Hi and welcome to the December Social Stamping blog hop hosted by the blog hostess with the mostess, Kelly Kent. Our theme this month is Merry and Bright. Make sure you hop around to each blog and if you get lost you get back on track at the main post here.
So .... are you feeling Merry and Bright .... or stressed and dull? For me it is the latter. Just that time of year I think. Too much to do and not enough hours to get it done. But I am not so much of a misery guts that I can't get in the spirit, especially for the things I will be giving people. Years and years ago when I was teaching I made some German Christmas Bells with students. They are really pretty and not that hard to make once you get on a roll. So check out my Shaded Spruce Christmas Bell.
I made them from memory but all you have to do to make them is google 'German Christmas Bells' and you will find videos and blog posts to show you how. You need to start with a square of paper. Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper is the perfect weight. You need something in between card stock and paper. I have used a piece from the Classic Christmas DSP pack. It is 6" and already cut for you. Winning! The ribbon is from the Wonder of the Season ribbon combo pack.
Next up you are off to visit Julia Quinn. I am she will have something Merry and Bright to inspire you.
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I really love the German bells, Lou. I have made big ones with 12 x 12 paper for gift boxes and a few small 6 x 6 ones for tree ornaments. I take my hat off to you for making that huge custom order! I love the papers you have chosen and think I might just have to make some in those colours xReplyDelete
What a wonderful and perfect project to show off gorgeous papers and ribbons. Now I'm intrigued to google these and have a go!! THankyou for the inspiration.ReplyDelete
Ooh Lou, your German Christmas Bells are amazing. I love them so much and will be Googling the instructions soon. Such an inspiration. xxxReplyDelete
Oh Lou these are amazing. What do you fit inside them? 70 is a massive order, they'll look fabulous all together. I have to also note that they look terrific hanging on your succulent!ReplyDelete
My baubles are completely sealed Liz. I guess you could try to tie the tips together so that you can fill them but the sides might bow out. I am not half way through the 70! Yay!Delete
Lovely design Lou-looks like they would hold a special gift chocolate as well? Thanks for sharing, will look these up!ReplyDelete
These are cute Lou and good luck with meeting your deadline-you will be able to make them in your sleep by the end!ReplyDelete
What a stunning decoration idea Lou! Your bells are gorgeous and I love the idea that these gifts might be brought out and celebrated each year. xxReplyDelete
These look great Lou! You know where I’m heading now ... off to google German Christmas Bells! If only I’d seen these before I finished the teachers’ Christmas gifts.ReplyDelete