Sunday, September 2, 2012

Use Something THREE Times @ Christmas Card Challenges

Mornings all :)
** Warning ** I have gotten snap happy and there is lots of photos today!
It is time again for a new challenge at 

This week the challenge is ...
Use Something Three Times

 Too Easy!  I have been itching to try my hand at some ribbon Christmas trees and being me, one just would not be enough so I made 3, in 3 different sizes.  I had SO MUCH FUN making these and they turned out way way better than what I had in my head!  Each one is embellished with flowers and each one is a little different to the other, but they all still match to make a set.

 One small, one medium and one large. 

 Close up of the small tree. 

 Close up of the medium tree. 

 Close up of the large tree. 

 Close up of the base - an espresson cup turned upside down, embellished with Purple Cows 16g pink wire, flowers and white puffy paint. 

 Close up of the top.

 View looking down.

 Snow detail around the top. 

 Scattered snow and pearls on the ribbon. 

View from another angle.

Sooo {in love} with these!  The bases are espresso cups that were once a set of 4 but I broke 1, the trees are Styrofoam cones that I have just decorated with ribbon from my stash and adhered with sequin pins.  Flowers are a mix of my stash and some are new, and the puffy paint is a recent find that I have totally fallen in love with and I think I am slightly addicted to using it! lol It really looks amazing when you heat the stuff and see it all puff up, but do be mindful if heating the stuff on ribbon and keep the heat moving around or you will melt your ribbon!  These are going to look great for the Christmas house display this year!

As always the girls and I would love if you played along with us at
The challenge theme is optional, the only real rule is you must create a new Christmas Holiday, winter or Hanukkah card / creation.

I look forward to seeing you there! 
Thanks for dropping in to see me today :) 
Recipe -
Embellishment(s) -Ribbon from stash, sequin pins, Flowers @ Kaisercraft and other misc, wire @ Purple Cows.
Misc - Styrofoam cones, espresso cups & white puffy paint.

Challenges this creation is entering with the help of the Feline Playful Girls:
Christmas Stampin All Year Long - Anything But A Card Sun
Jingle Bells - Bingo (heat embossing for puffy paint, flowers & Bling)
My Mums Craft Shop - All the Three's
Use It Tuesday - Ribbon
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21 Treasured comments:

rachel said...

fantastic trees Leesa - brilliant work - love them! Hugs Rachel xx

Sue said...

WOW! These are fabulous

Patricia Chalas said...

Wow! this is adorable!
thanks for playing along with us at CSAYL !!

Sandra H said...

Oh Wow this is stunning x

Judith said...

These are fab Leesa - they look good enough to eat! X

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW Leesa these are brilliant, What a brilliant idea, Hope the move is going ok, Love Hazelxo

Jill said...

gorgeous ribbon trees so different thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

lauren bergold said...

lovely trees! they almost look like they are made from that glossy ribbon candy i remember from childhood... good enough to eat!!! :) :) :) thanks for playing bingo with us this fortnight at JINGLE BELLES!

MrsD07 said...

Very pretty! Great way to use up that ribbon :-D Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday!!

Unknown said...

WOW!! That's a super pretty and creative ribbon project! Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday!

SmilynStef said...

Love those pretty little holiday trees ... so glad you joined our BINGO fun at Jingle Belles.

Ros Crawford said...

Leesa these are really beautiful!! Pretty colours

Haven_mom4 said...

This is such a creative use of ribbon. Thanks for sharing with us at Use it Tuesday

Estelle Grace Tudor said...

Wow Leesa! These are super, I love working with ribbon but would never have thought of this! I will defo be giving this a go for Christmas (if I get time!) Hope your move is going OK!

Hugs, Estelle xx

Caroli Schulz said...

This is AWESOME!What a great use of ribbon :)
So glad you are playing along with us at this ribbon challenge at Use It Tuesday :)

Marjolaine said...

Wow, your trees are fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday!

Mervi said...

Hi, so fabulous decorations,
Thank You for sharing with us at Christmas Stampin All Year Long Challenge!
Good luck;-))m

Fabiola said...

hello Leesa, thanks to play with us at CSAYL this week, what a sweet and nice creation you made, hope to see you next time, biz

Heather said...

Aren't these pretty!!?? What a great idea! Love the color combo and all the details you put into decorating them. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

Deanne Saunders said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! Pink is so sweet! Thanks for participating in CSAYL's challenge! Hope to see you again!!!

Estelle Grace Tudor said...

Hi Leesa, hope you are well! I have had a go at making a Christmas ribbon tree and just blogged about it! Thanks for the amazing inspiration as always!

Take care, Estelle xx

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