Circle Scissors Christmas Tree

Published by under 3D projects,Designer Series paper | Nov 04 2010

I spent the past weekend in Canberra with my friends and downlines Melissa and Juliana. It was a combination girls’ weekend/Stampin’ Up! event as we all went to the Canberra Regional training day together too.

Mel was one of the lucky few who won a brand new stamp set from the upcoming Summer Mini catalogue.

Here she is with Sophie Zadeh, the training facilitator from Stampin’ Up!

On the Saturday night we did ‘shoebox swaps’. What’s that, you ask? Well, first of all you have to go shopping and buy a new pair of shoes so you have a shoebox… Only kidding!

(But we did do some serious shopping while in Canberra, and had a few spare shoeboxes by the end of it!)

So with a shoebox swap, each person brings the supplies to make a project (bring enough for everyone) and then you take it in turns creating each other’s project using the supplies in the box.

The great thing about shoebox swaps is that we are all contributing to the craft session, and we all get to make new things too! Mel’s project was the very cool Designer Series Paper tree at the top of this post. It was made by cutting circles of different sizes with the Circle Scissor Plus (p149 Idea Book & Catalogue). Then just fold each circle in half four times to create score lines, then fold along those lines concertina-style. There’s a wooden skewer up the middle of mine.

Mel even supplied the little red bucket and the florist foam for it to sit in. (Thanks Mel – what a hostess!).

When I came home I had the bright idea – well, I thought so at the time – to cover the florist foam with tiny punched out flowers from the Boho Blossoms punch and matching Punch Potpourri stamp set (Level 1 hostess set). But…. do you know how many punched out flowers it takes to cover a fairly small area? Let me tell you, it’s a lot! LOL. But it was a great project to make with Miss 7 who had a little operation today. She’s fine, but needed to stick extra close to her mum today so we had plenty of time to stamp and punch lots… and lots…. and lots of flowers.

I love how the new limited edition Sleigh Bells ribbon goes so well with the Jolly Holiday designer series paper.

Happy stamping,

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3 Responses to “Circle Scissors Christmas Tree”

  1. Christine Blainon 04 Nov 2010 at 2:27 pm

    This is adorable, Simone!  I ESPECIALLY like all the little flowers – well worth the effort!  Looks like you had a wonderful weekend away.  Quite the traveller at the moment, aren't you? LOL.

  2. Melissa Mulcahyon 04 Nov 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Thanks Simone – I found it on Splitcoast Stampers some time ago….. Can't wait to catch up again….. love the flowers on the foam – awesome idea….. Hope to see Juliana's Mooo cow soon too.  Hope you son liked his present….take care Mel

  3. Andrea L - EnchantINKon 04 Nov 2010 at 10:30 pm

    This is super, Simone! Loved reading about your adventures in Canberra. I am not able to go to Sydney regionals … I should have thought to go to Canberra instead! Oh well! So … did you actually get some shoes??? Hugs xxaxx

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