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Christmas Ornaments, Doily Wreath & a New Giveaway!

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Psst! Miz Bella here and I’m taking over this newsletter!

To kick off this Christmas season, Design Team Member Laura Carson has some adorable ornament ideas for you (houses and wreaths) AND a new collage sheet entitled A Child’s Christmas! Couldn’t you just create your whole holiday theme around that title?

(Hey, that new collage sheet, and ALL the Christmas Collage Sheets and Christmas Rubber Stamps are On Sale!)

The house ornaments are made from the Die-Cut Chipboard Houses with Windows over only the lids from Small Paper Mache Houses (for a shallow shadowbox… and Laura is going to use the rest of the paper mache houses in a later project).

On the inside, sides and backs of the houses, Laura used paper from the gorgeous New and On Sale! Victorian Christmas Paper Pack (which she says you will see her using more of in future projects)! I really like the house shown on the left side of the photo, with the New and On Sale! Jolees Christmas Embellishments – Jingle Bells and the children peeking through the window. So cute! (And the New and On Sale! Fun Flock – Cotton Ball White for the snow on the house on the right is a great idea… plus that candy cane roof trim from the Christmas House Trims Collage Sheet is perfect!)

The base of Laura’s wreath ornaments are made from plastic lids that have the inside cut out. Brilliantly easy! I love the wreath ornament (on the far right) that is wrapped with the Holly Berry Garland, and with a collage of images from the A Child’s Christmas Collage Sheet. Plus it has the “Good Cheer” banner is from the Holiday Phrases Collage Sheet.

Here are links to Laura’s Supply Lists for her house ornaments and wreath ornaments. To see more pictures (she made 6 ornaments) and get a walk through from Laura how she created everything, visit her blog.

Next up… is something from meeeeee! I fell madly in love with the Cigar Box Secrets line and the November 2014 – Cigar Box Sweeties Kit this month. I’ve also had the New and On Sale! Octagon Mirror Doily Die that the Evil Queen has been after me to use so I decided to use all three together, for a couple of projects.

The first project is a Doily Wreath that I call Senorita Margarita. The color palette is divine, and even though it has no holiday element to it, I am going to keep it up throughout the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons.

The wreath was very easy to make: I used papers from the Cigar Box Secrets 6×6 Paper Pad, ran the die through the machine about a dozen or so times and cut out a small circle of chipboard to use for the base. Roll your doily into a cone shape, add a couple dots of hot glue and there you have it — a cone! Glue these around your cardboard base but alas! You can not leave the center of your wreath empty. I used one of the circular dies from the Tim Holtz Thinlits Mini Labels Die Set for this. After I added Gold Metallic Gimp, Half Round Dresden Borders – Red, and Wide Scalloped Dresden the base was glued down and a frame from the Vintage Brass Frames Set was added. The Resin Senorita Cameo was the final touch. Here’s my full Supply List.

The second project with the same die is so quick and easy you won’t believe it: A Deer Cone Ornament. I don’t even think I need to explain how it was made (as the cone shape is the same as the ones I used for the wreath). Just fill with tinsel and a little toy or charm and and instant ornament! Here’s my Supply List for the ornament.


Hooray for the A Child’s Christmas Giveaway!

How sweet! Colorful yet nostalgic.

First, let’s start with all of these items from Laura’s House Ornaments (note: that’s a link to the supply list with links and photos):
– A Childs Christmas Collage Sheet
– Christmas House Trims Collage Sheet
– Die-Cut Chipboard Houses with Windows*
– Small Paper Mache House
– Bronze Deer Charm
– Red Satin Ribbon Gold Edges
– 3/16 Inch Wine Ribbon with Gold Edge
– Gold Sheer Organza Ribbon

Next, these additional goodies from Laura’s Wreath Ornaments:
– Iridescent Snowflake Garland
– Holiday Phrases Collage Sheet
– 4 Inch Iridescent Snowflakes
– Clear Acrylic Bead Sprays – Asymmetrical
– Mini Pine & Berry Garland
– Lacquered Holly & Berry Picks

Then, I added all of these goodies that caught my eye:
Santas Journey Christmas Book Spine Tags New!
Winter Fun ATCs Collage Sheet
Snug in their Beds Collage Sheet
Silver Mini Snowflake Garland Just Put On Sale!
2-Tone Wired Pom Pom Ribbons – Red On Clearance!
Satin Edge Organza Ribbon – Old Gold On Clearance!
Diamond Stitched Sheer Ribbon – Green and Red
Gold Instrument Ornaments On Clearance!
4mm Fused Pearls – Gold On Clearance! (as are all of the 4mm Fused Pearls)
Iridescent Plastic Pearls (Strands)
Reindeer Tags Gift Kit (not even shown in the photo… but that FREE gift kit announced in last Thursday’s newsletter is still available!)

