Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Oh, Christmas Trees...

This past weekend, my husband came across the Christmas letter he wrote last year, but never sent. So he decided that THIS year, he was going to send cards, sans letter. He mowed through my entire collection of hand-made cards in one evening (granted, only about 2 dozen) and was only on the G's.
So I got to work today and made him another 2 dozen. Will likely have to do more! I'm kind of gleeful, as he always thinks the card-thing is not truly crafty ("No-one will have one of your cards 50 years from now, but they would keep a hand-made quilt..."). Now he's into it!

So, with this week's Color My Heart dare in mind:  Sweet Leaf and Twilight,
I created the first card, at the top of the post, with my remaining scrap of Sweetleaf cardstock. I don't know if my fellow CTMH consultants feel the same way, but I am missing the multi-colour paper packs which used to be available. I am not keen to buy 24 sheets of some colours. May have to contact some friends and see if they want to share and split packages...
Anyway, I used a Sizzix die for the pine trees and ran them through an embossing folder, for more definition. They sit on top of a scrap of patterned paper from the "Cruisin'" pack (retired), on a Twilight card base. The "Peace" banner was cut using the Cricut Artiste cartridge, and mounted with foam tape to allow the letters to show better. I replaced part of the "P" with a little twilight "Sparkle."
Then I made multiples of this card:
It uses card-stock from Michael's and Bo-Bunny, a scrap of Avonlea paper, and the sentiment was heat-embossed with gold. That comes from the Lil 'Inker Instant Camera: Christmas Stamp set. I also used a new product from the Twinery, Platinum Shimmer twine, to wrap the tree. Star on top is a Dazzle from Paper Wishes. I added a little gold Stickles to the snow after taking the photo--it looks finished now.

Less that a week to go!
Happy crafting,
Caroline

5 comments:

  1. Great cards, Caroline! I especially like the twine!

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  2. These are so lovely. The colours and texture are fabulous!

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  3. Thanks for joining this week at Color My Heart. I love your little trees-in-the-snow!

    Sarah

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  4. Happy to hear hubby is now keen ;-)
    Love the embossing of the trees on the first one.

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