Saturday, 8 November 2008
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)