Tree Lot Dies Christmas Home Decor And Festive Table Favour AYSI 280

by Joanne James29. July 2022 12:00

Today I'm sharing my design team card for our new challenge over at As you See It where it's time for a festive 'fill in the blank' challenge:


Today we are all about Christmas in July. I do like to get a start on Christmas cards at this time of year, but when it come to my favourite Christmas in July creation it has to be home decor and table favours; these always take longer to make than you think they will and in the busy run up to Christmas there is rarely time to devote large chunks of time to crafting, so I like to get a good headstart on these kinds of projects - it makes me feel organised! I have two projects for you today - a piece of home decor and a co-ordinating table favour. Both use the Tree Lot Dies, available free with a £90 purchase during the current Sale-A-Bration promotion - and I took the inspiration for my festive caravan and 'trees for sale' scene from the top right photo over at Hand Stamped Sentiments - what a great inspo board! First up - here's my home decoration piece:


Here's the low-down on today's projects:

I used a dome that I had in my office that I bought last year that was just waiting to be made into something, and built my little scene onto the base, having first covered the base with snowy white velvet paper (cut with a retired layering circles die). The string of lights, embellished with the pretty Festive Pearls, the trees and the 'trees for sale' sign are all one dimensional and stand with the aid of small supports behind them. The caravan is made by diecutting two of the diecut caravan pieces and adding a base (described in more detail with the table favour below) and a second curved piece of cardstock for the roof (the roof piece measures 3 1/2" x 1 1/2", scored at 1/2" on each side and 1/4" on each side respectively). I added some red ribbon to the top of my dome and red glimmer to the base of my dome for extra festive feel. Here's a close up of my little scene, with the dome removed so that you can see the detail more easily:


My finished dome measures 11cm wide by 19cm tall and that's not all - it lights up too! 


A little tricky to see since I photographed it in daylight, but a nice feature to give a cosy night time glow. In addition to my decoration, which could be used as a table centrepiece, I also created the first of a set of table favours made from the caravan die. These are quite easy to make: just cut two caravan sides, then take a piece of cardstock measuring 4 1/8" x 1 1/2", scored at 1" on each side and 1/4/" on each side respectively, to create the open box shape. They are just big enough to hold two Lindor chocolates or similar:

How cute is that?! Both of today's projects are quite easy to make, but I won't lie - there is a time-consuming element, since all of the little pieces need to be cut and glued in place. Worth it though I think - and if you start now, you will have them finished and ready to go when Christmas rolls around!

The key products used on today's project are included in the table below - no visual today. 

Here's a summary of our challenge rules:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging project that fits the challenge.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we can leave you lots of lovely comments. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use #AYSIXXX when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab on the As You See It Challenge homepage.
  • In a Fill in the Blank challenge, complete the sentence in the Challenge Banner with the phrase that is true for you and create your project using the words you used. Tell us what you said in your blog or on your site.
How will you fill in the blank? What are your favourite Christmas In July projects to create? We look forward to seeing your creations in the AYSI gallery.

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (13) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
7/29/2022 3:05:16 PM #

You've outdone yourself, Joanne!  These projects are amazing.  I haven't played with my dies yet but I can't wait to make the little caravan!  SO CUTE!

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
7/29/2022 5:56:14 PM #

Geez, Joanne, I so lve these projects - you have blown me away!  Making decor items is a great way to get the ball rolling in July, and this one came out STUNNING!  I also love your little favors - I actually just made a bunch of these last weekend for a craft show in November, lol.  Great minds!

Colleen Begley
Colleen BegleyUnited States
7/30/2022 3:44:58 AM #

Wow, Joanne! I love this. Very creative.

Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
7/30/2022 10:28:13 PM #

I'm just blown away by the creativity of this project, Joanne! I'm so glad we had a sample of home decor and 3D at that!! That little trailer is one of my faves and as I just got that set, yours will be the hallmark I will be trying to duplicate! Hope you don't mind!

