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Sun 10

Oh Christmas Tree!

Oh my, where do I begin with all of these amazing new dies, stamps, and papers. Well, the first thing that caught my eye was the new Flowering Christmas Tree die. I knew I wanted to use that on my card, so I designed my card around it. :) Let's look at what I did.

First, I cut the tree die out using white cardstock, and embossed it with Ranger silver embossing tinsel. I also traced around the edge of the die on the back of a piece of patterned paper from the new 6x6 Yuletide collection. You will see why I did that in a minute.
After tracing the die, I cut it out and inked the edges with fired brick distress ink. Then I adhered the embossed die cut to the cut out using Collage Pauge. I could have run the die through my Xyron machine but I had just finished working on some mixed media pieces, and it was easier to use the Collage Pauge. Just paint the Collage Pauge onto the solid, red tree and stick down the die. It dries clear so it worked perfectly. 


I then inked up a portion of the new Vintage Christmas Words stamp {G1797} and stamped it twice onto another piece of paper from the same paper pack. I added a few stitches, dew drops, and Stickles, and here is how my card turned out:
Papers:  Memory Box Yuletide and Wassail nc, Paper Trey Ink cs
Stamps:  Memory Box Vintage Christmas Words G1797
Stamp Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink fired brick and embossing ink, Ranger silver embossing tinsel
Embellishments: Memory  Box Flowering Christmas Tree die, Stickles Christmas red, Robin's Nest Dew Drops silver, sewing machine

This die, the new Yuletide paper pack, and this fun stamp work beautifully for this card. I hope you have enjoyed it and this week's Blog Blitz! Have a joyous Sunday!



What a gorgeous die-cut! I'll bet this will be a classic! LOVE this!

Wonderful card!

Beautiful!! Thank you for the all the pics...it helps this visual learner!! I have enjoyed this week's Blog Blitz!!

This card is beautiful. Great ideas for using this tree die. Love it, Love it.

This is beautiful! I'm going to need all these dies!

Thanks so much for the head's up on this one Patter! It's gorgeous! Thank you for the step-by-step as well! :o)

I am sure this will be a popular item - the die cut is so intricate. Thanks for showing it off so well !

Very interesting....always fun to see what folks do. Connie

Beautiful Patter! Just love the new Christmas Tree dies!

Absolutely stunning!!!

Beautiful Card!!! I love the new dies!

Love that die.

Gorgeous! I can't believe all the detail in that Flowering Christmas Tree die! Really sets it off to have mounted it atop the solid cutout tree. Just lovely! Love the papers and background stamp too!

wow! just wow! the tree die by itself is elegant and intricate, but then you used it to show just how gorgeous and flexible it is.

Love your card! The tree die is beautiful!

WOW! This is just beautiful!! Thanks for sharing all the how-to's!

Another wonderful MB die and you showcased it beautifully!

OMGosh! I love that die!

The Christmas Tree die is gorgeous...one that I can see that I'm going to have to add to my collection.

Thanks for the great design idea!

I love Christmas trees, and seeing all these ideas really prolongs the life of the die cut. This latest round of tree cards proves the possibilities are ENDLESS! Thanks for all the great ideas!

Beautiful card. The tree die is so intricate, it is amazing.

I really love that tree. It looks so sparky!

These dies make for a stunning card!

The MB dies are so intricate and beautiful. Amazing card!

The detail is phenomenal! Love how you layered it.

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