2019 Christmas Challenge

Voting open the Dreaming Tree Group Members ONLY. Everyone gets ONE vote. 

In our attempt to try to limit voting to the group only, we decided that it just wasn’t possible since anyone could join the group or become a customer at any time. There literally is no way to 100% guarantee that only members of the group are voting. With that said, we’ll be using the honor system. We ask that the link not be shared outside of the group. Sharing the link outside of the group will result in a disqualification. We will do our best to audit the results to ensure a fair vote as well!Β Voting ends December 25, 2019 11:59 PM Eastern. Winners will be posted on the Contest Winners page on or around January 2, 2020.

Good luck to all the participants and happy voting!

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64 thoughts on “2019 Christmas Challenge

    • Mike says:

      Hi, Joy! Right above the entry from there is a ‘View Gallery’ link. If your submission was successful your photo will appear in the gallery. If it’s not there then it wasn’t received and we would recommend resubmitting. Hope this helps!

  1. Jean Horner says:

    I understand only dreaming tree Svgs. One question. You said basic shapes can be cut. Can letters cut from SCAL on my Cricut be used if you project need a word or two as a title?

  2. bjhop40 says:

    Question .? I know there is only one entry per person, but can we have more than one picture of the same project. Example. Mine lights up , so a reg shot ,night shot, and a top shot. Hopefully this makes sense. Thank you

    • Mike says:


      You can combine your photo into a layout so that 1 photo has multiple shots. We do ask that only 1 photo be uploaded per person.

  3. kaphillipstx says:

    If we do a 3D paper sculpture like many of the wonderful DT projects, would the shadow box count as the 10% non paper part of the piece or would it just be considered the display method? I sooo do not want to break the rules and disqualify myself. πŸ˜‰

    • Mike says:

      The shadowbox would be considered as part of the project as you need a shadowbox to complete it. So it would be considered the display method. Hope this helps!

  4. Kat Schriber says:

    two questions. 1. where is the gallery of entries that we may view? 2. are we allowed to ‘share’ our entry publicly or will that disqualify it from the contest?

  5. angelamurraykirby says:

    Hi Mike,

    Is a wood veneer cardstock ok to use for the challenge? I puchased the cardstock at Joann Fabric in the loose cardstock area.

      • Debbie Rivers says:

        Hi Leo, I am experiencing the same problem as Leslie. It says I’m entered, but it’s spinning, and I don’t see my entry in the gallery.

          • sweetdiva4u says:

            Hey Mike, My video is 16 mb but it’s just spinning. I have used 2 emails with Dreaming Tree. Could that have something to do with it?
            Lynn QV

          • Mike says:

            Hi, Lynn. You cannot upload your video direct. You will need to upload to YouTube and use that link in the space provided on the entry from. Hope this helps.

  6. Leslie Cernocky says:

    Leo I just entered with a video – but it keeps spinning so I don’t know if it works. I also have a still shot of the music box works – but it wouldn’t let me add a picture and a movie.

  7. bwells says:

    How much manipulation is allowed, i.e., point editing of one of the components and welding other components from your designs to get the desired effect? Or are you after a reproducible design.

  8. Linda W. says:

    You create beautiful projects, thank you! For this challenge, how much manipulation can we do to your designs, i.e., point editing and welding?

  9. Stefanie Mohrmann says:

    Wow. I am all geared up to try this, but am already humbled by some of the questions. Wood veneer paper? Videos? Interiors of music boxes. Yes, of course.
    Plus I’ve already lost ten days not thinking about it (wish it was ten pounds instead, lol).
    Great challenge, I wish we had more kit-bashing stuff going on!

  10. dphorner says:

    I am sorry for another question. I need a banner shape. You have one in the patriotic package, but there is a much more basic one on SCAL Is that considered a basic shape or for that matter one from adobe photoshop in their basic shapes. I don’t want to disqualify myself before I even get started. I can probably make the one in the patriotic bundle work with a little messsing around. Thanks for your help…again

  11. Monica Ambriz says:

    I just saw this contest today . Yesterday I added a picture to the FB group of a winter castle, can I still use Castle for the competition? or do I need to do a new project?

    • Mike says:

      Hi, Monica! The contest is to Create a Christmas or Winter themed project using two or more Dreaming Tree products. (Ex: Make one of our projects as-is and add something to it using SVG files from another Dreaming Tree product OR mix and match our SVG files to create something completely new or highly modified). If you want to modify the castle and add other files to it, yes you can submit it. Hope this helps!

  12. Karen Neighbors says:

    One person has two entries. I thought we could only have one entry. The gingerbread house and then a video of what looks like the same exact house.

    • Mike says:

      Yes the rules state one entry per person. Before the voting begins we will review all entries and ensure only one entry per person.

  13. pieter.marion says:

    I just uploaded my picture (a Christmas tree with ornaments) but it showes in landscape instead of portrait. Can I change this myself, or should I upload sideways orientated?

  14. Kate Phillips says:

    Hey Mike. It says I’m entered, but the little wheel for the photo just keeps spinning and spinning. I think I uploaded the Word.doc file I had saved to print off. Not that I meant to, but I think that’s what I did. If I need to redo it using Power Points let me know. (Saturday and all. Brain has taken the weekend off.)

  15. panchitascrap says:

    Hi Mike, hi did my entry. It is only a video in youtube https://youtu.be/FjPN0OLFtug accoriding to your comments i didn’t upload the video only upload in youtube and put the URL in the youtube box, but when i try to do ENTER it fails, showing me a message that upload field is neccesary, so i have to put an alleatory photograph to let me do the entry, but finally dosen’t appear my video only a photo that i don’t like. Please help me. How to correct it? Can i made a new entry with other email? can you add the URL of youtube?.

  16. Karen in Denver says:

    I looked at every single entry carefully. The bar has been set so high with some of the over-the-top design efforts that are simply spectacular. They look like they took weeks to do. I want everyone who submitted a project to know that I, personally studied what you did and recognize the time it took for you to do it. I’m so pleased to be part of a community that honors everyone’s contribution. I didn’t contribute an entry, but I have been inspired by many of the entries. Maybe next year (smile). Now I have to pick one to vote for – but they are all wonderful entries.

  17. Kristie Hopkins says:

    WOW! This was not an easy choice. Everyone did such an amazing job and I am so inspired.
    Although it didn’t win my vote, I thought the felt interchangeable characters were the most unique use of the patterns.

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