Festival of Trees

I have always liked cardinals – it goes back to my childhood growing up in Wisconsin when they were a rare sight during the winter. And so I enjoy seeing that spot of bright color all year long here in the North Georgia Mountains.

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I made today’s card using the Festival of Trees Bundle (137640). After all who can resist a stamp set that has a coordinating punch, right? LOL. And of course this cute little cardinal made it a must on my wish list.

I’ve used the Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper for my color pallet and the Real Red 3/8″ Satin Woven Ribbon (135840) found in the Holiday Catalog on page 15. It has such a wonderful feel and ties beautifully. You’re so going to love it when you work with it!

And here is another card that I made using the same basic items – I’ve just added the Filigree Frame Embossing Folder (13518) to the mix.

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How did I create the little tree? I’ve used the negative space created when I punched out the tree first. Simply take a piece of Real Red card stock (102482) and  punch out the tree then I punched a circle around the tree by using the  2″ Circle Punch (133782). I layered this on top of my Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper and Garden Green 2 1/12″ Circle.

Cool trick right?


Stamp Set: Festival of Trees (135059) 

Inks: Real Red (126949) and Garden Green Classic Ink (102584)

Paper: Nordic Noel Designer Series Paper (135822), Real Red (102482), Soft Sky (131203), and Whisper White card stock (100730)

Accessories: Real Red 3/8″ Satin Woven Ribbon (135840) and Tree Punch (135859) 

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