Friday, November 16, 2012

Scored Hershey's Christmas Tree Tutorial


PLEASE NOTE: There is an updated version of this tutorial HERE.

I was working on a sample for my club workshops, when a flash of inspiration led me to design this tree. With a little tweaking and some input from friends and my fellow demonstrators at Splitcoaststampers, the result is a really adorable Christmas tree. These trees might look hard to make, but they are actually quite easy.

Want to make LOTS of these trees? I'm including some shortcut time saver steps you can take if you would like to make a forest of Hershey's Christmas trees like I did.

The Hershey's Christmas trees stand approximately 4" tall by 3-1/4" wide. Each tree uses nine Hershey's Kisses and two Hershey's Nuggets.

I have created BOTH a video tutorial and a step-by-step tutorial below...

Scored Hershey's Christmas Tree Tutorial


Step One

1. Tree Frame: Begin with a 10-1/8” x 2” piece of Garden Green Card Stock. On the long side, score at 3-¼”, 6-½” and 9-¾”.


Step Two

2. On the short side score at 1”.


Step Three

3. Squeeze some multipurpose liquid glue lengthwise along the strip.


Step Four

4. Fold the strip in half lengthwise and use your bone folder to burnish the strip.


Step Five

5. Fold the strip along the score lines. Squeeze some multipurpose liquid glue onto the tab end.


Step Six

6. Bring the ends of the piece together to form a triangle. Make sure you hold the tab down for a few seconds so that the glue can seal the card stock fibers together. Set aside.


Step Seven

7. Tree Insert Pieces: Begin with a 11” x 2” piece of Garden Green Card Stock. On the long side score at all the inch marks (ie. 1”, 2”, 3” etc.)


Step Eight

8. Cut this piece in half lengthwise at the 1” mark.


Step Nine

9. Then take one of the strips and cut it at the 4” mark.


Step Ten

10. You should now have 3 one-inch strips 4”, 7” and 11” long.


Step Eleven

11. Take the longest strip and fold it into a strip of triangles.


Step Twelve

12. Fit the folded triangle strip into the bottom of the tree frame.


Step Thirteen

13. Next, take the medium length strip and fold it into triangles.


Step Fourteen

14. Fit the folded triangle strip into the row above the first strip in the tree frame.


Step Fifteen

15. Now fold the smallest strip into a triangle.


Step Sixteen

16. Fit the triangle into the top spot of the tree frame.


Step Seventeen

17. Pop 9 Hershey’s Kisses into the triangular spaces.


Step Eighteen

18. Tie with an 18” length of grosgrain.


Step Nineteen

19. Tree Trunk: Start with a piece of Chocolate Chip Card Stock 5-3/4” x 2”, On the long side score at 1”, 2-3/8”, 3-3/8” and 4-3/4”.


Step Twenty

20. On the short side, score at 1”.


Step Twenty-one

21. Squeeze some multipurpose liquid glue lengthwise along the strip.


Step Twenty-two

22. Fold the strip in half lengthwise and use your bone folder to burnish the strip.


Step Twenty-three

23. Squeeze some multipurpose glue onto one of the ends of the strip.


Step Twenty-four

24. Now fold on the other score marks and adhere to form a rectangle. Place two strips of sticky strip on the edges of the rectangle.


Step Twenty-five

25. Remove the sticky strip liner and adhere the tree to the trunk. Pop 2 Hershey’s nuggets into the trunk piece.


Step Twenty-six

26. Finish off the tree as desired. I suggest packaging the trees in one of Stampin' Up's clear envelopes (see above photo). This will ensure that the kisses stay in place for gift-giving.

Timesaver Tips


Time Saver for Step One

Time Saver Step 1 Begin with a 10-1/8” x 8” piece of Garden Green Card Stock. On the long side, score at 3-¼”, 6-½” and 9-¾”.


Time Saver for Step Two

Time Saver Step 2 On the short side score at 1”, 3”, 5”, 7”. Also on the short side, cut the card stock into 2” strips. You should now have enough outer frame pieces to create FOUR trees.


