A Forest of Christmas Trees

Posted by on November 14, 2015 in Product Tips and Tricks, Projects-Other, Sizzix on Saturday

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You’re going to need your Math Hat on to make these Christmas Tree boxes with the Cutie Pie Thinlits™ Dies! Or maybe it’s Engineering… I tend to lump them all together. I made three in different sizes, but you could make more!

One Tip you might want to use: when you’ve got your medium and small trees perfected, you might want to create a template for them so you don’t have to go through the measurements again! This means fussy cutting with scissors instead of using your Big Shot™ Die-Cutting Machine, but it will take less time.

Note: If you order the Sweet Stack Project Kit (139645) from me, you’ll receive a free template for the medium-sized box along with a tip sheet for making the centerpiece. If you just want the tip sheet and template for $7.95US, you can order it separately – just click this link.

Back to creating your forest:

Die-cut 6 Cutie Pie Slices, 2 for each tree from Card Stock. I used Garden Green. On one pair, draw a line 1/2” from the bottom fold. On the second pair, draw a line 1” from the bottom fold. I didn’t measure how long the closure flaps needed to be for the medium tree, but mark 1-1/4” from the bottom fold on both closure flaps for the small tree. Trace the closure by lining up the bottom of the flap with the mark, then cut away the excess. You can trim the side flaps as you like. Try using 1-3/8” for the medium tree – you want the closure to fit the box. You don’t need to do anything for the third pair – that’s the large tree.

I used the back of the Spider Web Doilies, which is white, to place the trees on for a centerpiece. If you want to make a centerpiece without using the trees as boxes, you can trace the base on a piece of card stock, cut it out with Paper Snips or a craft knife, then pull the flaps through the opening and adhere them to the bottom side.

I decorated the trees with Snowflake Elements on two sides of the top and scattered Winter Wonderland Embellishments over the rest. I added Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the centers of the Elements – the hole is just too unfinished for me! You could use sequins or Real Red Pompom Trim, or whatever you like!

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