Oh Christmas Tree...CR84FN44 75

Mona Pendleton | Saturday, December 3, 2011 @ 9:55 PM | , , , , , ,

Hi there! Are you all ready for the Holidays or are you scurrying about like me, tidying up loose edges??? So much to do, so little time! It's time for an all new CR84FN Color Challenge which will wrap up 2011 for the CR84FN DT! We will resume Sunday, January 1st ringing in 2012! I would like to thank Mackie Robertson for sharing her awesome creativity with all of us! For the next week, we will be playing with the pretty color combo shown below. The beautiful photos used to create the color graphic are courtesy of Leslie at a creative mint.
Using various pretty patterned paper from the Pink Paislee digital Holiday Magic paper pack, I made a Christmas tree decoration which may also be used as a gift box for that special someone!
I think the most time consuming step was making all the Poinsettias but I love the soft look so it's worth the extra effort. 
I topped the tree off with a glittery star made from Vintage Vogue ~ Tailored Suit patterned paper. After die cutting the paper using a Stars Five die template, I adhered a mini dowel between the layered star, outlined with sparkly Stickles followed with a coat of glitter:
In case you are curious about how I made my Christmas tree, here are a few easy steps to follow to get you going. First you will need a styrofoam cone, a wooden spool, a paper mache box, patterned paper and Mod Podge (not shown).
For the tree, tear printed paper into random size pieces, adhere to styrofoam cone using Mod Podge. Allow to dry then decorate as desired. For the paper mache box, paint edges with white acrylic paint, cut and adhere patterned paper to box bottom and lid. Ink edges with Distress ink and adhere glitter to lid.
Thanks so much for visiting! Hope you liked my project and if you make one, please feel free to email a photo to me :) For COMPLETE details, please visit the CR84FN site and for some fab inspiration, please be sure to visit the CR84FN designers and our current guest designer: Mackie Robertson (Guest Designer),  Suzanne CzosekLisa SomervilleStephanie KraftSue LelliDeborah FringsAndrea Mathews, Heather Jensen

*NOTE: Due to the holiday hustle and bustle for all, the CR84FN44 Color Challenge will only run for ONE week.


Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee digital Holiday Magic, Pink Paislee Vintage Vogue ~ Tailored Suit
Cardstock: PTI Sweet Blush
Die Templates and Machine: Spellbinders Poinsettia, Classic Circles SM, Stars Five, Grand Calibur
Other: MS glitter, Mod Podge, PTI ribbon, Pink Paislee Sweetness metallic cord, wooden spool, styrofoam tree, paper mache box
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75 Sweet Comments So Far:

Lesley said...

Wow Mona! This is absolutely stunning, I can't believe you made all those poinsettias! The colours are lovely...thank you for the amazing inspiration!

Heather Jensen said...

What a beautiful project Mona. I love the pretty glitter. All the paper I printed off looks amazing. I can't wait to play with it. Thanks for showing that to me. :)

Anne Marie said...

All I can say is WOW!!! Absolutely gorgeous!

Linda R. said...

What an amazing project .. Love all the sparkles..

Hugs, Linda

*Michaela* said...

Oh, my goodness!!! SO stinkin' cute!!! Truly beautiful!
What printer do you use to print 12 by 12?
We're going to my Mother-in-law for Christmas, so that will be so much more relaxing, than having everyone at home. I am super excited, although ... I can totally do without snow - which I am sure won't happen in Park City. Yikes! But kids love it ... so ...

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is so cute and imaginative with the tree and box-someone is going to love this gift-as always the papers are perfect

Evgenia Petzer said...

totally amazing!

Davi said...

Mona, Love those new colors and that tree is just delightful with the pretty poinsettias and all the icy shimmer!! A very fun gift for someone :)

Jen Adcock said...

OooooooooH Mona, this is outstanding! So sweet. The colors are divine. I am nearly tempted to give this amazing tree shaped treasure box a go. Almost I say. As I know my limits. Best to just admire your genius. Again, this is just outstanding.

Sue Lelli said...

Mona, Those poinsettias are so YUMMY and glittery and so worth the effort! Your tree is AMAZING! LOVE the Star and the pom pom garland! I am just blown away by your creativity! This is the perfect way to end 2011 at CR84FN!

