Welcome to CTC 150 where we are CASEing (Copy and Share Everything) our Favourite Bigshot Project from the Holiday Catalogue!
You may have popped over from Fi or be starting right here, but I encourage you to take the full tour and start getting inspired for Christmas with all the gorgeous projects highlighted!
How difficult a task is choosing your FAVOURITE bigshot project!!!! I mean REALLY!!!! There are so many wonderful bigshot projects in the Holiday Catalogue this season to play with!
For me personally – I was able to narrow it down to my two MOST favourite items – the Trim your Stocking Dies or the Christmas Staircase Dies. The Christmas Staircase dies won and I created my 3D Framed Christmas Tree.
I love this tree and how it can pop right off the card with those brilliant branch framelit pieces.
Projects that pop really appeal to me. The more 3D the better 🙂
So I went a little bit beyond a card this time to create a 3D Framed Christmas Tree for some Christmas Decor this year.
I sourced a small polystyrene cone shape and sliced it in half to create this tree. Of course, you could do a complete one for a decoration or a table centrepiece.
I changed the colour from the card pictured and used regular Whisper White Cardstock and added some smaller branches using our Gold Foil to add a bit of lift and bling. and its a bit hard to see in the photo, but I have also wrapped some Gold Metallic thread around the tree to give the appearance of tinsel.
Once I was done cutting ALL the pieces, Im not sure how many white branches I ended up cutting, but it was a lot, but not enough to drive you nuts! Lol. I layered them on the cone, beginning at the base and working my way up, making sure they overlapped for good coverage. I adhered them only by the top 1/4 of the branch, so I could go back and tuck further branches in as necessary to thicken up the tree.
Once my tree was complete I removed the glass from the frame, cut some Garden Green Paper from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper the same size as the frame, and put it all together. I did hot glue the tree to the DSP to ensure it wouldn’t fall off! I pulled out our retired Stars Framelits to get the right size star for the tree.
What do you think???
Now it’s time to pop on over to the wonderful Bronwyn Eastley and see what she has for you all!
Don’t forget to play along by creating your own project and then pop on over to our Facebook group and upload your work so the design team can be inspired too!
Happy Crafting Everyone!
PS – Don’t forget about our current Designer Series Paper Sale! Its a great way to get all your paper ready to create all your Christmas Cards! Click on the image to see all the great papers on offer!
Wow this is stunning. And a wonderful decor piece for Christmas. I love the extra little gold fronds peeping out here and there!
Thanks so much Julia xx
Oh Mel! Please make a 3D centrepiece of this – it’s superb! Your creations would make amazing presents – lucky friends! Kelly x
Lol. Thans Kelly! I may give it a try!
Lovely off the page project Mel, and the gold foil just gives a little bit more depth – great idea and great Case.
Thanks Sandra 🙂
Such a lovely project Mel, and a great idea to use the foam cone on the frame. They would be so cute as full cones on the Christmas table!
Thanks Monique. They would, wouldn’t they!
Thanks so much Heather 🙂
Mel, your tree is stunning. I love how you’ve added in some gold foil branches too.
Thanks Peta 🙂
What a great idea! I love your tree, I need to CASE your idea!
Thanks Megan. You are more than welcome to CASE it 🙂
Wow – this is gorgeous!
Thanks so much Shannon xx
Beautiful!!! What a great gift idea!
What glue did you use to attach the branches to the styrofoam?
Hi Karen. Thanks so much xx I used Hot Glue. I ran a strip along where I needed to attach the branches too. Just make sure you only adhere the top portion so the rest of the branch flicks out 🙂 Hope that helps xx
What do I think? WOW!! No other words necessary.
Thanks Bronwyn xx