Tuesday, September 03, 2013

O Christmas Tree


Hi everyone.  Another quick and CAS Christmas card to share with you today.  I made a very small "folded Christmas tree" (click here to see the tutorial on SCS), and placed it inside a circle aperture.  The background for the circle cut-out is brick embossing on white (love this embossing folder and can't get enough of it!!). :)  I added some paper piercing around the circle to give it more presence.  A glittery star on top of the tree and a simple sentiment finished it off.


Here's a close-up:



I did learn something with this card and I'll pass it along.  It is easier to pierce the circle first and then cut out the center ... much easier to make sure they are lined up.

I used a small half circle of the retired "Be of Good Cheer" designer paper from SU! for the folded tree.  Once the folding was done, I rounded off the bottom so it was symmetrical.  I used a scrap for the tree as well as for the brick embossed background, so I'm entering this into Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground - Week #88.



Stamps:  Merry and Bright (Amy R)
Paper:  White (C.C. Designs); Be of Good Cheer - retired, silver glimmer (SU!)
Ink:  Gumball Green (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Holiday Shapes die (Simon Says), Brick embossing folder (Tim Holtz for Sizzix); paper piercing tool, template and mat, Stamp-a-ma-jig, glue, adhesives, and dimensionals


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Just another quick item.  I had a comment from "Colorado Crafter" about the "Best of" gallery on SCS.  Sorry I couldn't answer your comment, but you didn't leave an email address so I'm hoping you'll read this :)

Click on the link to see the "CAS Favorites - Best of 2012" on SCS.  If you have any questions, please send me an email (link in right-hand coloumn near the top of blog) and make sure to fill in your email address and your name and then I can contact you directly.  Thanks!



24 comments:

  1. You are turning out some really pretty cards. This is yet another one I am loving, and I will be checking out that tutorial. Your paper piercing really set off your pretty little folded tree, and I can see why the brick EF is such a favorite. So appropriate with these cards you've done lately. TFS

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  2. Hi Loll, your cards are so lovely, and look so simple to do..
    I really must put the 'brick wall' on my wish list

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  3. Love your folded tree, the brick background and glittery star! It's such a perfect CAS Christmas card!

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  4. Simply gorgeous...I have the folder and new EK Success circle cutter...so ready to go! tra la la..lol...TFS Loll, BIG HUGZ..Denise (UK) xx

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  5. A fabulous CAS card Loll. Your cards are so pristine and perfect.

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  6. What a beautiful tree Loll-so delicate,and you have framed it perfectly :)
    Nessa xx

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  7. Hi there Loll, a really lovely card and cleverly used snippets too :) I've just checked SCS and the tree looks fun to do - and it's just perfect against the brick wall as well as in the aperture. Neat little tip about the paper piercing too.

    Great to see you in the Snippets Playground Loll - I've seen your name mentioned by a few playmates lately. Welcome and I do hope you come back to play again.

    Hugs, Di xx

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  8. Love the effect of the tree on the embossed background Loll. Your paper piercing around the circle makes such a difference. Great CAS Christmas card.

    Karen x

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  9. Another fabulous CAS Christmas card Loll, love your folded tree against the brick wall your paper piecing finishes off your card beautifully

    Anne

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  10. Hi Loll, gorgeous card. Love the delicate folded tree, it looks fantastic against the brick ef. Love the piercing too :) Cathy x

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  11. This card is so adorable with both the folding tree and the aperture. I really like to make tea bag folding and Iris folding cards, but I have not tried this technique yet...it's been on my to do list for a while now. You have inpired me. I have just come back from a couple days away...so I am way behind in my emails and blog commenting...so I just became a follower so I can come back and see more of your beautiful cards at a later time...(When I get caught up...smile...If that will happen...LOL

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  12. So sweet and filled with wonderful and creative textures. TFS Loll

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  13. I always meant to try this tree but never did! Now I think I'll go fish out the tutorial! This is amazing, Loll!

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  14. I'm in love with your little brick wall embossing folder. Another wish list item methinks. Cute folded Christmas tree. Hugs Mrs A.

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  15. Precious and perfect card for Christmas!!! LOVE IT! That little Christmas tree is fabulous!
    Lynn

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  16. Gorgeous card, the folded tree is perfect. Handy piercing tip too. Hugs, Amanda x

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  17. Lovely card and effective use of snippets - I love that tree. Thanks for sharing the tip on how to pierce the circle. Elizabeth xx

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  18. Gorgeous card - i saw that tree folding sometimes before and completely forgot about it - thanks for reminding me, gotta use that some day...

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  19. LOVE this cute and CAS card. Great idea for the folding/piercing and embossing.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  20. Really like the folded tree - lovely!

    Hugs
    Debs x

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  21. I just love this card; it looks so elegant. (visiting from the Snippets Playground)

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  22. Oh you have got the Christmas Bug Loll, This is simply beautiful!
    Hugs Mau xx

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  23. Wow - what a fabulous tree! Love it!
    Hugs
    xx

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