Monday, August 1, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree

Oooooh, I am SO excited to share these two cards! In looking for something suitable for a card kit, I created these two designs of scrappy ruffle Christmas trees.

In my first card, I cut 15 hearts out of a scrap of green cardstock. You’ll need about a quarter sheet, but it depends on the size of your heart punch. I used one from EK Success. Starting at the bottom of the tree, I layered 5 hearts in a row upside down, then 4, then 3, then 2, and then 1. It helps to use a small scrap of cardstock as a base. You can trim extra away later if needed. When I finished adhering my hearts, I used some tape on the back around the edges to make sure no hearts were loose. On the right side, I placed some small rhinestones and a single star rhinestone to jazz it up and give the effect of lights. I used a scrap of brown for a trunk and placed the whole thing on patterned paper. I think this is a card I can use for my card party. It’s labor intensive, but not really hard to make.

My second card has me swooning. I started by embossing (scoring) lines to make a border on the card base. Then I grabbed six small strips of green paper or cardstock., two each of three designs. I used the same Fiskars punch on all of them. Then I glued them together a la the OWH ruffle card, skipping the dimensional adhesive. Finally, I cut the ruffles into a triangle for my tree. Again, I added a scrap of brown for a trunk and was finished. I still think there’s room for improvement to the overall card design, but I love that tree. So stinkin’ cute! This one will NOT be for my card party. I learned last time that border punches and card parties don’t mix. ;)

What do you think? Have you had any creative Christmas inspiration lately? I’m trying to make 100 Christmas cards for OWH and am currently at 53.


  1. I like them both, but the second one is my favorite. What a great idea for Christmas cards!

  2. I absolutely LOVE these two cards! What a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing it so that I can CASE it cuz I can't come up with these wonderful ideas myself. LOL

  3. Beautiful! thanks for sharing your invention!


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