Time saver for Steps Seven to Nine

Time Saver Steps 7-9 Begin with a 11” x 8” piece of Garden Green Card Stock. On the long side score at all the inch marks (ie. 1”, 2”, 3” etc.). On the 8” side cut the card stock into one-inch strips. Then cut four of the strips at the 4-inch mark. This will give you enough insert strips to create FOUR trees.


Time Saver for Step Nineteen

Time Saver Step 19 Start with a piece of Chocolate Chip Card Stock 5-3/4” x 10”, On the 5-3/4” side score at 1”, 2-3/8”, 3-3/8” and 4-3/4”.


Time Saver for Step Twenty

Time Saver Step 20 On the 10” side, score at 1”, 3”, 5”, 7” and 9”. Also on the 10” side, cut the card stock into two-inch strips. You should now have enough trunk pieces to create FIVE trees.


Stampin' Up Supplies:

  • Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set (W 115370, C 127802)
  • Card Stock: Garden Green (102584), Chocolate Chip (102128), Real Red (102482),
    Pacific Point (111350)
  • Ink: Real Red (126949), Garden Green (126973)
  • Ribbon: 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain: Real Red(126875), Wild Wasabi, (126873), Pacific Point (126878); Baker's Twine: Cherry Cobbler (123125), Lucky Limeade (125572),
    Island Indigo (125575)
  • Tools: Bone Folder (102300), Stampin' Trimmer (126889), Simply Scored (122334),
    Word Window Punch (119857)
  • Adhesive: Tombow Multipurpose liquid Glue (110755), Sticky Strip (104294)
  • Packaging: Clear Envelopes (102619)
  • Other Supplies: Hershey’s Kisses, Hershey's Nuggets

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  • 100 comments:

    1. Thanks for creating this. It is such a cool idea. I also appreciate your step by step picture directions!

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    2. What a yummy idea, thanks for the tutorial

      Jan x

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    3. This is super cute! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

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    4. Brenda, you are so amazing. What a clever idea, and as always "why didn't I think of that"? Thanks for sharing the directions, you are very generous! Hugs!

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    5. You are so talented! Thanks so much for sharing your ideas. I especially love that you don't charge $ for your tutorials. Thanks so much for the fun idea, I can't wait to try it out.

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    6. Thanks for the awesome tutorial, can't wait to try it after the grandkids leave for the day!

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    7. You're so generous to share this with everyone Brenda! I loved your sample versions on SCS too....I couldn't decide which I like better when you polled us so I didn't answer. The nuggets look great! TFS!

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    8. Fabulous project and thank you so much for putting such a detailed step by step and video. That's a lot of work and much appreciated.
      Jaydee

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    9. Wonderful video and written directions. These are adorable. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    10. Thank you for creating and then sharing your great idea!! the video is wonderful... I expect I will be making a few of these !!

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    11. great project and tutorial!! you're attention to detail is so helpful for us trying to follow your tutorial - I esp. love the tip on how to mass produce these!

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    12. Wow. Just wow. I know we can get Hersey's kisses in Canada...I'll have to see if we can get the nuggets, too. This would be a darling stocking stuffer. Thanks for generously sharing all your hard work. Love the video and the step-by-step instructions. You're the best!! --Doris

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    13. This is soooo cool! Exactly what I needed for teacher gifts. Thank you so much for being so generous with the instructions!

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    14. absolutely so beautiful project and I just love them. These are exactly what I need to give to neighbors! Wonderful video and written instructions... so nice of you to share! Tku.. hope your holidays are wonderful!

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    15. Oh Brenda, this is too stinkin' cute. I pinned it to my secret board. Can't wait to make one.

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    16. Wonderful idea!
      Thanks for sharing :o)
      Sigrid

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    17. Thanks a lot for this new fabulous idea!!it's wonderful.

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    18. Thank you so much! I think the ladies coming to my SAS this morning may be getting these if I can get moving in time.

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    19. Brenda, what a wonderful idea. The minute I saw it, I knew I had to make some so..here I am in the wee hours of the morning and I just finished four of them. Thank you so much for sharing this.
      Linda

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    20. Brenda, you are the bomb... I may just have to whip these up for my stamp club girls. Thanks for sharing such an awesome design. I love your ideas and appreciate your generosity.

