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Black Friday Sale Day 4 – Christmas Ornaments!

Filed under Black Friday Sale 2015, Christmas, Giveaways, Lora Mahaffey, Pocket Letters, Tristan Robin Blakeman

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Tristan’s project that are still available on the new site.

Hey, it’s Monday, the final day of the 4-day “Black Friday” sale! Today’s theme is Christmas Ornaments.

Before I hand this post off to Miz Bella (Kim Ayers), here’s a short recap on how these themed sale days work (and news on sale items continuing beyond today!):

I’ve pulled TWO lovely Christmas Ornaments Giveaway Kits. One will be for a random comment on today’s blog post; and the other will be to one lucky shopper!. The Christmas Ornaments Giveaway includes pretty much everything Lora Mahaffey used in her Christmas Ornaments! I’m including the 9 items shown in the photo at right, including these in Lora’s ornaments:
Holiday Baking Stripe Scrapbook Paper
Kriss Kringle Collage Sheet
Santa and Children Collage Sheet
Mini Pom Pom Fringe – Red
Christmas Red Stickles
Lime Green Stickles
Black and Ivory Prints 6×6 Paper Pad (half a pad… still a TON of paper!)
40x30mm Bronze Neo-Classical Pendant Setting (psst… Tristan used this setting in his artwork, too!)

And I also threw in THREE more items:
New Ornate Pocket Watch Bronze Setting Really pretty. The flipside fits a 20mm round glass cabochon. (And on sale)
Inchie Ornaments Gift Kit (more info on that FREE gift kit is below)
– Saint Nicholas Scrapbook Paper Set (SIX sheet set! with lots of small Christmasy prints perfect for backgrounds on ornaments — and on sale for 40% off!)

If you order on Monday you’ll automatically be entered in the drawing for the Monday Giveaway Kit. PLUS: everyone who places an order during the 4-day sale will be entered into a drawing for a $100 shopping spree! Click here for more info on all the gifts & freebies going on during the sale!

Hey, and who won yesterday’s TWO Santa’s Sleigh Giveaway Kits? That would be Diane Petersmarck and Gail Beattie!

Free gift for ALL orders placed today! The “Inchie Ornaments Gift Kit” will be included as a gift in every order on Monday, November 30, 2015! The gift kit includes an Antique Bronze Square Pendant with Glass Cabochon! This is a cast metal pendant with matching glass cabochon (1″ x 1″). Nice large loop, in case you want to use this with a ribbon. AND a custom half-scale version of the Square Santas Collage Sheet so you’ll have some cute Christmasy images to use in that pendant (or ornament). See below for how Lora used metal pendants in her Christmas ornaments for ideas.

Note: this is the final mini kit being announced with the Black Friday Sale. BUT I’m willing to keep this free kit on offer through THIS Wednesday, December 2, 2015 — though that metal setting selection may vary if we run out after today. No need to add anything to your cart — all orders will receive the Inchie Ornaments Gift Kit.

PLUS, I’ve just put the Pendant Bezels & Settings – Cast Pewter Section on sale!

AND note that the Christmas sale sections highlighted in the Thanksgiving preview (and that are repeated at the bottom of this newsletter) will remain On Sale after today!

Today’s Theme: (Easy!) Christmas Ornaments

Design Team Member Lora Mahaffey has created some really cute little ornaments that one could whip up in nothing flat.

I love making Christmas Ornaments. Working small, with cheerful Christmas papers and pretty, tiny little findings and lots of glitter is so dang fun. Here are four house-shaped (are you surprised?) Santa-themed Christmas Ornaments.

“I used wooden blanks that I cut from a template I drew, but you could easily use heavy chipboard instead of wood. I also used bits and pieces of scrap paper left over from other projects… mostly G45 Christmas papers, but any bright, cheerful papers will work!

Lora also used 2 of the 40x30mm Bronze Neo-Classical Pendant Settings, which look so rich with the addition of red and green stickles glitter. You could make similar ornaments using a new 20mm Round Picture Frame Setting or 25mm Round Filigree Pendant Setting.

Know what else you can use the new settings for, just by themselves? Ornaments! They’d look really pretty hanging with a bit of chain off of a tree with the lights hitting them, or you could even tie them onto gifts as a little extra ornamentation.

Lora also created these adorable 3×3 ornaments using the Holiday Baking Stripe Scrapbook Paper, backed with patterns from the Black and Ivory Prints 6×6 Paper Pad and a little mini red pom pom fringe.

Visit Lora at her blog for more pictures and details.

Design Team Member Tristan Robin Blakeman has made two Pocket Letters for you today; one with a Marie Antoinette theme and the other with a Christmas theme (and Tristan gives a quick intro to Pocket Letters in his blog post).

Starting off with Marie Antoinette, Tristan used the Gilded Lily collection as the base for his ATCs. Then he added all sorts of fun embellishments on each card. Worth noting are the Neoclassical Pendant Setting (there’s that setting again!), an Oval Victorian Setting, the Fleur de Lis Scallop-Edged Charm and the Tim Holtz Lace Trimmings.

