Monday, September 30, 2013

Merry Christmas Tree


Hi everyone.  It's Monday and time for the next Merry Monday Challenge.  This week it's a color challenge ... take a look at the inspiration photo below.




I was excited when I saw the challenge because I knew I had designer paper with those very colors ... and I'm always happy when I can use up some of my designer paper "collection" :)

I used a new die from Lil' Inkers (love the built in stitching), cutting three layers (one of DP - for the top layer ... and two heavy white card stock layers, all glued together to create a nice, thick die-cut).  I used a snowflake embossing folder for the backdrop of the tree ... and adorned the tree with a tiny bow of red twine.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches and I love the font ... so fun and whimsical and perfect for the whimsical stitched tree.

Here's a close-up:






Stamps:  Christmas Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White (C.C. Designs); Be of Good Cheer DP, Gumball Green (SU!)
Ink:  Real Red (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Holly Jolly dies (Lil' Inkers), Snowflake embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Maraschino Twine (The Twinery), Square Nestabilties (Spellbinders), Stamp-a-ma-jig, glue, adhesives, and dimensionals



I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge at Merry Monday (#77).  Check out the challenge on Lesley's blog and see all the beautiful cards by the rest of the Design Team.




25 comments:

  1. Such a pretty card! So happy you could use some of your DSP stash!!! Me too!! Love that "window" you created to showcase the tree!

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  2. Adorable little tree Loll, love your take on the challenge this week.

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  3. Very cute Loll. You are acing the frame cards for sure!

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  4. Agree that you are aceing the frame cards. Have tried some lately and am happy with them - so are my recipients! Am having fun seeng all your Christmas ideas . . .

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  5. Gorgeous Loll - love the colours of the d/p's. These Lil'Inker stitched dies are lovely - just wished they had a supplier in the UK as their shipping is pretty high!

    Karen x

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  6. Simple and sweet Loll! I think I also have some papers with just the right colours in my stash.

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  7. Such a charming card! I love the texture behind your whimsical tree and how you have it framed out...so cute!

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  8. Adorable little Christmas tree! Good for you using up a tiny bit of your paper stash - I have much too much too! I love the way you framed the tree.

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  9. Delightful card. Love this tree, and how super that you had paper that would exactly meet the challenge critera...even more impressive - you could find it! (Wouldn't happen at my house!). I always love the way you frame your main image with the aperture window. Very effective with this sweet die. This is a new company to me, must go look it up. TFS & Hugs

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  10. Love your little tree Loll...gorgeous papers and they look lovely with your embossed background

    ANne

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  11. Loll, this card is so cute! I love the frame around your adorable tree, the embossing and font of your sentiment! Perfection!! :)

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  12. Love this fun card, Loll! Isn't it great when you can dive into your collection for an exact match!

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  13. Oh this is so delightful, Loll ... love how the embossing is mimicked in the DP of the tree! Anita :)

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  14. Another adorable framed work of art, Lolly! How tickled you must have been to have that designer paper that was perfect! I think I'll have a rummage around here ... they sure are fun colors for Christmas! Hugs, Dolly

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  15. I've been admiring your card, Loll! I love that little tree and think I have some of that paper left too! Your layout is perfect as always! What a delightful card!

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  16. I do wonder if you ever have an 'off ' day Loll. This card is exquisite.....as usual. :-)

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  17. I love the sweet little tree over the embossed background :)

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  18. Great idea to use paper with all the colors in it, Loll! I love this beautiful CAS card with it's cute little tree.

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  19. Very pretty card Loll, I love your cute little tree.

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  20. This is just perfection! Has the whimsical look of the fabrics in the challenge photo, and I agree, perfect scrip on the sentiment!

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  21. Such a wonderful clean and simple card, Loll! Love your little tree and the embossed background!

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  22. omg i love this tree shape with patterned paper! awesome design!

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