fbpx

Scrappy Christmas Tree

I have LOTS of scraps of the rhinestone sticker sheets from The Buckle Boutique from all of the projects I have made over the years, and they are just too pretty to throw out.  Many of these scraps are too small to cut a shape out of, so today I wanted to try and use up some of those scraps on some Christmas cards.

My inspiration came from the scrap Christmas tree cards I have seen on Pinterest.  Most of these use up scraps of cardstock, but I wanted to apply the same idea using the rhinestone sticker sheets.

DSCN1305

I started by pulling out my pile of scraps.  Then I grabbed the kraft corrugated paper roll from Little B.  I thought the texture of this paper roll would be perfect for the trunk of the tree on the cards.

DSCN1306

Then I just started to cut strips of the rhinestone sticker sheets in random lengths and stack them on top of each other.  This starts to build a tree shape.

DSCN1307

Then I added the corrugated paper for the tree trunk.  I hit the edges of the piece with a dark brown marker to give it even more depth and make the texture pop.

DSCN1308

When I got to the top I stamped a little star and colored it in with a yellow glitter marker.

DSCN1309

I forgot to mention . . . the back of the corrugated paper already has adhesive on it.  Just peel off the backing and stick . . . EASY!

DSCN1310

So, I had to experiment to find the right placement and layout for the card.  This one I think I did not make the difference between the yellow and light green dramatic enough and I ended up needing 7 layers to make my tree shape.  By the time I got to the top there was no room for the star.

DSCN1311

So I played around with the layers and colors and here are the variations that I ended up with . . . 

DSCN1312

The one with too many layers, so it did not have a star . . . 

DSCN1313

This one had room for the star and uses a different color for every layer . . . 

DSCN1314

Then I decided to just use two colors

DSCN1315

Pink and Lime Green

DSCN1316

Yellow and Tiffany Blue

DSCN1317

My favorite part about these cards is the way those rhinestones sparkle!

RhinestoneBorder

Follow The Buckle Boutique at our Blog  //  Facebook  //  Twitter  //  Pinterest

Shop The Buckle Boutique at our Main Store and Etsy

Tips and videos for cutting our rhinestone sticker sheets can be found HERE

NEWSLETTER

Cricut Crafting Tips emailed right to you!
Subscribe to my newsletter to receive news and updates.

Recent Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *