Thursday, September 22, 2011

Lovely as a Noel Tree

Good morning!  I've been busily working on Christmas designs for our upcoming Stamp-a-Stack (see THIS post for details).  Here is one I came up with which was inspired by the Stampin' Royalty sketch found HERE.  I'm trying to keep this simple so had to leave a few details off but the design was definitely driven by that sketch. 

I wish the picture could do this one justice- I think it is so pretty in person with the tiny little rhinestone at the top of the tree and the texture of the Woodgrain background on the Early Espresso card base.  In my mind this card kind of tells a story- which might be why I like it so much.  Our family has some neat memories, thanks to my mom, of going to the tree farm and selecting the perfect tree to take home for Christmas.  We'd have so many laughs and stories to tell by the time we got home- including little pranks the FSILs (favorite-son-in-laws) liked to play! 

So here is another picture in my attempt to get the best shot- neither is what I was hoping for but you get the idea.  If you'd like to see it in person (and maybe make one just like it) then be sure to sign up for our Christmas Stamp-a-Stack coming up on October 29th. 

Stop back tomorrow for another potential SAS card... and maybe a scrapbook page or two (I've gotten 12 done recently I could share). 

Thanks for visiting!

SUO Supplies
Stamps:  Lovely As a Tree, Many Merry Messages, Woodgrain background
Colors:  Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Accessories:  rhinestone, Very Vanilla ink, Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon, linen thread, Modern Label punch


  1. This is such a creative way to use my favorite Lovely as a Tree set! May think about CASEing it for my own SAS if you don't mind.

  2. Congratulations for this beautiful Christmas card. A very elegant work. A hug from Venezuela
    Marjorie Arte y Papel

  3. I love this Kristin! the woodgrain in the background is lovely and what an updated look to a classic SU set....never would have thought of this.

  4. Very nice! I love the background- great card!

  5. This is one of my fave Christmas cards I've seen so far this year, Kristin! Love the craft on chocolate. Thanks for playing!

  6. I think I am the only person that does not own this set! Your card is stunning, love the colour combo and the Woodgrain BG is the perfect touch. Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin' Royalty

  7. I love how it is almost as if you are looking through a cabin window to the beautiful snow covered trees beyond! What a lovely card! Thanks for playing this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!


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