ABC Blog ~ T is for Tree ~

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Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter T.   When I was thinking about what to create which starts with the letter “T” the first thing that popped into my mind was ~ Tree.  I love the holiday trees on the cover of the Holiday from the Heart Gift Guide.  How fun would it be to create one of those.  Here is my take on those wonderful trees.

Sparkle & Shine tree

To create this tree I used Ruby cardstock (X5927), the Sparkle and Shine paper (X7176B), Silver glitter paper (Z1829), Ruby Chevron Ribbon (Z1846) and Pink Glitter Gems ( Z1807).   To create the rosettes I cut the paper in the below dimensions.  I then used my scalloped border punch (Z1851) along each strip.  I then scored each strip as the dip in the scallop edge.  I inked the edges in ruby and then folded the paper along the score lines.  I then took my Crop-a-dial and punched a small hole in the center of the scallops.  Be careful not to catch your fingers in the center part while you are doing this ~ I learned the hard way, it hurts really bad!!!!

The next step was to glue the strips together and make the rosettes.  I used an assortment of  circles from 2″ to 5/8″ to hot glue my rosettes to, one on top and bottom.  I varied the two sizes in each layer so one was a bit smaller then the one below.  I did use a wood skewer in the center to help hold my tree strait.  The snowflakes were cut out using my Silhouette.

Strip dimensions starting from the bottom and working up to the top. These are the sizes of the strips before I used the border punch on them.

  • (3) 3″ x 12″ strips of Ruby
  • (3) 3″ x 12″ strips of Ruby
  • (3) 3″ x 12″ strips of Striped
  • (2) 2 1/2″ x 12″ strips of Striped
  • (2) 2 1/2″ x 12″ strips of Ruby
  • (2) 2 1/2″ x 12″ strips of Ruby
  • (2) 2″ x 12″ strips of Striped
  • (2) 2″ x 12″ strips of Striped
  • (2) 1 1/2″ x 12″ strips of Ruby
  • (2) 1 1/2″ x 12″ strips of Ruby
  • (2) 1″ x 12″ strips of Striped
  • (2) 1″ x 12″ strips of Striped
  • (1 1/2) 3/4″ x 12″ strips of Ruby
  • (1 1/2) 3/4″ x 12″ strips of Ruby
  • (1) 3/4″ x 12″ strips of Striped

Your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop is SHELLY NEMITZ of  JUST ONE PIECE .   I am sure you will love what she has created!

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