We're so sorry to have kept you waiting 'til today for a brand new update! We truly intended to provide you with a dazzling, all-frills tutorial yesterday, but the ol' internet took a temporary hiatus until late last evening. The good news is that we're back and guess what? We have a winner to announce from last week's giveaway! So, before we take a back seat adventure into Jen Chesnick's Christmas Tree extravaganza, let us share the winning name -
Congrats Kelly! Your glimmer mist snow technique caught our attention amongst the many that commented last week about their unusual scrapbooking methods. It's simple, yet different and we love that! Thanks so much for the mention! Now, if you could, send us your mailing info (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we'll arrange to send out a box of yummy Crate Paper stuff to you! Congrats again Kelly! And thanks to the rest of you that responded to last week's question!
And now it's time to head into the woods and peek upon Jen's Christmas tree project:
Hey guys, Jen Chesnick visiting you again with another Snow Day altered project!I seriously can't get enough of this line. I'm a little worried they'll ask me to step away from it soon as the new collections are just around the corner! I'm all about easy, fast and fun, and this project is right up my alley! Hopefully yours too! Let's get started!
Christmas Tree Supply List:
2 Sheets of Pattern Paper (Flakes & Melt from the Snow Day collection)
Snow Day Chipboard
Glimmer Mist (Iridescent Gold)
One Paper Mache Craft Cone (Big Box Store/Creatforless.com)
Beacon all in one Adhesive
Pop Up Dots
ATG Gun or Hot Glue Gun
Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors
Extra Crystal Glimmer or Cotton for Displaying Trees (Optional)
Let's begin by cutting your paper into 1.5" x 12" strips. Then, using your Fringe scissors, "Fringe-Cut" each strip. You can also do this by hand if you're without Martha's Fringe Scissors (though it may take a lil' longer!).
One you have fringed, you're going to want to start applying your strips to the cone. I used my ATG Gun to apply adhesive to the back of my strips (you could also use a hot glue gun!). I recommend something that is fast drying and is going to stand the test of time. You'll notice as you work your way around the cone that there are going to be lumps and bumps. This is perfectly fine. The next piece of paper will cover them right up!
Once you've finished adding the strips to the tree form, go back through and fluff the paper with your fingers to bring the fringe to life! After you're done with this, it's time to decorate your tree! My favorite part :) Start by removing the adhesive from the larger chipboard elements and then layer them together to create a center point on the tree.
Attach the chipboard to the tree using both Pop Dots & Beacon Glue. Then fill in the "bare" spots on the tree with other pieces of chipboard. Give the tree a good dose of Glimmer Mist. When you're finished, you should have a fun, bright decor item for the home which everyone will envy you for!
Cute, eh?! Thanks Jen for "filling" us on how to reproduce these adorable, holiday friendly trees! On a side note, we have a special holiday event planned for you next week and as part of this celebratory, daily gift-giving event, we're lining up a day or two to share your holiday Crate Paper Creations!!! Of those that make it on the blog next week, we'll automatically include them in a very special drawing for a mega grand prize!! The big winner will be announced at the end of the event (Friday, December 17th) and so will the prize! So, what are you waiting for?! Email us your holiday creation'(s) at email@example.com - thanks ahead of time to all whom participate! Further details to come....