Tuesday 16 December 2014

Trim the Christmas tree with handmade baubles

Is there no end to what you can do with your Stampin' Up stash?! The answer to that is no, of course! My daughter and I snatched a little crafty time together at the weekend to make some baubles for the Christmas tree - come and see:

Aren't they fun?! And so easy to make using snippets of designer paper and a punch.

Appropriately enough, the papers here are from the Trim the Tree designer paper stack!

I cut out five ovals with Stampin' Up's extra large oval punch...

... folded them in half with the wrong side showing and made a nice crisp crease with a bone folder.

The ovals were then ready to stick together as shown and to get the hanger, I laid a piece of cotton in the final piece before fitting the last oval in.

Here we go! Another cute bauble for the tree!

Now, I wonder if the Snippets Playground is open? There might just be time to join in with the carols and I think I know where Miss hid the glitter...!

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It is so good to have my lovely daughter home. She has made friends with Eva-puppy very quickly and has given the pup a voice. Yesterday, naughty Eva got her hands on my make up bag and ran off with it. After I'd retrieved it (yes, I know, that's supposed to be Eva's job!) my daughter pretended to be the dog. "Day 35. Managed to get hold of the exciting Green Bag I've had my eye on! They got it off me but I'll get it back! Day 37. I can smell the Green Bag. I know it's out there somewhere. I will never give up!"

See you tomorrow,


  1. Love these Vicky - thanks for showing how to make them! Am now sitting here staring up at the oval SU punches ready to play!

    And Eva seems to be providing you with never ending fun - aided and abetted by your daughter of course!


    Di xx

  2. Great idea for trimming the tree!Glad you have enjoyed some crafty time with your daughter,have a good week Vicky :)
    Nessa xx

  3. Yay for handmade Christmas tree decorations.

    These are a great idea Vicky. This morning I've already made a tree from a magazine (ironic!!!!) and just need to adorn it with something, and I shall be making large cut-out snowflakes from copy paper next!

    It's good to keep the 5-year-old in yourself alive!!!!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  4. very fun tree trimmings- and it looks like I could do it! Glad you are having fun times with your daughter- love the story of her speaking as the pup!!!

  5. Oh! so very pretty, love them and simple too, the best bit.
    Love the stories about Eva and her name too, I could see your daughter doing her thing too LOL

  6. Lovely! How did you resist trimming all the edges in Dazzling Diamonds??

  7. Love your tree decorations. Eva is a mischievous pup and I love it that you share her antics here
    Jackie x

  8. Thanks for the Bauble! I am going to try it in the Gold Soiree papers. Our 10 month old yellow retriever mix puppy got hold of a lip balm sample tube that came in the mail, cracked the tube open, and ate the whole thing before my husband noticed her quiet activity in his office! He never notices anything she chews until it's too late. Good luck to you! Happy Holidays! Nancy B

  9. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous idea... Why didn't i think of it..
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  10. Love these Vicky! I still have some that need creating. Eeek! xxx

  11. Hi Vicky, these are brilliant baubles. Many thanks for the tutorial - will be making good use of it too. Elizabeth xx


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