Thursday, November 8, 2012

Lorby's World of Hops - Circles

Circles are everywhere, everyday in our life. The earth is a circle itself. Okay, a sphere but close enough. Circles are in our drawings, paintings and all art and this blog hop celebrates the beauty of 360 degrees. Please join our crafters as they show the art of circles.

Our hostess is Jearise of Lorby's World. Please be sure you start at her blog because she has a special giveaway going on.

Please leave comments along the way to show your support for these wonderful crafters, and all the hard work they have done putting this hop of circles together.

For my project, I decided to make some Christmas gift tags. I used Kraft cardstock for my base which is cut at 2.5 by 4.25. I then punched a hole for the ribbon in each tag, then ran them all through the "Seeing Spots" embossing folder using my Cuttlebug.

Next, I punched 5 big circles that measure 1 11/16 using a punch in red cardstock, and then another 5 in green cardstock. I then repeated the process using a 1 inch circle punch. Fold each of the circles in half, and then applied glue to ONE half. Adhere the circle halves together one by one. Do NOT adhere the last two pieces together to form a full circle. You will adhere the last two sides to the tag, or whatever else you're making. I hope that makes sense. Voila, you have a little 3d ornament shape! :)

Once I was done with that, I made little ornament "hooks" using some gold cording, and I finished the tags off by highlighting some of the embossed circles with "liquid glass" from Close To My Heart. If you're interested in the Liquid Glass, you can order it using my website, here.

Tie some ribbon through the holes, and you're all set to go.

The sentiment is from a Christmas stamp set that I simply stamped, colored in some of the details, matted it, then adhered using foam tape.

Hope you enjoyed my project, and please become a follower if you aren't already!


  1. Love those tags! I think I'd like to make some paper ornaments, but make them a full circle and hang them around my house, festive!

  2. i just recieved a card with this idea...a cherry! i so love your tags. Thanks for sharing

  3. Melissa, I LOVE your tags. What a great idea to use a 3d ornament on them. You do such great work!

  4. What a great project!!! Pleasure hopping with you!!!
    Hugs and Love

  5. Oh wow! Those are creative and adorable. Thank you so much for being part of this hop and for show casing such cute tags.


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