Merry Bold And Bright Modern Christmas Trees FMS610

by Joanne James6. November 2023 09:00

Today I'm sharing a card using Jen T's fabulous layout over at Freshly Made Sketches this week:


This is a sketch with so many possibilities! I decided to make a contemporary Christmas card using one of the Christmas tree designs in the Merry Bold & Bright designer series paper pack - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I'm also playing along with my friends at Just Us Girls again this week who have my favourite festive colour combo, red and green, as their inspiration this week. I would ordinarily go with something much more traditional, maybe Real Red and Shaded Spruce (my all-time favourite festive combo!) however the contemporary Christmas tree design in the Merry Bold and Bright designer series paper pack changes things up and pairs Lemon Lime Twist with Poppy Parade and a little white. My card was actually designed around the sentiment in the first instance, as I wanted something that would build across the three strips of the sketch and I love the way the text on the 'Joy to You' stamps gets bolder as it builds. I used both retired Stitched Stars Dies and Stitched Triangle Dies to create my accent trees; you could punch these but I like the addition of the stitched detail:


An unusual colour combination, but I actually rather like it; so much so I made two cards whilst I was at it! Here's a peek at the inside too where I added another of the stamps from the 'Joy To You' set and added a leftover strip of paper to decorate:


Perhaps this one needs a warning on the envelope to wear sunglasses on opening!!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; I'm having a day of catching up with lots of little jobs today - the sun is shining, so I'm feeling motivated! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (6) -

Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
11/6/2023 2:56:10 PM #

I love this bright graphic design with those red trees!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
11/6/2023 3:36:13 PM #

Super cute! I've been seeing these triangle Christmas trees in my head for a while now....good to see them on your fun card!

Carol McFarland
Carol McFarlandUnited States
11/6/2023 4:17:01 PM #

What a fun, cheerful card Joanne! I really like your colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

Jen Timko
Jen TimkoUnited States
11/6/2023 7:53:30 PM #

Traditional colors with a modern twist!  So fun!  Loving these triangle trees.  Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch at FMS!

Karren Johnson
Karren JohnsonNew Zealand
11/7/2023 7:31:35 AM #

This is such a fabulous modern and trendy card, Joanne!  Love the colours!  Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
11/17/2023 2:12:21 AM #

It certainly is a bright and bold Christmas card but so modern and fresh. I have a love hate relationship with this paper but this is nudging me over to the love side. Smile

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