|Dd2's First Tag for the Thanksgiving Tree|
I'm going to explain here why we needed to buy branches. We live in the desert. There aren't a lot of tree branches available just lying around. And we had a scorpion in the house about a month ago. EEK! So, any ideas that I had about retrieving real plant materials perished as soon as I realized that real bugs come along with real branches. Ok, so back to the fake tree....
Dd2 declared that she wanted to write on the first tag for the tree. It was a heartfelt message. She is very thankful for her food. :-) However, she also knows that not everyone has enough to eat - so her note was prompted by her appreciation that we can give to the food bank and she never goes hungry.
|Tags and the box to hold them cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge|
Tag 2 - 4"
Tag 3 - 4 1/2"
We also cut mats for the tops of the tags:
Square 4 - 3"
Rectangle 2 - 2 1/4"
All the pieces were sponged around the edges with Chocolate ink. Lines and a few words were stamped using the CTMH Authentic, 10 Things, and Recipe Box sets.
|Door hanger box cut at 11 1/2" in Colonial White and covered with Mischief B & T|
Because the door hanger box had a bigger hole than I wanted, I decided to cover the box with decorative paper. I punched a small hole in the back of the box/hanger to hang it on a nail. The slit for the door hanger part was also covered. This probably gives it a little more stability, but it may not have been necessary. The front of the box was embellished with images from the So Grateful set.
|Thanksgiving Tree at Night|
This project didn't take very long because the Cricut did most of the work. I wouldn't have had to stamp lines on the cards, but it helps dd2 contain her writing a bit. The tags are tied on to the tree with raffia ribbon and brown jute. (I couldn't decide which to use, so some are one... some are the other.) The tags will eventually be scrapbooked or made into a small book.
Dd2 wants to leave the tree up until December. Then she wants to make a "Delights Tree". "Things that 'delight' us." I'll let you know if we make one. She came home from Hobby Lobby and started cutting out tags, so I'm guessing it is a go. Remember? She runs the house. :-)
I'm playing along with the DYSU Challenge #42 Trees with this project.
Paper: CTMH Mischief B & T, Colonial White, Bamboo, Brown Bag, Desert Sand
Ink: CTMH Chocolate, Autumn Terracotta, Olive,
Stamps: CTMH 10 Things, Authentic, Recipe Box, So Grateful
Misc. Supplies: Twigs or branches or tree, jute or ribbon,
Tools: Cricut CTMH Art Philosophy