Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Paper Christmas Tree {Tutorial} by Stacy Rodriguez

Hello my scrapping friends!  I hope you're having a nice week.  We are slowly getting back into the swing of things after our long, holiday weekend.

Today I'm excited to share the first of our Design Team Projects.  Stacy took our standing Christmas Tree shape and added some fun garland and embellishments and it's hanging out in her scrap room!  Read on to hear about her project -

Hello everyone, Stacy here today sharing with you my new Christmas tree for my scraproom.  I had so much fun decorating this, I have to say this is a must have!!  First up here is what the tree looked like before the altering began.
Available in our Etsy shop HERE.
The first step is to lay your tree on the paper you are going to use and trace the tree.  You will need to do this for both sides of the tree, then simply cut out.  You will also want to do this for the base of the tree as well.  I used 2 different papers for the tree and the base.  I applied a liquid glue with a painbrush to adhere the paper to the tree.
Now for the sides of the tree, you can cut a 1/2 inch strip of paper for the edges.  Simply cut the strips to the length needed and then adhere to the tree.  Once you have completed this here is what your tree will look like.
Now would be the time to ink the edges if you would like before trimming the tree.  Next it's time for the fun part....decorating.  I used some super fun chipboard stickers on the tree and added some to the base as well.
Here are a couple of close up pictures as well.  (Look at the cuteness!)
Thanks so much for stopping by Say It With Letters today, and I hope I have inspired you to create your wooden tree for your scraproom.
Thanks everyone!  Have a wonderful Tuesday!  xo

Monday, November 28, 2011

Gift for Teacher

Did you enjoy your Thanksgiving?  We had a really nice day going to my sister's house.  We ate tons of yummy food and then went to my in-laws later in the day for more food. :)  I guess that's what it's all about though, isn't it?!

And now I'm thinking ahead to all the handmade and store bought gifts on my list.  Do you have a teacher or two to give something to?  How about something handmade like this adorable owl Pamela created.  She took our owl shape and made this adorable and hip (check out those sneakers!) little scholar.

I love the tassel and button eyes.

And this quote.

She also created a matching card.  What a thoughtful teacher gift.  Thanks for sharing Pamela!  

I hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving. Thanks for stopping by.