!!!!!!!!! Love your ornament idea…..will have to case everything……..truly magnificent……thank you for sharing with us………I will be right back after this hop to look again and to stay a little longer…….

  3. on 12 Oct 2010 at 06:31barb schram

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the ornament, Holly! What a wonderful way to showcase your fabulous work in the acetate box. YAnd your card just finishes the set perfectly!

  4. on 12 Oct 2010 at 06:38Michelle

    one word ~ Gorgeous!

  5. on 12 Oct 2010 at 06:54Mary Kunze

    What great projects. Love them all.

  6. on 12 Oct 2010 at 07:02Monika/buzsy

    Gorgeous gift set Holly! Love that ornament… fabulous matching box and card. The papers look perfect! :o)

  7. on 12 Oct 2010 at 07:03Marilyn

    Wow absolutely gorgeous especially the ornament and the presentation is fabulous. May have to case this if you don’t mind.

  8. on 12 Oct 2010 at 07:16Carla Suto

    Your projects are absolutely gorgeous, Holly! I love the traditional colors and vintage papers and the beautiful bows! The 3D ornament is exquisite and I love how you presented it!

  9. on 12 Oct 2010 at 07:18Kelly Massman

    Love the ornaments! :-)

  10. on 12 Oct 2010 at 07:18Jamie McCann

    I love the card! The colors are beautiful!

  11. on 12 Oct 2010 at 07:20Debbie Marcinkiewicz

    What an absolutely gorgeous holiday gift set!

  12. on 12 Oct 2010 at 07:22sharon d

    Great projects! Love the ornaments. Thanks for sharing.

  13. on 12 Oct 2010 at 07:23Brenda E

    What a lovely card. Gorgeous!

  14. on 12 Oct 2010 at 07:30Sandy

    WOW again!! What a DIVINE ornament and presentation!! Thanks for sharing:)

  15. on 12 Oct 2010 at 07:33Luanne Ford

    Even though I’m a paper crafter, I don’t think I’d have the patience to make your fabulous ornaments. They are beyond fabulous!!

  16. on 12 Oct 2010 at 07:36Lynn G.

    WOW…eye popping!!!! Absolutely Gorgeous! :)

  17. on 12 Oct 2010 at 07:42Bobbie Duran

    Beautiful cards and love the ornament. That is an amazing die. Thanks for your inspiration.

  18. on 12 Oct 2010 at 07:44yvonne

    Just beautiful!!

  19. on 12 Oct 2010 at 07:47Sharon Johnson

    Holly, your ornament in that box is JUST STUNNING! Such a pretty ornament and what a way to showcase it! The coordinating card is lovely!!! What a GREAT holiday project!

  20. on 12 Oct 2010 at 08:04Deb Saaranen

    Wow– what a gorgeous ornament and card! You certainly are one creative lady!!! (Though I knew that looooong ago!)

  21. on 12 Oct 2010 at 08:26Susan G

    What a beautiful set! I love the vintage feel of the paper and the ornament is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing that. Wish I could be the lucky recipient.

  22. on 12 Oct 2010 at 08:37ChristineCreations

    Oh my goodness Holly! What a gorgeous rich project! This is just dazzling!

  23. on 12 Oct 2010 at 08:50Charlette

    Holly, Just a fabulous set. Wow the card everyone would just love to receive. Love the color combo. The box with the ornament is wonderful. Your are so talented. TFS!

  24. on 12 Oct 2010 at 09:05Mary R.

    Wow~ these are just beautiful! I love the clear box idea for presenting a hand made ornament!

  25. on 12 Oct 2010 at 09:08Darla

    I am speechless, the projects on this blog hop are STUNNING!!! GORGEOUS presentation of your ornament!! LOVE it!

  26. on 12 Oct 2010 at 09:20cathy tidwell

    Wow! That ornament is sooo stunning! I love the ‘old world’ feel to your creations, just gorgeous!

  27. on 12 Oct 2010 at 09:30Tanya Phillips

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS! I can’t believe you made the ornament and box! Fabulous idea! I love the vintage look, beautiful.

  28. on 12 Oct 2010 at 09:46Darlene L

    Awesome projects as always. I just love the color palette you have chosen for your holiday packaging.

  29. on 12 Oct 2010 at 09:49Mary W.

    Just Beautiful!!!! Love that paper too!!

