When I was growing up, we always included an Easter egg tree in our spring decorations, so I thought it would be fun to add a Valentine’s tree to the repertoire. This tree is multi-generational… grand-daughter, daughter and mom were all involved.
The tree stands in a red glass vase that features White Decor Elements Vinyl (the same kind in the decorations I’ve put on my walls). The vinyl is cut using the Big Shot and the Stampin’ Up! Hearts and Brackets die (115955). This was one of the new dies when the catalog came out in July 09.
The raw vinyl (114335) comes in 12 x 24″ sheets. To make custom Decor Elements, just cut pieces to fit your die, then run through the Big Shot. Finally, just peel and stick!
Here is the same Hearts & Brackets die using cardstock. Our tree features Real Red, Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink, and the ribbons match in Pretty in Pink and Whisper White.
The hearts are simply attached by punching a hole through one corner, then threading ribbon and tying a small knot to keep the heart from slipping.
We also used the new Stampin’ Up! Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit (117332) to make hearts. These little embosslits added terrific texture to our tree.
You can see some of the silver in the background. Our “tree branch” is actually left over from a Christmas decoration and features clear crystals with red highlights, so the journey to Valentine’s Day was a short trip 🙂
Stampin’ Up! Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit (117332)
Stampin’ Up! Hearts and Brackets die (115955)
Big Shot (114349)
White Decor Elements Vinyl (114335)