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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.
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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. 

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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:
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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!

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Comments

Beautiful. These dies make it easier and easier to get elegant cards without all the intricate cutting. My fingers thank you.

Patter,
What a gorgeous card!! I love the tree!

beautiful!
Sandra ltb

Beautiful!! So cool!!

MB dies have amazing details. Can't wait to add these to my collection.

gorgeous card patter! i am loving the new dies stamps and of course the papers!

Love these dies- so intricate and lovely.

Wow - this is amazing! Gotta get that die!

What an elegant design. Sooo pretty!

I really like the vintage Christmas words and all the extra details you added (stickles). Beautiful!

love that tree, and the words. lovely

A little late posting, but I've been away. Love the tree and the detail. Just got that die and can't wait to give it a try.

May I ask how you adhere the tree and or the lacey snowflake swirl onto anything ?? Gluestick.. spray glue...??

I can hardly wait to put this die into action!!!

Love the look. Thanks for the great example!

Great Christmas card and it is so pretty wonderful! I am new to these dies and I have to say: they are them most beautiful dies I`ve ever seen!

This is a beautiful card. I have just bought this die and your card has given me inspiration. Thank you.

Wow, lovely Christmas trees dies.

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