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    21. Brenda, you are truly a paper artist! Your imagination and creativity are inspiring. Thanks for sharing this tutorial.

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    22. Fabulous tutorial. Can't wait to make one myself. Thanks for sharing.

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    23. WAY too cute! I can't wait to use your tutorial and make some of my own!
      Thanks so much for sharing!

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    24. Brenda--what an awesome and adorable project! I'm itching to get to my stamp room to try one out as soon as i go buy some kisses and nuggets! Thanks so much for sharing your creative genius!

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    25. Such a great idea & super clear instructions! Thank you for sharing!

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    26. SWEEET, SWEET! How adorable! How CREATIVE!!! THANK YOU for your generousity in sharing! And THANK YOU for the tutorial AND THE VIDEO! Us VISUAL learners really appreciate that!!! You are amazing to come up with such a darling idea and gift!!!!

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    27. Just love this idea. And just what I need for some favors at a stamping/papercraft party coming up soon. Thank so much.

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    28. I was just wondering what to do for classroom treats for my boys, and someone on SCS pointed me to this awesome tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

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    29. Excellent tutorial! I love the idea and how you made it come together. Brenda, you are very talented. Thanks for sharing. I have a ladies event coming up at church and this might just be the perfect table favor.

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    30. Wow, thank you for this adorable tutorial!! You are so very generous in offering this for free, much appreciated! ;-) Lana

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    31. Too stinking cute! Thanks for sharing!

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    32. This is a really adorable tree. I know I'll be making some this year for special friends. I'm interested that you use Tombow Multi Adhesive in so many places. Can you tell us why you prefer it over Sticky Tape? Thank you for sharing your creativity!

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      1. Hi Alice, I'm glad you like the trees. The reason I prefer Tombow Multipurpose adhesive is that it bonds the fibers of the card stock together. Especially when preparing the long strips, it almost makes the two sides become one (in other words a thicker piece of card stock). If you bend a similar strip that has been adhered with sticky strip, you might find that it buckles in certain places, leaving an undesirable gap. On the smaller tabs, sticky strip would be fine, but since I had the Tombow out I went with it instead. It really works well. I challenge you to try both types of adhesive and report back. :)

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    33. Oh my goodness your trees are adorable !! thanks for the tutorial. I hope to find the time to make a few

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    34. Thank yo so much for this tutorial! This is perfect for my co-workers' gifts this year. I made one last night but didn't have the candy so that will be one of my stops today. Just love your tutorials and want to say thank you so much for sharing your creativity! Happy Thanksgiving!

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    35. This is such a cute project. THanks for the tutorials and the time-saving tips.

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    36. Ooooooh wow! What a great video and tutorial. I am amazed! Thank you for creating and sharing this tutorial for the world to see!!

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    37. Thank you so much for posting this. The time-saving tips are awesome.

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    38. Virginia S. Cox aka"Sam"November 18, 2012 at 3:31 PM

      You go girl!!! Definitely going to CASE this. Thanks for sharing.

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    39. I am so thankful for demonstrators like you! The time and attention to detail in your video and your step by step photos are such a blessing! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! We'll be making these for Christmas for SURE!

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    40. Absolutely love this!!! Perfect for some favors that I wanted to make. Can I ask you where you got the markers for your scoring board? I have been looking for some for quite a while and can't find any.

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      1. I'm glad you like my trees. The markers only fit Stampin' Up's Simply Scored Scoring Board (122334) which comes with 3 markers. You can also purchase additional markers (125625) in a pack of 6. The Simply Scored board is really useful when making multiples, because you can set your markers and not have to look up the measurements each time you score. It saves a lot of time. The other really great thing about the Simply Scored is the stylus tool. It feels much nicer in the hand than a bone folder. If you click on my store button above and enter the items numbers, you can have a closer look at the Simply Scored and its features. Please email me if you have any additional questions.

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    41. Your trees are adorable! Thank you for sharing them with us, I'll make these for my co-workers.