  30. on 12 Oct 2010 at 09:54Michelle Woerner

    WOW! Holly this project is amazing. I love the details on the card and that box and ornament -THUD! Perfection. Hugs,

  31. on 12 Oct 2010 at 09:55Sabrina aka okimom2girlz

    OMGosh, Holly, this is so GORGEOUS!! What an amazing gift idea. I absolutely LOVE the colors and the richness of them!! So very beautiful! Hugs, Sabrina

  32. on 12 Oct 2010 at 09:58Elle Kasban

    Oh my Goodness! Beauty to behold! Love your projects.

  33. on 12 Oct 2010 at 10:03Debbie S

    Your projects are just gorgeous, as usual.

  34. on 12 Oct 2010 at 10:11Marisa

    These are fabulous, Holly. Love the ornament!

  35. on 12 Oct 2010 at 10:13shirley

    So very pretty, colors are amazing…all I can say is Wow!

  36. on 12 Oct 2010 at 10:15lynn legge

    i too love the nostalgic look and you did a wonderful job on these projects.
    the ribbons and added touches are gorgeous

  37. on 12 Oct 2010 at 11:09Linda M

    I think one lucky person is going to be thrilled to receive this set! Such a lovely set – the papers are very vintage and so tastefully combined!

  38. on 12 Oct 2010 at 11:29sharon l

    I love the clear box with the ornament hanging inside.
    I find your examples sunning!
    Sharon L

  39. on 12 Oct 2010 at 11:40Lynda Hill

    Ooohhh, Holly, I wish I was the lucky recipient of this beautiful ornament and gift box. Absolutely gorgeous set to gift. Thanks!!

  40. on 12 Oct 2010 at 11:43Barb

    love, love, love the box idea! how cute is that!?

  41. on 12 Oct 2010 at 12:04Traci S.


    You have made a stunning ornament box and holder. I love how you worked the cardstock into the sides of the container.

    This paper is so wonderful. It should smell like apple pie baking or something! It brings back so many wonderful memories.

    I really love the card! Those ornaments and the circles around them are so pretty. It would come in handy for people that don’t have nestabilities and the such. (hint: like me!) lol

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.

  42. on 12 Oct 2010 at 12:07Janet L.

    What pretty projects. I so love your color choices and details! Thanks for sharing your talents.

  43. on 12 Oct 2010 at 12:38Pati L

    Wow! What a great ornament project and that card is beautiful! What great, vintage like colors.

  44. on 12 Oct 2010 at 12:39Darlene Gabriel

    I agree with you – I love this paper too. Your card is beautiful and I just love the 3D ornament. What a wonderful presentation in the clear box.

  45. on 12 Oct 2010 at 13:36DeniseB

    Beautiful card, ornament and box! Lovely!

  46. on 12 Oct 2010 at 13:37Gail Moore

    Oh WOW, simply beautiful.

  47. on 12 Oct 2010 at 14:01silvia haynes

    Gorgeous card!! LOVE the ornament and it’s beautiful packaging

  48. on 12 Oct 2010 at 15:03Stacie

    WOW! Nothing short of STUNNING!!!

  49. on 12 Oct 2010 at 15:43Kara

    These are truly stunning. And for a change, I have most of the supplies.

  50. on 12 Oct 2010 at 16:27Rhonda Z

    I love your ornament!

  51. on 12 Oct 2010 at 16:28Jan

    What a clever idea and lovely gift!

  52. on 12 Oct 2010 at 17:37Rosie Waldt

    Love the ornament you did to match the card, what a lovely gift.

  53. on 12 Oct 2010 at 17:43Shirley N

    Wow Holly, what a fantastic project! Your card, ornament and ornament box are all so gorgeous. Awesome project!

  54. on 12 Oct 2010 at 17:46Hilda

    OMG Holly! Your ornament and it’s presentation box are absolutely gorgeous! What a lovely gift idea.

  55. on 12 Oct 2010 at 18:24Natalie

    Holly! how beautiful!! I love love love your ornament and box! totally need to try it! You are so talented!!

  56. on 12 Oct 2010 at 18:35Linda Carlson

    Brings back fun memories from Baraga….

  57. on 12 Oct 2010 at 18:40Monique

    Beautiful projects Love the warm Holidays colors .. So inspirational :)

  58. on 12 Oct 2010 at 18:48Lynne Zickert

    Holly – Love your project – it is really awesome. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing!


  59. on 12 Oct 2010 at 19:32Jean

    These projects are just beautiful! I love the vintage look you have given to the ornaments.

  60. on 12 Oct 2010 at 20:23Pat S

    Love your ornament box and card. These papers are too die for!

  61. on 12 Oct 2010 at 20:35Rebecca Ednie

    Your box is gorgeous! I love how it has two clear sides and two cardstock ones.

