Monday, 8 September 2014

Monday Make with Creative Expressions - Yellow Baubles

Hello Followers! How was the last week for you? Mine was good, got lots done and I am feeling very accomplished!

Today I am going to show you how you can make some lovely Christmas decorations using the latest Festive Collection of  Stamps and Dies from Creative Expressions. 

When I saw these lovely stamps and corresponding dies I immediately had the idea to make a 3D decoration. Now whether you choose to use them in a 3D way or not, I know you are going to thrilled at how perfectly they work together. As with my make last week, the wreath, I was blown away with the quality of the cut and the detail in the stamped images. But then what else would you expect from a Creative Expressions product? Only the best will do!!

So, onto the making of the Yellow Baubles.

I chose to colour my own card, but there is no reason why you couldn't use any coloured card you liked. What about metallic card, or maybe a light embossing powder on a dark card? Anyway, I like to be a bit different with my colour schemes at Christmas and this year I quite fancy yellow and black. It has a slightly oriental or even a Victorian look to it don't you think?

Because I am a frugal crafter I only painted the card in the areas I was going to stamp on! I used the die to draw around. I then embossed with black powder before cutting it out using the corresponding die.

Each bauble comprises 4 stamped images. I made 2 small baubles and one large one. Each piece was scored down the middle and glued together with a looped thread to hang it from down the middle.

I added a beaded pin at the bottom, being careful not to poke myself in the finger!

Hope you have been inspired to make your own? I will certainly be making some more of these myself for my tree this year.

See you next week for another inspirational project.



  1. i am still a bit lost on how to assemble this bauble

    1. Hi Janet. Sorry to read that you are having trouble assembling the bauble. I am currently producing a complete How2 worksheet for this project. Watch this space! Kind regards

  2. Hi KimzKrafts, I so love this technique! Love the colours of black and yellow together. You do forget a lot where colours are concerned and then you see something like this and say oh yes, I forgot about them....! Lol! I love the black pins useage too, what a great idea! "Thank you" xx Love Karen xx