RobinH said...

SO beautiful, Mona! Love these colors!!!

Constance said...

Mona, love this beautiful 3D project! That tree is absolutely gorgeous! I love the papers and the cute pink blossoms! The topper is perfect too! TFS!

Fiona said...

Gorgeous, Mona!!! Love your beautiful tree! Love the pretty glitter on the flowers and the star! The papers you used are beautiful! TFS!

Nancy L said...

Beautiful project Mona! Love your results! I would love to try something like this for the holidays!

Millicent Forester said...

Mona, you are so consistently creative and inspiring! I love this beautiful project! Your results are amazing! TFS!

Mandy said...

Such a beautiful creation Mona. The poinsettias look amazing!

xx

Monia said...

WOW! Gorgeous tree! So sweet and sparkling :)

Ros said...

Wow! so pretty!! Lovely colours too ... I'm scurrying around as usual .. all gets left to little ol' me! Have a lovely Sunday

~amy~ said...

WOW....i.love.it

june lanum said...

this is so pretty and clever

Deb Hickman said...

Oh my golly gosh, this is absolutely gorgeous. You are so talented.xxx

Stella said...

MIA for a few weeks and something happend that I already expected; I fell off my chair. There are a lot of posts here to comment but this one is a wonderful start. I want that tree :) It's fabulous and the poinsettias are such an elegant and gorgeous focal point.
My oh my you always leave me in awe...I'm smitten!

yvonneschneider1 said...

Oh wow, Mona!!! This is absolutely stunning and so creative!!!! What an excellent idea!!!! Thanks for the tutorial!

Mirna said...

Gorgeous project!!! I love how you used the paper on the tree and the beautiful pink flowers! Great mix of colors! Also that star is fabulous! Such a wonderfully creative idea! Thanks for the inspiration, Mona!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love the glittery poinsettias! Your tree is gorgeous ! Thanks for showing how to make the tree. I just might get brave enough to make one!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Mona this is GORGEOUS!!~

Andrea M said...

Mona… WOW! What a perfect seasonal creation!!! Thanks for sharing the process - I love this tree!!! Especially in these non-traditional colors! WOW! Great job GF!!

Kelly Meinertz said...

Mona, this is an awesome project!!! So beautiful!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wow! Gorgeous, Mona! I love your sweet tree, all the glittery goodness and the soft colors!

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL Mona!! I LOVE it!!!! Great color combo!!!
Happy Holidays!

Silke Ledlow said...

Mona, your Christmas tree is brilliant! Love the colors :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Suzanne C said...

Mona what a beautiful christmas tree! Love your soft and glitter poinsettias. The star is astounding! Lovely lovely decoration!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is GORGEOUS, Mona!! Love the colors and of course the GLITTER!

Kerry said...

Awesome color palate, Mona! Love your beautiful tree! Those little flowers are wonderful!

Ashley said...

Beautiful, Mona! This is uber creative! Love these colors!

Sue Hester said...

Oh wow, Mona!! This is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you dressed that tree and added the darling pink poinsettias!!! WOW! Thanks for the useful tutorial too! You rock!

GinaB said...

Mona, you just knocked my socks off! Wow, this is so beautiful! You constantly come up with the most amazing designs! I love it! TFS!

Shannon White said...

Wow Mona this is Fabulous! What a Wonderful way to present a gift! Love this! So Pretty! And the colors are just Gorgeous! Thanks so much for the inspiration! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

lynn said...

just too sweet, mona! love this tree and the glittery star!

HeatherCz said...

Mona, great job with this beautiful project! Your tree is so gorgeous! Love the pink poinsettias and the "snow" everywhere! Awesome colors for the challenge!

Basement Stamper said...

Love everything about this beautiful tree! Great color combination!

Yvonne Dalhammer said...

Mona, this is gorgeous! Wow, I love the pretty flowers on this beautiful tree! Love the color mix!

Mary Chen said...

Love this sweet tree, Mona! Great colours!

Olivia R said...

Darling little Christmas tree! You are so creative, Mona!!! Wow, I love the colors for this week!

Yesnir said...

Mona, your beautiful tree is amazing! Thanks for the How-To!

Julia Aston said...

what a beautiful pastel shimmery tree for your table Mona! (or gift giving!) Love the papers you used and the pretty flowers adorning the tree!

