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Day 5 Christmas in July with Marks Finest Papers a Heinrich Company

Welcome to Mark’s Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company’s Christmas in July blog hop!  We are so glad that you joined us.  We hope that you will enjoy the tutorial each day and the projects on each of the blogs.  The blog hop will run 23-29 July, with a new tutorial and project each day of the hop.  Please note, if you are not a member of Speedy TV you will need to join the site before you can view the tutorials.  Joining is quick, easy and FREE, just click the tutorial link below and it will take you right to the home page where you can join.  The sign up button is on the right hand side of the page.

    Monday July 23rd —Christmas Cards in a Gift Box
    Tuesday July 24th —Stocking Stuffers
    Wednesday July 25th—Gift Bag
    Thursday July 26th—Gift Card Holder
    Friday July 27th —Ornament with Shrinky Dink
    Saturday July 28th —Glass Block
    Sunday July 29th —Decorated Tissue Box

This is a pretty photo heavy post... bear with me...

Shrinky Dink Material, I used the pre sanded stuff
Punch hole in your cut out shape BEFORE heating!
Stamp your image with Staz On Ink
Color with your favorite medium, I chose colored pencils.
This is the image after shrinking, shown next to the stamp so you can see just how much it shrinks.
Attach a pretty cord for hanging
Grab your clear Christmas Ornaments and "snow" I used Martha Stewart Mica Flakes
Attach the shrinky dink to the top of the ornament with hot glue
Add the "snow"
Put the two halves of the ornament together.  Next take your hot glue gun and a pretty trim and inch by inch cover the seam of the ornament

See... almost done!!!! :)  Add a hanging string now.

Add a pretty gold bow to complement your trim and hanging cord.  Viola!  a Beautiful hand crafted ornament for your tree or a friends!!!

I know my buddy Kate has an alternative to the shrinky dinks.  Make sure you pop by and check hers out too! :)

Below are the designers participating in the hop. Some may have a project and some may not.



  1. Great tutorial, KelliJo! Your ornament is beautiful with those trees and that awesome "snow."

  2. Good tutorial. fabulous ornament. like the trees you used for the shrink plastic.
    stamping sue

  3. wowzers KJ this is so pretty great tutorial!

  4. Wonderful tutorial & beautiful ornament!!

  5. KelliJo,
    Beautiful end result - I will be trying this technique!

  6. Beautiful sparkly ornament KelliJo!!! Love it!!!!! TFS

  7. Gorgeous!!!! Thanks for the great tutorial!

  8. Great tutorial! love your shrinky dink ornament ball!


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