Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Happy New Year!

I hope your 2008 is filled with lots of exciting new craft projects!

I've been playing with this gorgeous new stamp set - it's called Lovely As A Tree and features six stamps; a large group of trees, two individual trees, a cluster of oak leaves and two small leaf stamps. 

I made the top card with one of my favourite  colour combinations: Barely Banana, Mellow Moss and Perfect Plum which are all from the Soft Subtles range. I stamped the image on Whisper White for a bright clean look.
Then I played around with the same card in colours from the Rich Regals range: So Saffron, Always Artichoke and Elegant Eggplant, stamping on Very Vanilla for a more mellow look... and I much prefer it. I used paper piercing which is an easy way to add interest -  all it is is piercing the cardstock with a piercing tool or simply a pin. 

And here is one more card I made with the set, using greens from the two ranges:

Finally, a list of supplies:

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree (p45), Wonderful Words (p60).
Cardstock: Barely Banana, Mellow Moss, Perfect Plum, So Saffron, Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Very Vanilla. 
Ink: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke.
Accessories: 1.4" Grosgrain Ribbon - Always Artichoke (p86), Gingham Ribbon - Moss (p86), Crafters' Tool Kit (p85).

(All page numbers refer to the UK Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalogue 2007-2008)


  1. What a great idea - to show the same card but with two different colour combinations. I think I prefer the Rich Regals too. They are both very nice. I'll be CASEing them - thank you! CC

  2. This is one of the best stamps SU! makes, it is so classic!
    Your cards are beautiful!

  3. Great cards. I love the different color combinations!



  4. I think this is my very favorite stamp set! And your cards are just beautiful.

  5. great card. lovely as a tree is a favorite of mine. like the paper piercing too

  6. I just love what you have done with this stamp set.

    It's going to be one of the stamp set's I purchase this year. I should have gotten it along time ago.

  7. I love this set and your cards are great.
    Happy New Year

  8. Lovely cards, Helen. I think I like the Rich Regals version best, too!

  9. these are stunning smaples! i love this set - and highly recommend it! it is definitely the most versatile set ever; it can be used for so many different occasions. You are doing a fab job with your new stamps!

  10. The eggplant really pops out. It looks a lot more vibrant!

    This tree set is a great one.

  11. This is one of my favorite sets! This is a wonderful set of cards!

  12. Really love your tree cards!!


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