Tutorial: Christmas Tree Box

Hi there blog friends. Yes, I know I’ve been missing. I decided to try to conquer the new (had it since January) HD video camera and software I have.  Sheesh, I don’t think I’m winning but at least I have something to show for my absence and I’m encouraged to keep with it.  It’s so much of a better setup for me but it’s honestly waaaaay, way, way over my head.   Oh, the grumbling that came from my room.    It seems that I had to research every next step to figure things out.  Anyway, I’m riding without my training wheels now and hopefully this will let me produce better videos in the future!   Be sure to click the resolution button (it probably says 240p or 360p) and watch in HD, it’s much clearer!!!!

I did a walk through of how to make the triangle shaped Christmas Tree favor boxes that I showed on my JustRite Stampers Post and hopefully I can get to some of the tutorials and such that have been piling up on my to do list.    Enjoy!!


Oh gosh, I’ve missed you all!!

  • KathyOctober 9, 2011 - 10:29 pm


  • AndreaAOctober 9, 2011 - 10:29 pm

    Thank You Becca!!!!
    I am a visual person.

    You make everything look so easy.
    I don’t have this set yet.
    I would like to make these for my great nieces and nephew for Christmas with their names and date on the bottom.
    Thanks for all you great ideas and wonderful projects!!ReplyCancel

  • Becky DOctober 9, 2011 - 10:51 pm

    Thanks so much for this tutorial Becca! I absolutely loved these trees when I saw them before and I was hoping you would do a tutorial! I am a visual person too and it helps me immensely to see it in action :)ReplyCancel

  • BernieOctober 9, 2011 - 10:53 pm

    BRILLIANT!!!! Wonderful to see you back. I am electronically challenged so I admire you for figuring out how to use your video equipment. You’ve done a beautiful job but I hope you have taken some time for yourself.
    Blessings BernieReplyCancel

  • JalineOctober 9, 2011 - 11:11 pm

    Wonderful tutorial. Thank you so very much and I love your tree.ReplyCancel

  • SusanOctober 9, 2011 - 11:14 pm

    Wow — what a fabulous tutorial! You make it all look so simple. Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with us Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Linda W...October 9, 2011 - 11:30 pm

    OMGoodness Becca!!!! you are a gifted person… thanks for shairingReplyCancel

  • LMcBurneyOctober 9, 2011 - 11:39 pm

    Super cute tree box! I always get inspired by your tutorials! ThanksReplyCancel

  • Linda GreenOctober 9, 2011 - 11:51 pm

    I always love your tutorials!! You make everything look so easy! Keep up the wonderful work!ReplyCancel

  • CyndeOctober 10, 2011 - 12:37 am

    Thanks Becca, You are so Multi-Talented you never cease to amaze me!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannOctober 10, 2011 - 1:26 am

    WOW thanks so much for another awesome tutorial here. It´s really great and soo easy to follow, that even a kid can make this tree now. You´re just amazing to get all these wonderful ideas always and thanks so much for sharing them with all of us here.
    Have a great time ahead hun and lots of fun, I hope.ReplyCancel

  • PatriciaOctober 10, 2011 - 1:48 am

    Thank you Becca,
    You have made that look soooo!!!! easy I know even I will manage follow it.
    I am a very visual learner and that is just so fantastic.
    Glad to see you back I was rather worried about you.

    God Bless

    Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Nic KeilyOctober 10, 2011 - 1:49 am

    Thank you for taking the time to prepare the tutorial. It was fantastic. I really loved being able to see step by step how you made the box. You make it look so easy – here’s hoping it is!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UKOctober 10, 2011 - 1:54 am

    Oh, we have missed you too Becca! Thank you for sharing this tutorial – I am one of those visual people. It all makes much more sense when I see it.
    love from Christine xReplyCancel

  • Larrik (??????)October 10, 2011 - 2:18 am

    These boxes are gorgeous!!
    Thanks for your brilliant idea and video tutorial !ReplyCancel

  • JessicaOctober 10, 2011 - 2:58 am

    Very cute idea! TFSReplyCancel

  • GerryOctober 10, 2011 - 3:58 am

    Thank you for the tutorial. Your tutorial production was excellent. Good luck with your new camera.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BOctober 10, 2011 - 4:31 am

