Thursday, November 5, 2015

Very Merry

It's no secret I LOVE the PTI MIM challenges.  This week Melissa's video shows her making an absolutely adorable Christmas tree with fabric strips, ribbon & trim.  She said it's easy & a good project to do with kids.  Didn't fool me--I knew it'd be a challenge--haha! To begin with, I stopped sewing nearly 40 years ago. My selection of scraps is very limited, but I was determined to use what I have, including a cinnamon stick for the trunk.
Tying on the scraps is easy, but I'm not sure if anyone would know it's a tree without being told--haha!  I did have a ball making this, though, so it was a success! First time to use my PTI Small Sketched Stars.  I left the little pieces in & covered them with Champagne Glitter Glue. Other PTI products are Fine Linen cardstock, Tiny Tags die & stamp and Canvas/Linen Impression Plate.  I stamped the tag & inked the edges with Distress Ink vintage photo.  By the way, Beacon 3-in-1 glue worked great--no need to get out my never used hot glue gun.  I'm also entering these challenges: Cuttlebug Mania (trees--I use a Big Shot), City Crafter Challenge Blog (Christmas) & Virginia's View (texture).  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
November Challenge: All about Textures

26 comments:

  1. I think it definitely looks like a tree Greta, and a cute one at that! Loving all your little accents too. :0)

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  2. It's cute Greta and I LOVE your layered stars as the topper, very nice!!!

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  3. What a beautiful tree! I am done with mine too, posting it tomorrow! : )

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  4. Wow your ribbon tree is gorgeous... love it ! Have a great weekend, xx

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  5. I LOVE the layered stars! Great idea to leave the interior pieces. So cute!

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  6. Fabulous card, Greta! It's so fun!

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  7. How fun! I recently saw making these trees on That addicting Pintrest and thought they would be fun to make with the grandkids. I may put it as a Christmas craft in their advent calendar!

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  8. Your ribbon tree turned out so lovely, Greta!

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  9. Very CUTE, Greta! Love all the trims, cinnamon stick, and stars! Looks like a fun project to try!:-)

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  10. fun take on the MIM challenge, greta!!

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  11. Beautiful ribbon tree Greta. This is where the ribbon collections can come in handy!

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  12. Unusual and stunning creation. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter. Marina DT

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  13. Very interesting card Greta. You did an amazing job on it.

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  14. Lovely fabric tree (I'm wondering if my recipient will work out mine's a tree too & I used acrylic glue the hot glue gun is messy)

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  15. Oh you did it?! I wasn't sure what to think of the concept when I watched the video but now that I see your beautiful take, I love it!!

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  16. it doesn't matter if it doesn't look like a tree, it looks like fun!

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  17. Your tree is superb...those strips of material, combined, is totally gorgeous! WOW!
    Hugs~c

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  18. Fabulous tree Greta...love the fabrics you used, so festive.

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  19. Beautiful fabric tree, Greta! Love the star topper and button ornaments

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  20. Sweet tree Greta! Love your glittery star and antiqued tag!

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  21. I love your ribbon tree and I bet is smells wonderful with the cinnamon trunk

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

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  22. Beautiful tree and a wonderful star!
    Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!

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  23. This looks like lots of fun! I'll bet ribbons would work good too.

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  24. OH, Greta, this turned out beautifully!
    Fabulous take on the MIM.

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