I saw this idea online and knew I had to recreate it - using Big Shot dies of course! It's a felt tree with felt ornaments that your kids can use to redecorate the tree over and over and over and over and over! A mommy's best friend since it will surely keep them occupied while you wrap presents, bake Christmas cookies, shop online, etc. :) My kiddos had a blast with it tonight and I know it will be a fun treat that they look forward to pulling out every year at Christmas. We enjoyed it so much that we made another tree with ornaments to give as a gift to our neighbors.
I simply cut the tree from green felt and hot glued the brown trunk on. (Actually, I'm lying! Mike cut the tree out because I was just going to cut a triangle, but he of course could do better than that!) :) Then the kids and I ran the different colors of felt through the Big Shot to make our tree's ornaments and trimmings. It really didn't take long since I was able to run about 6 layers of felt through the machine at a time. I used the following dies to decorate the tree:
Circles #2 Die
Stars #2 Die
Tasteful Trim Die
Movers & Shapers Punch Windows Die (just for the hearts)
These are two of the projects that we made at last week's Stamp Clubs. The inspiration for these projects came from numerous other demonstrators.
The boot has a box inside to hold a bag of treats. The neat thing about this boot is that it is made from the Stocking Die in the Holiday Mini and you simply attach a circle to the toe to make the boot shape! Creative, huh?
This is a holder for the little scented hand sanitizers from Bath & Body Works. Inside you can see my Candy Corn scented bottle.
This would make a cute teacher gift for Halloween.
Here are the final Lattice Die projects that I have to share -
Very simple card. The lattice piece is done on textured cardstock, so that it sticks out from the regular cardstock card base.
This is a votive holder made from black cardstock and vellum. CASED from Jen Sannes.
Here's how it looks in the dark!
Two really great dies were included in the Occasions Mini Catalog. One of them being the Petal Cone Die, which I've shown you many times in samples, and the other was the Fun Flowers Die. Here's one more Petal Cone sample for you to see and a couple great projects that use the Fun Flowers Die.
This was a favorite project at my Big Shot class. It was CASED from Dawn Olchefske and uses the fun Eat Chocolate stamp set from the mini catalog too.
This is a little candy favor made with the Fun Flowers Die. The flower "stem" is a Tootsie Pop stick! This was CASED from Lorrie Heiling.
I absolutely loved this card using the Fun Flowers die and the Love Letters Designer Series paper. This was CASED from Becky Roberts.
In my last post, I talked about how darling I've found the Sew Suite line of products with the matching stamp sets, fabric, designer papers, etc. I just had to share this amazing bag that my uppity-uppity-upline, Glenda, made for me. It uses the fabric that is in this coordinating line of products. Glenda also used the scallop square die for the Big Shot to cut the fabric.
Glenda made these bags for each one of us (in her group called Stampers In Stitches) who attended Leadership in Nashville. We were the envy of everyone else there! She had filled these with snacks and treats for us. The wrapped candy bar below was one of the treats! It goes perfectly with the bag since it is wrapped in the matching designer paper.
As promised, here are a couple more projects completed with the Petal Cone Die. We made these two at my recent Spring Stamp Camp. Both would make fabulous favors (filled with candy) at each place setting for Easter dinner.
Cute basket CASED from Becky Roberts.
This "carrot" would hold A LOT of candy! CASED from Julie Pitta.
I finally got the Petal Cone Die from the Occasions Mini catalog and am loving it! Why didn't I get that thing sooner?! It is so easy to put together, is extremely versatile, and would hold a ton of candy if used as a party/shower/wedding favor. We only have about 2 more weeks left for the Occasions Mini catalog, so I'm hoping it makes it into the next big catalog. Here are some projects that we made with it at my uppity-uppity-upline, Glenda's, last meeting. I'll post more fun things I've made with it in the next few days.
This one is a flat pouch that you could stuff a chocolate bunny inside.
This one is the Petal Cone altered to make a small box. We put this fun fabric flower on top.
Then we have this fun ice cream cone card made from the die.
My mom recently made a rag quilt for Aria. It used some girly John Deere fabric that Aria loved and Mom's making Roland a boy one now. I cut all the fabric squares out with the Scallop Square Die on the Big Shot. We were all super happy with the results. It turned out so cute!!!
Grandma and Aria with the new quilt.
I thought I'd show you a card with snowflakes embossed and cut from the Big Shot and a pillow where the fabric is cut with the snowflake die on the Big Shot.
This card was completed at one of my upline, Glenda Travelstead's, meetings.
This pillow was sewn by my mother-in-law.