Happy Little Trees


I wonder how Bob Ross would feel about these happy little trees. They are not painted, however, they are still happy with their tapered branches holding up the teeny, tiny sequin strands and standing in the dip-dyed pots! Or should I say they make me happy? I think they almost look real. In fact, my daughter reached out and touched one to see what it was made from.

As I sat here die cutting and assembling these happy little trees, I wondered what could make me happier. It came to me quickly...crafting with others. Pandora & Netflix are nice company, however, nothing beats crafting with family & friends and chatting the night away. 

Here is what I suggest each guest brings:
1) Their own Take A Bough Die (it will be faster than waiting your turn to die cut)
2) Gold or Silver 3mm Sequin Strands
2) Card stock - each tree takes less than one 12x12 sheet!
3) Big Shot (or die cutting machine of their choice)
4) Adhesive

What you supply as the host:
1) Table/Chairs
2) Bamboo Skewers & brown ink pad (I used Ranger Walnut Stain Distress mini pad)
3) Terra Cotta pots (these are really cheap at the big box stores)
4) Black spray paint
5) Versamark Pad & Gold Embossing powder*
6) Treats & lots of Diet Coke! 

*I spray painted the terra cotta pots with one coat of chalkboard paint. When dry, roll the Versamark ink pad around the bottom 1/3 of the pot, then sprinkle with gold embossing powder. Heat and set aside to cool. EASY PEASY!

Greg and I have been anticipating the release of the Take a Bough Die for weeks now. We knew how much we liked it, and hoped the feeling would be the same with crafters like yourself! Well, the response has been fabulous! We are so excited that LOTS of you have bought it! Be sure to check out inspiring projects using this die here and watch the video to see what other projects can come from this 8 piece die set!  

Don't forget to tag Concord & 9th when you create your projects! We cannot wait to see what YOU come up with!


Enjoy crafting your happy little trees!
Angie

 

 


9 Responses

Kali
Kali

May 17, 2016

Hello , the punches can be purchased at the store again sometime ? Unfortunately, this is sold out everywhere .

Melissa
Melissa

January 04, 2016

I know I’m late to the party here, but I think I saw these trees in an Impress store (?). They arrived just yesterday and I was able to cut them out with felt. I’m soooooo excited to make felt trees with these dies! I wasn’t sure it was going to work, but was so happily surprised today. I’m so glad I found your company. Best of luck to you!

Lynne R
Lynne R

December 04, 2015

Where are you finding the 1/8" skewers? I am having trouble finding them – where do you suggest?

Kathi
Kathi

November 27, 2015

I love your trees!!! I’m curious how many layers of each size boughs did you use on the smaller tree in the photo? Also, how long is the skewer for the smaller tree? Thanks! I’m looking forward to seeing your future awesome, creative ideas!!

Dianne Bell
Dianne Bell

October 29, 2015

I love this die set and am trying to buy it, but it is sold out. This is really neat. Would the die set that is attached to each other, cut as one in the Bog Shot. That way you could make as many as you need to make the tree. It might be faster, but I am not sure it would work that way. I don’t have the set to try it out so I am asking you your advice. Love your site. Good luck with it.

Dianne Bell – diannebell3@aol.com

teresa kline
teresa kline

October 18, 2015

these are adorable!

sparkle & shine

Judy1223
Judy1223

October 15, 2015

Well this is the most original die I have seen yet! CLEVER and oh so fun!!!

Donna Mikasa
Donna Mikasa

October 15, 2015

Quite possibly the coolest dies, ever! I just couldn’t resist getting a set after seeing all the possibilities!

Emily Frasier
Emily Frasier

October 12, 2015

These trees are just too cute!

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