Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Christmas trees

Lovely as a Tree is a must-have stamp set in my opinion; the perfect stamp set for Christmas cards, birthday cards, masculine cards, sympathy cards, scrapbooking... you name it. It’s a beautiful set and you will not regret buying it, I promise!

We stamped the trees at random along the bottom of the Bordering Blue card, then added a strip of Designer Series Paper with some cardstock, ribbon and a tag. Of note, I used to think that Bordering Blue was a horrible, dirty colour which had nothing going for it. And then I saw it with Real Red and was completely sold! Another U-turn, eh?

Tricky bits? I cut the scallop square down a little but you don’t need to – I only did it because initially I made this with the small tag punch. To get the “hole reinforcer” on the tag you can do it one of two ways:

1. Punch the small hole in a piece of red cardstock using the large hole punch on the Crop-A-Dile™. Then, with your punch upside-down, punch the half-inch circle over the top to create the doughnut shape. Then attach to your tag.

2. Punch the half-inch circle and stick it to the tag. Then punch the hole using the large holde punch on the Crop-A-Dile.

The linen thread is actually in two pieces – the first is a short piece tied around the red ribbon. The second is just a loop, attached behind the ribbon. No clever tying required!

Naturally, the ribbon doesn’t go all the way around the card – the ends are hidden behind the Designer Series Paper. Waste not, want not!

Oh, one more thing. At the workshop we used the hostess set Best Yet, which has a Christmas stamp which fits the tag punch perfectly.

Stamps: Lovely As a Tree, Daily Flexible Phrases
Cardstock: Bordering Blue, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Whisper White
Paper: Ski Slope
Ink: Bordering Blue, Real Red
Accessories: Tag Punch, ½” circle punch, Crop-A-Dile™, Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Square Punch, Corner Rounder, 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon – Real Red, Linen Thread

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7 comments:

  1. Oh this is gorgeous Helen, really classy - love it!

    Jan x

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  2. Ooh I love the bordering blue on this, especially with the yummy paper. What a great modern Christmas card :D

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  3. I really love the colours, a fab card.

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  4. That is beautiful! I'll be casing that for sure!!! CC

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  5. Stunning, I agree Lovely as a tree is a must have set, so versatile and I love what you have done here.

    Hugs

    Sarah

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  6. A gorgeous combination of colours.

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