Friday, November 18, 2011

Christmas cone tree using border cut

This week on the Cricut Circle Blog the challenge was to make a project using a border cut.  Right away I knew what I wanted to make for the challenge.    I have seen cute little trees like this and thought I would try to make one using my Cricut. I hunted through the border cuts and decided to use a  scalloped border from Holiday cakes. 
I had a cone from Michaels.  
I glued a strip around the bottom to make sure the edges were covered.  I used a glue gun.  

  I cut full page sheets of  the border from different papers. The paper I used was double sided so I had a variety of choices to layer.   
At first I tried v cuts and curved scalloped edges up.  
Then I switched to cutting slits on opposite edge and that worked the best.  
This aids when gluing as you can overlap as your gluing around the curved cone.  
At first I started with 5.75  long borders.  As I progressed it worked to cut pieces.  So by the time I got to the top I was gluing two scallop long pieces  at a time.  
To finish the top I folded over one scallop from the border and made a pocket to glue on top.  
Here it is.  
I added gems with Tacky Glue.  
Art Philosophy star cut  at  3 inches.  Fold each star  in the  middle, ink and glue to make dimensional star. 
This paper was gold on one side and kraft paper on other side.  I ended up using the kraft paper side as I liked  the look the best.  

6 comments:

  1. What a awesome idea!
    -Brittney
    www.brittneyscricutcreations.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wonderful idea and something we can all do! Love it!
    Hugs

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is so cool and unique looking Suzanne!! I love all the jewels, so sparkly and festive!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a great tree decoration! I love all the different papers you used. This is a great way to use up scraps too.

    ReplyDelete
  5. How creative! Great use of borders!
    Carolyn
    http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. Now I have a use for all those borders on my cartridges. This is beautiful!! Great job!

    ReplyDelete