Paper Christmas Tree
Project Creator: Lisa Matley
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: BEGINNER
> Brother ScanNCut Machine
> Glue and Sticky Tape
> Dark Green Cardstock – 3 x sheets measuring 12” x 12” (70 circles)
> Light Green Cardstock – 3 x sheets measuring 12” x 12” (70 circles)
> Gold Cardstock – 1 sheet measuring 12” x 12”
> White Cardstock– 1 sheet measuring 20” x 20”
> Standard Blade
> Blade Depth: Number 3
> Speed: Number 3
> Pressure: 0
> These settings are a guide only, Please perform a test cut before starting to establish a nice clean cut
Construction: Creating the Tree
Select the shape icon on the ScanNCut – select the circle and program the measurements of 50mm circles with the maximum number of repeats of 25 circles per sheet.
Attach cardstock to the standard cutting mat, load the mat then select cut.
Unload the mat and remove the surrounding card, carefully lift each circle from the mat using the spatula.
Repeat for all remaining green cardstock
Take the piece of white cardstock and lay on a flat surface. Using a ribbon tie a pencil at the end, using the ribbon as a compass draw a curve.
Cut along the line and roll cardboard to create a cone, securing with sticky tape.
Starting from the bottom of the cone work around the cone gluing alternative colour circles, repeating up the cone to create layered leaves
Continue to the top of the cone.
On the base of the cone cut around each circle to remove the white base cone.
Construction: Creating the Star
Select the shape icon on the ScanNCut – select the star BA-A073 and program the measurements of 150mm x 143mm with 2 repeats.
Attach gold cardstock to the standard cutting mat, load the mat then select cut.
Unload the mat and remove the surrounding card, carefully lift each star from the mat using the spatula.
Add glue to the wrong side to all areas except for the centre section of the star.
Insert a Q-Tip in the centre and add the second star, using wonderclips to hold the star together for 10 minutes.
Decorate the cone as desired.
Congratulations your DIY Christmas Tree is complete!
Add glue to the top of the cone – remove the Q-Tip and place the star over the top of the cone.