I’m so excited about today’s post! 

Anna Wight created an ornament for the High Hopes Challenge (you can see her post HERE) and it was soooo inspirational.

While I do have quite a few High Hopes stamps, I don’t have the one Anna featured on her ornament.  I also don’t have an ornament die but I do have a baby stamp that features a similar moon and I have a Cricut and a deep cut housing (that I don’t find that brilliant but it will do in a pinch) so I set out to make a baby’s first Christmas ornament in honour of my niece who’s due date is December 24th (and I kind of hope that she will arrive on Christmas day so she’ll share a birthday with my mother – among other people)

I hope it’s a cute as I think it is!

I used some October Afternoon paper that I bought last year (it’s double sided – the paper pieced blanket and the top of the ornament use the flip side of the paper) and I altered the stamped image slightly.   You can see the original image HERE (on a baby card I made – and screwed up the placement of the image on!).  I realized after I made the ornament that I could probably have left the ribbon on the stamp as my ribbon/button embellishment would probably have hidden it but it wasn’t too hard to leave out the ribbon portion of the stamp and hand-draw the rest of the crescent moon.  I also drew a little curl on the baby’s head so I wouldn’t have to worry about fussy cutting the original hair.

The ornament is from the Joys of the Season Cricut cartridge and is cut out on chipboard.  I cut it 4 times to ensure a clean cut.  The back of the ornament is covered in the polka dotted paper (like the baby blanket) and all edges are sponged with Ranger distress ink in Antique Linen.

I used glamour dust on the moon and the jingle bell.  Now I just need to make a cute box to package the ornament in and I’ve got a cute little personal gift for my niece.  I can’t wait to meet her!