My Life Scripture

Philippians 4:4-7 (ESV English Standard Version) Holy Bible
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let the reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds through Christ Jesus.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tree of Many Colors!

I am the featured designer on "She's a Sassy Lady" Blog today!
I have lots of Christmas scrapbooking paper...lots of paper!!!
To use some of my paper, I decided to create a 'collage' and cut images from the board.  These are paper strips of different sizes, layed next to each other, and topped with ribbon/fibers/rick rack.  The paper is glued to a piece of heavy white posterboard.
Close up!  I varied the placement of the patterns and solids and had enough paper strips cut to cover four boards.
Remember the trace-and-cut templates of many years back?  Well, I found this one with a tree pattern that worked beautifully!  I had space on the collage board to add another image, so I chose a Christmas stocking to fill in the spaces.
Christmas Stocking template
Cut outs!
 The Christmas tree was inked and glued on a green card front, a gold star that was applied with foam tape for depth,  the sentiment was stamped with white pigment ink.
The base of the tree is gold cardstock that was cut to fit behind the bottom of the tree.
Card front
What is a tree without gifts?
This is a Fiskars "Gift" punch.  I punched patterned paper for the gift base, then punched solid colored gifts, trimmed away everything but a 'bow', and glued the two pieces together.  The little gifts can be cut to several sizes as needed.
Close up of the 'gifts'.
Tip...When I purchase one of Fiskars punches, I will punch a sample and glue it to the top of the punch.  I can now see the image easily!
Card fits into an A6 envelope.
Same card front with gifts.  I use foam tape to attach some of the gifts for depth on the card.
Inside card
The fuzzy top of the Christmas Stocking is created by cutting a piece of white MS "flocking sheet" a little larger than the top of the stocking, run the flocking paper through the Xyron...
Adhere the flocking paper to the stocking top...
...and trim the flocking sheet to fit the stocking top.
The top is decorated with MS holly leaves/berries paper punch and a small heart punch.  A strand of stars was added to the bottom of the stocking.
The stocking was adhered to the card front and a sentiment was stamped.
Card fits into an A2 envelope.
Completed card front
Inside card
The envelopes are decorated with a tree roller stamp by Stampin' Up.  Each card has a liner created from the paper used for the strips.
Thank you for visiting my blog!  Have a marvelous day!


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Carlolyn, these cards are just awesome! Love the colors and the designs.... I am so inspired to start my cards. Thanks for sharing today on She's A Sassy Lady!

Erna said...

What a good idea with strips of paper - I often get rid of those. Lovely.

Debby said...

Carolyn, the cards are so pretty! I love the idea of using strips of patterned paper!

Georgiana said...

Love all the layers you made...I can hear my scraps calling me now!

Stay Creative,
Carson's Creations

Francine said...

Wow Carolyn! I cannot believe you created all these in 2 days! It took me a week of evenings to do 30 cards and they were all the same design! You truly are the CARD QUEEN! Fabulous cards!