Saturday, December 5, 2015

Pink Polka Dot Christmas Tree

It's December, and only 20 days 'til Christmas!!!! How did that happen??  We've had a warmer-than-normal fall, and so it doesn't really feel like the holidays are coming at us so fast.  

Our girls surprised us by decorating the house, and even dragging down the Christmas tree from the attic and setting it up themselves (ornaments yet to come). That is a HUGE help. Huge. I just finished decorating our office this past week, and I sure wasn't ready to do the same to our home just yet. Wasn't that nice of the kids?? I am grateful.

I'm fairly well-organized, so most of my shopping is done. Most. Not all. As much as I love Christmas time, it sure is stressful. Year after year, I usually have a little meltdown right about now, and feel completely overwhelmed. 

About this card: I have an affinity for pink and blue Christmas cards. (HERE is one I made in 2010.) They are so sweet. I used a pink polka dot pattern from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Madison Avenue paper pad and the Christmas Tree die from Papertrey Ink. First I die-cut the tree from white cardstock, I think 3 or 4 times, gluing each layer together. The final layer is the thin patterned paper. Princess Pink sequins from Neat & Tangled make great ornaments. :-)

I stamped Stampin' Up!'s Dictionary background on a cream cardstock base. Sigh. Really love that look. What a shame it is now retired!

Thanks so much for taking a peek today. I hope you have a weekend that is full of things that make you happy!

Stamps: Dictionary - Stampin' Up!; Tiny Tags - Papertrey Ink Paper: Vintage Cream, white - Papertrey Ink; pink polka dot - Lost & Found Madison Avenue; snowflake  - Be Merry - My Mind's Eye Ink: Going Gray, Crumb Cake - Stampin' Up  Fibers: cream twine - American Crafts; crochet trim - Inspired By Stamping; vintage thread Accessories & Tools: Scallop Circle Bigz die - Sizzix/Stampin' Up!; Tiny Tags, Christmas Tree dies - Papertrey Ink; Princess Pink sequins - Neat & Tangled


Marisa said...

Love the pastels and sequin decorations :) Beautifully done. We are decorating today too and I fully agree it is fabulous when the kids make the tree and all you have to do is decorate it. Hugs to you :)

Gibmiss said...

Hi Colleen
How are you... We have really warm weather in Gib....
Fabulous card... Love the tree
Hugs Sylvie xx

Tenia Nelson said...


Lisa Elton said...

I love your sweet polka dot tree Colleen!! Your girls know how to ease your stress, so thoughtful of them!!

Leslie Miller said...

I've gotten to where I love pink for Christmas, too. This is so adorable with the pink sequins decorating your pink polka dot tree. My goodness, you've been busy! I thought I would have all kinds of time to enjoy Christmas this year, but I'm as busy as ever and nearly overwhelmed by certain things. And Rich has to have back surgery. I haven't even decorated yet. Tried yesterday, but ended up out running around. The only thing I've done is send out the Christmas cards, and that's a big enough chore! Whew! Listen to me ramble. Happy holidays, Colleen!

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