Hello there. It’s been a while since I posted a tutorial and since I wanted to make something for my desk at work, I decided to film a tutorial on how to create this cute little curly paper tree. Nestled behind my tree is my Peek A Boo hole card that is a featured technique from the October issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.
The paper I used was the Christmas matt stack from this year’s Stampin Up catalogue. I hope this tree inspires you.
Supplies: Designer Paper, Staight Pins, Styrofoam Cone, Bone Folder, Paper Trimmer
Trim Paper into 6 1/2″ x 1 /2″ and 5 3/4″ x 1/2″ strips
Using your bone folder, curl the strips of designer paper. Keep the larger and the smaller strips of paper together in their own little pile.
Put a straight pin into the centre of the curly designer paper and push into the styrofoam cone.
Place the largest strips on the bottom of the cone and about half way up, start to add the smaller strips. Continue adding curly paper to the cone until it is completely covered.
Have fun creating your tree!
Happy December! Can you believe it’s already December? Are you ready for the holidays? I know I am. I started my Christmas baking and hope to do some more this week before I go to work for 3-11.
My 18 co-workers are in for a surprise this year as I knitted everyone a large dishcloth and completed the look by wrapping them in red and green ribbon, and adding a tag. On the back of the tag is stamped “made by Beth.” The Merry Christmas stamp you see is from Hot Off The Press.
My co-workers have been buying dishcloths to give away at Christmas. I calculated the number of dishcloths I made and so far I’m on my 60th dishcloth.
Do you make crafts for your co-workers and friends?
Hello friends. Are you getting into the holiday spirit yet? Dare I say I used up all of my 24 handmade cards and have started on next years, starting with this card. (click on the card to make it larger)
This week’s Techique Junkie Newsletter’s Technique of the Week is Peek a Boo Holes, a technique that I filmed for the Newsletter. I wanted to create something fresh for the Technique Junkie’s (something not already on the website or newsletter), so I came up with this. Ever since I saw Becca’s Spellbinder’s Filigree Hinged Card tutorial, I wanted to make one for myself.
Don’t you just love how the snowflakes have words peaking out of them? Hence, Peek a Boo Holes.
I fell in love with Penny Black’s “fairy holly” rubberstamp that measures 5″ x 5″. I own a ton of Copic markers and only used them twice in three years, and today was one of those times, and let me tell you I’m in love with them. Now I need any tips you can offer me for using them. I need practice, practice, practice.
This sentiment is from Hot Off the Press.
Thank you for stopping by.
Feliz Navidad and Merry Christmas to you. I know, I know it’s a little early but this gal is already excited about the season. I’m very prepared this year.
I took a class at Lasting Impressions recently and we made these adorable little houses at the Cuttlebug class. I had a scary moment because my Cuttlebug machine came apart while I was running the B plate through and it jammed on the side because the plate wasn’t straight. Whew, I managed to push it back together. It’s my originial CB and I want to keep it, although I am tempted to buy the new blue one. I’ve even debated putting it on my Christmas wish list.
The house is from Sissiz #658542 and the windows and doors are from Impression Obsession. I’m not sure who makes the phrases, or deer. The ribbon on the top card uses a bow die from My Favorite Things.
Do you have your Christmas cards started?
Hello fellow stampers. With cooler temperatures upon us, it has me thinking Christmas, and I have a gentle reminder of how many days are left before Christmas because a co-worker keeps it written on the white board in the staff lunch room. I am pleased to say that my Christmas cards are done for this year. Last year I didn’t get many made, but this year I made 24 of these babies. I stopped counting the hours after I spent 24 hours on them. It took so long because I coloured my stamped images, stickled them, sponged them, and used a decorative Spellbinders die that took up a lot of time–peeling off the wax paper I used to go between the cardstock and die, and then a lot of the holes had to be punched out by using a stylus. You can click on the photo to make it larger. Yah, finally WordPress caught up with the rest of the world.
My card is an easel card, as you may know. I shot a tutorial for this style of card, and coincidentally it uses this same stamp. To view the tutorial click here. Everything coordinated well because I bought everything specifically from Stampin’ Up!
Of course my card wouldn’t be complete without using a technique from the Technique Junkie Newsletter. Can you see the Wisped Frames technique? It is the green sponged area around the stamp set.
If I had to pick a favourite, I’d pick this one because I like the background designer paper better. Do you have a favourite?
Inkdinkado Stamp ($2.99) (ornaments)
Hot Off The Press Stamp (sentiment)
Stampin Up! Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack
Stampin Up! Coastal Cabana and Island Indigo cardstock
Stampin Up! Island Indigo and Green Galore ink
Turquoise and Clear stickles
Prismacolour Pencil Crayons
Happiness is a journey and not a destination. It’s a saying Al likes to use so I was happy to show off my card to him. It gave him a big smile.
Today I’m showcasing the Watered Crayons technique from the April issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.
This is the sketch that I followed. Don’t you just love the pointed banner?
Good morning fellow stampers. Are you having a good week so far? I’m feeling inspired and have been playing in my stamp room and created a Chain Link card, a technique from the Technique Junkie Newsletter.
I couldn’t resist using my new stamp, called Bring on the Sun, from Mark’s Finest Papers because, as you know, sunflowers are my favourite. I coloured the image with Copics. The sentiment came with the stamp set.
Are you thinking about working on your Christmas cards? I will share my Christmas cards with you this week, so please come back to take a peak.
Have a fabulous day, and happy stamping!
Good morning peeps! Are you having a good week? I’m staying busy–attended a card-making class last night (I will post those cards shortly) and tonight I’m going to see Jesse Cook in concert with my girlfriend, Vera. I saw Jesse Cook a couple of years ago and I must say it was one of the best concerts I have been too.
Today’s card uses the Faux Designer Plate from the October issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. This darling die is from Impression Obsession. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Stampn Up!
Have a nice day. I hope you are enjoying the fall weather.
Hi there! Here we are getting close to the end of the month and boy is it getting cold here in southern Ontario. I finished working 3-11 last night and was so glad I wore my winter coat because it was so cold when I left work. Even this card is calling out “autumn.”
I’m submitting my Layered Acetate card into the Impression Obsession contest for a $25 gift certificate to their on-line store. This week’s theme is “favourite technique.” Layered Acetate is from the October issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.
I hope you’re not getting tired of me using this stamp a lot but it’s one of my favourites and I have people asking me all the time what stamp it is, so I will tell you that it is Dream Butterfly H1774.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.