To enter the A Child’s Christmas Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY NIGHT, November 24, 2014).

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on FRIDAY morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter! AND you know what day that is? That’s the start of the FOUR DAY Post-Thanksgiving BLACK FRIDAY SALE!

Hey, who won the Books, Boxes & Shrines Giveaway? That would be Amanda Miller! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by MizBella, November 23rd, 2014

127 responses to “Christmas Ornaments, Doily Wreath & a New Giveaway!”

  1. barbara macaskill says:

    What a cool giveaway!!! So many awesome elements to the prize package!! LOVE the snowflake!! Thanks for the chance to win a yummy prize package!!

  2. Yvette LeBlanc says:


  3. Teresa Currie says:

    Love your Child’s Christmas Giveaway, especially the lovely collage sheets, the Holly & Berry picks and the Chipboard Houses with Windows!! How fun!!

  4. Sue says:

    Your items are so beautiful. They never dissapoint. Thank you so much!

  5. Barb S says:

    The snowflake is lovely. This would be fun to craft with.

  6. Sharon B says:

    Always love your designs ideas and products but the holiday things always are especially amazing!!

  7. Karen says:

    Everything is this giveaway is wonderful and full of possibilities. I especially love the snowflake!

  8. Lu L. says:

    I love that doily wreath and would love to make one of my own! I’ll have to check the Silhouette library for doilies.
    The giveaway is one of the best I’ve seen since I’ve been coming here. Love everything in it!
    I want to be the winner winner chicken dinner!!

  9. Dana Desmond says:

    You sight inspires me to try new project. Love the vintage feel.

  10. LoriSW says:

    Wow fantastic inspiration! Thanks for a super give away contest too!

  11. Karen Crowder says:

    So many great ideas and great products! Cute overload-I love it!

  12. Pam Weiler says:

    I love this giveaway. I want the Santa’s Journey book spine tags. They are awesome. I will have to buy them if I don’t win! Thank you for another great giveaway.

  13. Deb Ring says:

    Love Christmas and the theme of a Childs Christmas is my favorite as Christmas is so about Children!!
    Thanks for more inspirations!

  14. Kate Vansuch says:

    such pretty classic items.

  15. Lou Anne Colodny says:

    ho ho ho

  16. Kris Martinez says:

    Oh my! So many pretty goodies in one great giveaway! Thank you and good luck to all.

  17. Thalia Kottke says:

    So pretty

  18. marge says:

    This one would be perfect…Hope….

  19. Lori Wilczek says:

    More wonderful Christmas ideas.

  20. Oh ! what a wonderful giveaway ! Merry, Merry Christmas ! this makes my heart happy !! I wish myself lots of LUCK !

  21. Diane Smith says:

    Oh the possibilities..they are endless with this package.

  22. Lorna E. says:

    Miz Bella, I love your doily wreath and cone ornament!

  23. Arlene Groepper says:


  24. Lorna Dufrane says:

    Children and Christmas two best things together! Great fun!

  25. Mindy irwin says:

    I hope to win this fabulous giveaway!!!

  26. Sue Young says:

    Yes please!!! I am an ardent fan of Laura’s work and would love to try these fab new projects!

  27. Sandy says:


  28. Stefanie says:

    Aargh – no way ready for Christmas 🙁 but that said – fantastic projects!!

  29. Ginny Over says:

    what great assortment

  30. Everyone should look at Christmas through a children’s eyes. Thank you for giving us the opportunity.

  31. Traci says:

    Love all the new products and love the design teams beautiful creations.

  32. Me Pugh says:

    The mini pine and berry garland is adorable, I see many possibilities.

