Christmas gift holder or how to get more out of your Artist Trading Block dies 2

Hello everyone. December is already here and the winter holidays are just around the corner. I'm in a very Christmassy mood these days and my head is full of decorations, Christmas trees, gifts, ornaments and so many more festive things ^.^
Today I want to share with you how you can go from

to this
Not only this is a cute Christmas decoration it is also a gift holder and you can use it as a Christmas tree ornament.
All you need is Eileen Hull's cube/block 3-D dies. In this project I used the smallest and the biggest one.
1.Start by cutting some mat board with your dies
2.For a tree trunk I embossed the small block with distress powder and colored it with some inks
3.For the rest of a Christmas tree I used the big block , the only tricky thing here is to make some extra cutting and scoring. It goes somewhat like this 
tip: the scoring must be done from the outer side of a block (where we already have our initial score lines)
For this step it was easier for me firstly to adhere the 2 sides of a block as we usually do with this die cuts and then proceed with all the extra cutting and scoring

4. Before gluing everything together in a pyramid shape I added some color and stamping.
The finished top of a tree looks something like this

after that adhere the top with the trunk together and then embellish the way you like it.

5.For the finishing touch I punched few holes at the top of a tree for a ribbon, this way you can also use the tree as a Christmas tree ornament and not only a gift holder ^.^
supplies I used for the tree:

tip: for the faux tinsel twine I drew some thick lines with Ranger Glossy Accents and poured generously Ranger gold embossing tinsel over it, then just let it dry

more photos and close ups of a project:


That's it for today, thank you for stopping by and stay tuned for more 3-D Christmassy inspiration which is coming soon.

For more simple and easy gift and packaging ideas from your Artist Trading Block dies you should check HERE.

Also don't forget to share with us your art with heart at December Art With Heart Challenge: Holiday traditions and get a chance to win  Eileen Hull's Loaf Pan die from a brand new Vintage Kitchen collection.



6 σχόλια:

  1. This is so, so beautiful Oxana and so clever! I love the way you have decorated it too!

    I am so pleased you shared your calendar previously, as I have made them as gifts for Christmas, using your instructions and those beautiful calendar pages too. Anne xx

  2. Oh my goodness, so creative. Love your tree and the fact that you can put goodies inside! Even better!