Saturday, November 17, 2012

Christmas In November Blog Hop November 17, 2012

Welcome to our Christmas in November Blog Hop where we are showcasing  the exclusive Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge which can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant.

It's hard to believe that it's already November and that Thanksgiving is less than a week away.  And well, that means, it's almost Christmas!   We have created Christmas themed projects for you and hope to inspire you to get started on YOUR Christmas creations.

If you just happened to come to this blog, you should start at the beginning at Lucy's blog-Love 2 Create.  If you came here from Arlene's blog, Arelens Creative Space, then you're in the right place!

 My project is a decoration, a Christmas Tree and very simple to create.

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Pear & Partridge Paper Pack B&T Papers

Truly simple to make using Close To My Heart products: Art Philosophy Cricit Cartridge and My Reflections Pear & Partridge paper pack.

The first thing I cut was a background for the tree.  Using Art Philosophy cartridge, select Shift key only, select tree shape (tree only) and change height 8.4".  You need 4 cuts total but only 2 will fit to 1 - 12 x 12 mat.  From the Pear & Partridge paper pack, I used the Cranberry cardstock for the first cut of 2 trees and then I used 1 of the 2 Cashmere cardstock  for the last cut of the 2 trees.  

For the top layer, you will use the Shift key with Basic/Icon Layer, you will see the Christmas tree with circle cutouts.  Change height to 8.40".  You also need 4 cuts total but only 2 will fit to 1 - 12 x 12 mat.  This time, I used the 2 Olive cardstock from the Pear & Partridge paper pack for all 4 cuts of the tree.

For the star, I used Pear & Partridge paper pack's B&T paper.   You will use the shift only and select the star (not pointed, curved edges).  Change height to 2.50" and you will need to cut 4 of these.  You can go down to a 2" size if you think this star is too big.

For assembly, from the 8 cuts of trees, you will make 4 trees.  Start by placing the top layer tree over the back layer tree.  Align them as if they were glued together,  and score together down the center (top of tree to base of tree).  Once tree pieces are scored, you will then glue them together.  The best method, using a spray adhesive glue, spray the back side of the top layer tree and place promptly to background tree and align them right away.  Once all are glued, you will now glue all 4 trees together, alternating the background colors.  For the star assembly, you score the center of the point down.  When you fold them together, the other 4 points should align together.  Once they are all folded and ready to glue, do not glue the bottom of the star, glue all points and center.  Once the star is glued, open the bottom enough so it fits over the top point of the tree.

For embelishment, I used Close To My Heart's Red Glue Glitz Glitter on 2 sides, let dry over night and then finish the other 2 sides and let dry over night. 

This tree will stand about 10" tall when complete and what a simple decoration for a table setting, countertop or even a bathroom counter.

You have reached the final entry from the Christmas In November Blog Hop.  We all thank you for visiting. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

   Here's the entire blog hop lineup in case you get lost along the way:

    1. Lucy ~  Love 2 Create  
    2. Darla ~ Caution: Crafting is Contagious
    3. DianaDiana's Free Moments   
    4. Carolyn Nuts 4  Scrappin'
    5. Kindred Hearts It Makes Total Cents 
    6. Tammy Closer 2 My Heart
    7. Arlene ~ Arlene's Creative Space
    8. Traci ~ Paper Crafting 101


Gail said...

Hi Traci -wonderful Christmas trees -you did very a great job on them - thanks for being part of the hop and have a great day today!

Ladybug said...

I love simple and your tree is tooooo cute! TFS!

Tammy said...

So cute! So much creative talent!

Arlene Bonsma said...

Very cute tree, like your suggestions to have it as a table or counter decoration, sometimes we need these prompts.

Scrappin' Robin said...

Very cute Christmas tree, love it.
Robin Lane

TeresaK said...

Such a lovely Christmas tree! Great project!