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I decided to make my theme Christmas Trees and used a variety of stamps and folding methods to create three cards for you to enjoy. The first one uses a retired set from Stampin' Up called Patterned Pines. I just purchased this set last year and wasn't ready for it to retire! Oh well, they didn't ask me, did they? I stamped the trees on white cardstock and then embossed them in copper and cut them out. The base of the card is Night of Navy with Pear Pizazz and Poppy Parade. I used the oval Spellbinders dies and my Big Shot for the ovals. The sentiment ("be merry") is also from a retired set (Warm Words) but there is a very similar set in the current SU catalog (Short & Sweet).
Here is a close-up of the trees:
My next Christmas Tree card uses a folding technique that I discovered on someone's blog but do you think I can remember whose it was??? (remembered - it was on Connie's blog!) I cut out a 5 1/2" circle from Designer Paper with the Circle Scissors Plus (SU - pg 199), cut it in half and then made 3 folds to create the tree shape. The base card is Crumb Cake and the DSP is retired. I found this great ribbon in my stash and had to use it!
Here's a close up of the tree - love that Glimmer Brad from SU's Holiday Mini Catalog!
My next card uses SU's Snow Swirled. I stamped it on the Bride & Groom DSP and embossed it with Dazzling Diamonds. I just love the elegance of this card with the pearls.
Here is a close-up of the tree and the pearls:
I realized after I did these three cards that most of the things I used were retired. So, I had to do one more and use a beautiful SU Sizzix Snowflake Die! I just love the simplicity of this card!!
This card uses Night of Navy for the base card and Cherry Cobbler (one of my favorites!) and Shimmery White card stock. The navy striped ribbon is included in the Ribbon Bundle in Stampin' Up's Spectacular Sale that is going on right NOW but ends Tuesday, Nov. 30. Details can be found HERE .
Well, I hope you have enjoyed my Christmas Cards as much as I enjoyed making them. I will be giving away BLOG CANDY if you leave a comment. And I hope you will come back to visit me or even become a FOLLOWER of my blog!! Here is my Blog Candy - Holiday Planner and a Tag Pouch for 2 lucky people:
EDITED TO ADD - I'll draw for Blog Candy on Tuesday. Deadline will be noon EST Tuesday, 11/30.