Circle Cutter

Tricks for Creating Handmade Christmas Ornaments

I love making handmade ornaments for the holiday!  Its really easy to place a photo, stamped image or pattern paper inside clear glass balls for a last minute gift or decoration. The Kreaxions Circle Cutter makes cutting the circles for inside fast and easy! 

Fishing pole ornament

Supplies Used: Kreaxions Circle Cutter, Amber Ink  Fish Wishes Stamps, Copic markers/refills, Stampendous Acetate, Archival Ink, glass ball ornaments

Instructions:

  1. Stamp image on acetate in Archival Ink.
  2. Once the ink is dry, flip the acetate over and color image with Copics.
  3. Using the Circle Cutter cut out the image. 
  4. Roll acetate to place inside. (Use a paintbrush to unroll the sides if they need a bit of positioning.)
  5. Color glass holeless beads with Copic Refill ink to make sand. Allow to dry and place inside glass ball. 

TIPS & TRICKS: In the past I've always done it the hard way. Eyeball the ornament, and then cut a few circles from copy paper to see which paper circle fits best in the ornament. That meant pulling the scrap circles from the ornament until I found the best size…not always the easiest task. With the Kreaxions Circle Cutter, I found that I could place the metal tip in the center of the opening and while looking straight down on the ornament move the cutting blade to just inside the ornament side. 

Ornament kreaxions

Wendy Price

paper, ink and smiles

4 thoughts on “Tricks for Creating Handmade Christmas Ornaments

  1. GinniG

    Where were you LAST year when I actually made ornaments like this and had to guess???!!! Your ornament is FABULOUS and your instructions are AWESOME!!! That Kreaxions Circle Cutter ROCKS!!!!

  2. Linda Beeson

    Oh so sweet!

  3. Bev

    stunning and beautiful.. TFS your great tips

  4. christmas bingo game

    Great sharing…. I love this ornaments decoration. Tips are really useful. Keep it up.

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Circle Cutter

Tricks for Creating Handmade Christmas Ornaments

I love making handmade ornaments for the holiday!  Its really easy to place a photo, stamped image or pattern paper inside clear glass balls for a last minute gift or decoration. The Kreaxions Circle Cutter makes cutting the circles for inside fast and easy! 

Fishing pole ornament

Supplies Used: Kreaxions Circle Cutter, Amber Ink  Fish Wishes Stamps, Copic markers/refills, Stampendous Acetate, Archival Ink, glass ball ornaments

Instructions:

  1. Stamp image on acetate in Archival Ink.
  2. Once the ink is dry, flip the acetate over and color image with Copics.
  3. Using the Circle Cutter cut out the image. 
  4. Roll acetate to place inside. (Use a paintbrush to unroll the sides if they need a bit of positioning.)
  5. Color glass holeless beads with Copic Refill ink to make sand. Allow to dry and place inside glass ball. 

TIPS & TRICKS: In the past I've always done it the hard way. Eyeball the ornament, and then cut a few circles from copy paper to see which paper circle fits best in the ornament. That meant pulling the scrap circles from the ornament until I found the best size…not always the easiest task. With the Kreaxions Circle Cutter, I found that I could place the metal tip in the center of the opening and while looking straight down on the ornament move the cutting blade to just inside the ornament side. 

Ornament kreaxions

Wendy Price

paper, ink and smiles

4 thoughts on “Tricks for Creating Handmade Christmas Ornaments

  1. GinniG

    Where were you LAST year when I actually made ornaments like this and had to guess???!!! Your ornament is FABULOUS and your instructions are AWESOME!!! That Kreaxions Circle Cutter ROCKS!!!!

  2. Linda Beeson

    Oh so sweet!

  3. Bev

    stunning and beautiful.. TFS your great tips

  4. christmas bingo game

    Great sharing…. I love this ornaments decoration. Tips are really useful. Keep it up.

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