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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!



Stunning, simple and elegant!!! I am on idea overload.

What a gorgeous tree overlay, so detailed and beautiful. And there are those Vintage Christmas Wrds again, I know I need that stamp. Thank you for a week of just beautiful cards and projects.

and everything that it represents...the stamps, the paper, the style...and it just gets better and better...
my only complaint is that I want it all!
Thank you for sharing the beautiful new dies; now I want those too!!!


I love this die and also how your card turned out. I also love the layering and embelishment use. Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea...now I'm off to buy this die : )

Love how delicate that Christmas tree is!

So elegant. What a great idea.

Just lovely!!

Very beautiful! Love that die! Can't wait to see the whole collection!

so pretty! love it embossed in silver!

I need that die. Hope I can find them in Indiana!!!

Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful, beautiful! I hope that random generator thingy picks me!!

Your card using the new Christmas tree die turned out beautiful. Kind of refreshing to see holiday cards in this heat wave we are having.

I'm just lovin' the Christmas tree die. And the way you embellished it is simply beautiful. Wonderful card!!

That Christmas die is gorgeous! Certainly a way to add glamour to a traditional symbol.

I am so loving the new holiday dies from MB - they are so detailed and elegant while still maintaining just enough whimsy to make me smile! Keep it coming!

Your card is gorgeous. I was able to get the Flowering Christmas Tree die and can't wait to try it out.

I love the tree die ... have to add that to my collection. Very nice card Patter.

Love the card; just perfect with embossing.

Mahalo for the details - never would have thought of using my sewing machine that way!! - can you tell I'm new at this!! Stunning use of colors and shapes - mahalo for sharing!!

That Collage Pauge product is amazing! I can see it's use on so many applications...I love that Ranger silver embossing tinsel, too!! Nice work :)

Wow - I thought it was a stamp! What a amazing intricate die - must have it for my collection. Letʻs see more!!!

Is it Christmas time already? :)
Your card is awesome.

Great details! What an amazing die cut!

Beautiful products and a talented crafter make for GORGEOUS card!

Absolutely wonderful, the die is wonderful. So glad I found this blog. I love all the ideas.

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