Oh Christmas Tree

Today’s card for the #30DayChristmasCardMakingChallenge is spotlighting the Christmas Tree. Any type of Christmas celebration generally has a Christmas tree as part of it’s decorative theme. It might be small and adorn a table as a centre piece, it might be huge and sit in centre of a city or any size in between where it is enjoyed in our homes. Beautifully decorated, we enjoy many beautiful memories around this traditional Christmas symbol.

My background for this card came together with a selection of pine trees from the Coming Home and Snow Front stamp sets. Then I decided on a colour scheme starting with Real Red. Don’t ask me why I chose that! Sometimes my brain just goes in the complete opposite direction of what something is meant to be – in this case green!

I stamped the trees in a mix of colours, using Stampin’ Blends to colour in the line images. This created a nice sheet of Christmas tree patterned paper which was just what I wanted for my card.

The Most Wonderful Time Product Medley had the perfect sentiment for this challenge.

I added some of the Real Red striped Designer Series Paper which is included in this product medley and layered it on a Misty Moonlight label.

The main Christmas tree is a sticker from The Most Wonderful Time Product Medley which I mounted with Stampin’ Dimensionals, adding a star embellishment which is included in this medley as well.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and I hope you are enjoying this month of festive cards.

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Kylie International Blog Highlights October – Dazzling Butterfly

Hi Stampers,

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. We are continuing with the theme of Encouragement on Kylie’s International Blog Highlight for October.

Kylie's International Blog HIghlight

This card,with it’s glittery butterfly is sure to brighten someone’s day and bring a smile to their face. It’s #worldcardsendingweek this week and Stampin’ Up! are gearing up for a grand total of 50,000 cards to be sent worldwide. An encouragement is perfect at any time and I’ve got someone in mind for this card.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala card with Dazzling Diamonds

I started off with a Smoky Slate card base and stamped the butterflies in Smoky Slate. Then I added a panel of Blushing Bride embossed with the Subtle embossing folder. I stamped a panel of Whisper White cardstock with a combination of images from the Beauty Abounds stamp set to create a pretty background. I love that we can create our own Designer Series Paper with stamps to colour coordinate with our projects.

Stamped background DSP with butterflies

The Delightful Tag Topper punch was used to create the tag which has been embossed with the Country Floral embossing folder. The texture is so detailed on this folder and it coordinates with the soft look of this card.

Country Floral Embossing Folder Gift Tag

The sentiment is perfect to let someone know they have been thought. I’ve layered it with a felt border from the Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit. The striped border is a stamp from the Tiny Keepsakes Cling Stamp set which is in the Holiday Catalogue. I stamped this in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and cut a strip to to flag and use as a banner. 

I stamped the butterfly in Smoky Slate on Blushing Bride. Then I added liquid glue and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds to create my sparkly butterfly.

Stampin' Up! handmade card with butterfly


The top 10 winners from this blog highlight will get to participate in an International Blog Hop at the end of the month. I would love to be part of this and would really appreciate you taking a moment to vote for my project. 

Click on the Vote For Me button below and you will be directed to Kylie’s blog. You can place your votes by checking the heart image on the project.  My card is no. 17 in the gallery.

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All products that I have used and measurements for this card are listed below.  You can purchase any of these from my Online Store by clicking on any of the images. Alternately, contact me to place your order.

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  • Smoky Slate – 14.8cm x 21cm (scored at 10.5cm)
  • Blushing Bride – 13cm x 8cm, scrap (butterfly)
  • Whisper White – 12.5cm x 7.5cm, 8cm x 2cm (banner), scrap (sentiment)
  • Coastal Cabana – 5cm x 8cm


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