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    42. Woowowoo, it is a beautiful design, it is a piece of art, not just craft, you bring them(chocolate)so well together. It will be one of the most welcome Christmas present. Thanks again.

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    43. I was just standing at Walmart today with kisses in hand and wishing I had a cool way to package them as gifts.

      Thanks!

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    44. These are great! Thanks.

      Carol
      Extreme Cards and Papercrafting

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    45. The trees are so cute and an inexpensive way to bring Christmas cheer to people! The video and tutorial are great! Thanks for sharing!

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    46. This is such a wonderful gift idea....love your forest. Thanks so much for taking the time to do the tutorial and share it.

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    47. Very clever, looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing your tutorial. Regards Meighan

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    48. Next year's project for my coworkers, I think!! :) Already made this year's, but this is definitely right up my alley... adorable, and thanks for the tutorial!! :-D

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    49. This is AWESOME!!! You have the best engineering brain ever! TFS!

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    50. Very cool! Thanks for sharing all of your hard work!

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    51. Thank you for sharing your wonderful tutorial! I appreciate all the time and effort you put into this to share with us!! Especially the timesaver tips!! I can't wait to make these for my Stamp Camp customers!! Blessings on you!!

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    52. You are BRILLIANT!!! Thank you for sharing this tutorial and idea! Found you through FRAN!

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    53. These tree's are absolutely awesome! What a great job you did putting the video and the step by step pictures together with instructions. Thank you so much! I think I'll be making some of these this weekend!

      Happy Thanksgiving and soon to be Merry Christmas!

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    54. Thank you for such a great tutorial, and something that is so easy to make!! I am making a bunch of these for the girls at work. You gave great directions!!

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    55. Thanks so much for sharing. Made several using your timesaver tips and they are the cutest.

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    56. Wow! Thanks for the inspiration! This is just what I need for a fundraiser craft show this weekend.

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    57. Wow, your Hershey trees are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your tutorial with us!

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    58. Brenda you are amazingly talented! And so very generous with sharing your tutorials. You are truly a great example of the SU's Statement of the Heart! I am definitely signing up for your email and your feed. Love your blog, too bad you didn't keep up Brenda's Quips, but with what you do I can see where there would be little time in your day to keep up two blogs. I have an insanely hard time keeping up with one! Once again thank you for your generosity to fellow stampers. Many of us, like myself, do not have the patience, talent or inclination to take the time to figure out cute items such as you do. Have a wonderful holiday season. Oh and by the way, you did fabulous at your Bazaar, I got here from your Facebook post on Ronda's Facebook. KT

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    59. Wow, that is a great tutorial! thank you for sharing this.
      Liz Holloway
      Vancouver, BC

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    60. Hi, these are SUPER CUTE! I am making them for my son's classmates but I am having slight difficulties. lol. My trees are ending up only 3" tall which isn't allowing the rest to fall together....ideas where I could be going wrong? I had a friend try it also and she comes up with the same problem. Seems as though 10-1/8 isn't long enough.....HELP! Thanks!!

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      1. I'm glad that you like my trees. I'm going to help you troubleshoot. Many crafters have already completed these trees from my measurements and yours is the first problem that I've heard of, so I'm going to assume that my measurements are correct. The triangle portion of the tree will measure 3" high. Each side of the triangle is 3-1/4" long. What part is not fitting? I would suggest reading over the instructions once more and watching the video once more to see if that will help clarify. If not, post another comment with specific questions and I will try to help.

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    61. So much fun making these. Thanks so much for sharing this with us all.

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    62. I just tried these last night and yes your directions worked well for me. The timesaver steps were SUPER easy and made life so much easier. I posted a picture on my blog www.phillyscraps.blogspot.com
      Thank you so much for sharing!

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    63. Can't wait to try it out!!! So adorable!

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    64. These are the BOMB....you are always amazing me on SCS...so talented a lady...thanks so much for this tutorial!! Hugs...Fran

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    65. I made one with your fantastic tutorial. You are so creative. I am going to post mine on my blog, but will direct them to your tutorial! Thank you, thank you!

