Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Apple Tree?

This is another card using the fun In the Treetop set from LAD. I really love the trees! Just a little bit about me, trees are one of my favorite things! I love finding new types of trees...When I was in Jerusalem (I studied there for two semesters while in college) I fell in love with Fig trees! The bark is so smooth and beautiful! Katalpa, Magnolia, Evergreen...I could go on and on, but let's just leave it with I love trees! I get so excited in the spring time to watch the trees start to bud...then little leafs and it!! So, as I was watching the blossoms cover the trees on our street this spring, I thought about making this card...a tree outline, then using flowers for the blossoms!:) I think it turned out fun. I always need "thinking of you" cards, and I really like this sentiment in this set! So, here's how it came together. My card base is Green Galore...haven't used that green in ages! It used to be my "go to"....I love it's bright fresh! I stamped the tree stamp on ww cardstock with chocolate chip classic ink. I then used my crop-a-dile and punched holes for the brads, put the flowers(primas) where I wanted them and added the brads. I layered the tree on a Real Red rectangle and set it aside.

Real Red designer paper is what I used for the red blocks of color (it is from the level 1 hostess set of paper). Then I used my hobby blade to make a slit in the red paper, right on the paper seam, a few inches into the body of the card and then used my horizontal slit punch on the fold of the card, to make "tracks" for the ribbon to go through. The ribbon is just a misc. spool of chocolate ribbon I picked up at Hobby Lobby.

I cut a strip of ww cardstock and using my paper piercing template, I pierced holes where I wanted my line of brads, then put the brads in the holes. (While marking this way, if you have your paper on the mat that you use for paper piercing, you don't need to make bigger holes, the little brads fit into the paper piercier holes great!) The paper piercing template makes it super easy to line up brads...yippy!! I stamped the "thinking of you" in chocolate chip ink, and then used my window word punch to punch it out and then attached it to the strip of ww cardstock. Layered the ww strip on a chocolate strip and then attached it to the card. For the last part, I added the tree to the card, with dimensionals under each corner.

Hope you all have a great day! I'm starting a project for my main squeeze for Father's Day...I hope it turns out well...I'll share it when I'm finished! Thanks for stopping by and have a super duper day!!


mnhyrkas said...

I was just doing some checking for colors of 1940's and you've nailed it with this card! here's a link if you wanted to peek at the article I read.

Anonymous said...

Very sweet. Love the little red brads.

June Houck said...

Ooooo, VERY cute! I love the primas with the tree, but the entire LO is nice :)

GO Gray's said...

super cute!!! I think this one is my fav.

Mama said...

Lovin this Jeni!! I think I am your biggest fan because everything you do I just love! Can I put in my order? xoxo Mom