This is a very beautiful summery layout & it is nice to see such a happy face - well done Ulrika. Sorry we had to wait to see it but it us such a beutiful use of the papers, flowers & butterflies. Totally love it.
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'I have seen a few of these paper trees around the internet and I thought I’d try making one of these myself. I was going to make this with one of those foam cones you can buy. But, go figure, when I want one I couldn’t find a single one. So I decided to make my own cone out of cardstock.
I used the “Forget Me Not Toile” paper from Meg’s Garden, it has nice shiny silver look to it. I cut 1 ½” strips of the paper and then cut that strip into ½” strips. Take your ½” strips of paper and curl one end of the paper around a wooden skewer (or thin paint brush) so when you remove it the one end of the paper curls up as shown in the picture. Starting at the bottom of the cone start gluing the paper strips down. When you get to the second row stagger the paper strips from the row below. Do this for each row and continue all the way to the top of the cone.
I made the banner pieces from canvas but you could use papers for the banner pieces. I happened to find these 12 x 12 canvas sheets from one of the dollar stores which worked out great as you could get 2 banner triangles from each sheet. The banner is 6 inches at the top and is 9 inches long. I took one of my flourish stamps and pink ink pad and stamped the banner pieces. I then took 2 paper doilies and glued them down so that one is just slightly higher than the other and each hang over the edge about 1”.
I made the larger fan flower from the “Ma Fleur Rose” papers. I cut the paper 1 ¾” wide and 10” long and then punched one side with one of my Martha Stewart punches. The smaller fan flower is made using the “A French Bouquet” papers. For this one I cut the paper 1” wide by 10” long. When making my folds on the fans I made them each ¼” wide and I added a pearl brad, which I had cut the prongs off of, to the center of the flowers.
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|velvet foliage close up|
It is certainly a magical layout Heather - well done. I find it incredible to believe that this LO has been done with Christmas papers - I keep on looking at it. Fantastic & very beautifully done. Love all the layers behind the little girl; the leaves are gorgeous & the flowers in ivory & purple finish the LO beautifully.
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|I decorated 2Crafty chipboard pieces|
I added bells - Metal hammer, cut the sentiment and the wreath from the paper and glued them on a pad and added some Manor House Creations flowers
|and added a Christmas bauble to finish|
|Back of card|
|close up of finished bag|
for the envelope I took the paper bag envelop and folded the top of it.
at this step you should make the holes for the ribbon. So make the first hole under the fold.