Deck The Halls and Under The Tree Christmas Card

by Joanne James8. December 2014 07:00

A nice early post from me this morning as I'm trying desperately to be organised this week as I have the busiest week ahead! It is the last week of the school term before the James Juniors break up for Christmas, so we have a week of pantomimes, parties and performances to look forward to. Not to mention a marathon baking session to ensure there are tasty treats for teachers gifts by the end of the week!

Today's card uses the sketch layout over at The Deconstructed Sketch and this week's colour palette over at Pals Paper Arts:

   

I'm still making Christmas cards and today's square card features a combination of old and new product. Here is my card:

 

I love those Under the Tree kraft DSP papers and this red Christmas tree pattern is one of my favourites. I matted a piece of it on a square of Baked Brown Sugar and a mat of Very Vanilla. I embossed a piece of Baked Brown Sugar with the On Point embossing folder for some added texture then added a piece of ribbon for the vertical strip. I used the retired 'deck the halls' stamp for my sentiment as I wanted something nice and square, coloured with my Stampin' Write markers and matted on a piece of Cherry Cobbler and another piece of Very Vanilla. I used a piece of Baked Brown Sugar thick baker's twine for the bow. I used the Christmas tree from the Project Life December Wonder stamp set in place of my tab, and also moved it to the other side in relation to the sketch layout. A tab as well as the tree didn't look right, nor did a tab without it or putting the tree on the left. So I switched it - crafter's prerogative!

Hope you like today's card - this is a colour combination I can see myself using again before Christmas comes!

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.

 

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Dawn Tidd
Dawn TiddUnited States
12/8/2014 2:25:51 PM #

This is so cute, Joanne. Those papers look great together and I love the two challenges you combined? Thanks for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts  this week!

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Susan Itell
Susan ItellUnited States
12/9/2014 12:29:06 PM #

This card brings a HUGE smile to my face! Love the simplicity, love the textures and layers....thanks for sharing your talent with the PALS this week with this fun color challenge!

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Cindy Hall
Cindy HallUnited States
12/9/2014 6:00:36 PM #

Fabulous combination of the two challenges, Joanne.   It seems as if they were made to be used together.  This is so beautifully designed with the coordinating DSP, embossing and tree, and your used of ribbons and twine just really pull if all together so professionally.  Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

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Pauline A
Pauline AUnited Kingdom
12/16/2014 10:40:04 PM #

Ah this is great!  Now why did you not make this a month ago and I could of cased hehehe, or should that be hohoho x

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Chris R. from Iowa
Chris R. from IowaUnited States
12/18/2014 10:28:58 PM #

I am with Pauline - if I would have seen this a week or so ago I could have ordered that embossing folder and could have made this card!  I love it.  I am keeping a few squares of this tree patterned paper with this photo for next year as I think the embossing folder will look cooker on there than without.  Then, do I have the appropriate sentiment - well, if not - I can looks around!  Thanks for sharing this.  

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