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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Wooden Spools Christmas Tree and Card

Hi Everyone!

A few days ago I shared a mitten altered frame that I created after seeing one in this year’s PaperCrafts special issue Holiday Cards & More magazine. Well, if that project didn’t convince you to buy a copy of the magazine maybe the project I am going to share with you today will.

There is the cutest wooden spool Christmas tree on the front cover of the magazine. It was designed by Courtney Kelley and is also shown on page 145 of the same magazine. I mentioned that I wanted some wooden spools so I could create a tree of my own and my dear sweet friend Diane showed up with some for me the other day. I should also mention that Diane also brought me a beautiful quilt that she made for me to use when I am sitting on our new couch. Thank you again Diane for the spools and for the amazing quilt that I will always treasure.

I looked through my container of patterned Christmas papers and found some scraps I could use on the spools. I used the 1/2" width of Scor-pal tape to wrap the papers around the spools. I used a hot glue gun to glue the spools together. I liked my tree when I had finished it, but felt it needed a little something extra. So I used some glue dots to adhere some holiday buttons to the spools. Now I LOVE LOVE LOVE the tree!

I wanted a gift card that coordinated with the spool tree so I stamped the spool from Lawn Fawn’s "Sew Lovely" clear stamp set repeatedly onto some white tag. I fussy cut the spools and wrapped some baker’s twine from The Twinery around each of them. I trimmed a scrap of SEI paper and adhered it to some solid tag that I had cut as a card. I stamped "merry Chrismas" from Lawn Fawn’s "Cozy Christmas" clear stamp set onto the layering paper and then adhered the twine covered paper spools to the paper and made them look like the wooden spool tree. The star at the top of the tree is a brad I had in my stash.

Have a great day!


Shirley said...

How clever, how pretty, and what a great gift and with a keeper card too! I hear on the videos and I am checking into that.

Judy said...

These are both sooo great! The tree is just fab and the card looks hand stitched!!