Friday, November 02, 2007

Great ideas for Designer Paper

German Phrase of the Day: Kannst du singen? = Can you sing? I like to think I can, but my husband informs me I'm really not that good. Of course, he has to listen to me when I have my ipod on and therefore can't hear myself! Poor guy!! Now, someone who CAN sing is Terry Fator. Since I don't watch TV much, I was quite impressed when I saw this guy on YouTube this week.

This project was inspired by a project featured in I believe a Papercrafts magazine. I saw it and loved it. Then...I saw it again on Polished to Perfection, and knew I HAD to make one. She has made 7 different trees over there, so be sure to go check those all out! They are totally awesome.

This tree was quite simple to make. I used 1/2" by 6" strips of the Wintergreen DSP. I used 1/2 of the first sheet I used for the bottom, and then progressively less as I worked my way up. I started with a styrofoam cone that I bought at Pipoos...but you all in North America should be able to get them anywhere! I used flat headed straight pins to attach the paper, and just lined up the two ends before sticking them on. No adhesive required. However...before I make another I will be getting a finger and thumb are in GREAT pain tonight!! So, I highly recommend using one.

Oh...and there are lots more ideas of things to do with your pretty new patterned paper. I'll have even more things to show you over the next few weeks!

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Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: NONE
CS: Wintergreen DSP

Ink: None

Acc: styrofoam cone, straight pins



  1. WOW!! What a beautiful tree this is - and sounds so simple! What a great way to use that SU paper promotion this month! Love it Jana!

  2. I love your tree!! Thanks for sending people to my blog to see all 7 of my trees. Did you vote yet for your favorite tree??

  3. Beautiful tree! How fun. TFS

  4. This is beautiful! Something I definitely have to try myself!

  5. I love this tree. It came out so pretty. Love the colors that you used.


  6. This is so beautiful! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  7. wow, this is amazing! That's a gorgeous use of designer papers. I'm sure anyone you show will be inspired.


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