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Christmas Tree Decoration by Guest Designer Jessica Kaiser

Christmas Tree Decoration by Guest Designer Jessica Kaiser | Rinea
We would like to introduce you to our November Guest Designer, Jessica Kaiser!

Hi!  My name is Jess, and I’m from Saskatchewan, Canada!
Mom, wife, crafter, Zumba girl, wine lover, foodie .......... yep, a good mix!

I am a craft enthusiast! I was introduced to rubber stamping almost 12 years ago and haven’t turned back since.  I love creating cards, scrapbook pages, home decor, 3D paper items, canvases and more. I'm just starting to dabble in sewing and want to learn how to quilt, knit & crochet too!  Yes, I LOVE being CRAFTY!  I love to find new craft companies and (well, I hate to admit it) am a bit of a supply hoarder!  I'm learning to use it up, not store it so I can make room for new products.  I love to try new products and am always excited when the happy mail comes – who isn’t?  I'm currently learning how to use and manipulate digital images as well as new coloring mediums such as watercolor, paint, alcohol markers and pencil crayons. I’m a lifelong learner – and I sure love to create.  I’m a mom of 2 creative daughters who insist they are going to be artists when they grow up. I work part-time at a local fabric store, so I’m always looking to expand my craftiness.

Now onto Jess's first Guest Design Team project..... 
I'm soooo excited to be a Guest Designer for Rinea this month!  What an honor - and a privilege - to create something for this amazing company!  If you have not ever heard of Rinea, well you must hurry to learn! Let's go!
Rinea Foiled Paper is sooo much fun to play with!
"What makes it special is that it is paper lined with colorful foil on both sides which allows it to hold its shape while remaining sturdy. A large variety of double sided shiny colors with the ability to sculpt adds plenty a bling and a whole new dimension to your crafting projects." - Rinea
I was so excited when I opened my package! I was sent the Jolly Foiled Paper Variety Pack and the Frosted Foiled Paper Variety Pack to work with. So pretty and the colors were just PERFECT for Christmas creations of all kinds!
To begin, I started playing around with the paper to see how it responded - I used punches, dies, and embossing folders. These papers are beyond versatile!  I had some styrofoam shapes on my desk, and my mind immediately thought of making a Christmas Tree using a cone!  For this project, I used the Jolly Foiled Papers - you will see another 3D project focusing on the Frosted Papers tomorrow!

Christmas Tree Decoration using Rinea Foiled paper

Cool, right?  Now how did I create this sweet little tree? Actually, quite easily!  I used a petal punch!  Yes - all the tree branches are petals!  Using the GREEN foiled paper, I punched out a whole ton of leaves!  Then, working from the bottom of my cone, I started layering them on. I used some double-sided tape for my adhesive.  I started with the larger petals and finished with some smaller, narrower ones. I love how flexible the foil is, but yet it holds its shape! Very cool.


Next, I die cut some cute banners using the gold foil paper. Using Glue dots, I added my banners around my tree as decorations. I also added a few small circle punched shapes to the tree and finished it off with a flower star punched shape - of course; we needed a star on the top of our tree!  Some Glass Headpins were also pushed into the styrofoam base to decorate.

Christmas Tree Decoration using Rinea Foiled paper

I hope you love this little project - I had a lot of fun playing with this exciting product.  I have a few more projects to share with you throughout the month, so stay tuned!
See you next time!