Saturday, 8 November 2008

Holiday Treasures Tree

Morning everyone and happy Saturday! I'm looking forward to relaxing weekend (I hope!), aiming to get some crafting in today before I sit down to my Saturday evening treat of a huge bowl of ice-cream and Strictly Come Dancing hee hee! I'll admit it I'm addicted! I wonder if John will stay another week?!

Today's post uses the yummy Holiday Treasures DP from Stampin Up. I've been wanting to make one of these trees for ages - instructions here. I love how it turned out - really simple to make. It's just lots of strips of paper folded over and pinned into a polysterene cone. If you can't find one in your local craft store Panduro Hobby sell them. The trunk is just a wooden stick pushed into a polysterene ball which sits snugly in the terracotta pot.

I used normal headed pins for most of the tree because they can't be seen under the layers, but for the top layer I uses pearl headed pins and adhered 3 red bows for a finishing touch.

This would make a lovely gift this Christmas - if I have time I'm going to make a few to decorate the house, think about all the different colour trees you could make!

The card is simple simple and would be great for mass producing -tree stamped from the Perfect Presents set stamped in ruby red, same Holiday Treasures dp and a bit of bling to finish it off.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

Holiday Treasures designer paper (SU)/pins and pearl headed pins/red bows/real red ribbon (SU), polysterene ball and cone, terracotta pot.

Stamps - Perfect Presents (SU) Ink - Ruby Red (SU)
Card/paper - Very Vanilla/Chocolate Chip/Holiday Treasures DP (all SU)
Other - Chocolate Chip ribbon (SU), rhinestone brad (Making Memories) corner rounder punch (SU)


Michelle said...

HI Katie
wow your tree is lovely, thanks for your kind comments on my blog....
enjoy your ice cream tonight! i will be watching too!
take care

Fiona Whitehead said...

Kate your tree is stunning - and I love the card too - do you know I've never watched strictly! faint!!!! have fun

Vickie said...

Cool tree!! I will have to come back and get the directions. Card looks simple and elegant.

Jo said...

Cool tree Kate *thumbs up*

I can't believe how close Christmas is getting - scary! I'd better get cracking with making my cards - I hadn't given it a thought until now. Yours are fab!

Jo :)

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Hi Kate,
Love your tree, I wanted to try it sometime soon, but my body is in such distress... well, its getting better!! Thank you for visiting my blog, I am glad you liked my artwork, I do like yours too! nice to meet you in cyber space!! Love and hugs always,

Ikki said...

What a great idea your tree is - I've got lots of bits of paper and this could be the way to use them. Yours looks really good, and the card. I like simple cards that have that effectived look.
Great news about John - my husband says he is representing the non dancers of England and just loves him! Thanks for popping in and for your lovely comments. xx Ikki

Monique said...

Love your little tree Kate, thanks for sharing. Welcome to SBS Group 26!

Becky said...

Oh wow Kate!! Both the card and tree are amazing! You always come up with the most astounding projects!! I'm always astonished when I enter your blog!! Please let us see photos of your decorations! I bet your house will look amazing at Christmas!!
Can't believe John lived to fight another day! I really thought it was his week this week!!
Love Becky xx

Alexandria said...

I love this tree. I have been wanting to make one, but haven't gotten around to it yet. Hopefully soon!

Dawn said...

Gorgeous tree and the card is so crisp and clean - I find it hard sometimes to stop adding!!!

Linda (UKS Gadget Monkey) said...

Wow thanks for this, lovely simple card, will have to get my Holiday Treasures Paper out of the packet at some time... gorgeous...