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Monday, November 17, 2014

3D Christmas at My Craft Spot!

Happy Monday, sweet friends! I hope your week is off to a wonderful start. :o) Today begins a new challenge at My Craft Spot! We're turning festive with a theme of 3D Christmas! I'm excited to see what you talented peeps link up!

For my project, I made my first ever Christmas Tussie Mussie. (They're also known as Christmas cone ornaments... but it's more fun saying tussie mussie.)
Whenever my mom sees these cones in Victorian or holiday magazines, she turns all dreamy. Since she doesn't own any, I made her one for her Christmas tree. :o) You can fill them with treats or whatever your heart desires. For heartfelt wintry wishes, I combined two Pion Design paper collections: My Precious Daughter (tiny pink hearts for the sentiments) and Silent Night (for the snowflake cone).
Since we're nature lovers, I filled it with nature's beauty. Peace & Joy is from My Craft Spot's O Holy Night stamp set, which I stamped upon the sweet heart paper and cut out with the Lacy Banners metal dies. This is one of my all-time favorite stamp sets from Kimberly! I love it to bits. I inserted a Wild Orchid Crafts crown pearl pin through the lacy banner and nestled it in the arrangement.

My cone is bursting with white and Pink Mist Wild Orchid Crafts roses, along with pine branches and tiny pine cones. For the berries I used pale pink mini poms. Polar White Flower Soft is sprinkled throughout as snow.
My second sentiment is also from O Holy Night, which I cut out with the Ribbon Banners- Wavy metal dies. I love the elegant fonts in this set! I set it atop a heart from Cheery Lynn Designs' Two of Hearts set. The crinkle ribbon for the hanger and bottom detailing is also from My Craft Spot, which I used in shades of Petal Pink and Snow White. The bow is centered with a WOC scalloped pearl.

I used a 3D cone cut file from the Silhouette Online Store for my base, but removed the hearts along the top so I'd have room for my ruffly sheer ribbon. :o) I trimmed it with more roses for a pretty border. Spiraling down the cone is tiny pom trim from JoAnn's, which I paired with a flat-back pearl strand from The Ribbon Girl. A few snowflakes from Cheery Lynn were added at the last minute for extra dimension.
I hope my mom gets as much joy from it as I had creating it. I made it with all of the sparkly Christmas love my heart holds. :o)

Be sure to visit My Craft Spot to see sweet creations from some of my teamies! I hope you can play along with us this week. :o) Thank you for fluttering on by and I wish you a day of love and blessings. :o)

Challenges entered:
 *Crafty Ribbons~ Christmas Creation with Ribbon
 *Dies R Us~ Christmas
 *Live & Love Crafts~ Favorite Christmas Color Combo
 *Love to Create~ Make it for Christmas
 *Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Winter Holiday and Ribbon/Trim
 *Through the Purple Haze~ Use Lace, Ribbon, or Twine
 *Winter Wonderland~ Christmas Decoations


  1. Holy cow Karen, this is the most beautiful decoration I have ever seen! WOW! It is so soft and romantic and elegant! The little pom pom trim you wrapped around it really adds extra interest without stealing focus from the gorgeous flowers and sentiments! I love all the trimming you put inside, such a wonderful contrast against the florals! Your Mom is going to love this forever! We both made presents for our Moms this week, great minds really DO think alike! HA! I think I might borrow your idea, if you don't mind. big hugs my super talented friend :)

  2. Absolutely stunning Karen! LOVE the idea and I'm sure Mom will be THRILLED! You've positioned all the elements perfectly! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘CHRISTMAS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  3. Ooooh Wow Karen......First time l have seen a cornet looking so gorgeous most l lick and this Karen is truly one very special project the elements used are stunning and as always your so creative with what ever you put together your so inspiring and we are honoured that you share your creations with your fellow bloggers take care xx

  4. What a beautiful stunning creation and its no wonder it turned to be spectacular since you made it for your mom
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  5. Never seen anything as beautiful as this cone Karen...Love it... It looks like this would be perfect as as wedding decor too.... Simply gorgeous in every detailed you did to it.... Very lovely I must say!