Angi Barrs said...

I've been wanting to make one of these. Super fabulous design. Thanks for the tutorial. :)

Courtney said...

Phenomenal design, Mona! Color perfection too! You really have inspired me to give this a try! Thanks for your helpful tutorial!

Jen Johnson said...

Wowzers, Mona!!!! This is so freakin' cute!! I love this little precious tree all adorned with those sweet pink mini-poinsettias! Who comes up with such adorably creative ideas!!!!! YOU, girlie, YOU!

Lisa said...

Fun,Fun,Fun!!! Love those sweet pink poinsettias that you put so much love into and that wonderful twinkling star! Holiday blessings to you and yours Mona ~ {{HUGS}}

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful tree Mona, these colors really make me think of you too! Hope you are enjoying the hustle and bustle too!

GabrielleH said...

Oh Mona, this tree is incredibly beautiful! What terrific colors too! I bet this looks gorgeous in your home! Thanks for sharing and for the tutorial!

Barbara F said...

You have to be one of the most creative designers out there, Mona! I love this gorgeous little Christmas tree. Great non-traditional colors, especially the pink poinsettias! Wow, I find this so intriguing! Thanks for making my day!

Erica said...

Love these pretty colors, Mona and I love the gorgeous pink flowers! This is a wonderful festive decoration for the home!

Cynthia Perkins said...

I absolutely adore this gorgeous tree, Mona!!! Simple but beautiful design!!! Fab colors!!! TFS!

Gale Evans said...

Wow, fabulous little tree, Mona! Love the papers and love the pretty poinsettias and that star! What a fabulous project for Christmas! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol Reisner said...

Mona, this is absolutely darling! Great colors and I love that you gave us such a nice tutorial! Thanks so much!

ShellyM said...

Gorgeous, Mona! Color perfection and the height of creativity! TFS!

PaperLover said...

Wow, Mona, absolutely gorgeous! I love the papers and the cute pink poinsettias!

Gladys said...

lovely project! love it!

Teri Holister said...

Wow Mona, this is such a beautiful project! Your tree is so gorgeous with those beautiful pink poinsettias! I love this mix of colors! TFS!

Shirley said...

Wow! Mona, this is outstanding and what a really stunning piece of art! Love the MS glitter and your Poinsettias were well worth the time!

Penny said...

Mona, your tree is amazing! Really wonderful holiday decoration! I love the pretty colors! Thanks for the tutorial too!

Jan Evans said...

Mona, this is magnificent! Your tree is so beautiful with the sweet lace garland and the gorgeous pink poinsettias! And I really love that vintage star! Great job!

Yolanda said...

Mona, I love everything about this gorgeous project! Really terrific mix of colors and elements! Thanks for the inspiration!

Natalie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Mona! You are certainly a very creative lady! I learn so much great things everytime I visit your blog! Can't wait to give this project a try!

Marie said...

Utterly amazing...who knew styrofoam and a paper mache box could look so elegant. The extra time you spent was definitely worth it. This is outta this world!

Angie Hewitt said...

Awesome project, Mona! So beautiful!!! I love these colors and the snowflakes add so much! I know what I'll be doing this weekend! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa Somerville said...

Just beautiful Mona - stunning holiday centerpiece!

Helen Watanabi said...

Gorgeous little Christmas tree, Mona! Your choice of colors is wonderful and it really does work with this winter theme! Those pink poinsettias are so eye catching! Genius!

Trudy said...

Incredibly beautiful, Mona! Love the glittery poinsettias! This is such a creative decoration! Your color palate is so pleasing! Thanks for sharing!

Archana said...

What a lovely idea and thanks for your detail tutorial.

Holly - Wild Wyoming Art Cafe' said...

Gorgeous Mona! I am always so inspired every time I visit your blog! Thanks for getting the mojo going today! ;)
Hugs

Deborah Frings said...

This is just brilliant! I love the sparkle and shimmer on your Christmas tree. The pink poinsettias are so lovely and I do like the bobble ribbon - just such fun. A wonderful project to have in your home for Christmas!

igła i nitka said...

What a great Christmas tree! Your had a really creative idea. I just love all these laborious flowers and details.


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