My good friend (and most excellent crafting buddy) Serina is planning periodic get togethers with our group of friends to force us to live out our Pinterest fantasies. Admit it – you have accumulated a backlog of “to do” projects on your Pinterest boards. Am I right? Whether it’s the Oreo-chocolate chip cookie-brownie you intend to bake and serve with ice cream and syrup or a series of picture frames you intend to fill with maps of your favorite vacation cities, you probably aren’t making the most out of your Pinterest pins. For me, my boards tend to be a hoarding ground for good ideas. I pin them, and they sit there. Until now.
As a new addition to my growing blog, I am going to periodically share projects that are inspired by a video, tutorial or design that I either “liked,” “pinned” or “repinned” on one of my Pinterest Boards. I’ll share both the project and Pinterest pin that inspired it. I’ll call these entries “I Pinned It. Let’s Do It!” Let’s get started.
Here’s my Pinterest-inspired project:
And here’s the Pinterest post that inspired it:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders:
The perfect half-circle
The folded Christmas tree starts with a half circle. Rather than punch a circle and then cut it in half, I decided to cut my half circles off the side of the card stock. I marked the back of my 2-1/2″ Circle punch with two pencil marks at the half-way point. Easy to line up to make a whole mess of half-circles.
I also marked the center of the circle diameter (Wow! Look at me, showing off my advanced math skills by using fancy geometry terms!):
Let the folding begin! Follow the tutorial provided in the Pinterest link above to make your Christmas trees. Easy as can be!
Find What You Need in the Stamps You Have
After I folded my Christmas trees, I needed a tree base to ground my trees. I looked through all my stamp sets and found this birthday candle in Create a Cupcake. That slender shape was exactly what I needed. I stamped three of them, snipped them out and glued them to the base of the folded tree. Voila! The perfect tree stump for this adorable tree.
The Embossing Effect
I know you were looking at the cute Christmas trees above. While you were busy adoring the trees, did you notice the embossing effect surrounding the sentiment at the base of the card? Here’s how I completed that look:
- I stamped the “Happy Christmas” sentiment at the base of the card stock.
- I lined up the image on my Simply Scored Scoring Tool and embossed the score marks with my scoring tool.
- I then flipped the card stock over and re-scored the lines, pushing the lines the other way. Easy step for a great effect!
Stamp sets: More Merry Messages, Bring on the Cake Papers: Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack Inks: Riding Hood Red Accessories: Pearl Basic Jewels, 2-1/2″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, 1-3/8″ Circle punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Medium Envelope (Very Vanilla)
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