I used MME Christmas Glitter pack that my girlfriend Stacy gave me at CKC. (Thanks girl!) I just love blue and and browns. Then I put pearls and jewels all over the branches and stickles along the edges. The last thing I did was to paint Mod Podge Glitter Glue all over it. This was the first time I used it. I LOVE it. It's perfect for a project like this. It added tons of glitter but died clear. It also added a little texture. Finally it will help hold the jewels, as well as stiffening up the tree so that it will last year after year.
I'm entering it into the following challenges
Simon Says Stamps Challenge - Christmas but no red or green
ABC Toys and Craft challenge - nontraditional colors
ABC Challenge Blog - use jewels or gems
I also wanted to show you a card I got from Gloria. She is one of my all time favorite designers. Seriously. Seriously. She designs for Graphic 45 and her cards, layout, home decor, you name it, it rocks!!! You definitely want to check out her blog and see what I mean. She is also really sweet. She made me feel so much better yesterday when she confesed to not having bought one present yet. So glad I'm not the only one, LOL.
Here's a few links that show you how to make a paper tree. I know I want to try a couple more!
PKGlitz - PKGlitz's tree I made
Helmar's Design team - Helmar has 2 video tutorials here
Scrapbook Etc - Scrapbook Etc's tree
Hope you gals try one too. They are really a lot of fun to make.