Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Happy Birthday, Margie and Bah! Humbug! Christmas Tree Challenge

Before I do anything, I want to wish my dear friend Margie (Bellabug) a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I'm thinkin she'll be asleep before I post this so she won't see it until tomorrow (March 31) which is the BIG DAY! Have the best birthday ever and win, win, WIN BIG at the casino WOOHOO!!!, don't get too tipsy, and stay away from pay per view. LOL Love you, girlfriend! Be sure to wish her a happy day.

Okay, so this week at Bah! Humbug! the challenge is Christmas trees. I wanted to do something different so I decided to do a 3D project. I'd been playing with the Stampin' Up Petal Cone die (thanks Lillie) and turned it upside down. It sort of reminded me of a tree and wondered if I stacked them how it would look. I embossed the cones with the Stampin' Up Elegant Lines folder and cut the scalloped portions of the die in red. I think the clean red and white looks kind of Scandanavian to me. (I'm half Swedish).

To stack the cones I cut circles with my Nesties that would fit inside the cones. This one for the top cone,

and this for the bottom. The base is a ribbon spool that has been covered in card stock, also with my Nesties and the trunk is just a rolled piece of regular copy paper. For a first try I don't think it turned out half bad. I think I'll be playing with this again.


  1. Donna, This is adorable, You out did yourself. I can't wait to try it.

  2. Awww man, I didn't know it was her birthday!!! What an adorable project!!!! You have such a great imagination!

  3. This is the cutest tree, Donna!!! I love it!

    Hope your friends enjoys her birthday!

  4. Happy Birthday to Margie xx
    WOW Donna - you just blow me away with your wonderful ideas and I have to say this is one of the most spectacular trees I think I've ever seen! Thank you for showing how you put this together - it's amazing. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  5. THANKS for the birthday shout out, Chickie! Looks like it's going to be another wild night at Foxwoods! As long as we don't have a repeat of the last visit, it should be a ton of fun! Not sure I can avoid the PPV though. LOL!
    Your tree is awesome! Love it in red and white and the embossing and layering turned out really cool! A tree challenge huh? I think I can handle that!

  6. Hi Donna,
    What a fantastic idea this is. It would make a fabulous Christmas decoration. Brilliant work.
    Fiona x

  7. wow Donna I'm still at Max's so I heard the squeel when she saw your tree. This is so special. You just blow us away with your creativity.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  8. WOWZA - stunning project. This is so cool.
    Thanx for comment about my HDH project - yep I like to shake 'em up a bit now and again (insert fiendish cackle here ) I could still have dark blog where every now again one slips through into the light. hahahaha !!


    Ike xxxxx

  9. You have been one busy lady! Wow! We are back from vacation and had a GREAT time! Even got a couple nights out with the hubby...but can't talk about that here! LOL!
    So I am just amazed with your projects..SO gorgeous, so creepy! LOL!
    Hope to see you soon this rate I'm keeping your Xmas gift for your birthday! hehe!

  10. Love it Donna! You always come up with such yummy ideas my friend. So glad you finally used it. I may lift this one girlfriend, lol

    Hugz, xx


  11. Holy Crap! That is amazing....

    xx Susan

  12. You have to have a special eye to see something like this from an object that has a totally different purpose! You've created a beautiful and very unique tree! Great work!

  13. This is so cool! I LOVE how your brain thinks :)

  14. This is so cool. There is no end to your talents!

  15. woah!...that's freaking cool!...


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