Hello and welcome to Day 9 of the Holiday Countdown Series!  It's Melanie and I'm excited to share my first post to the CutCardStock blog!  I love the gift-giving season and presenting personalized gifts to loved ones that they can cherish for years to come.

I created a diecut "Christmas 2015" Picture Frame Ornament to give as a keepsake and to hang on our Christmas tree this year.  I made the design via Cricut Design Space, which I'm including a link to my project below for all Cricut users to "make-it-now!"

Grab the materials to get started!  I used Kraft Chipboard (0.22 thickness) for the back two layers, Classic Crest Bright White Card Stock, Stardream Metallic Cardstock (Jupiter) and Polyester Satin Polka Dot Ribbon (Red-White). 

The star of this project is the Stardream Metallic - the shimmery affects are perfect for Holiday accents and the heavyweight will ensure the finished project will last for years to come.

The ornament measures 4" x 4.5" with a photo insert that measures 3.25" x 2.5" (wallet size if printing at home).  Once you have the cuts, start adhering them together.  The two chipboard layers will have your picture insert - when gluing together, try to leave 1/8th of an inch available around the inside of the frame (and do not glue the top) so you can insert a picture.

Add the ribbon knotted at each end and insert your favorite picture.  A gift card fits nicely in the insert as well!

Thanks for stopping by and keep checking in for last minute holiday inspiration with our Holiday countdown!

Link to Project in Cricut Design Space:

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