  33. Jennifer Rose, says:

    Love the book spine tags would love to win them and everything else in this giveaway thank you and Happy Thanksgiving to all

  34. judy golden says:

    what a wonderful giveaway, children and Christmas just go together, Merry Christmas to all~

  35. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    So sweet.

  36. Linda Ellis says:

    This would be wonderful for my Child’s Christmas in Wales project!

  37. Kim says:

    Oh please let me win this one! I’m loving all the pieces to this awesome giveaway!

  38. Tanya says:

    So cute!

  39. Lou Anne says:

    I love vintage Christmas goodies!

  40. Lesley says:

    Wow, what an inspiration to get me going on Christmas decorations. Can see these as gifts or on my own tree! Would love to win!

  41. DebR says:

    Wonderful projects (as always!) from Laura and Miz Bella. Thanks for the opportunity to win this great giveaway.

  42. Janet Turner says:

    Beautiful! I would love to have all those great items to work with.

  43. Jane B. says:

    Seeing this fantastic package of Christmas goodies puts me in the holiday mood!

  44. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    oh, a child’s Christmas is perfect for this Children’s Librarian!

  45. Marilyn H says:


  46. Gerri herbst says:

    The wreaths are simply darling

  47. Barbara says:

    the chipboard house with windows is darling! great gift to get us all started on our holiday crafting

  48. Beverly M. says:

    Love the Christmas theme!

  49. Kristie says:

    These little chipboard houses are darling. I can see little glitter houses made from them. What fun.

  50. Emily N says:

    The wreaths are so pretty! Fantastic giveaway!

  51. karenladd says:

    Love love love a vintage Christmas!! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway. Those chipboard houses are really making me feel creative!

  52. Karen Mallory says:

    What a fabulous giveaway!!

  53. jennifer j says:

    I would love to win!

  54. stampnk says:

    What a great collection of wonderful winter and Christmas goodies! Thanks for the chance to add some holiday magic to my stash.

  55. Sandy says:

    This kit is so pretty, would love to make some Christmas gifts.

  56. Reminds me of ornaments, long lost, that I made with my grandmother back in the 1950’s

  57. Cathy smith says:

    Oh it looks like so much fun! I love the whole thing!

  58. angelic says:

    This is a beautiful collection, I love to make Christmas ornaments.

  59. Laura says:

    So beautiful, love it!

  60. Kathy Bumb says:

    This is a beautiful giveaway as all of them are. Love this Christmasy theme.

  61. Brenda Lubrant says:

    This is my favorite time of the year to be creative. I would love to try my hand at making some children’s Christmas ornaments from this giveaway.

  62. Susanne Westh says:

    I really like the ‘little’ houses!

  63. Lynn says:

    Need to do something with those little houses!!!

  64. Carmen says:

    Awesome Laura, I love a beautiful mind. Your projects always inspire me. Love the candy cane roof on one of your child’s Christmas ornament. Also love the little miniature fawn and pretty snowflake. A very delightful Giveaway!

  65. Sokat says:

    Transitioning to new ornaments for new memories with now adult children and their families. Love this

  66. Gail Gill says:

    Awesome! It’s so fun decorating for Christmas. I love all the bright colors and how fun would it be to decorate little houses.

  67. Charlotte Boardman says:

    What a fantastic collection. You really have hit a home run with this

  68. I love everything I wish I could win

  69. ratgirl says:

    Love the deer cone! So cute!

  70. Rabbit says:

    Oh definitely my style of Christmas! Love the old ornaments and the wreaths! Hope I win!

  71. Roberta S. says:

    Boy, do I love those ornament houses! I would love to win this giveaway, and thank you for the chance. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  72. Susan M.L. says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. . .

  73. Deb Neerman says:

    These ornament houses are fabulous … would love to try and create one. Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

  74. Cocoa says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow! Everyone of your giveaways are exceptional and how lovely it would be to win one!

  75. Diana says:

    Love beautiful goodies in this giveaway! Would be so fun to play with these 🙂

  76. Lana says:

    HO HO HO…this giveaway is PACKED with goodies!!!!!

  77. Birgit says:

    Great goodies – thanks for the chance to win them. 🙂

  78. orianna says:

    What a deer selection.

  79. MaggieM says:

    It’s beginning to look alot like Christmas!! Wonderful giveaway!! Enter me to win (pleeeze)

  80. Shannon C says:

    A perfect way to begin the Christmas season. Gorgeous work ladies!