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    66. I saw TXJennyWren's blog post with these adorable trees. She linked back to you for the directions. Thank you for a great tutorial!! I am eager to make these this year.

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    67. This is so cool - and easy! Thank you for the great idea and the wonderful tutorial. So glad I found your blog!!!

      Terri W

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    68. Your Kissmiss trees are adorable! Thanks so much for sharing such detailed instructions in both formats!

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    69. Thanks for taking the time to create your tutorial--especially the Timesaver Tips for creating them in bulk. I'm making several of these for an office holiday party tomorrow, and they are fast and easy. I posted my version on my blog, and linked back to your tutorial :-)

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    70. What a great idea and wonderful instructions. Always make something for our Red Hat group for our Christmas party. Hope you keep video active - because by next year??? Thanks so much for sharing - such creativity.

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      1. Hi Roxy, Thanks for your kind comments. I have no plans for taking down any of my tutorials. :)

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    71. Do you mind if I save this onto my Pinterest? Love, love, love it!

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      1. Hi Cynthia, Of course I don't mind if you pin anything on my blog to Pinterest. Thanks for your comment.

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    72. absolutely adorable - hope to make some for my crew this Christmas!

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    73. Thank you for sharing this cute project!
      Sandy in VA

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    74. What a great project and tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    75. Thank you for a great tutorial. I just made 20 of them for my co-workers. It didn't take very long at all. Thank you for sharing!

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    76. This is a wonderful and fun project! I was also surprised how easy it was. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!!!

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    77. Merci pour ce tuto merveilleux.
      Bonnes fêtes de fin d'année

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    78. You have some of the best tutorials! Love this one, and appreciate that you also demonstrated how to do this project in multiples. Thank you!

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    79. This is fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing! I'm going to make some right now for teachers and the bus driver, maybe the mailman!

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    80. Your tutorials are extraordinary. I love that you have them all written out with pictures. I don't do well with videos because of my hearing and vision issues. Yours are great, thank you so much for doing this and not charging for them. You are very generous.

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    81. What a great Christmas candy tree. Thanks so much for the tutorial and all your helpful hints. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

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    82. This is sure a fun, easy and CUTE project! Thank you so much for your wonderful directions and especially the time saving tips for cutting - I had 35 to cut and score!

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    83. I just had to thank you again. Like you I made a forest and gave them out instead of cards at work. Everyone loved them so much and commented on how cute they were. Thanks to you 55 people have something different to show off and enjoy

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    84. Thank you SOOOO MUCH for sharing this tutorial. Me and a few stampin' buddies had a wonderful time yesterday making our own little forest. YOU ROCK!!

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    85. I made the tree but ate all of the candy...no I have none to fill it...

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    86. This is just AWESOME. I am making them with name tags and putting them on each plate for Christmas dinner. Thank you so much!!!

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    87. Well, I just loved them so much I just finished making enough to use as favors for our Christmas dinner. I will put them on the table in front of each place setting. Thank you so much such a great idea and sharing your instructions with us. I especially loved the time saver instructions for making multiples. Happy Holidays!!

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      1. I just wanted to tell you thank you so much for the step-by-step directions. That must have taken you awhile to do and you are a fabulous, patient person for doing that for all of us to use and enjoy. You rock!!! Tiffany

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    88. Thanks so much Brenda for sharing this awesome idea. I made one and will appear on my blog post for December 30. Thanks again. You really are sweet to share so freely. Hershey Hugs! tehe

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    89. Thank you so much for the tutorial and time saving tips. I have ended up making 50 of these little trees.

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    90. This looks awesome! Unfortunately, I found it after Christmas. I think I know what my coworkers will be getting next year though :)

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    91. Love this, will save for next year!!!!!!

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    92. es increible, es demaciado lindo tus creaciones te felicito, yo habia comprado esa tabla y no le he dado uso xq no sabia como usarla y ahora con estos tutorias tan bien explicado creo q voy a pasar muy entretenida gracias gracias , DIOS te bendiga besossss

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    93. That is absolutely adorable! Thanks so much for a complete tutorial!

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