Sunday, December 9, 2012


And another round of hopping for the 12 days of Christmas! I am loving all the great projects, aren't you?!

So here's what I did for today....a 3D Christmas tree! I started out with a simple cut file for a cone. You could use a file for a party hat or you could even get a styro foam one from the craft store. Then I set out to cutting LOTS of the Stitched Oval Die. Then, just start adding them in rows, and stagger each new row so the points aren't directly over the one below it. As you near the top, you will have to cut them shorter and trim the cut off end to a point or they won't lay very nice. After I got all the way to the top finished, I went back and tucked pieces in where I felt they were needed...where there were gaps. This entire project is just to your satisfaction. I don't know how full is full for you...if you see a spot that needs one, then put one. If you're satisfied then stop. I will say, when I went back to fill in, I had cut each oval in half. You don't need that much length.


After I had it as full as I wanted it, I had to hide the mechanics at the top...it isn't very pretty under there...lol! So I cut one Scallop & Stitched Circle Die. I cut in to just the center and cut one scallop out. Then overlap and glued to make a cone shape. I used hot glue to add it to the top. It looked a bit too open right under there so I used a Martha Stewart punch...the fern looking leaf...and tucked a few around to soften it a bit.


I also stamped and hand cut out some holly leaves and added some red berries right on the top. I think it finished off rather nice!


It needed some ornaments...lol. So, I gathered up some different colors of Stickles and added dots of glitter all around the tree. It really made a sort of dull green tree, come to life a bit. It just brightened it up. You could add bows of twine...which I was going to do, but changed my mind. That would be cute though. Another thing you could do is run each "limb" through a cuttlebug folder if you wanted to, and add texture. How ever you decide to do yours, it will be perfect. You could do traditional as I have, or go funky...which would be super cute too! I hope you like what I've made for you today. Don't forget to keep hopping and see all the other designers projects. Leave comments for an entry into the giveaway!


51 comments :

  1. OMG this is awesome!! I absolutely love it and all the stickles you added to it!! What an awesome idea!! HUgsxx

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  2. This is so darling. I would have never thought to use the oval die in that way! What inspiration.
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  3. This is wonderful! This must have taken a long time to create, but it was well worth it. TFS! lflinesatcomcastdotnet

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  4. So pretty...love your tree! Lee-Ann :)
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  5. What an awesome idea and this turned out GORGEOUS!!! Love that you used the die and the added stickles....such a fun touch!
    TFS
    jessica
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  6. This tree is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lots of work but sooooooooo worth it!

    Thank you for sharing!

    love
    Jannie
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  7. I was dumbfounded when I read that you created your tree with the stitched oval die simply unbelievable Great job and must say you are one creative gal WOW you sure spent hours and AWESOME!!

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  8. How unique. I love when you find more then one use for a die. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Wow! Your tree is fabulous! I love that you used the stitched label die to create this! Awesome! ~hugs, Saundra

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  10. Very creative your tree looks fabulous will have to try
    Thanks for sharing
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  11. Great job! LOve this tree and the inspiration using Emma's products!

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  12. This is such an AMAZING tree, Cheryl! Unbelievable and so pretty!!!

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  13. Now there's clever, then there's genius! YOU come in the genius bracket with this smashing tree idea! xxx

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  14. Wow It looks like it took some time to make this wonderful tree. Great great job.

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  15. Wow! You really put alot of work into your tree. It was well worth it the end result is awesome.
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  16. What an amazing use of the stitched oval die. I have that in my collection, but would have never thought to use it as tree fronds. Amazing! Thanks for sharing. slbuller at fullchannel dot net.

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  17. Cheryl ~ Oh look at this tree ~ EEK!!! I LOVE it and that die!! I am in AWE right now! A party hat and this die is ALL you need to make the most BEAUTIFUL paper tree EVER!! Awesome job and totally CREATIVE!!

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  18. Beautiful!!! It is the type of project that a non-crafter says oh...that looks easy! Yeah...ok...do it. What a lot of effort went into this great little tree!!!

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  19. WOW!!!! This is soooo pretty!! Soooo creative!!
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  20. Beautiful tree!! Reminds me of the ones you see in the old Christmas videos like Rudolph!

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  21. Very creative use of the die. tfs
    Evelyn
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  22. What a great way to use the die, WOW, that is gorgeous.

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  23. Wow, very awesome. That must have taken a long time.

    TFS
    Sue
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  24. Love your 3D Christmas tree! So cute and creative! TFS!
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  25. Such a clever idea for a sweet little tree...I love it and the top is a perfect touch. So many options for decorating too. Great job!
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  26. Your tree is beautiful, what an awesome project.

    Leslie
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  27. I just love this idea. Beautiful! TFS!

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  28. Wow, this tree is really awesome, thanks for sharing and for the idea!!!

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  29. OMG...this is so cute!! And to think you just used that one little die and built on it..impressive!!

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  30. This is pretty Awesome! Love the creative use of the oval die for this. Smooches...

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  31. everyone on the DT is always coming up with new ways to use Emma's dies this is great thanks
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  32. This is so cool! love your ornaments!! TFS!

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  33. Fabulous tree--I love it!
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  34. ADORABLE tree!!! Bet you were tired of die-cutting!!! Looks fabulous though!

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  35. Cheryl - this is well beyond "nice"! Fantastic, adorable, super-duper-exponentially gorgeous! Again, a "WOW" project! Thank you for sharing your gift of creativity with us so generously!

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  36. BEAUTIFUL TREE!!!!! Absolutely love this! It would be amazing as a table decoration!
    Happy Sunday!
    Sherrie K
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  37. Amazing detail using these dies to create such a lovely Christmas tree.
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  38. Love your tree. TFS with us.
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  39. Such a beautiful and fun tree. TFS AJ-


    AJ Scrapbooking & Cards
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  40. Your tree is beautiful!

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  41. AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME. That is all I can say.

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  42. What a sweet tree. Love all the layering on it.

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  43. Your tree looks AMAZING Cheryl!GREAT job with it and I LOVE the way you used Emma's die,SO COOL my friend!!!:)

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  44. Brilliant and unconventional use of a basic die! Endless possibilities!
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  45. Love this project!!! Thanks for sharing

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  46. Beautifully made tree!!

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  47. Your tree is so cute and so inventive I love it:)
    Victoria
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  48. I think this tree is just beyond adorable. LOVE It. great details.

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  49. The tree is beautiful! TFS!

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