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:

Lesley said...

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!

Susan Joyce said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Gramma Sarah said...

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 . . .

Darlene DeVries said...

I love this one Loll!

Karen B said...

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

Marianne said...

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

Barb Ghig said...

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

Susan said...

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.

Mary H. said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

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

ANne

Wendy said...

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

shirley-bee said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Darnell J Knauss said...

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

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

So pretty love how you framed the tree!!!!

Bonnie said...

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!

Jacynthe said...

So cute!!!

Karen D said...

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

Deepti said...

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

Karren said...

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

Notes by Nina said...

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

artful-notions said...

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

Margaret Moody said...

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

Barb said...

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