I've found during my ten years of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator that there are many perks. I can't imagine what life would be like without creativity and creation. Stampin' Up! compliments the types of projects I like to make and the projects I like to teach. But they also do a great job of keeping us excited about paper crafting! Between their You Tube channel, their Pinterest boards, and their fabulous training videos exclusive to demonstrators, they keep us learning so we can keep passing that on.
One of the perks to being a demonstrator is that we receive a special magazine in the mail called Stampin' Success. It contains tips from other demonstrators, project ideas, product information, and more. This month it is FULL of holiday ideas. Now I usually thumb through it and say "I'll do that later" but when I opened it last night and saw the Typeset Tree project, I literally put everything else down, including my children, and made one. The instructions were so clear and easy!
I didn't have the clay pot that they had to put my tree in but I made something that will work until I get to the store. I also didn't do the banner across that said MERRY because I forgot.
I was able to repurpose those cake pop sticks that I will never use again to make cake pops (different story, different day). I cut 12 pieces of typeset paper in the following sizes (3/4, 1, 1 1/4, 1 1/2, 1 3/4, & 2). I did more but it didn't fit on the stick! I then distressed them with Crumb Cake ink and crushed them with my hands a little bit for volume. Using a crop-a-dile, I punched a hole in the center of each and threaded on the dowel, largest to smallest. Once done, I punched out two stars from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and stuck to the dowel using glue dots.
The base is a 3/4 x 10 piece of Typeset DSP glued into a ring using Fast Fuse. It would look great with some colored rhinestones or pearls or ribbon too - depending on the colors of your own holiday décor.
Cardstock/DSP: Typeset DSP, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Ink: Crumb Cake
Accessories: Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Glue Dot, Dauber, Fast Fuse, Crop-a-dile, Dowel
Have a craftastic day,