Jane Knudsen
Jane KnudsenUnited States
7/31/2022 1:29:59 AM #

Joanne - I am enthralled by this project!  I would not have thought to take this set and make  a 3D project at all!  The trailer is my favorite part of the whole thing and even that is by a hair!  Stunning project!!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
7/31/2022 9:49:00 AM #

You had me at caravan but,.., it lights up too!! NO! Too ridiculously cute for words. You have totally outdone yourself on this one!

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
7/31/2022 6:37:46 PM #

Yay!  I'm so glad you posted this here, too, Joanne - LOVE this project so much!  I have to look for little cloches now, lol.  Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
7/31/2022 8:40:12 PM #

A second visit - you are too kind! I got my cloche at a store called Hobbycraft here in the UK - I've also seen them at Ikea too if that helps, but these things are often way easier to come by (and cheaper!) in the States - happy hunting Heather!

Jennie Maier
Jennie MaierUnited States
8/1/2022 6:39:59 PM #

Love, love, love these two projects, especially the dome ! So very cute and creative!!!

pattiUnited States
8/1/2022 7:24:01 PM #

Oh my goodness, I don't even know what to say, this is amazing! And the little candy holder on top of the detailed scene you created! I am so inspired by your creation, thank you! Thanks so much for joining the hand stamped sentiments challenge this week!

VickyUnited Kingdom
8/3/2022 5:02:53 PM #

I adore your little Christmas caravans and that wonderful light up centre piece! A great idea to make these things long before the seasonal rush too. Vicky x

Fiona Whitehead
Fiona WhiteheadUnited Kingdom
8/4/2022 10:25:13 AM #

Wow - how wonderful - such a great take on our mood board - I bet it will look lovely at Christmas.  Thanks so much for joining us at HSS again this week

GenevieveUnited States
8/8/2022 6:37:16 PM #

Wow!  What a wonderful center piece and treat holder!  These will look lovely with all your Christmas decor.  Thanks so much for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Comments are closed

Shop Online

Access my online shop 24 x 7, 365 days of the year:

Current May hostess code:


Shop Online

2024-25 Annual Catalogue


Click on the image to download your copy of the 2024-25 annual catalogue. For a full list of current SU! supplies, go to my online store. If you would like any help or advice, please drop me a line at [email protected] or give me a call on 07773 421446 - I'd be happy to help.

Join My Team

It's always a great time to join Stampin’ Up but during May it's even better! New team members can get £78.25 of new In Color products for FREE! That's in addition to another £130 worth of products of your choice for only £99 + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up! Stampin' Up! has something for everyone: join my growing team and benefit from my support to enjoy Stampin' Up! however you choose.

If you're interested, call me for a chat to understand how I can help you realise your goals. Alternatively, if you have already decided to sign up and you just can't wait, please click here for the link to the online form where you can sign up and order your starter kit right away! 

Latest Kits!

Stampin Cut and Emboss

The City Sights Kit has all you need to make 8 cards with coordinating envelopes for £20. Along with the new Happy Hollyhocks Kit, a no stamping kit including 9 cards for just £14, both are available from May 1st - get yours here!

New Online Exclusives

There are new products available exclusively in the online store from 5 March - check them out here.

About Me

Hi I'm Joanne and live in Northampton and when I'm not looking after my husband and two beautiful children, am an avid crafter with a passion for all things Stampin' Up!

I must confess that I have never been a big rubber stamper - until I discovered Stampin' Up! that is. I love the fact that I can get such great results with co-ordinating stamps, inks, papers and punches - the possibilities are endless! Join me on my stamping journey as I share the things I love and be inspired to create amazing things yourself!

Follow Me

Monthly Newsletter

Box Builder

Click the button above to use Box Buster to create your custom box design using the Envelope Punch Board!

Kits Collection Now Available!

Stampin Cut and Emboss

The new Kits Collection from Stampin' Up! is now available!

Click here to see the current kits available and order yours online today.

I Design For




Mini Catalogue

The next mini catalogue will be live in September! 

Stampin' Up Stuff

This is my personal blog and is not endorsed by Stampin’ Up! I hope you find it a plentiful source of ideas and personal inspiration but please don't copy my designs for contest submission or use for classes, publication or sale without express permission.