Thursday, 11 November 2010

Wishing on a star tree

Edited on 25th November.

Hello everyone,
I just found out that it is Papertrey Ink Blog Hop today and they are doing tags. Although I made these tags last week, they seem to fit with the spirit of the Blog Hop and as I have always wanted to participate, I hope it is ok to join in.


At our house, when the children got too old to write to Santa any more (a very sad milestone that I think), we went through various methods of each person being asked what they would like as gifts (if they had been very good of course). A lot of the methods were not successful until I had the idea of a Wishing Tree. We had a small tree that came out every year to go on the hall table and I decided that instead of decorating it in the usual manner, I would die cut baubles for it and everyone could write what they would like on the back and the rest of us could look and decide what to get. The girls over at Passion for Papertrey have a challenge for making anything but a card, so I decided to play along and make some new shapes to hang on the tree. I used the PTI star die cuts and layered them together, then added a matted stamped tag from the 2009 Holiday Tag collection.
                                                                                                                 

For some reason this is not a very good picture but if you click to enlarge it, you get a better view.
                                                                                                                             
 I used the largest star die for the main shape and layered the medium star behind it to add more points to the star. I then added a white scalloped circle to the back so that everyone could write their wishes on,  punched holes in the top and added bakers twine to hang the stars on the tree.





























I'm quite pleased with the result which is both decorative and useful, and it will have pride of place in the hall from the first day  of  Advent.Thanks for looking.
Hugs
Carol x
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

29 comments:

Huguenot Girl said...

Carol what a gorgeous idea and the stars/tags are simply stunning in the red and white! Nicole x

Caryn said...

Oh Carol, this is one of the most fabby things I've seen in AGES!! I love all these little traditions people have at Christmas and this idea is just SOOO sweet. I'm definintely going to do this this year for the children and get them to put their stars on the tree. I love the red and white theme too.

Thanks for playing along at APFP.

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Monica K. said...

What a cool idea! Love your tree! What a fun idea to use the tags as ornaments.

Stella said...

What a splendid idea! And the result is just gorgeous. I love all the details on each star; you did a fabulous job. Love it!
Hugs,
Stella
X

Aimes said...

What a fabulous idea, Carol! I love your tags - and your use of those star dies! Mmmm now what would I put on my star?! PTI of course! LOL!
Thanks so much for joining us on A Passion for Papertrey!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Karen said...

love your tree. Desperatly want to get hold of some papertrey ink stamps and dies. Do you know of anyone that does a bulk order Karen

Leonie said...

What a cute idea!

Sara said...

Oh my goodness, what a cool idea!!! Thanks for playing along with SSD!

Anonymous said...

WOW fantastic decorations. Thanks for sharing them with JAI this week.
Gardenia

Nikki said...

this is a brilliant idea ... you never know I might actually get something I really want this year LOL It is going to become a Sadler Family tradition - thanks so much for sharing.

Jo said...

What a great idea!

Sharnee Torrents said...

This is soooo beautiful!!!!!!!! Such an elegant tree, i love it!!
SMiles SHarnee :)

Chris said...

This is a fabulous idea!!! I love your wishing tree. It's gorgeous.

Viola Mahr said...

So pretty, I love them! Thanks for sharing!

hugs,
Viola

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Beautiful! / Karin

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous, and what a good idea for Advent!

Elizabeth S. said...

Love them! What a wonderful idea!

Karen C. said...

What a great idea. Love the little tree and the tags make great decorations ( and functional for your family as well)

Ann said...

These are LOVELY Carol - what a great idea. And I really love how you've used the same colour scheme for all the stars. Makes a really elegant tree.

Terri Trotter Earley said...

Such fun! Way to rock the PTI tag challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E

Unknown said...

Those star tags are wonderful! And what great decorations for the little tree!

Kara said...

so cool...love the star shape!

Jessica said...

So much fun! I really love your idea of using the star as the tag base.

Shirlann said...

What a fun idea....cute tags!

Voegelchen said...

What a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing

Laurie said...

Love the stars!

Stephanie said...

Love, love, love the red and white tags/ornaments. It will be perfect for your advent tree.

Jen Carter said...

These are so cute Carol!! I love your tree all decorated up with the tags!! Beautiful!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

What a great idea! Your tree looks wonderful with those beautiful tags on it. I'm definitely going to be filing this in 'things to do next year'.

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