Monday, December 23, 2013

Blue Tree Christmas

Another day closer to Christmas!  :-)  I hope you've enjoyed the cards I've been sharing with y'all.  Even if you've already mailed out your cards, you can still make cards like these to get a jump start on next year's batch!

I pulled out the gorgeous Tradition 6x6 paper pad (Authentique) and played around with the papers until I found the three that looked best together. I adhered the solid red paper to a vanilla card base and then I cut the blue/red/cream paper so it would be long and skinny. I layered that with some vanilla cardstock and adhered it to the left side of my card. Next, I cut the red plaid paper and layered it with vanilla cardstock and adhered it to my card. The largest of the Fir Trees die (Impression Obsession) was cut with the blue paper (another paper in the Tradition paper pad) and I adhered it to the red plaid paper.

The sentiment, from the Christmas Sentiments set (Impression Obsession), was stamped with black ink onto some vanilla cardstock. I then used scissors to cut the notches out on both sides and then I adhered it to my card, sliding the top edge just under the bottom branches of the blue tree.

The last thing I did was pull out the Decorative Corners die (Joy Crafts) and cut it out with vanilla cardstock. When you cut with this die, you get two "shapes." One is the mostly solid corner piece and then there is a decorative little cutout from that corner piece. I used two of those sweet little decorative cutouts and glued them down in the corners of the red paper.

This card would be easy to make if you needed to make 20 or more cards for your Christmas stash. I love the fact that it is flat so it is easily mailed, and this card can be used for anyone, male or female. :-) Have fun shopping at Classy Cards 'n Such!  Use this code, Holly-10, when you check out so you can save 10% off your entire order.  I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

The Squirrel and the Fox #59 - Christmas or Hannukah
Pile it On #48 - P is for.... PLAID PAPER
Dream Valley #72 - Christmas
Christmas Card Challenges #4 - Make it Masculine


Karen (karey2005) said...

Love that blue tree! Perfect! Thanks for linking up at Christmas Card Challenges! Karen N (DT)

MagsB said...

What gorgeous papers - and I love the blue tree! A beautiful card! Thanks for joining in at The Squirrel and the Fox!

love Mags B x

Susie said...

A great card! Thanks for joining our Christmas challenge at dream Valley. Susie x

melsanford said...

Thank you for joining our Christmas challenge at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

melsanford said...

Thank you for joining our Christmas challenge at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx