Dimensional Holiday Tree using Basic Grey!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Dimensional Holiday Tree Created by OMC Designer Lindsey Supplies Used:
Basic Grey : Nordic Holiday Collection Pack

American Crafts : Welcome Christmas Buttons
Tim Holtz : Distress Ink Pad - Brushed Corduroy

K&Company : Glad Tidings - Poinsettia and Holly Layered Accents

Martha Stewart : Punch Around the Page - String Lace
12" x 24" Cardstock Sheet
Tim Holtz : Mini Mister

Brown Velvet Ribbon


1. Cut thirteen 2 1/2" x 12" strips of paper from the Nordic Collection Pack. Mist the strips of paper with water using a squirt bottle or the mini mister. Roll the strips into tubes and allow to dry, then ink the edges.

2. Cut the thirteen rolls of paper to size. There are 13 sizes of rolls going from the the largest roll for the bottom of the tree to the smallest on top:

  • Roll 1: 8 3/4”
  • Roll 2: 8"
  • Roll 3: 7 3/4”
  • Roll 4: 7"
  • Roll 5: 6 1/2”
  • Roll 6: 6"
  • Roll 7: 5 1/2"
  • Roll 8: 4 3/4”
  • Roll 9: 4"
  • Roll 10: 3 3/4”
  • Roll 11: 3"
  • Roll 12: 2 1/2”
  • Roll 13: 1 3/4"
(These sizes do not have to be exact)

3. Using the distress ink, lightly stamp the snowflake stamp on different spots on the 12" x 24" cardstock. Also ink the edges.

4. Starting with the smallest piece, glue the rolls of paper to your 12" x 24" piece of cardstock starting about an inch from the top of the 12" side of the cardstock. You want to glue the pieces down in the shape of a Christmas tree. Once all the pieces are glued down, trim down the cardstock leaving about two inches at the bottom.

5. Glue the Welcome Christmas buttons to the rolls of paper to create ornaments on the tree.

6. Cut four strips of cardstock in the following sizes:

  • 1" x 7 3/4" (Roll 3)
  • 1" x 6 1/2" (Roll 5)
  • 1" x 4 3/4" (Roll 8)
  • 1" x 3" (Roll 11)
Punch the cardstock using the String Lace punch and bend the cardstock to curve around the rolls listed with the sizes. Glue in place.  

7. For the trunk of the tree, cut four pieces of brown velvet ribbon. Ruffle the ribbon into layers and glue in place.

Watch Lindsey make this tree in our youtube video below!

Happy crafting!


Nike@ChooseToThrive said...

So simple and beautiful! Makes me so excited for Christmas!

Jamie said...

what a cool idea!

Michelle said...

This is so cute! Love the 3-d effect. Might try something similar with my kids! :)

Nicole [The Lovely Poppy] said...

what a great idea, i love it! i'm stopping by from tatertots and jello and would love for you to stop by my blog and checkout the huge giveaway going on. http://thelovelypoppy.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-follower-giveaway.html xoxo nicole

Natasha @ Keeping the Christmas Spirit Alive, 365 said...

That is so cute! What a great idea. I might get my kids to try this over the school holidays.

Best wishes,

Crafty Mischief said...

I love this! I can't believe you made it with rolled cardstock! I found you through Tatertots and Jello. Thanks for the inspiration!

BAG said...

Did you really mean 12 by 24 for background or is it a 12 by 12?

Danielle said...

I love this! I just pinned. It is on my Christmas make list. I'd love for you to link up to my linky party.

MGB said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

This is SO beautiful! Great job!


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