Friday, December 12, 2008

OH, CHRISTMAS TREE .... OH, CHRISTMAS TREE ....

When I saw these Christmas Tree Triangle Boxes on Connie Collins' blog, Constantly Stamping, I knew I HAD to try them! They were fun and easy to make, and a great way to use up those craft store rhinestones that have been sitting in a drawer for-ever! Just like Connie, I used Beate Johns' Triangle Box tutorial on SCS. Instead of using a 5" x 10" piece of cardstock, I used a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece.
The scallops of the tree were made using the Scallop Edge Punch, and the scallops were sponged with Old Olive ink. I used my Paper Piercer Template to strategically place the rhinestones by penciling in each spot. The rhinestones were adhered with Tombo Adhesive. I used Sticky Strip to close the box because I was afraid that it may not stay closed with the additional weight of the candy. I know, I know .... the recipients will have to tear them open to get to the candy. It's the thought that counts, right?
RECIPE
Paper: Old Olive CS, Gold Metallic CS for star
Ink: Old Olive Classic
Embellishments: Generic Colored Rhinestones (non-SU), Gold Cord
Tools: Star Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Paper Peircing Template, Crop-a-dile
Supplies: Sponge, Tombo Adhesive, Sticky Strip

30 comments:

Lorri said...

LOVE these Nancy! You did a great job on these!! These look even MORE AWESOME in person, if you can imagine that! The BLING is so FUN on these! Thanks for another great idea, Nancy!

Tara said...

these are so cute! what a fun treat holder! :)

Renée said...

This is fabulous, Nancy! Thanks for the link. I really love them and I think I might just make them for my kids for Christmas!! TFS

Jane said...

These are adorable! Have you seen the ones where they make the triangle box into Rudolf? Love all the jewels and sparkles.

Jane

MacKenzie said...

Oh my gosh! These are great!

Marie said...

These are SO adorable, Nancy!!!! Love them!

Lynn said...

These are so cool! Love the bling and the scalloped layers.

Dottie K. said...

Nancy these are just adorable. I would hate to have to rip it open after all the beautiful work you did on it. :)

jackiestamps4fun said...

These are stinkin' cute!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

How cute are these!
cindyb

Jackie Pedro said...

Fabulous, Nancy!! What a great way to use rhinestones!! I wish my tree looked this pretty!! LOL!!

Allison said...

These are too cute! I love the rhinestones!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness Nancy! These are fabulous girl!!! I hope to have time to try them sometime soon!

Cassie said...

This is the cutest take on this box Nancy! I may have to copy for these for the MDO workers!!

Rose Ann said...

Your triangle tree boxes are fantastic, Nancy!! I love all of the scallops and bling!!

Ann said...

Wow! These are gorgeous! LOVE the bling! :D

Vicki said...

Adorable!!!

Debbie Pamment said...

I think all the previous comments have said everything - these are stunning!

Jennifer Meyer said...

These are amazing Nancy, LOVE the creative designs and all those fun rhinestones!

Hugs, Jennifer :)

Jackie said...

Those are absolutely perfect!! I want to be on your gift list!

LaurieF said...

These a fantastic Nancy! I love all those glittery rhinestones!

silkeledlow said...

Oh my world - these are way too cute - Nancy!!! Love all the bling :)!!!

Deb M. said...

Love the Christmas tree boxes...too cute!! Awesome bling!! TFS!!

Martha said...

OMG---those are beaufitul! I have a stash of rhinestones I could use too... gonna have to try this! How's your foot? Kristi hooked up with Lori and has been to a few of her workshops, thanks for the referral!

Angie Tieman said...

These are awesome!! I really didn't get into them at first because they didn't really look like trees to me, but I love yours because they DO look like trees, fabulous trees!

Stamp and Smile said...

You have been very busy crafting, and I LOVE IT!!! The tree ornamnets are AWESOME!!! :)

Alexandra said...

these are totally cute Nancy - how fun! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Kirsten said...

LOVE these boxes! So very clever! Your bling is so pretty being symetrical...might have to give that a try.

sharon dale said...

Wow Nancy, these are just gorgeous! I made a triangle box recently and they are so simple but with the bling and inked scalloped edges, they look fabulous. I've posted a link to your post on my blog too.

jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com) said...

OMG!! Love this!