Thursday, December 15, 2011

December 15th

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25 Days of Christmas,
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For my projects I made a card and a gift box.

My gift box is the Christmas Tree from Tags Bags Boxes and More.


I used paper with a glitter design from DCWV's Doodlin Around stack and cut the tree at 13.37 x 7.73.   I made a pouch with plastic I had laying around, filled it with glitter and then taped it inside the box.  I made a sample cut and used it as a layer inside the box to cover the glitter pouch, for a neater finish inside the box.    If I had to do this tree again, I think I would try to move the opening to the other side of the tree so you don't see where the box folds together.    I wrapped some funky yarn around the trunk of the tree then added a tag.   I used Winter Lace to cut the snowflakes at  2.10 x 2.20 and then attached them to a round circle.   I then secured it to the box with more funky yarn that I also tied around the box.

For my card I used the Christmas Cartridge and Winter Frolic.

I saw this somewhere on the internet and really liked the idea so here is my version.    I made a shaped card using the base.  I placed 2 on my Gypsy mat, sized at 5.5 H by 3.62, flipped one and welded together.   I then cut out the top layer the same size.     The presents are from Winter Lace and cut from Stampin Up Paper.   The base size was 2.40 x 2.57.

To put this together I first covered the top tree layer with Opalite Pigment Sterling Frost ink, then added embossing powders and heat set.  I then added some Studio G Red and Green Bling to the tree.   I put the presents together and attached them to the side of the tree.

I really like the idea of this card but not the finished product.   If I were to make this again, I would probably place the tree base with the present base on my mat and weld those together and then making that the welded shape card.  It stands up nicely as it is but just seems flimsy because of the tiny bit that is welded on the tree..  It might also be better suited to a larger card, mine is 4.25 x 5.5.    

I hope you are enjoying all the wonderful projects in 25 Days of Christmas Projects.



Bonnie Blackburn said...

I love this beautiful white tree.

Josie0602 said...

So pretty!!

Doris P. said...

love both your projects! what a very pretty tree with embossing!!

scrapqueen141 said...

I absolutely love your tree and gifts card. It is gorgeous. I have that cart, and you have inspired me!

KoldsGirl said...

Love your projects. I just received an award and I thought I'd pass it to you!

Judy said...

Beautiful work! I wanted to let you know that I am passing on a blog award to you so you can add it to your blog. Just stop on over to pick it up when you get a chance!
Hugs, Judy

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