Saturday, July 25, 2009

Oh, Christmas Tree

Happy Chirstmas in July! I thought I should keep with the cooler holiday theme...and show you a couple more of my Christmas cards I added to my pile for later this year! Both of these cards are utalizing the Oh, Chirstmas Tree stamp set from LAD. The release starts today, so you can now purchase all the fun stamps you've been seeing over the last few days!

So, this first card started with a Real Red base. The patterned paper is a misc. piece and I'm not sure what company it came from(I'll keep searching on that one). My ribbon is a new product from SU, and I LOVE it! Beautiful Real Red double stiched polka dot ribbon! Yum, Yum! I used Ultra Clear Tape from Stix2, to adhere the ribbon. I also used a few mini glue dots to keep my "ruffles" laying down.

My Christmas tree image is SO fun! If you'll note, the words on the tree say, "Have yourself a merry little Christmas..." I love this set! I stamped the tree in Old Olive on Very Vanilla paper and then added a Chocolate Chip tree base(it is a seperate stamp). Next, I mounted the tree on Old Olive cardstock and the mounted it to my card with dimensionals. The finishing touch on this card was the addition of Red Dew Drops...just added them with some mini glue dots.
This second card might be a favorite...I LOVE this tree image! I started with a Whisper White card base. Old Olive cardstock took a turn through the Big Shot with a SU texture plate to get some great texture. I stamped my tree image with Chocolate Chip ink on Whisper White cardstock. I used my corner rounder to give the tree panel a little "something" and then mounted it on Old Olive cardstock.

I took a piece of Whisper White cardstock through my eyelet border punch...delicious! I added some Chocolate Chip dsp and then added my tree image to the mix. My ribbon treatment started with a bit of Chocolate Chip 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, some White Satin ribbon and then a chocolate chip corduroy button. I attached my ribbon with mini gule dots.

The last piece of this card was my fun Merry Christmas sentiment. I LOVE this stamp!! I simply stamped it with Chocoalte Chip ink and used my large oval and scalloped oval punches to make a great home for it!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I'm having some friends over to stamp tonight...can't wait! I'll share what we made next week!:) Thanks so much for stopping by!


wendyp said...

They're both beautiful!!! Fabulous cards!

Mary Fish said...

Your cards are perfect examples of what finishing touches are all about. The red dewdrops really pop and the sweet ribbon and corduroy button on the second "sing."



Bethany Paull said...

Just love how you folded up the ribbon and the colored x-mas tree 'pot'.

Lisa Brown said...

Really precious, Jeni! Love that ribbon treatment! Fantastic job on both cards...sorry I've ben away so long!

Rose Ann said...

Both of your Christmas cards are fabulous, Jen!! I love this set...and what you've done with it here is so inspiring!!

SueB said...

Oh, I LOVE this Christmas tree stamp. I'm trying to resist and keep reviewing all the Christmas stamps I've not used yet, LOL! We'll see how I do!