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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Christmas Trimmings and Ever Eden Tree Decor for the Ink.Stamp.Share Blog Hop - November 2021

Looking up at the Christmas Star on an Eden Christmas Tree
Christmas Trimmings on a Christmas Tree

Happy Saturday and welcome to my blog!  Today I am hopping along the Ink.Stamp.Share Monthly Blog Hop as we share projects which we have created using Christmas Tree Decoration.  We hope that we inspire you to create along with us.  There are several of us hopping today - you will find the list to follow along towards the bottom of my blog post - so sit back and enjoy your favorite coffee, tea, water or smoothie as we share some handmade projects with you!

Today's Project

Don't you just love this time of year when it's time to decorate your Christmas tree?!?  I love decorating my tree as it always reminds me of years past... as I hang each ornament and remember why it has a special place on the tree.  This year, I decided to make some mini decorations for a tabletop Christmas tree that was decorated with some of my current Stampin' Up! Dies!   

Tabletop Christmas Tree decorated with Stampin' Up! Products - Christmas Trimmings Dies, Eden Dies, Ever Eden Cotton Paper and Cardstock

Project Details

This was one of those fun projects that started with one idea that developed in another...  don't you just love those kind of projects?!?  I do especially when it turns out better than envisioned.  

Miniature Star Ornaments created with the Christmas Trimmings Dies

The smallest Christmas Trimmings star die was die-cut six times from Basic White Cardstock.  The coordinating solid star was die-cut three times from Vellum Cardstock.  To create this ornament, a white star is adhered to a vellum star with Stampin' Seal on each side of the vellum.  The piercer from the Take A Pick tool was used to pierce the vellum where retired Silver Metallic Thread was used to create a hangar for the ornament.

Christmas Trimmings Tree Topper for a tabletop Christmas tree

The tree topper was created with the largest Christmas Trimmings star die-cut from Basic White cardstock twice.  The stars were adhered together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  While the star was drying, that was when I found out that I wasn't going to be able to use the tabletop tree that I had originally intended - my kitchen tree in a burlap bag...  no one was wanting to climb up in the attic for me... so I quickly regrouped and found my tree!

3.2" x 9.8" Foam Cone base used for the Stampin' Up! Eden Tabletop Christmas Tree

Hello, Christmas tree!  This was a 3.9" x 8.8" (99mm x 223mm) foam cone that I've had in craft room just waiting to be decorated with Designer Series Paper, but I decided to try something different.  The large Eden Die frame was die-cut twenty (20) times with Soft Succulent Cardstock and then again with Evening Evergreen Cardstock.


The frame die-cuts were alternated from the bottom all the way up to the top.  Each layer was gently turned and pushed down to build the thickness of the foliage.  As the layers moved up, the frame was gently torn and sized to fit adhering the ends with Mini Glue Dots.  The top was decorated with three (3) 1/4" x 12" strips of Soft Succulent Cotton Paper which was tightly wrapped around a round pencil (I used my Stampin' Up! OnStage@Home pencil!) and lightly shaken off creating the curly ribbons.  The curled paper was attached to the top with Mini Glue Dots.  Five (5) Eden leaf die-cuts were created from the center scraps of the Soft Succulent frames and added to the top.  **TIP:  I found that the cotton paper  curled better the tighter you pulled the paper - smooth side up - around the pencil.  

The Christmas Trimming sprig die was die-cut eight times from Thick Basic White Cardstock and added into the tree foliage.  An extra sprig was inserted into the large star and adhered to a toothpick and inserted into the top of the tree.

Tree skirt for the tabletop Eden Christmas Tree

The tree skirt for the tabletop Eden Christmas Tree was created from four pieces of 1-1/2" x 3-1/2" strips of Thick Basic White Cardstock scored at the 1/2" mark.  The scored line was aligned in the TImber 3D Embossing Folder so 1/2" of the cardstock was not embossed.  TIP:  Emboss two pieces side by side.  The embossed sections of the cardstock were scored lengthwise at 1/2" and 1" to make them appear as wood planks.  Tear & Tape Adhesive was applied to the smooth ends to adhere the pieces together creating a square tree skirt.  Pinch the corners to create a slight curve in the centers if desired. 

More Inspiration

I hope you have been inspired by my project so you, too, can create a tabletop Christmas tree with Stampin' Up! products.  Now it's time to continue along the blog hop to see what Sue and the others have created to inspire you.  So click the next button below or look at the list below and continue along.  You definitely don't want to miss any.

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You Can Make This tabletop Christmas tree using Stampin' Up! products and a foam cone

You Can Make This!

Here's What You'll Need to Get Started...

BASICS

  • Paper Trimmer; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Paper Snips; Take Your Pick Tool; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Mini Glue Dots; Tear & Tape Adhesive; Stampin' Seal 

PAPER

  • Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, Basic White Thick, and Vellum Cardstock; Ever Eden 12" x 12" Cotton Paper

OTHER

  • Foam Cone (from your local craft store near the floral department); Christmas Trimmings Dies; Eden Dies; Timber 3D Embossing Folder; Silver Metallic Thread (retired); smooth long narrow object like a pencil or paintbrush; toothpick; Scotch tape

28 comments

  1. This is Incredible!!! Love your little tree!!! Hope your arm is ok!! That is a lot of cranks!!!

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    1. Thanks so much, and believe me, it was worth every crank! Definitely needed a break from die-cutting for a few hours. xx

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  2. Absolutely love this tree & decorations :-)

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  3. simply outstanding - thank you for sharing

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  4. Amazing project. Love the delicate stars and the wonderful colors you chose.

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  5. OMG I love this Angie, such a clever idea x

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    1. So glad you love it, Mo! Definitely a fun spur of the moment idea!!! x

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    1. Thank you, Karen. And it will be used alot over the course of the year! x

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    1. Thanks so much! It'll be great for year round. :)

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  8. What a very clever, amazing tree and base!! It is lovely and so unique!

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  9. WOW! I just love this project and it's right up my alley. I will be casing for sure. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks so much, Candi. Cannot wait to see your version!

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