Friday, November 23, 2012

The Tree!

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Yesterday was a blast!  I did manage to grab Mom and Cesar to join me in the studio to make the Archiver's Tree.  It was tons of fun to get together and do a project.  We even had more fun going back and watching the hour long video together.  I believe I was too bossy!  Go figure!  Sorry!  LOL!  We got a little confused along the way, but we ended up with a tree no less....Like I said, it was just fun being with everyone!

Here is the first part...I haven't downloaded the second part, but will tonight sometime.  Also, we never took a picture of the final tree!  Good gravy on biscuits!  Oh well!  Maybe Mom will snap one for me.



Once I was alone in my sanctuary, I decided to do my own version of the tree.  Here's what I did:

For all layers score the appropriate length to make 3 strips of that size and glue them together forming a single long piece.  I used Tim Holtz new Seasonal Paper Stash- Holidays Past for the tree.

1.  Cut 3 layers of 4-1/4 x 12  I punched all the paper edges with the Garden Gate Deep Edge Martha Stewart Punch-
2.  Cut 2 Layers of 4 x 12
3. Then for each consecutive layer I came in a 1/4-inch making a single layer each.
4.  Once I hit the top 3 layers my punch was too large and I switched to a 1/2-inch Martha Stewart Loops punch for the edges.
5.  I die cut the top piece from Sizzix Sizzlits -Tim Holtz strip die Snowflake Rosettes and put together.
6.  I stuck a corsage pin in the top of the tree and adhered the snowflake rosette to it.
7.  Last, I drizzled the tree in white glitter glue and applied a mix of tinsel glitter and mica flakes.

The Tree...




Well, That's about it!  Decorating the house for Christmas and working in my studio today so that's where I will be!  LOL!

Have an awesome day!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter



28 comments:

  1. DAZZLING!...LUV IT!....more than the original one on archivers site.....enjoyed the video...had a few chuckles....looking forward to sequel #2.....trust you had a great Thanksgiving...

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  2. Simply STUNNING!!!! My idea was on a much, much smaller scale....ha! this is utterly amazing, Jim!

    ~Linda

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  3. fun fun! your tree turned out beautiful! thanks for letting us observe you all in action!

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  4. Can't imagine why you thought video was a little bit bossy LOL !! Awesome tree, and loads of fun watching !

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  5. Too much fun. Love your little punched edges spin on them. I made these last year and used them to decorate for our luncheon at work. they were a huge hit.

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  6. Beautiful tree! The punched edges gives it that extra special touch. Loved seeing Moma and Cesar in action. How tall did your version of the tree end up being? Thanks for sharing.

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  7. fabulous tree, have a blessed year ahead.

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  8. What a team!! Mom looks great and seemed much more comfortable in the craft room this go around! Give Ceasar a job and he gets it done! You are the boss but he is the glue! Wouldn't matter how the tree turned out it was definitely the tree made from love!

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  9. Absolutely beautiful tree. Love watching all of you in the studio.

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  10. Ohmygoodness!!! That is absolutely gorgeous! You could sell those. I LOVED watching the first video & I find myself checking YouTube off & on all day today waiting for the next part. I also found myself wishing I was right there to help. :)

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    1. Princess LadyBug....Part 2 is up finally! LOL!

      Thanks Tons for watching!

      Jim

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  11. LOVED the video!! Loved Mama- "Jimmy, I'm crafting!" :)

    Your tree turned out beautifully!!! I think I might NEED to try this! Thanks for the video and directions!

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  12. OK Jim. I love the tree and I'm going to start on it in a couple of hours. So excited!
    A couple of questions:
    What are the measurements of your very top rosette?
    Kinda how much glue do you drizzle for the glittering part?
    Of course, Iwant a big tree like yours so I'm going by your directions.
    Your Mom and Cesar were great!
    Thanks and hugs,
    Mo(Mori49)

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    1. Mo, I saw that you emailed me after I blogged about the details in the next post... so we are good!

      Thanks Mo!

      Hugs,
      J.

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  13. How gorgeous is this?!!! OMG!! It's beautiful & you all looked as though you had a ton of fun. Thank you for sharing & hope you all had a fab Thanksgiving

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  14. Your tree is beautiful. I hope your Momma sends a picture of the one you made together. I am looking forward to seeing the second video. The time spent together making memories is priceless.

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  15. OMG!!! Your tree is just beautiful!!! I was thinking that graduating the bottom a bit would look nice and you did it. We need some tips with that , like how many and the sizes. Oh!!! What was the christmas music you had playing?

    Loved watch y'all craft. Wish I could have been there. I don't get much crafting time when hubby is home. He has been here almost 2 weeks now.

    Sounds like your Thanksgiving was a great one! Ummm? I'm waiting for you to come decorate my tree. I just have one, prelit and 7 1/2 feet, so not a huge job. It's new, so I haven't learned the ins & outs of it yet. HUGS

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    1. Donna...Still plugging away on mine. When I'm done I'll be over! :)

      Hugs my friend!

      J.

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  16. Jim, I just love your Mom, she is such a sweetheart. Cesar looks like he's alot of fun also. I really enjoyed the video and am looking forward to the second half. The tree is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I wish I could get my Mom to craft with me, I'll have to work on that. Thanks so much for sharing! And I am greatful for you and all my other crafting buddies who share so much of their talent with us.

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  17. Your Mom is soooo sweet! Guess the apple didn't fall far from the "tree" lol, speaking of which, yours is Gorgeous!

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  18. Loved the video with you, Mom and Cesar! Mom had some good "lines"...Jimmy, I'm crafting...LOL!!! Cesar is a trooper...tell him what to do and he does it...man can he accordian fold. It looks like all 3 of you had a great time in the studio.

    So...waiting....waiting....waiting...NEED the next video. Bring it over to my house and get it uploaded. I have "real" internet...LOL!!!

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  19. This tree is craftgasmic!!!! So pinning! Love the many many layers! That is the thing about you....so much detail, and so much time I am sure, put into your work! I don't know how you do it all...very little sleep I am sure!

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  20. Oh well, now I have something else to make. Like I don't have enough to get done in the next five weeks. But this is too cool to not make it. Maybe two. One I can send to my daughter and grand daughter. And I would call your tree craftsmagic! thanks as always for sharing.

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  21. Wow! I am crazy for this tree. It will be on my crafty list for this week. You mama was so cute and sassy. She made me giggle. Thanks for sharing the video. Loved it!

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  22. I think the tree is great nice like all the colors. It beging to look a lot like Christmas! lol. Hope your weekend going well.

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  23. Tree-mendous! I love how fluffy and sparkly it is. It makes quite a statement!

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  24. Hi Jim,
    Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed making your version of Archivers X-mas tree. It turned out so lovely. I made your version of the rosette Turkey and Tims quirky turkeys for my Thanksgiving tablescape. It was great fun and the family thinks I'm a creative genius, lol.
    Thanks for all that you share,
    Lorraine Padden

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  25. I loved watching you all craft together - Mom and Cesar are stars (look out Jim, Cesar will be wearing your top hat next)! The tree is such a lovely idea too. Thank you so much for sharing and making me smile again!

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