Hey everyone! Today we have a very special Saturday edition of our usual "How To Tuesday" blog post. Design team member Jill Cornell shares a fun technique for creating a custom Christmas tree embellishment for your holiday layouts. Here's what Jill had to say ... "One of the traditions we have at my house is to buy the girls new Christmas-themed pajamas. Christmas is one of my favorite holidays to scrapbook, and the Welcome Christmas collection makes it easy to create bright, fun, whimsical layouts. I have a simple tutorial to share with you today on how to make a large Christmas tree from patterned paper that serves as the focal point of the design on my layout."
To get started, cut several strips of patterned paper in 1/2", 3/4" and 1" increments.
Cut ribbon notches on either end of the patterned paper and ink edges.
Cut each strip slightly smaller than the rest so that the strips stack and form the Christmas tree.
Once all the strips are cut, adhere to layout using foam adhesive on every other strip.
Punch a large star from patterned paper.
Insert a fabric brad in center of star and adhere with foam adhesive.
And here's the finished layout again! I just tucked my larger photo between a couple of the strips to help ground it to the page.
Pebbles supplies used:
Welcome Christmas Trim the Tree Patterned Paper (751171)
Welcome Christmas Christmas Gift Patterned Paper (751173)
Welcome Christmas Merry Christmas Patterned Paper (751175)
Welcome Christmas Santa's Workshop Patterned Paper (751176)
Welcome Christmas Sleigh Ride Patterned Paper (751178)
Welcome Christmas Gingerbread House Patterned Paper (751180)
Welcome Christmas Candy Cane Patterned Paper (751181)
Welcome Christmas Santa's List Patterned Paper (751182)
Welcome Christmas Dimensional Phrases & Icons Stickers (732071)
Welcome Christmas 12" Border Stickers (732072)
Welcome Christmas Crimson ABC Stickers (732069)
Welcome Christmas Layered Embellishments (747145)
Welcome Christmas Fabric Brads (744267)
Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Alphabet Stickers (Jenni Bowlin)
Twine (Martha Stewart)
Rhinestone (Melissa Frances)