Add-on Sketch #12
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"Merry Christmas Wreath" by Katrina Hunt
Supplies - Patterned Paper: Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker (Gingerbread Land and Something for Everyone Collections); Cardstock: American Crafts; Die Cut Embellishments: Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker (Gingerbread Land Collection); Adhesives: Glue Arts, Fabri Tac, Ranger, and Hot Glue Gun; Twine: The Twinery (Baker’s Twine in Buttercup); Felt Bird: Basically Bare; Ribbon, Styrofoam Balls and Wreath Form: Michaels; Glitter: Donna Salazar/Clearsnap; Tools: Cricut Expression with the Wrap it Up, Winter Wonderland, and Martha Stewart Seasons cartridges.
Variation 1 - I used the strips as suggested in the sketch, but I border punched the bottoms before cutting them.
Variation 2 - The tree trunk was made to look similar to a pot by adding the die cut border strip.
Variation 3 - Added ornaments and bows to the tree.
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"Our Santa Visit Gone Bad" by Allison Davis
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Basic Grey; Alphabet stickers: Doodlebug and SEI; Stickers: 7Gyspsies; Ribbon: Offray and May Arts
This is actually the original tree that inspired the design of Add-on Sketch #12. I used both patterned paper and ribbon to construct mine and then added a hand stitched garland on it.
Hand Stitched Garland Tip:
Usually I would just draw the design that I want to stitch but since I had used ribbon on my tree I couldn't really do that for the garland. Instead, I made a duplicate of the tree base, a piece of cardstock cut to the exact same size of the tree. Then I drew my garland design on that. When I was happy with the look I laid the cardstock tree on top of the ribbon tree and pierced the holes along the pencil lines. It slips and slides of track often so you have to readjust a lot or you can use a removable adhesive and adhere it to the front and then remove it when you are done.