Sunday, August 9, 2015

Crafty Christmas Tree

My daughter and I are spending lots of time being crafty together.  What a JOY to be able to have this time together.  She is working on catching up on her scrapbooking, while I am flittering from one thing to another.  On this particular evening, I was working on Christmas postcards and she was working on a Christmas layout.  She was inspired to create a Christmas Tree after seeing the pine needles branch punch I purchased to use on my postcards.  I have not seen this idea anywhere before and I think it is a brilliant idea!  I just have to share it.


And here is how she created this fabulous Christmas Tree...

You need a tree stamp, a green and light brown ink pad, and a pine needles branch punch.


This tree foam stamp is a 5" stamp.  Ink the trunk with brown and the tree with green and stamp it on white cardstock paper.  Cut out the tree.


Punch out a whole bunch of pine needle branches.  She spray glued the pine branches then began layering them on the tree until coverage was pleasing.


For the bark on the trunk, she covered the tree and applied spray glue to the trunk.  She then dipped the trunk in a small pile of tobacco.  (Find someone that smokes and ask them for one of their cigarettes).


This cute tree looks so fantastic on her scrapbook layout.  I think it is such a clever idea.

Merry Christmas!
xxx
Annie




18 comments:

Huckleberry stitches said...

That is adorable and great tutorial!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

I never even knew they made pine needle branch punches before. The tree is a great idea. I suppose you could make a garland design too with the branch punch.

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog this morning too. You know I like to respond to you, but blogger won't let certain email addresses through to my email anymore, so i have to read the posts on my blog to see if there any that don't come to my inbox. Just want to let you know I appreciate your comments Annie and if you don't hear from me you can blame it on Blogger! I do read your comments. Thank you!

Createology said...

Your daughter is very clever and this pine tree is amazing in depth and texture. Too funny using the tobacco. I actually have a very old pack of stale cigs just for craft purposes. What? Doesn't everybody! How special and fun to be Mother and Daughter spending time creating together. Creative Bliss Indeed...

Ramona said...

Very cute. Glad you are enjoying time with family.

tink's mom said...

Great idea and a wonderful finish. What made her think of shredded tobacco? Perfect option.

Inky and Quirky said...

Well I can see where your lovely daughter's got her talent from then! What a wonderful idea and thanks for sharing Annie, fab ;)
Big hugs
Donna xxx

Grammasheri said...

What a wonderful idea! And so fun to craft with our daughters, eh? Enjoy every minute!

Katherine said...

I see that the clever and creative genes run strong in your family. :o) This idea is totally brilliant and I love it!

sheila 77 said...

What an original idea, so your daughter is an artistic wizard too!
Tobacco on the trunk? - gaaaah! wonder if that has ever, ever been done before.

Sandy said...

What a wonderful idea! I know that it will be copied now to all who see this tree. What a great Christmas card it would make!!
sandy xx

Renee said...

Thanks for the tute! Great looking tree, especially the trunk.

ellen gets crafty said...

Thanks for sharing your daughter's Christmas crafts in August idea. Very creative!

Jacque said...

THIS IS AWESOME!!!! Please excuse my shouting, I'm so excited! I love this idea....this would be super for Christmas cards, too!

Marei said...

Love, love, love this tree! What a great job daughter has done and the idea of using the tobacco is perfect!!
I see the "pine needle" (daughter) didn't fall too far from the "pine tree" (you).

Tera Callihan said...

Fun! I think I may even have that punch :) and how nice to get to craft with your daughter :)

Tera Callihan said...

Fun! I think I may even have that punch :) and how nice to get to craft with your daughter :)

Tera Callihan said...

Fun! I think I may even have that punch :) and how nice to get to craft with your daughter :)

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What a smart idea, I see the creative gene was passed from mother to daughter!