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Tiny Tree Triplet, Sketchbook Joy, Starlit Breeze and Rectangle Basics by Jean Okimoto


Six little trees -  from the new Tiny Tree Triplet set - create a quick and easy last-minute holiday greeting.  Glittery gold stars and a matching Sketchbook Joy add the finishing touch.  Hi - Jean Okimoto here - with my final card of the season for you today.


Cut smooth white cardstock with the 1-½" x 2-¾" Rectangle Basics die.  Cut it with the 6-trees die.  Cut turquoise, red and green cardstock with the 1-¼" x 2-½" Rectangle Basics die.  This great rectangles set eliminates the guesswork, measuring - and hoping the colored rectangles won't show along the edges of the white rectangle.  Christmas is just four days away - this will be quick!

Cut the turquoise rectangles with the 5-trees die.  Cut the red rectangle with the 3-trees die.  Layer the turquoise, red and green rectangles behind the white piece.  

Cut Sketchbook Joy from green glittered cardstock - it'll be easy to remove the delicate diecut if you place a layer of medium-weight plastic (like a shopping bag) between the die and the cardstock.  Save the little dot that goes above the "j."  The plastic-covered diecut will slip right out of the die.  Just peel the plastic off, then wiggle the negative sections away from the "joy" instead of vice-versa.  It works, trust me!

Cut ¾" x 4-½"  and ¾" x 3-¾"" accent strips of turquoise and red cardstock.

Cut gold glittered cardstock stars with the Starlit Breeze die.

Attach everything to a top-folded A-2 card of textured white cardstock.


Big thanks to everyone from last weeks WINTER BLISS class at Impress - and extra-big thanks to everyone who joined us for classes throughout 2017.   A total of 34 classes, including the repeats!  Thank you very much for taking the time and traveling from near and far to mix, match, layer, stamp, fold and attach - and laugh and chat - while we made cards, calendars, tags and treat wrappers.  Special thanks to everyone at Impress too - for all of your help!  

2018's classes begin on January 6th with my LOVE IS SWEET Valentine class.  More techniques, zingy colors, glitter and another candy-card for your special sweeties.

Thanks for stopping by - see you soon!











So beautiful - TFS

This card is fantastic!

Very pretty card, Jean. Love the bright, perky colors!

Another Christmas beauty. I LOVE your colors, simplicity, and the sparkle! TFS and Happy Holidays.

Such a gorgeous and totally cool card! xxx

Like the simplicity of this!

Beautiful again!

Thanks Gail - it's a great set of dies!

Thanks Sandy - it's easy too!

Thanks Debbie - I thought the red tree would be a nice surprise!

Thanks Juanita - bright colors, a simple design and glitter are my favorite things!

Thanks Christine...glad you liked it!

Thanks Barbara-Jean - it's as simple as it can be, have fun with this set of dies!

Thanks Shelley - it's easy too! See you at Impress!

I love this card and it’s colors! Could you please tell me which colors you used for the paper? which brand of paper did you use?

Thanks Gina! The red and green are just "mystery" scraps from my stash - and the turquoise is
Bazzill Navajo. Bought the gold and green glittered cardstock from Impress.

Thanks Jean!

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