    Talk about missing someone. I have checked every day just to see if I missed something. You are one of my happy luxuries. Thank you for all you do!ReplyCancel

  • EileenOctober 10, 2011 - 4:53 am

    Thank you so much for this visual tutorial, you make everything look sooo easy!
    Pleased to hear you managed to come to terms with your camera,
    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • EllenaElizabethOctober 10, 2011 - 5:10 am

    So pleased you’re back Becca! I might give the tree a go now i have watched your tute. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • DeniceOctober 10, 2011 - 5:58 am

    I honestly think you should be doing a crafting show on television. You are an excellent teacher and way better than what I have seen on the crafting shows. Thank you so much for sharing and making crafting / card making so much fun. You take the frustration out of the picture for all of us here in computer land. We love you. God bless ……. DeniceReplyCancel

  • Barbara WilsonOctober 10, 2011 - 6:10 am

    Thanks for tutorial. You always make things look easy.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkOctober 10, 2011 - 6:10 am

    Glad you are back. Thanks for the video. You and your camera are going to get along just fine.ReplyCancel

  • IreneOctober 10, 2011 - 6:21 am

    Thanks for all of the effort with the new equipment…it was a great video!ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisOctober 10, 2011 - 6:27 am

    I’ve missed you too Becca, but I had a feeling that you were behind the scenes creating something. Thanks for the great video tutorial. Being a visual learner it has been very helpful. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • ValleyOctober 10, 2011 - 6:31 am

    Love your testimony for our LORD!! Thanks also for the great video. Thank you for using your talent for Him!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary HOctober 10, 2011 - 6:58 am

    Thanks Becca!! That is really cute. :)ReplyCancel

  • Carol LOctober 10, 2011 - 7:31 am

    Love your tree box Becca, but please…won’t you make the video for the pop up snowflake card that you said you’d make (I think last year). In five days I’ll be going away on a week’s stamping retreat, and usually work on my Christmas cards. I know a lot of other ladies have asked you for that video. I’d sure LOVE to have the knowledge to make that pop up. Thanks much. CarolReplyCancel

  • EliOctober 10, 2011 - 7:37 am

    This is so fabulous. It will sell a lot of stamp sets and bless a lot of people with precious gifts. Thanks for the tutorial.

  • FrancineOctober 10, 2011 - 7:42 am

    It is nice you are back. The video is perfect clear , simple pleasant to look Thank for make it for us. Francine.ReplyCancel

  • PatriciaOctober 10, 2011 - 8:26 am

    Becca, Patricia here again!!
    Have you ever thought about doing a DVD of some of your “Tuorials”.
    I am sure it would sell “Like Hotcakes”
    Although I live in the UK, I for one would “Jump Hoops” to be able to get it.

    Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • MickieOctober 10, 2011 - 8:47 am

    Thanks for the video, very well done me lady!! You are so ingenious.ReplyCancel

  • Bonnie WeissOctober 10, 2011 - 9:50 am

    How in the world do you come up with these ideas and then create them??!! Does your imagination ever get any rest?? This is an amazing project with very clear, concise instructions Becca … thanks once again for sharing your talent and creativity with all of us.ReplyCancel

  • Monica LoreOctober 10, 2011 - 10:16 am

    Thanks so much for sharing Becca!
    Just a note – in raising the resolution, you risk slowing the video down. I had to stick with 480 otherwise there was drop out.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H.October 10, 2011 - 10:57 am

    What an excellent tutorial!! Thank you so much!!! Love these little tree boxes :)ReplyCancel

  • DOTTIE MCFADDENOctober 10, 2011 - 10:57 am

    Do you have a degree in engineering? I ask because you must have training to design all the things you do. I can’t imagine how you come up with all the wonderful design and then teach us how to do them too. You are fabulous!!!!ReplyCancel

  • StephanieOctober 10, 2011 - 11:04 am

    Glad you’re back. I was worried.ReplyCancel

  • RubyOctober 10, 2011 - 11:06 am

    Wow… great tutorial! I too am visual so thank you very much for the instructions. These tree boxes are just great and will look so beautiful on my table. I just hope I will have time to make them, because you did make it look easy, but I’m all thumbs! haha tks again!ReplyCancel

