Tuesday, September 22, 2020

O Christmas tree

 When I bought this die I was thinking it was a die in the shape of a tree with the words inside, no it is a die that cuts into your paper.  You will see in my last card.  I cut the die 3 times and used the template for placement on my card, I taped the left over piece to my background and pieced in each of the letters using glue, I would think there has got to be an easier way but do you know I couldn't remember how I have seen others do it.  So needless to say I did only two cards that way.

I am sharing this card with the CAS Christmas Challenge blog .

Poppystamps - We wish you a merry Christmas die
My mind's eye - O Christmas tree paper (sentiment)
Lilybeedesigns - Jingle papers
DCWV - Corrugate
Tim Holtz - Metallic card stock (star and ornament)

Poppystamps - We wish you a merry Christmas die
My mind's eye - O Christmas tree paper (sentiment) 
Lilybeedesigns - Jingle papers
Tim Holtz - Metallic card stock (star and ornament)

On this card I decided to use just the Merry Christmas portion of the tree sentiment and the stars and ornaments I didn't use on the other cards, piecing together some of the jingle paper pieces I had left over.

The last card I used the portion that I cut out and backed it with red paper and pieced in the star and ornament with more gold card stock.

That makes 4 cards so far this month, feeling pretty good about that :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today, 



Kim said...

You are zooming along with the making of your Christmas cards, Connie. All four cards are cool. Love the sentiment in the shape of a Christmas tree. Love the word "You" with the "o" as a bauble...so creative.

Lowcarb team member said...

You are getting on well.
All four cards look good to me :)

All the best Jan

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful designed creations, amazing colours too..♥

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

These look like tons of work but you really got a lot of use out of your new die! Great job!

R's Rue said...

So pretty.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Lovely set of Christmas cards. The die looks like it was alot of work. Such elegant DP.

Leslie Miller said...

I don't know an easier way, unless there's a coordinating die that's sold separately. Your last card looks like the easier way to use it and I love the effect. But then you made two other cards that look awesome, too. You're on a roll, Connie!

Donna Ellis said...

Yikes! You have a lot of patience, Connie! It's always disappointing when a die doesn't quite do what we thought it would do. But your cards look amazing - and I'm in awe that the technique you used kept the lines straight and in the shape of the Christmas stree. The pattern paper looks fantastic, too! hugs, de

Trina P. said...

Looks like you figured how to make the die work for you. Wonderful set of cards. Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas.

Janice said...

Wow, the die seems to create a lot of work for you, but the cards are all lovely.

Louca por porcelana said...

Great cards!I love Christmas,so especial!Time flies.

wannabcre8tive said...

Your Christmas cards are lovely. Great choice of papers and designs.

Colleen said...

Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas. I am not sure the cards are quite clean and simple enough, most CAS cards need to show lots of "white" space, which doesn't necessarily mean "white" it could be a solid color or at least one that is not too busy. And usually there are not many embellishments on the card. I think you have a winner though with that die and making four cards is a plus!

Debbie said...

4 cards is awesome!!! and even though this was not what you thought, the cards came out great anyway!!!

Donna Phelan said...

Great Christmas cards! That is a different kind of die for sure, but you have used it perfectly here! Merry Merry! Someday I may actually start mine....someday....but probably not today lol