Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Christmas in July

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Mine was super-busy and exhausting. I worked Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday at the local grocery store where I cashier part-time. Boy, were we busy. At home, my husband and I are re-doing our dining room, and wallpaper had to be stripped.

I did not have a moment for stamping, so thank goodness I made this card last week.

My Christmas tree card was designed to fit three challenges:
- Stamp Simply Challenge #146 - Star Light, Star Bright - to use stars
- SCS Free For All #19 - to use a gold star
- Flourishes' FTTC74, Christmas in July
I did not have time to gold-emboss the star on the top of my tree as I would have liked, so I used a "golden" shade of yellow. Hope that's not cheating!
To create my tree, I embossed a piece of Mellow Moss cardstock with a Big Shot and the Petals-A-Plenty folder. Cut pieces that are 1/2" wide, length doesn't matter yet, and use a border punch on them all. Then cut the embossed, punched strips at the following dimensions:
1/2"
1"
1 7/16"
1 7/8"
2 3/8"
2 3/4"
The trunk was stamped in chocolate ink with a cake layer from the Flourishes set, "Let Them Eat Cake".
One down for the holiday card stash!
Happy Stamping,
Colleen

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, star from Patterned Pines (both SU)
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Mellow Moss
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun
Punches: border by Martha Stewart
Other: dimensionals, Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder, Big Shot, Stampamajig, Mellow Moss and Ruby Red SU markers

8 comments:

Benzi said...

This is an awesome Christmas tree! I wonder if I could get one of those together. I know about getting that wallpaper off...did that and hated it. Never again will wallpaper touch my walls. Hope I don't eat those words. LOL
Love your unique design and the card is beautiful.

Emily said...

What a cool design to your Christmas tree, Colleen!! I just love how you put that together. Excellent job hitting all three of those challenges. :) Sorry you didn't get any time to stamp over the holiday weekend. Sounds like you were super busy!! Thanks for your comments on my {new} blog and for becoming a follower. It's so exciting!!

Carol said...

Coleen this is clever. I love it. It is so funny to see that you have a Christmas card today, because I put one up on my blog too!!! Great minds think alike. Your card is just adorable. What a fabulous Christmas Card.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG Colleen your x-mas tree is WOW!!! Totally love this idea and the look of the tree!!! This is one beautiful Christmas card for sure!!!

Thank you for playing the FTTC with us!!! Hugs ~S~

Deb Neerman said...

Love this beautiful holiday creation!

Thanks for joining us in this week's Stamp Simply "Stars" challenge!

Makiko Jones said...

Colleen, this is so pretty!! I LOVE the tree! You're so creative. Thank you for playing along FTTC with us.

Dawn B. said...

You did an awesome job... Did you enter this over on SCS for the Christmas in July monthly challenge for Flourishes? You can win a free Christmas stamp set.. It is in the Flourishes Forums on Splitcoaststampers.. Go check it out and enter this card.. It is different than the Friends of Flourishes challenge..:)

Stephenie said...

I really LOVE your Christmas Tree!
Christmas trees and poinsettias are my favorite to use on Christmas cards! I hope you do not mind if I use your idea for my cards this year. Thanks for sharing this idea!

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