Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas Tree Countdown to Christmas

Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge
Cardstock paper, Background color
of your choice, Green, and 5 Christmas designs
of your choice (we used red and white)
Brown, White, and Yellow
24 sparkley pom poms
Using the Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge pick your Christmas tree 1 cut 8 ¾ " on green cardstock. Trace trunk and cut out of brown cardstock. Trace the star and cut out of white and yellow cardstock. Pick 1 Christmas design paper for carpet. Cut 2" strip of paper and place along bottom of your background page. Glue tree onto background paper right in the middle of the page. Glue brown trunk and white star onto green tree. On your Cricut cartridge use circle foundation to cut 24, 1/2" circles. Number the circles 1 thru 24. Your white star will be number 25 on the countdown. Glue white circles starting at the bottom randomly place in numerical order working toward the top of the tree. Take your Christmas design paper and pick 3 colors for presents and one color for bows. Cut 2 ¼" presents from cricut cartridge (We used all 3 presents from cartridge). Glue around trunk of tree. Title of page: was done using Cricut design software and Cursive 101 cartridge. Enter text 2" then weld together and cut on same designed paper as used for presents. Put pom poms and yellow star in a bag and on the first day of December let your child use elmers glue to pick 1 pom pom and glue on the number 1 circle repeat each day until Christmas. Christmas morning the yellow star is glued on the white star labeled 25

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