Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas Countdown Tree by Sandy Trefger

Hello again everyone! Sandy here with another project for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts!  The month of November is winding down and if you haven't already, there's a fun chipboard kit you can order from Gypsy Soul to create this Countdown Tree for Christmas.  It was so easy to put together.  I did change mine up just a tad--I used the storage box section from the kit to create the floral piece at the base of the tree. And since the kit comes with 13 tags and numbers for you to have all you need for 25 days, I used scraps of chipboard to create another storage box with divider that I attached to the back of the tree onto the base.  So all of my extra numbers on tags are stored there.

I wanted my project to have a touch of winter snow on it because we usually don't get any down here in Texas and have rarely had a white Christmas.  If you can't have snow outside then have a bit of it inside.

I've created a tutorial video to show you how I put my Countdown Tree kit together and included some process footage on how I decorated it.

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Supply List:

  • Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Countdown Tree Kit #SR1A * Coming Soon - Contact Store
  • Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Christmas Shape Set #D38B (Street Lamp, Snowman, Hat & Scarf)
  • Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Flourished Deer  #84HM
  • Graphic 45 Christmas Carol 12 x 12 Paper, 2015
  • Petaloo & Prima Assorted Flowers and Picks
  • Assorted Christmas Floral Elements
  • Large Paper Poinsettia Flower -Made with Dies & Big Shot
  • Gold Metallic Canvas Cord
  • Wow! Sparkling Snow Embossing Glitter
  • Emboss It Clear Dabber
  • White Gesso
  • Nuvo Embellishment Mouse, Indian Gold
  • Shimmerz Blue Grass
  • Creameez Strawberry Fields
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • 3 in 1 Glue

Thank you so much for reading my post and for watching my video.  I hope you enjoyed it and I also hope that I've inspired you to order some of the wonderful Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts chipboard sets to use on your own projects. I'll be back on  December 16th with my next GSL project.

Happy Crafting!
Visit my blog/website at:  www.sandytrefger.blogspot.com


  1. Wow, Sandy...this is GORGEOUS! I love the soft colors and the beautiful way you finished the deer. Amazing video, too!

    1. Ahhh thank you Kathy! I'm glad you love it and the video too! Thanks so much for commenting! :)

  2. Beautiful Sandy!!! I love the details and of course the hues of Christmas!

    1. Thank you Pam! Today it has made it's debut in my dining room. Twenty five days until Christmas! Yikes!!