Saturday, August 11, 2018

Merry Christmas Tree

Hi there.  I hope you're having a good weekend.

I was pulling all my Christmas tree stamps off the shelf to decide which to use
across this little and almost forgotten set.

Inside the box was a tree already stamped and cut and waiting for some action.

So, I put it together and mounted it on a die cut piece of
corrugated cardboard.  Then  I used a larger die to emboss the card front.

Some of my hoarded Naturals White made the base and some
baker's twine finished it off.

Oh, I did stamp the sentiment on a snippet and punched it out 
to ground the tree.

It looks like a simple card and I won't tell you how many days
it took me to decide how to mount it!

Oh, and I added some WOS on the tree so it has a nice shimmer.


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Polka Dot Parade #9 Stamp Set (PTI), Holiday Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Wild Wasabi, Real Red (SU)
Paper:   Naturals White, Whisper White (SU)
Other: Polka Dot Parade #9 Die (PTI), Corrugated Cardboard, Lots of Labels Framelits (SU), WOS, Baker's Twine


Christine Alexander said...

your corrugated card is the perfect background for your bold tree. love the Christmasy colours :)

Carole said...

What a great find...the tree and you have showcased so very unusually and effectively.Worth all the procrastination Bonnie! I always seem to take a lot of time deciding what to do...then change tack half way through...!

Trina P. said...

A sweet snippets Christmas card, Bonnie! That corrugated background draws your eyes to that adorable tree. It may gave taken you days, but you settled on the perfect layout. xx

nancy littrell said...

Such a sweet pretty little tree grounded by your sentiment. Love how you mounted your tree and the texture from the corrugated background. TFS Bonnie. Hugs..

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is such a sweet Christmas tree card, Bonnie! Love the combination of the corrugated cardboard background and the Naturals White card base. Using the sentiment strip to ground the tree is a clever idea. Embossing the larger frame is also a great idea to add a frame/definition without making the center piece area look busy. Hideko xx

Brenda said...

This is such a sweet Christmas card Bonnie! I love the cute little tree and you have placed it on such a fabulous shape with the cardboard. It just makes the tree stand out so well! Love this card and the color combo! Hugs, Brenda

Loll said...

This is so sweet!! Love the mix of papers for the darling tree. :) Looks perfect on the corrugated background and I love the punch of red from the sentiment, heart, and twine at the top. Isn't it funny how you can all the right parts, but finding the best layout takes a lot of brain work??!! You definitely go there. xx

Linda said...

Bonnie, what a sweet little Christmas tree. Such a pretty card.

Ina G said...

Love the corrugated cardboard behind that sweet Christmas Tree Bonnie. Such an eye catcher. Nice finish with the twine and wee heart.

jimlynn said...

It looks like that cute little tree belongs right there on the cardboard! Precious and pretty too

Bunny said...

So cute. Love your papers and patterned paper. The corrugated paper is one of my favorites. Love that die, too. [Bunny]

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Darling tree, Bonnie! Looks great on the corrugated panel too!!

Julia Aston said...

Love all the different patterns on your layers of tree Bonnie! Julia xx

Barb Ghig said...

Such a charming tree, Bonnie! I love how you added the corrugated panel as your's just perfect!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wee beauty Bonnie - never mind how long it took to make, it's perfect now!

Mac Mable said...

What an adorable card and the layout is perfect. Yes I know exactly how you feel when you say you take ages over the's sentiments with me too x. The natural white card looks rustic and fabulous too x.

Brenda in IN said...

I am crazy about this little curvy tree. All the different patterns make it country looking and I love that. The corrugated paper is the perfect background for it.

JoAnn said...

Love the corrugated background for the cute layered Christmas tree.

Susan said...

Love the corrugated background for that sweet tree! And outlining it with the larger matching die is a perfect way to frame it!

BożenA said...

Very interesting Christmas tree, well thought out background. The whole creates an amazing, very beautiful composition. The string, of course, beautifully enlivens the color of the card.
BożenA xoxo