  6. This is most beautiful! Love.

  7. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely stunning!! Wow!! I've never seen a more gorgeous tussie mussie (never heard them called that before but I love it!!) All of the details you added to this are perfect!! I love the roses adorning the ribbon!! The pom pom trim is perfect!! The bow on the bottom is awesome!! Your mom will absolutely adore this - it's spectacular!! Amazing as always my dear friend!! I hope you are staying warm and doing well!! It's chilly and snowy here and pretty much icky. I hate winter (and it's not even here yet!!). Have a wonderful Monday!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Oh my goodness! Your mom is going to be thrilled to receive such a beautiful decoration. It's clear to see how much thought and sparkly Christmas love you have put into making such a special gift. I love the soft colours and all your detailing is so gorgeous.
    I hope you have a fabulous week.
    hugs Sue xx

  9. oh my gosh, this is just stunning! I absolutely LOVE the paper you used and the fun little trimming! The flowers are amazing, the heart is gorgeous and the sentiment couldn't be more perfect! Seriously, a work of art!! Your talent just amazes me....just gorgeous my friend!!
    Have a great day Karen!
    Sherrie K

  10. Your 3D cone is just delightful! I love all of the beautiful flowers and sparkly snowflakes! The way you used the ribbon is gorgeous! The sentiment is just perfect! Your mom is a lucky recipient!

  11. Absolutely GORGEOUS! This would be fabulous in my house too! Your mom will love it! Thanks for joining us for the Christmas challenge at Dies R Us!

  12. This is totally stunning! thanks for joining us at TTPH hugs Sue DT x

  13. Stunning project of yours and it looks just wonderful. I love the details and the amazing vintage look you have given your cone. It's stunning! Thanks for joining us over at the Winter Wonderland Challenges this week.
    Love n hugs
    Marie, WW-teamie

  14. Such a amazing project. Love it!
    Thanks for joining our Make it for Christmas Challenge at Love to Create. Good luck!

    LTC DT

  15. Such a great project. Thanks so much for playing with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

  16. Your mom will love this, Karen!! It is beautiful! The pom trim on the cone looks so pretty and I love all the flowers you added to the top! I really like how you added the snowflakes and the banner you stamped the sentiment on looks awesome! I hope you have a great day! :)


  17. Hi Karen! Apologies for the delay in visiting... so much to little time...
    I'm so glad I did though! This make is so wonderful! Very neat and detailed, beautiful and elegant! Love the soft look of the cone and the decorations are gorgeous!
    Thank you for your sweet comments too! I really appreciate your kind words and your time too! Hugs,
    Ingrid xx

  18. Absolutely stunning, it just beautiful anyone would be happy to have that as a Christmas present...well done

    Fiona DT

  19. WOW - I have never seen anything like it! So so beautiful. Love all the embellishments and it just sings Christmas! TFS

  20. OMGOSH Karen! This is simply GORGEOUS! I say that about all your projects... But that's because they are! :) You make such beautiful, elegant cards & gifts & more... I always LOVE how you add the flowers... they just make all your projects "pop" with beauty!

  21. This is a pretty project! Thanks for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

  22. Simply stunning! Such creativity. Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes Christmas' challenge #14.
    Alicia (Dies R Us DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

  23. Wow.... this is really beautiful. It really does take you back to the Victoria era. Thanks for joining in with our 'Christmas Decorations' challenge at Winter Wonderland this week, and good luck
    Eileen x

  24. Wow, Karen! Love your Christmas cone ornament! It is decorated in vintage perfection! Love all the flowers and elements with pretty sentiments! And, filled with nature's very pretty! Take care, hugs!:-)

  25. Hi Karen,
    The Christmas Tussie Mussie is BEAUTIFUL!! Had to say it.It's my 1st time hearing it called that name. lol
    I Adore all of the GORGEOUS ribbon & trim! The flowers are simply beautiful! The heart doily is Precious!
    Stunning and Elegant!! Your mom will love this! I DO!!
    Sending you TONS of my love, hugs & smiles
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  26. Gorgeous ornament! Thank you for joining our "Make it for Christmas" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  27. Oh my word, this is stunning. Such a gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining in with our Lace, Ribbon and Twine challenge at TTPH this time.
    Dawn TTPH DT xx

  28. My new vocabulary word of the day....:tussie mussie!!!! How gorgeous is this?!!! Those tiny pom pom's are so perfect for this. Your mother will treasure this for sure. What a beautiful keepsake! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend Karen :)

  29. Stunning Design! Thanks for joining Through The Purple Haze.
    Hugs, DT Dangina

  30. Hi my angelic friend,
    stopping by to say.....Happy Thanksgiving to you & your family
    Sending you TONS of my love, hugs & smiles
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  31. Absolutely stunning decoration; I love Pion's Silent Night collection, and you've decorated it beautifully.
    These cones looks fabulous in trees, I'm sure you made your mom very happy with this gift. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at LLC and Happy Holidays!

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts


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