Friday, November 30, 2012

LYB and May Arts Holiday Blog Hop

 
Looking for some home decor ideas for the holidays?  This 3-dimensional 8 x 10 framed Christmas Tree makes a great mantel or side table decoration.
To make the accordion style tree, I cut ten 6 x 8 rectangles from Little Yellow Bicycle's Once Upon a Christmas collection Let it Snow/Green Medallion patterned paper.  I used a scoring tool to make a center fold in each rectangle and stapled them into a little booklet. Then I used the scoring tool to fold each side of the booklet into the shape of a tree.  HERE is a great tutorial for making this type of tree.
I wrapped the May Arts red packaging twine around the tree like garland and then made little bows to trim the bottom of the tree from a sheer red ribbon.  To create the shape of the tree at the bottom, I ripped the corners off for a more rugged effect.  
The LittleYellow Bicyle Chipboard Shapes were great tree trimmers.  I used the Chipboard Shapes - with foil ornaments and stars to finish off the decorations.  The sentiment for the project is from the LYB Cardmaking Stickers -with foil and the snowflakes are from the  Fabric Favorites.


Hop to the following blogs to find more fantastic ideas for projects with May Arts ribbon and LYB's Once Upon a Christmas.



Liz Qualman (You are here)





Leave a comment here, at each Biker Chick blog and a comment at the Little Yellow Bicycle blog telling them what you saw on the hop, and you will be entered for a chance to win some of our Once Upon a Christmas collection.  Don't forget to leave a comment at the May Arts blog too for a chance to win goodies from them too.

Have a wonderful weekend!


36 comments:

Traci Penrod said...

Really cute idea Liz! May have to scrap lift this one :)

Melinda said...

Oh excuse me... this is just too clever indeed! Love it Liz!!!

Pam said...

Very cute idea ! would make a great gift too.

{VICKI} said...

Love the twine for the garland!
Great idea

Lillian Child said...

Love the dimension of your accordian tree ... Sweet project! Thanks for sharing!

Ange said...

That is so pretty and fun! Great card!!

Luv2scrap said...

I love home decor projects and this one is so clever! Thanks for sharing.

Dana D. said...

oh my, this is so creative. Love it!

Wendy said...

That's a really cute tree!! Thanks for the tutorial..what a fun idea!

Barbara F said...

Great idea and great inspiration....I love it...thanks for sharing!!

connie said...

great idea! love the tree.

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so cool! I love the dimension and the garland!

Lori W said...

that 3D tree is AWESOME!

Jean said...

This is just gorgeous!

{Jennie} said...

Very pretty! Thanks for the idea!

KellyG said...

Awesome tree, love it!

Crafty Aunt Dee said...

really cute tree and I love it being fraqmed as home decor, Great idea.

Carla said...

Very cute tree! Thanks for sharing.
Carla from Utah

Sue D said...

Great 3D tree and I like the garland and bows.

Robin B. said...

Wow, I love this, thanks for the inspiration.,

Carol said...

Very clever idea!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Donna said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Denise Bryant said...

LOVE your 3-D tree! Thanks for sharing the tutorial link... I'm on my way to check it out!
Great papers and trim, and fabulous idea to frame this sweet project!
DeniseB

Jackie said...

This would be perfect for that spot you need something for. I like the tree trimmings!

Anelsie said...

Your project is stunning!!! Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win!!!

Beatrice Lawson said...

That is so original and gorgeous!! Perfect gift!

Marcia said...

Amazing design that would look great on any mantle.

idahorhodes said...

I loove that tree! Thanks fort he great ideas!

Lee said...

Fabulous project! I love it in the frame! thanks!

Dame Jeanne Marie said...

Very clever card - Love it!

karennarelle said...

love this idea, will be looking up that tutorial for sure.

Kim H said...

love the 3d wall art, great for any room in the house. thanks for sharing.

OlesyaK said...

love the tree - such a fun project!

Izzy Anderson said...

This is one of those projects that I look at and love and say, "Why didn't I think of that?" LOVE the accordian tree. Super cute, Liz, and I so want to make one now!

Kathy Martin said...

Oh my gosh....how cute is your tree?!?!?! Love it! I might have to try that one! :)

Monique Liedtke said...

What a super cute tree!! Love the idea!!