12.19.2011

Altered Snowflakes

I made a special snowflake ornament for a friend that I would like to share with you today.  It's one of my favorite things to do is transform a dollar store item into something that exudes style and looks costly. 
I started with a plastic snowflake that I glued to a scallop die cut  for the background.  Next I started layering more scallop pieces with stamped images.  I paired a silver tinsel  trim in there for extra shine.  I added a button at the top to finish it off and then strung a thin silver cord to hang it.  I would love to make these for my tree but I don't have the time to make 50 currently.  Perhaps after the holiday is over, I can stock up on the snowflakes and create away.  I think they make beautiful ornaments and can be personalized with initials, words, images, etc.  I envision charms dangling.  Oh so many ideas. 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps: Snowflakes
Crafty Boots: Christmas
DYSU: #50 Winter
Gingerloft: #30Winter/Christmas
My Sheri Crafts: #75 Let It Snow
Oh La La Creations: #95 Anything but a card
One Stop Craft: #162 Christmas Sparkle
Paper Creations Ink: #15 Something old, something new (old papers new stamp)
The Ribbon Reel: #17 Shabby Holiday Winter

Supplies used:
snowflake: Dollar Store
pattern paper: My Mind's Eye Holly Jolly
stamp: PSA Snowflake
fiber: Webster's Pages, DMC floss, and Stampin Up silver cord
button: craft supply
other: Recollections extra large scallop punch, Stampin Up 2 inch scallop punch, Marvy circle punch

34 comments:

Tenia Nelson

Gorgeous!!!

Penni

This is beautiful.

Hugs
Penni
X

Sharon

WOW Amy! This is soooo beautiful!!! I love it! :)

Linda R.

This looks amazing.. I just love it!! Soooo creative my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Kristi S

Amy,
This is gorgeous!

Rea

So cute, and creative. I think your idea to make some for your tree is great. I use these snowflakes also to create fun things. They are very versitile. I used one on a card, I just haven't posted it yet. You'll know it when you see it. Hugs

Annette

Amy this is so fun...I love it.. You are so creative

dstandard

WOW this is just gorgeous!

Mrs A.

Gorgeous transformation. Hugs Mrs A.

Kelly Massman

so pretty!

Linda Beeson

Oh so pretty! I picked up some of those snowflakes too.

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! That is AWESOME!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee how you did this!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Mynnette

Um, yeah you get a WOW from me! This is gorgeous! Gonna have to CASE this idea, if that's ok?! LOVE it--fabulous! Found you via DYSU. ;)

Kirsty Vittetoe

Wow, that is beautiful, and looks like a fun project to make too!

Dodici

Amy,this is simply amazing!!!
Thanks for joining us at ATSC!
Dodici
x

Denise and Louise

This is stunning and such a clever idea.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

M@rjan

Gorgeous!!!

Audrey Pettit

Oooh, Amy! This is gorgeous! I'd say you've taken some dollar store merchandise and turned it into high end boutique! Love that snowflake. I bought some glittery ones that are similar at the dollar store last year and have had the most fun with them. Really love the combo of stuff you've used here. The scalloped circle in the background brings a touch of the earthy, the snowflake adds a look of nature, and then the tinsel glams it all up. LOVE that!

June Houck

WOW WOW WOW!!! Amy, this is BEAUTIFUL. Your friend will treasure this ornament.

cnelson

WOWZERS! This is soooooooo GORGEOUS!

whoistracy

This is awesome!!! I love the black & white color scheme with a bit of silver thrown in. So classy indeed.

Ros

Wow! wow! wow! ... absolutely fabulous!!

Keilly

Oh my Amy, this is just beautiful. What a lucky friend to receive such a pretty gift. Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel this fortnight.

Lizy

This is beautiful Amy! I love all the ideas you have...fingers crossed for your 50!
Thanks for joining in our Anything But A Card challenge at Ooh La La....and Merry Christmas! :)
Lizy DT x

Marge

Very clever, thrifty and BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE your snowflake ornament!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!!!

Karen B.

Awesome ornament! I too picked up a pack of these goodies and they are so pretty!

Alice Wertz

beautiful project! love the layering and details. fabulous work as always!

Sonia

Hello Amy
I really like what you do... Wonderful creation!Cool idea!
-Sony
http://sonia-studio60.blogspot.com

Rebekah

how awesome! I can envision a whole tree decorated in these beauties! very fab:) Happy Holidays!!

Pauline

A stunningly beautiful ornament, just fabulous! Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

Maria Matter

Gorgeous Amy!!!
Merry Christmas!

Gabrielle

Fabulous! Thank you for joining us at Crafty Boots! Happy, happy Christmas x

Sherry

Awesome ornament!! Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft Challenge.

Hugs,

Sherry - DT

Dee's Craft Room

Lovely snowflake design, it's very effective.

All of the excitement of the past week or so has put me well behind, sorry. I hope your Christmas was as good as mine and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very happy New Year.

Thank you for entering this Crafty Boots challenge.

Dionne

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