Marie Antoinette Pocket Letter Supply List

The Christmas themed Pocket Letter is made from the Christmas Carol collection, a bit of fringe and Dresden borders. As you can see from both of Tristan’s Pocket Letters, you can really embellish your ATCs or just go more of a minimalist way and both look fabulous, either way.

(Psst: Leslie just put the Retro Christmas ATC Pocket Page Kit on sale, too! That little snippet at right is from artwork by Miz Bella!)

Visit Tristan’s blog for more pictures and details.

 Christmas Items On Sale Beyond Today!

Posted by Leslie, November 30th, 2015

40 responses to “Black Friday Sale Day 4 – Christmas Ornaments!”

  1. Francine perri says:

    I love every bit of these items I could do do much with them thanks

  2. Elmo says:

    Love the little frames and watch cases!

  3. Jen R says:

    Lovely kit! Thank you for the opportunity to win

  4. Jan Korzenaski says:

    Gorgeous kit! I would love to create something special.

  5. Lana says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed….I hope I win!!!!

  6. Sharon says:

    This gives me a ton of ideas for little gifts for family! Thank you.

  7. JenniferJ says:

    I’m loving that inchie ornament set!

  8. Rho Daniels says:

    Oh gosh, I LOVE Lora’s ornaments! Have to get an order in for some of the lovely papers she used 🙂

  9. Winnie says:

    All your ideas are great! Love it all!

  10. Roxanne says:

    Oh my Gosh! Would so love to win this great stash of goodies! Love all the great items I’ve purchased from Alpha Stamps! Your the Best!

  11. Sandra says:

    Love all of this….I am making my Christmas cards this year and all would help!!!

  12. Michelle says:

    WOW such a cool kit! Would be making cute little ornaments for sure!!

  13. Karen says:

    Lots of little goodies for creating unique ornaments. Nice for a short creative moment during this busy time.

  14. Margaret D says:

    I love that pocket watch! Oh I would love to win this one!

  15. barb m,acaskill says:

    Tristan’s Pocket Letters are Divine!!! LOVE both of them!! Especially the Gilded Lily one!! Great collection!!
    I am trying to resist placing my 4th order of the weekend. It is so hard to resist though because you have so many things that I want, no, I actually NEED them!!! At least that is what I am telling hubby! LOL Great ornaments and I would love the ornaments kit!! Fingers crossed and I might be back to order again!!! Have to see how strong my urge to be good is!! See you next post and thanks for the great deals this weekend!!

  16. Dennis L. says:

    Lots of great ideas for using leftover Christmas papers as ornaments, cards and tags. Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas!

  17. Ginette says:

    Merry Christmas to you all

  18. Ina Good says:

    Great ornaments giveaway!Merry Christmas!

  19. I love the house shaped ornaments, hope you all had a nice thanksgiving, and I hope I win

  20. Nancy S says:

    Just love the quick and easy ornaments. They look so elegant.

  21. Pam Weiler says:

    I would love to win this giveaway. The ornaments are beautiful and so easy to do. Great combination!!

  22. Klara East says:

    I just found your website and ouuuu…. I’m so excited, I don’t know where to start! Enter me in your giveaway now, before I become faint!

  23. Karen Mallory says:

    The little house ornies are so cute! 🙂

  24. carmen g says:

    Loving every last bit of it! Loving the cards! I’m just starting to get addicted to ATC’s and the pocket cards fit the bill. The ornaments are the BOMB DOT COM! Yeah, yeah…I’m old. I’ve REALLY got to study up on the new slang.

  25. Mary Helene says:

    Would love to make Christmas tags or ornaments from all the goodies in this kit.

  26. MaggieM says:

    Oh what fun the crafting would be with these ornaments on my tree! I love the pocket letter…I’ve yet to make one of those:)

  27. Karen Wood says:

    Love the ornaments. Also love making ornaments. Unfortunately won’t be ordering stuff until tomorrow.

  28. Victoria K says:

    Super cute kit!

  29. Marilyn H says:

    Wonderful ornaments and beautiful pocket letters.

  30. Jackie Neal says:

    Tristan! Your Marie pocket letter atc’s are spectacular! I am such a Marie fan and you really made these as regal as she was!
    Beautiful Ornies by Laura as well!

  31. Charlene says:

    Wonderful ornaments.

  32. Carol Slowik says:

    So much to choose from I don’t know where to start! I love everything!!!

  33. Miss Iowa says:

    The sweet house-shaped ornaments are giving me some ideas. Would love to win the kit.

  34. Susan M L says:

    Crazy about the pocket watch setting! Loved seeing all of the Christmas ideas over the past few weeks. Looks like I have to lock the door to my craft room and get down to Christmas!!

  35. Kristie says:

    I love Vintage Christmas. I would love to make some fun things with this kit.

  36. Looks like so much fun, I am thinking some necklaces too ! Imagination goes CRRRAAAAZZZY !

  37. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Would be fun to craft with this assortment.

  38. Kristie N says:

    The Gilded Lily collection is perfect for vintage Christmas ornaments.

  39. Leah Fein says:

    These look fabulous

  40. Frieda Evaskis says:

    I love making ornaments! Not only does it give me something new to put on my tree, they make great gifts for others! Since I have to mail most of my gifts, these would be ideal.