Saturday, October 10, 2009

Saturday Spotlight Challenge #2: Decorate the Tree!

Stamps by DRS Designs: Ornaments Galore K655, Gingerbread Man E040, One Line Merry Christmas B364. Cardstock: kraft, Real Red, CM green, Papertrey white. Accessories: Long Rectangle Nestabilities, Offray red gingham ribbon, Shrinky Dink plastic, shepherd hook earring hangers.

Ready for another Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential? I was amazed at all the wonderful creations on last week's 'Halloween -- NOT' theme; now let's see what you can do with challenge #2 'Time for Trees', sponsored by DRS Designs.

Here's Vicki's description of the challenge: You will need to find a way to "dress up" a plain tree image and make it for any type of Season you'd like. Make a tree with hearts on it, colorful leaves for Fall, etc. Just dress up a plain tree any way you'd like.



I may have fudged a little because my tree was already partially decorated -- I just masked out some of the ornaments and replaced them with my own. The fun part is that these new decorations can also decorate the recipient; they are earrings created by stamping the image on shrinky dink plastic:





What a great way to relive your childhood and create a fun gift in the process! I honestly can't say who enjoyed most watching these gingerbread shrink to half their size -- me or my girls!

If you'd like to see a Halloween version of this project, check out It's All in the Accessories on the DRS blog.

Be sure to stop by the Saturday Spotlight blog to see all the decorated trees. Play along with us for your chance to win a gift certificate to DRS Designs just in time to pick up some brand new releases!

20 comments:

  1. Hi Jess!! :) I think this is just soo very creative to make those little gingerbread earrings!! Too stinkin' cute!!! I actually had put down that you used the pine bough image and dressed it up on the SS post!! TEE! :) Either way, it's a wonderful idea and I love it!! Thank you so much for the brilliant creation and post!! HUGS

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  2. What a great idea!!! Such a fun card!! And a clever little gift too!

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  3. Jess...this is just INSANELY CUTE!!!! :) (does that make sense? he he :))

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  4. Angela (SCS monekymama)October 10, 2009 at 7:55 AM

    OMGoodness! Jessica, this is just way too cute! You are a CAS queen!

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  5. AWWW Jessica this is soooo super cute!! I love your gingerbread men!!! Fantastic holiday card..love it!

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  6. JESSICA!!!!!!!!!! Oh my goodness...this is absolutely darling!!!! I swear you are sooooo talented and clever!!! You think of everything!!!!!! Have a fun weekend...HUgs..Jacque

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  7. Eek! I love the shrinky dinks!! Very Christmasy! :D

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  8. What a fabulous Christmas card! So bright and cheerful. kxx

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  9. What a fabulous idea Jessica Love the shrinky dinks,Hugs Debbie x

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  10. Hi Jess!
    Hope you're having a great weekend!

    This card is just lovely! How cool is that to use the shrinky dinks...totally brilliant!
    We have such an awesome team!!!
    Blessings, Maria

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  11. this decorated tree is SO CUTE!! You are great at using those cute little shrinky dink items on your cards. Those gingerbread guys are adorable!! Off to find a tree to decorate :-)

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  12. Jessica this is such an awesome idea.. I love the way you added your creations to your card.. it is like two gifts in one.. I need to try out some shrinky dink... Great job.

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  13. What a great card! I also loved Shrinky Dinks and would have been dancing with glee to see them shrinking and curling and then flattening out. What a wonderful idea for presenting a gift!

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  14. Wow! Awesome card Jessica! I just love those gingerbread guys!

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  15. This is so fantastic Jess!! LOVE your interpretation and the gingerbread men are PERFECT! Well done!!

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  16. Yeah, since today is a day off I had the chance to play and dressed up my tree. Can't wait to see what the next challenge is.

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  17. How much fun is this? I love this branch and the gingerbread man is too sweet! Love your coloring and what a great idea to use the Shirnky Dink! So much fun!

    Hugs to you,

    Susan

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  18. Oh, this is just adorable! I love gingerbread earrings! How fun!

    Tammy x

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