Christmas 2022 challenge, Creative Expressions, Pine Woods, Ribbons, Tidings and Trimmings

Christmas cardmaking 2022 challenge… #4

Given I’m joining in on Martin’s challenge you would have thought I would have had enough of Christmas crafting but nope… I’m still going with my own challenge!

This weeks theme for the challenge is tree. Now one of my favourite things about Christmas is decorating the house and the many trees I have. I also went through a phase of having lots of tree stamps in my craft collection but recently I’ve reduced the selection a lot and rarely grab tree stash. I do however love the In the Pines bundle (now retired) and still love die cutting the tree images out.

So those are the supplies I grabbed and die cut a few white trees and stacked them up but then couldn’t decide how to use them.

Then I spotted the background die and though why not use that to create some fun backgrounds using some of the patterned paper I’ve got and some scraps of brown cardstock…. ta daa!

Love how the white trees pop off the patterned backgrounds.

This first one has slightly less dimension as the frame was 2 sheets of dsp but the window pieces were cardstock so it came out quite flat. I added the black square die cut to frame the tree and found this sentiment strip in the stash to finish off. I did add it to a black card blank so I’ve added a white panel on the inside so it’s good to write inside.

The second one is on navy cardstock and its a larger card at 5×7.

This one has lots of dimension. I cut the frame three times from cardstock whereas the inserts are single sheet of dsp so much lower down than the frame. I also die cut the tree three times so it’s very chunky.

Added a scrap of ribbon and a printed sentiment popped up on foam at either side to go over the top.

Cute cards… not admittedly my favourite of the ones I’ve made using this set… but cute regardless!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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