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Sunday, July 24, 2016

3D Ornament Xmas Card/Decor

Made this Shaped Ornament card/decoration using Anna's Christmas Kitsch Cricut cartridge.

Did not know what 'kitsch' meant so I googled it:

noun: kitsch
  1. 1.
    art, objects, or design considered to be in poor taste because of excessive garishness or sentimentality, but sometimes appreciated in an ironic or knowing way.

    "the lava lamp is an example of sixties kitsch"
adjective: kitsch
  1. 1.
    considered to be in poor taste but appreciated in an ironic or knowing way.

    "the front room is stuffed with kitsch knickknacks, little glass and gilt ornaments"

1920s: German.

Kitsch | Definition of Kitsch by Merriam-Webster
1 : something that appeals to popular or lowbrow taste and is often of poor quality. 2 : a tacky or lowbrow quality or condition <teetering on the brink of kitsch — Ron Miller>

Kitsch | Define Kitsch at
Kitsch definition, something of tawdry design, appearance, or content created to appeal to popular or undiscriminating taste. See more.
The definition left a bad taste (no pun intended) so I looked it up in my dictionary. Yes, I still have a dictionary and like the definition there better which is:

Artistic or literary material designed to appeacl to current popular tastes & interests. 

Made this ornament twice. First I used gray cardstock for the base but thought my 2nd version with the green vine pattern looked better since it looked like it was hanging off a tree branch.

Supplies List 

adhesive:  Scotch ATG, Zig 2 Way glue pen
Cricut cartridge: Anna's Christmas Kitsch
ink: Momenta LadyBug
machine: Cricut Explore Air 
paper:  cardstock - greens, red, white, Darice Dk Green Vine
stamp: My Craft Spot Tiny Tags Christmas
tool: MISTI
twine: red/white

Entering this into the following challenges:  

7/24  Die Cuttin Divas Ch275 Anything 3D  3E(#3)  7/19

7/29  CHNC Christmas Ch291 Use a sentiment   UE  7/23
7/29  Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Sat Linky Party  1E(#1) 7/23

7/30  Cardz TV Christmas in July Shaped or Fun Fold Ch#2  3E(#1)  7/23

7/31  Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Ch Extra Jul 2016  UE  7/
7/31  Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Jul 2016 Ch  UE  7/1
7/31  DLART Jul Linky  nostack 1Eperday  7/1  

8/2  Word Art Wed Ch Wk 240 241 Anything Goes  5E(#5)perwk  7/20


  1. This is so cute Melissa, and NOT kitschy at all...I love it, and also the way you've got it displayed. Thanks so much for joining us for the Cardz TV Christmas in July Challenge.
    Hugs & Blessings,

  2. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  3. Very cute no matter what definition you use!! It definitely seems in "good" taste to me and I really like the color combo you used. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2. I'm sooo sorry I'm late in commenting.