A sweet little tree

I made this tree yesterday while listening to my first Christmas music of the season.  :)

Want to make your own?

You will need:
a styrofoam cone - mine was approximately 20 inches tall.
flat head dressmaker pins
a small skewer

Cut one sheet of each of the green papers from the Holly Berry Bouquet paper into 4 inch x 1/2 inch strips.

Loop a strip the long way so the short ends meet, making sure not to flatten it.  Pin the looped strip (where the ends meet) to the cone, making sure that the bottom of the loop is even with the bottom of the cone.  

Repeat, pinning loops to the cone all around until the row is complete.  

Start the next row, pinning the loops so they overlap the row below.

When you reach the top, form a circle ribbon that is big enough to sit at the top of the cone, overlapping the top row of loops.  Pin the ribbon to the top of the cone at the top of the ribbon, leaving the bottom loose.

Cut 10 stars from the So Saffron paper using the die.  

Score the stars down the middle - starting at a tip and ending in a valley- and fold in half.

Usng Tombow adhesive, glue stars together to create 3D effect.

Insert skewer into top of cone.

Dab Tombow along top of skewer and slide star onto it.

Tada!  You have a sweet little holiday tree.

It would be cute to decorate the tree with ribbon, jewels, etc...

Making one of these trees?
Please send me a picture!

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Thank you's

This is the time of year when we spend a lot of time thinking about the things we are grateful for.

Today I read a timely article about the importance of sending thank you notes, 
and was totally inspired to make these:

I love that embossing folder from the Holiday Mini Catalog!

...And, Hey!  Did you know its my birthday?  Click here!

I LOVE November!

I love it when the weather turns cool, when people go out of their way to show gratitude,
 and the crunchy sound I make when I walk on fallen leaves.

Oh, one more reason I love November...

Yep, my birthday is in November!

To celebrate, I want you to host a craft night for me! 

We can make cookies with the new Sweet Pressed cookie stamps and cute-ify them up for gift-giving!
We can make simple but great holiday cards!
We can make holiday decor!
The choice is yours.

If you host your card class before December 15th, you can earn $35 more in free stuff!  
That's on top of the already great Hostess benefits.

If you want to share in the celebration of me
click on the tab at the top of the page that says "Host a class" and pick a date.

I can hardly wait!

What's that?  Did someone ask if I'll bring to your class an early preview copy 
of the new Occasions Mini catalog 
that you can't get a copy of or order from until January?

Why, yes.  Yes I will.

MDS Tuesday!

Look at this cute digi-scrapping kit you can now get!
I love those papers!  

I know its not for everyone, but I am a big fan of blue being a Christmas color.  :)

More free Stampin' stuff!

Bonus goodies for hosting a card class!

If you've hosted a card class, you know how much fun it is. 
Girls night!
Yummy munchies!
Earning free stuff!

Well, now through December 15th, hosting a card class can earn you 
$35 more in free Stampin' Up! merchandise!

Hosting is easy.  All you do is provide a place and some munchies (the simpler the better).  
I do all of the work.  

Don't feel like providing munchies?  Even better!
Host a "Cookies and Cards" class.
We'll make cookies using the new Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps
and make a card or simple home decor item while they bake!

It doesn't get any easier than this!

And hey, if you feel like starting your own Stampin' Up Business
(or just getting a lot of stuff for not very much money - gotta support that hobby!)
Stampin' Up! has extended the 
free Big Shot promotion through Nov. 11th!

If you sign up to be a demonstrator (or a "hobby demonstrator")
you get a 

Already have a Big Shot?
You can choose $100 in free product instead!

What are you waiting for?  :)