  • Jane SuperOctober 10, 2011 - 11:22 am

    Becca, Thank you Soooo much for the instructions on those beautiful tree boxes. You did an excellent job of showing us just how to make them.
    Thank you again!!!ReplyCancel

  • GeorgetteOctober 10, 2011 - 11:25 am

    love the tree box that will make a good gift and add candy inside
    thank for showing
    like very much your video
    thank again
    have a very good dayReplyCancel

  • BrendaOctober 10, 2011 - 12:45 pm

    Missed you too. Glad to see you back!!!ReplyCancel

  • Laura ~ Layers of ColorOctober 10, 2011 - 12:59 pm

    Oooo, all these projects are marvelous, Becca! Wonderful, clear and easy steps to your tutorials! It was worth every frustrating moment with that new camera! Superb!ReplyCancel

  • Jean PippOctober 10, 2011 - 1:32 pm

    Becca. Just absolutely love the Christmas tree box…it is fabulous. I will be doing a craft show in a month and I am going to try to make some boxes. Thanks as always for sharing you beautiful work….ReplyCancel

  • Suzi YerkesOctober 10, 2011 - 1:56 pm

    Thank you Becca for being a kind and amazing person for sharing your talents wil all of us. You really do beautiful work. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl StaufferOctober 10, 2011 - 2:24 pm

    Thank you so much, Becca, for the video on how to make your wonderful tree box!! You are so creative and create such gorgeous items. I appreciate you sharing your talent with me and all of us. I hope to find some time soon to try making one of these!!ReplyCancel

  • stephOctober 10, 2011 - 2:42 pm

    this is super, love it.ReplyCancel

  • Carol E BrookerOctober 10, 2011 - 3:13 pm

    Wow! That is amazing thanks so much for sharing it. You make it look so easy.ReplyCancel

  • Judy McMullenOctober 10, 2011 - 4:13 pm

    Thanks, Becca, for another terrific tutorial! Love this Christmas tree box!!ReplyCancel

  • TerriSOctober 10, 2011 - 4:27 pm

    Fantastic! I’m a visual learner, so I’m very grateful that you ‘took the training wheels’ off! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanette DukeOctober 10, 2011 - 5:36 pm

    How kind you are to share your wonderful creations. I can’t wait to make this.
    Thanks for all you do and the video was so clear.ReplyCancel

  • mary friederichsenOctober 10, 2011 - 5:41 pm

    Becca this was wonderful! You did a great job with this video!

    Thank you so much for sharing, It is nice to see you back again,I missed you too!


  • AnnelieOctober 10, 2011 - 6:05 pm

    Love all your tutorials — so much easier to understand than written directions, for me anyway. Thanks for much for taking the time to do this for us, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Joyce M (Scotland)October 10, 2011 - 6:06 pm

    Love love love your boxes – did try a run on my own but now that you have such clear video instructions can’t wait to try it out again – the proper way!! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent.ReplyCancel

  • caroline hillOctober 10, 2011 - 6:13 pm

    Thanks Becca loved your tutorial.You put Martha to shame.lolReplyCancel

  • ColleenOctober 10, 2011 - 7:14 pm

    Your videos are always such a pleasure to watch. Your voice is soothing and your technique is spot-on. I will have to see about trying a box like this! Thank you for taking time to do these tutorials.

    May God continually bless you. ?ReplyCancel

  • RufusOctober 10, 2011 - 8:05 pm

    BECCA!! I’ve missed you. Love your tutorial on the tree box, new camera is very nice! Hope it hasn’t driven you to crazy. It was really nice to find you in my in-box. Have a great week,

  • Theresa RomaniOctober 10, 2011 - 8:21 pm

    Awesome tutorial and real “outside of the box” thinking for this stamp, LOL.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenOctober 10, 2011 - 8:29 pm

