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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

OH Christmas Tree!!


Hi Everyone!

Taniesa here bringing you a new way to use the Pine Wreath die. This has been by far my most used holiday die this season.

 Pine Wreath Die

I wanted to create a special element for our December Daily album. On the 5th we decorated our Christmas tree and I thought of the perfect way to use the pine part of the Pine Wreath die to create a pretty tree element on a vellum divider.


First I cut a tree base out of Green card stock. Then I took the same color card stock and made 12 separate cuts of the Pine Wreath Die.


Then I cut all of the pine branches off of the wreath. I squeezed some liquid glue out on a scrap piece of card stock and dipped each branch in the glue, dabbing off the extra, and started covering the outside edge of the tree form.



Working from the outside in, I layered the branches only gluing the lower portion of the branch. I did this until the entire tree was covered.


To speed up the drying time of the glue ( I used Close To My Heart Liquid Glass adhesive) I zapped it quickly with my embossing gun. After it was completely dry I added various gems to the tree as ornaments.

To make the vellum page divider I took two strips of glitter tape along the left edge of the vellum, I punched holes to line up with my page protectors. and then adhered the tree to the top of the vellum.




I love the result and how you can see my family photos of decorating our tree behind the Tree embellishment. It looks complicated and time consuming but it actually went really fast and was very easy!

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4 comments:

  1. I love this die...so much that I cut out 100 from thin metal sheets (had to add adhesive to the sheets before cutting) and used them on the front of our Christmas cards. A handy tip...place wax paper between the die and your paper if you notice some spots sticking.

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  2. This is so lovely. Always so great to see a unique take on a die. I love how you put this tree together.

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