Monday, November 2, 2015


Hi everyone! I got lucky and got in my order at Concord & 9th for their newest take a bough die set before they all sold out. That's what happens when your featured on JM's blog, huh?

This is a super fun die that has many uses and I can't wait to play around more with it.

I used Elf green cardstock from My Favorite Things to cut out the pine boughs. Gold mirror cardstock was used to cut out the star. Vintage photo distress ink used to color the bamboo skewer. I bought the skewers at the grocery store over the summer to use for kabobs, so I had those on hand.

In their video's they use a small terracotta pot as the base for the tree. I didn't have one on hand, but remembered that I did have some linen bags that I bought a while back. I just filled it with some epsom salts and stuck the skewer in it. I think I like it better than the pot. However, I will be looking for a few burlap bags while I'm out today.

Next time I do this, I will add a few more boughs throughout the tree to give it a fuller effect.

Anyway, I highly recommend this cute die set for Christmas or anytime really. Very creative new product.

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Patti J said...

I am so impressed!!! I had never seen this! Laurie, you are incredible - you need to retire, girl, so you can create all day, every day! Hugs...

Glittered Paws said...

Oh WOW - I too have not seen this but it is really awesome. Great tree.

Donna said...

This is amazing, I thought it was a picture and a card was going to follow. So stunning, whst s great gift this would make!

Natalie said...

Super cute, Laurie!! Very fun project!

Tammy said...

You are extremely lucky and very talented! Love your Christmas tree, that's about the size I need!