    WHAT A BEAUTIFUL JOB Becca!!!!!!!! You did a WONDERFUL JOB on the video!!!!!!! Thanks for showing us!!!!!! How EASY you made it look, & without a template to boot!!!!!!!! :) SUPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte ZweigoronOctober 11, 2011 - 8:19 am

    Thanks for the tutorial. I had to try it right away! Mine came out a little more squat because I was using a Cheery Lynn doily die cut which I cut into pieces along the solid areas within the doily to make the four sides very lacy. I am busily experimenting with other sizes for the four sides because I don’t have any of these wonderful stamps. Got to make do with what I have! So good to have you back on the tutorial trail! I feel silly saying I love this project because I love ALL your projects!! Just wish I could get some of your cards to add to my collection of my favorite designer’s works… You are #1 in a circle of four including Tim Holtz, Andrea Ewen and Teresa Kline. #1!!!ReplyCancel

  • HeatherOctober 11, 2011 - 8:38 am

    I was so happy to hear all was well – and that you had a tutorial for us!
    You are such a whipper-snapper. I would have had to have the template then search for the stamp, whereas you create as you go along. A ‘true’ use of creativity-lol. I’ll be making these as table toppers (I may leave off the trunks, we’ll see) and will try using a vellum with a battery candle inside. Won’t know if I don’t try, right?
    Thanks, as always, for sharing with us Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Carol WOctober 11, 2011 - 9:35 am

    Great to see you back, and the tutorial looks wonderful (I took your advice and watched in glorious HD)!
    As others have mentioned, I really love how you walk us through how you created a shape/idea/etc. by using straight-forward spatial reasoning rather than a template. Templates are great, but your work empowers me to figure things out myself (especially when forging new paths that don’t have templates!). Even when I just re-create a project you’ve already perfected, the “constructive” part of my brain gets wonderful exercise. Thank you so much for that.ReplyCancel

  • RockyOctober 11, 2011 - 3:23 pm

    Thanks for a really clear tutorial, it was so easy to follow. There’ll be tree boxes all over my house this year !ReplyCancel

  • NimueOctober 12, 2011 - 6:33 pm

    Thanks so much for the tutorial. Your ability to think outside the box amazes me. You always find different ways to use things. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • sandie carterOctober 12, 2011 - 8:09 pm

    Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial. It would have taken me ages to try and work out how to make this gorgeous little tree box. Thanks you for sharing your never ending talents on your blog – you are truly amazing!!ReplyCancel

  • SaBrinaOctober 13, 2011 - 8:42 am

    Thank you so much for the tutorial! I am a little intimidated by the difficulty of it, but I will give it a try! Once I have the proper stamp set! Ms. Becca you make it look sooooooo easy. Once again, beautiful work awesome talent. SaBrina B.ReplyCancel

  • Sue AlgOctober 13, 2011 - 11:35 am

    You are truly a paper engineer. To have the vision to create a box from a triangle stamp is a wonderful talent. I thought your video was great and it appears you have learned how to use your new equipment. Thanks for much for sharing your videos because I think most people are visual learners.ReplyCancel

  • Dee DiGiambattistaOctober 14, 2011 - 9:16 pm

    Becca, this is wonderful!! Thank you so much!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • AnneOctober 15, 2011 - 10:04 am

    Becca, Love all your cards and Turtorials. I have a Beeca file on my computer! Would you please do a step by step photo turtorial on how to make this Christmas Tree Box? I tried to write down the steps as I was following the vidieo (twice), but I am sure I missed some steps.

    Thank you so much for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • chaunOctober 19, 2011 - 3:16 pm

    Very clever! Great video tutorial! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Dee DiGiambattistaNovember 3, 2011 - 3:21 pm

    Becca, you are brilliant!! I made one of these and I was okay up until I had to tape down the flap and I taped the wrong one down. So close, I should have taped the one next to it. I Will try it again and I’m confident I will be successful. I am going to try to make this as an advent for my grandson for Christmas, I think it would be wonderful!! Thank you for your great ideas!! P.S. I hope this is okay with you.ReplyCancel

  • Conceição VarellaNovember 9, 2011 - 11:40 am

    Este trabalho e de extremo bom gosto. Lindo… lindo… lindo! Parabéns!ReplyCancel