Trim the Tree Frame & Ornament

By  Cindy Smith 

size: 8"x10"


  • Frame for 4”x6” photo, about 8”x10”
  • Cardstock: Blush Red Dark; Suede Brown Dark
  • One Wish Collection patterned: Polka Dots; Trees
  • Chipboard sheet
  • Holiday Words Chipboard Tiny Tags
  • I Believe in Santa Stickers, two sheets
  • Christmas Doodle Brads, four
  • Ribbon: red sheer; red gingham
  • Red Scrapper’s Floss


  • Small Formal Alphabet Snap-Stamps
  • ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpads: Charcoal; Chestnut Roan
  • Die-cutting equipment: Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter; Doodlebug Charms Cartridge
  • Adhesives: Liquid Laminate; Gem-Tac; Zip-Dry Paper Glue
  • Frame
  • 1. Cut tree paper roughly to size of frame and adhere to front with laminating adhesive; let dry completely. Sand away excess paper. Ink paper and frame edges Chestnut Roan. Seal edges with additional coat of laminating adhesive if desired.
  • 2. Follow directions to cut two 5-1/2" trees (without trunks) from dot paper; adhere to chipboard for strength and cut out shapes. Ink edges.
  • 3. Cut prongs off two brads and adhere to tips of trees with embellishing glue.
  • 4. Hand-cut two trunks from brown cardstock; adhere to backs of trees, trimming to desired length. Tie "trim the tree" tag around one tree with ribbons. Adhere trees to frame.
  • 5. Stamp "Christmas" and year onto red cardstock; cut into two strips, ink edges, and adhere to frame.
  • Ornament
  • 1. Repeat Frame Step 2, reversing paper to back side before cutting second tree.
  • 2. Cut one 5-1/2" tree with trunk from brown cardstock. Sandwich this tree between other two and adhere layers together.
  • 3. Punch small hole at top of tree and thread with floss; knot ends for hanger.
  • 4. Cut prongs off two brads and adhere to tip of tree on each side with embellishing glue.
  • 5. Adhere "Merry Christmas" sticker to each side of ornament, aligning edges.