I changed the dimensions that Patty used so I would minimize scraps. I cut the paper stack into 1/2" strips along the 6-1/2" side for the bottom of the tree (1/2" X 6-1/2"). Towards the top, I turned the paper stack 90 degrees and cut 1/2" strips along the 4-1/2" side (1/2" X 4-1/2"). I also made my own tree topper using 4 scallop circles punched out of Silver Glimmer Paper.
I love the way it came out. I can't wait to make another one! This one took me a little over an hour (while watching Homeland!) and was very inexpensive.
I'll share what I received in the Gift Exchange later.
Cardstock: Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack, Silver Glimmer Paper
Other: Bone Folder, Styrofoam Cone, Straight Pins, Toothpick (for tree topper)