Connie Babbert shared these cute Christmas Trees.  You take half of a circle and fold it back and forth to form the tree.  I decided to use the idea on these gift tags from my last Hands-On class. I used the Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series paper for these trees.  Cut a 3-1/2″ circle from each pattern and then cut each circle in half.  We made 12 trees and put them on 12 tags – 3″ circles in Wild Wasabi and Real Red.

The card stock circles for the tags are stamped with the snowflake and to/from images from the Winter Post stamp set – I used Wild Wasabi ink on both colors.  Then glue on the folded tree – I used the multipurpose liquid glue.  I added a strip of Early Espresso as the trunk of the tree.  Then punched a flower from Boho Blossoms to add to the top with a mini brad.  Tie some Baker’s Twine at the top to hang your tag.

We made 12 tags and put them in a tin that was tied with a strip of the Holly  Berry Bouquet Fabric (it matches the paper that I used on the trees).

Once you get the folding down these are quick to make.  And since the Big Shot cuts all the circles you can cut several at a time and be done in no time.

And the next Christmas Activity – Dec. 21st – Take a drive and look at Christmas lights. Ryan wants to know why we don’t have any lights outside.  I told him it was because no one will help me put them up or take them down so I decided not to do it this year.  He said I needed to talk to dad about that.  Hmph.  I was hoping he would say he would help me.  So instead we get to enjoy the lights around us and we will have to take a drive through the neighborhood ourselves.

We are baking tomorrow and I’m going to try to make peppermint bark.  I already made my almond chicken cheese balls.  And some snickerdoodle cookies – with the snowflake Sweet Pressed Cookie stamps.  I used store bought dough and I don’t think it was as good as the recipe I make.  Oh well….