  81. Mary Mac says:

    Oh my look at all those wonderful Christmas goodies.

  82. susan higgins says:

    would love to win this giveawayto start my holiday crafting,,,thanks for the chance

  83. Theresa G. says:

    OMGOSH! This is the BEST holiday giveaway ever!!!!!

  84. Sylvia L. says:

    I like to make paper treat cones for the different holidays and am always looking for embellishments and ideas for them. Lots to see here!

  85. Sandy A says:

    So many ideas for projects!

  86. Nora Jensen says:

    I love to make Christmas ornaments, especially great new ones like these!

  87. Marcia says:

    Gettin’ in the mood!

  88. So in love with everything in the blog!! Being a newbie it is so nice to go to a place and have everything shown and what was used. Many thanks!!!

  89. Noreen says:

    I love Laura’s sweet vintage Child’s Christmas ideas! And fun that she recycled plastic lids under the wreaths. Thanks for the chance to win!

  90. Lori D. says:

    Love all the goodies. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  91. Russell says:

    For hours of fun.. This is the ONE! 🙂

  92. Nancy S says:

    What beautiful goodies!!

  93. Carol Slowik says:

    I absolutely LOVE victorian!!! So, as Elvis sang, “let it be me”!!!!!!!

  94. Becky deVries-Wong says:

    OH I would love to be the lucky one! Such fun things

  95. Beth Williams says:

    You are definitely getting me in the Christmas spirit. The house ornaments are a pure delight!

  96. Helen Potter says:

    Beautiful as always!

  97. Dena Cottrell says:

    Love the Christmas themed giveaway! Would love to win

  98. KIM says:

    The doily wreath .
    What a creative idea.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  99. Mary says:

    I love these old fashioned ornaments!

  100. Kay W says:

    What a great way to celebrate the holidays

  101. Gigi Jordan says:

    The little wreath and house ornaments are so sweet. The Christmas give away is wonderful–thanks for the opportunity to win it. Gigi

  102. Alice Eads says:

    Sweet! and love the new book spine tags!

  103. Maxine Kincora says:

    maybe Santa will grant my wish early this year.

  104. Rae Jean Wycoff says:

    This puts me in the Christmas spirit!

  105. Paulanne says:

    Would love to win this one. Lots of projects could be made! Happy Holidays!

  106. Jackie says:

    I would love to win those spines! What a treasure trove!

  107. Amanda Miller says:

    These are to cute!

  108. Michelle says:

    What a giveaway – such a cute set!!!!

  109. Lori says:

    Wishing for this wonderful giveaway!

  110. April Dudko says:

    It’s a beautiful prize! Would love to win!

  111. Verna Stapleton says:

    The collage sheets are wonderful. I’m enamored of the baby it’s cold outside. Wonderful!!! Thanks again for the ideas and giveaway.

  112. Charlene says:

    Such wonderful things.

  113. Jo says:

    So cute! Christmas season is here!

  114. Pat Shaw says:

    Just love this new Christmas giveaway.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  115. Patti Flasch says:

    What a wonderful prize packet! And, thanks again to your design team for all of the awesome inspiration!

  116. Diane D. says:

    Love the ornaments and wreaths. Thanks for a chance to win all these goodies.

  117. Roxanne says:

    Ah…Love all the great embellishments! Hope I win this wonderful stash of goodies…Happy Thanksgiving Alpha Stamps. 🙂

  118. Heather says:

    Great haul of goodies! winning would be very nice. 🙂

  119. Liz Russell says:

    What wonderful Christmas projects and such an awesome giveaway!

  120. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Pretty pretty pretty, ready to start my Winter holiday decorations and gifts.

  121. LeAnn says:

    Love the book spines. Thanks for all of the amazing ideas and giveaways.

  122. Sheila Rodriguez says:

    Don’t we all revert to childhood at Christmas.

  123. Jen says:

    This is lovely; I need this, I really do!

  124. Sharon Kaczorowski says:

    Truly beautiful…I can picture ornaments for my grand and god babies!

  125. sheila AR says:

    Yes please Santa….I have been a good girl

  126. Karen says:

    LOVE this give away thank you for the chance to win