Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Vintage / Retro Box Ornaments

Good morning friends.  What is your favorite crafting style?  Double D Challenges just started a new challenge asking that question.  
I enjoy lots of different styles but the one I continue to go back to as my favorite year after year, would be vintage / retro style.  

I created these vintage style ornament boxes last year and never got around to posting these last two.  

The ornament box was made using Spellbinders nestabilities dies with a stitched oval cut from the center of the front panel.  I covered the front panels with ModaScrap Christmas Paper and then added some of  my favorite embellishments from Tim Holtz Christmas Ephemera to the inside and front of the ornament.

You can see in this photo, that the thickness of the box is about 3/4 of an inch, so there's lots of room on the inside for layering your favorite goodies.  I added lots of Distress Mica Flakes or glitter on the inside of the ornaments to make them shine.  

If you'd like to see the posts from last year with the other boxes I've made, click on the links below.

I'll be adding one of these projects to the following challenges:
Double D Challlenges ~ Favorite Style.... Vintage / Retro

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh sweet Birgit ... these are AMAZING and GORGEOUS!!! I too LOVE the holiday images from years gone by and you've showcased them beautifully! You are so clever! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘ Christmas Style’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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  2. Both of these are absolutely FABULOUS Birgit! You do vintage like no one else and I'm loving it! That little deer is just as sweet as can be and the Santa image totally makes me smile! You could add your Santa to the current Christmas Kickstart challenge too! Lovely, lovely shadow box cards my friend!! Hugs. :0)

  3. Your retro ornaments are simply FABULOUS. They bring back memories of my childhood. I love your designs here. Great take on the Mood Board, thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Double D Christmas Style Challenge. Hope we see you back again soon!!
    Judy~ DD DT
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  4. I remember your pretty boxes from last year! The last two today are darling. That little fawn is extra sweet!

  5. WOW these are all fabulous and love how you have displayed your Christmas style for our YOUR CHRISTMAS STYLE challenge. Thanks for your entry and good luck in the draw @ DOUBLE D
    {aNNie}Designer for Double D challenges

  6. These are amazing and the vintage look myself and I just bought my daughter a couple of deer that look just like these for is pink and one is mint green...think you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  7. Birgit, I look forward to your Vintage Box ornaments every year! They bring me right back to my childhood, and some of the ornaments my mom hung every Christmas! Fabulous! xx

  8. You capture the vintage Christmas look with every ornament box you make! These are both beautiful, Birgit!

  9. These are super fun and sweet little boxes. I love all of them. Great vintage design.

  10. Oh, my! These are very pretty! Definitely a vintage look. I love them! A lot of my decorations are vintage, having been inherited. I enjoy looking through them every year.

    1. I also meant to thank you for sharing with us at Double D!

  11. Beautiful retro, vintage, love that sweet deer and the classic Santa. I love the combo of those dies for framing too!

  12. Love seeing more of these charming vintage ornaments. You add such wonderful details. That little deer is especially precious!

  13. Only because you do it so well! These are magnificent, definitely a vintage vibe and they are sooooo festive! Beautiful creations! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, What's Your Christmas Style Challenge, Donna, DT Member. Merry Merry!

  14. Your little box tags are darling, Birgit. All those sweet little touches make it extra special. Thanks SO much for sharing your talents with us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday

  15. Beautiful retro creations, Birgit! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous work at The Christmas Kickstart Challenge, Jo x

  16. Wow, what a fab selection of vintage look cards!

  17. I love your retro Christmas ornaments! Gorgeous designs!

  18. A lovely traditional santa. Fab cards. Thanks for joining the fun at The Christmas Kickstart Challenge. Hugz


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