  62. on 12 Oct 2010 at 20:44Chris R. from Iowa

    Totally amazing what you can do with some paper! These are so gorgeous and rich looking. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

  63. on 12 Oct 2010 at 20:45Linda Duke

    WOW!! Holly, GORGEOUS work girl. The ornament box is wonderful, and that card… beautiful.

  64. on 13 Oct 2010 at 03:49Joni Mastronardi

    Your projects are just amazing! I want to get it all.

  65. on 13 Oct 2010 at 04:19laura huffman

    love the ornament and box. what a beautiful way to showcase a projects. card matches so perfectly. gorgeous.

  66. on 13 Oct 2010 at 05:38Teri

    WOW!! and again I say WOW!! These are exceptional!! Love that box!!

  67. on 13 Oct 2010 at 06:09Dee N

    FANTASTIC, fabulous . . . there aren’t words to express how gorgeous this project turned out. Now I have to make sure and try this ornament and card, also. What a beautiful combination.

  68. on 13 Oct 2010 at 06:35Julie Strenke

    What a lovely gift idea. I love the ornament in the box it is beautiful.

  69. on 13 Oct 2010 at 07:21Chriss Blagrave

    Gorgeous gift! The card, 3D ornament and that packaging…wow! Stunning!

  70. on 13 Oct 2010 at 08:11Susan Z

    What a gorgeous gift idea!!! So creative!

  71. on 13 Oct 2010 at 08:21Donna G

    Hi Holly,
    I love the vintage look as well, so I am in love with your projects today! The card and ornament box go so well together. This will be such a lovely gift for someone special. TFS
    Donna G

  72. on 13 Oct 2010 at 08:50Samantha

    Love the vintage look!!

  73. on 13 Oct 2010 at 09:13Linda C.

    WOW! You box looks store bought! Brilliant artwork!

  74. on 13 Oct 2010 at 09:32Lillian Child

    Fabulous, Holly! Love your creativity. And those ribbons – talk about gorgeous!

  75. on 13 Oct 2010 at 12:01Mary Anne K.

    The boxed ornament and matching card are exquisite! Love that vintage feel and warm look!

  76. on 13 Oct 2010 at 13:45Lorraine M.

    Wow! That clear box is gorgeous, and so is your card! Love it!

  77. on 13 Oct 2010 at 15:36Samantha Heap

    Wow how lovely! And the prize this month is amazing too!
    Silly me accidentally got my dates mixed up and entered into last months blog hop, and didnt realise until the very last page! I guess thats what comes of hopping on my first day of having a blog….
    Thanks for the opportunity to win! :) x

  78. on 13 Oct 2010 at 16:05Michele in IL.

    Holly, I always look forward to viewing your creations! Just love everything you create!

  79. on 13 Oct 2010 at 21:05Sue D

    Beautiful ornament and card!

  80. on 13 Oct 2010 at 23:39Ola Jaggers

    Wow!!! These are absolutely stunning… very, very gorgeous!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    okj83 at live dot com

  81. on 14 Oct 2010 at 03:21Linda E

    Oh, so gorgeous!!!! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent with us.

  82. on 14 Oct 2010 at 04:50Kathy E

    So beautiful! And the ornament was surprisingly easy–I like that in a project!

  83. on 14 Oct 2010 at 15:01Sylvia

    What a treasure this ornament would be. Both pieces are beautiful. Thanks for the great inspiration.

  84. on 14 Oct 2010 at 20:52Holly AKA KopyKat

    Holly, These are so beautiful, love the dp and the beautiful ribbon and design.

  85. on 14 Oct 2010 at 23:50Meda

    I just love that ornament and the way you packed it in that gorgeous box!
    These would make awesome Christmas gifts!

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  87. on 15 Oct 2010 at 05:24Amber Joy

    Holly, you know I love these as I said so in my comment on SCS. But I’ll say it again here, “I LOVE THESE”. That paper is so yummy and the colors you used… wow!

  88. on 15 Oct 2010 at 06:18Barb(GrandmaUpNorth)

    Beautiful, stunning, wonderful – I’m running out of adjetives to describe what you did with that beautiful paper. What a great project.

  89. on 15 Oct 2010 at 13:43Jen Clark

    Wow – that is just brilliant!!!! I LOVE that ornament, the box, everything!!! It is so beautiful – I am envious of the lucky person who is going to be the recipient of such a wonderful gift!!!!

  90. on 18 Oct 2010 at 09:23Lisa

    Whoa, this is seriously awesome! Love it! :)

  91. on 23 Oct 2010 at 16:37Anita

    This is a beautiful box. My husband usually personalizes ornaments for people at our church craft show. Maybe I’ll try to make some of these for his ornaments.

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