Tuesday, October 11, 2011

It's a Punch.?..It's a flower?...It's a Christmas Tree

I know I sound a little crazy...but I had so much fun designing and making today's project! Yes it's a punch, yes it's a flower, and yes it's a Christmas tree. It's all three.

I found another $3 picture frame at the Dollar Store and gave it two coats of Christmas Red Acrylic Paint. I've been on a kick of making Christmas tree cards so I thought why not make a Christmas tree picture?
Here you can see the different colors of green I used. I punched, using the Boho punch dozens and dozens of punches in Wild Wasabi and Old Olive card stock and Old Olive designer series paper from the Brights Collection Paper Stacks.
Each of the little "flowers" is made with the largest  punch out of the Boho Punches. I used three layers for each "flower"  to make sure the tree looked full. After punching away, I scrunched each punch out and sprayed with water and carefully opened the punches up. I layered them together and made a hole in the center using the Paper Piercing tool and adding a gold brad. Finially, I worked with "flowers" until it looked like I wanted them to. I let them dry for several hours before adhering them to card stock.
I cut piece of Soft Suede for the tree trunk and glued it to Very Vanilla card stock, I drew a triangle on the card stock with a pencil then filled in the entire space.
Adding the gold brads holds the "flowers" together and it looks like the tree has twinkle lights.
Products Used

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Wild Wasabai and Soft Suede
Brads: Mini Gold Brads (retired)
Adhesive: Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue
Tool: Paper Piercing pad and piercing tool from the Mat Pack

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Thanks for stopping by...Thursday is Week 3 of The 12 Weeks of Christmas..come back and see what project I have for you.
Happy Stampin'


  1. Gorgeous Tree Jane! How long did it take you to make the tree?

  2. What a beautiful project. Such dedication to make so many flowers, but truly worth the effort.

  3. Truely a lovely project Jane. A lot of work but worth the end result!