We are thrilled to welcome Teri Anderson back to the CLASSroom! Her joyful crafting style can be seen in the new line of stamps she has created for Technique Tuesday - I absolutely love the bold, clean and simple lines of her designs! As well you will continue to find her madly (now I saw madly, because I would quite frankly be losing my mind trying to keep up with this pace - LOL!) creating 25 cards in 25 days on her blog a bit of this. a bit of that. You must head over to be inspired! Now how she does this all, simulatenous with being a PaperCrafts Go-to-Gal, and doing design work for Lawn Fawn, Paper Smooches and Technique Tuesday I'm not quite certain, BUT she has also shared her creative genius with us here today!!!
Thank you Teri for sharing another clever creation with us here today - I absolutely LOVE your twine wrapped trees!!!
Hi everybody! So happy to be back in the CLASSroom today with a tag for the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist!
I have to admit that one of my favorite activities during the holidays is to hit the holiday craft fairs. I just love seeing what other crafters dream up. Something that caught my eye at recent craft fair was a set of homemade Christmas trees. These clever, fun and funky trees were wrapped with yarn and fabric. It was just so fun. I loved the look so I decided to show you how to make your own fun and funky trees with Baker’s Twine for today’s tag.
Start by using a pen and ruler to draw a triangle on a piece of chipboard. (The chipboard I am using is just from the back of a 6x6 pad of patterned paper.)
Cut the triangle out with your scissors. Place a mini Glue Dot on the bottom of it and start wrapping green twine from Doodlebug’s Baby Girl Twine Assortment around it.
Repeat these steps. This time, make a second triangle a little bigger. And then wrap the second tree in pink twine.
When you are finished, you’ll have something like these two trees.
Set the trees aside and cut two squares from white cardstock. They should be large enough to fit across a #8 sized tag.
Cut a curved line through each square.
Arrange the cardstock pieces to fit on your tag so it looks like there are hills of snow.
Use Crystal Stickles glitter glue to add a line of glitter along top of each curvy hill of snow.
Place the trees on the snowy hills.
Repeatedly stamp one of the snowflakes from the Magic of Christmas by Ali Edwards
with Spun Sugar Distress Ink onto a manila tag. When you stamp, be sure not to rock the stamp so you get nice, clean impressions.
Fussy cut the word out and adhere it to your tag. Stamp “celebrating” over the adhered word with Onyx Black ink.
Tie twine through some green buttons and adhere them to your tree with Glue Dots.
Give your trees one more funky touch: Randomly adhere some Diamond gems on top of them.
Add some accent pearls randomly the top of the tag near the snowflakes.
Finish your tag off by tying a little twine through the top of it. And ta-da! Thanks for joining me today and letting me be part of your day!
We would very much appreciate you sharing your appreciation with Teri for her oh so clever and fabulous feminine tag in the comments section below! Leave your comment below to be eligible for the random drawing of the $25 gift certificate to our store www.ellenhutson.com - be certain to do so before noon on December 13th to be eligible (one comment per person please.) Can you believe we are already half-way through our series?!? Be certain to return tomorrow for yet another beauty!