Trimming the Tree Christmas Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Welcome to a brand new week! Yesterday I shared a “glitzy” Christmas card so today I’d like to share a card inspired by one of my Christmas trees that I decorated in the past.  I did a nature inspired tree with raffia, cardinals and stars.

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The card reflects the tree in many ways, the colors are warm and inviting … Crumb Cake, Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler. I used the linen thread to reflect the raffia on the tree.

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To pull the cherry color in I used the Basic Pearls and colored them with the new Blendabilities “Cherry Cobbler” collection.  I color them while they are still on the paper and then transfer them to my card.

I created a focal point by highlighting the tree with a “Crumb Cake” oval.  I used dimensionals to pop it up and create added dimension to the card.

I even brought the stars in with the use of the “Trim the Tree” paper stack.  I love those paper packs … when I cut down the paper to the desired size (usually 5-1/4″ x 4″) I use the left over pieces to decorate the inside of the card and my envelope.  I love it when everything coordinates … one of the things that drew me to Stampin’ Up!

The sweet “Merry Christmas” greeting is from the “Good Greeting” Hostess stamp set … which you can get for FREE when you host a $300 stampin’ party.  That is in addition to the Hostess benefits you already get.

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So gather your friends and lets make some awesome cards, pull together a book show, or just place an order yourself.  Choose any of these options, I’d love to help you get your “Good Greetings” stamp set! Contact me today … this offer ends October 31st!

As always, I have the list of supplies that I have used to make this card below.  Click on any one for full details or to begin your shopping experience.  Please let me know if I can help in any way.

Have a wonderful week ~

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