Thursday 18 December 2014

Oh Christmas tree! - Stampin' Up Artisan blog hop

It's Thursday and that means it's time for another inspirational Artisan design team blog hop! Before we start, I just want to let you know that there won't be a hop next Thursday because it's Christmas Day but we'll all be back the following Thursday on New Years Day! So - are you ready to hop today? Come on then!

I love this time of year - the rustling of wrapping paper, exciting parcels appearing under the tree, pretty decorations - it's all so much fun! I've always loved homemade Christmas decorations and if you've been reading my blog this week you'll have already seen lots of ideas for making them. Here's another idea:

Aren't these fab?! I love the way they swing in the slightest draught and they're so easy to make. Here's how:

You'll need Stampin' Up's beautiful All is Calm washi tape, silver foil card stock, the Mosaic punch and the star punch from Itty Bitty Accents punch pack, basic rhinestones, drinking straws and a needle and cotton.

Cover short lengths of the straws in washi.

Thread the straws with a needle and cotton, leaving a piece of thread at the bottom and a length at the top looped back on itself. Trim the straws into a Christmas tree shape.

Punch the silver foil twice with the Mosaic punch and twice with the star punch. Trim the Mosaic shapes into a pot shape.

Sandwich the thread between the two stars at the top and between the pot shape at the bottom. 

Embellish with gems on both sides.

I hope you find time to try some of my simple decorations. It's the perfect crafty activity to do with family members young or old!

Now, I wonder what the ever-inventive Allison Okamitsu has been up to? Let's click the button below and hop over to find out!

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Mosaic Punch

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I managed to dash out for some Christmas shopping with my daughter yesterday. She spotted this display in a shop window:

"Look!" she said. "Even the jewellery is happy at Christmas!"

I'm so excited to show you my Christmas tree tomorrow, laden with Stampin' Up style decorations! Do join me then,


  1. I love those little trees! Can't wait to see the full tree in all its glory!

    Merry Christmas to the Hayes family!

  2. Another lovely decoration to add to your tree

    Jackie x

  3. Like you Vicky I love handmade decorations yours look fabulous


  4. So beautiful and so creative! I might actually try this!

  5. Fab! Going to try and make some if I can find 10 minutes spare. Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas, Vicky
    Louise xx

  6. Hi Vicky
    Thiese are so sweet.... What a great idea....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx


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