Decorating the Tree

Decorating the Tree

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This card is being entered in the Mod Squad Challenge – Frosty the Snowman – where the theme is snowmen. (Sadly, this site is no longer active.)

This card is also being entered in the Perfectly Rustics Design Challenge No. 37 – Sentiment (Not Birthday). The focus of this challenge is the sentiment on the card, but NO HAPPY BIRTHDAY sentiments are to be used in this challenge!  They want us to think outside of the standard (most commonly used sentiment) and come up with something different than Happy Birthday. The “Merry and Bright” sentiment was chosen to go with the festive lights for the tree. (

This card is also being entered in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Christmas/Holidays – where we are to create a holiday themed project.  (

The stamps used for this project were from the Gina K Designs “Winter Cheer” and “Christmas Joy” stamp sets.  The card base is Gina K kraft, and the green is from the My Mind’s Eye “Signature Christmas” 6×6 designer paper pad.  The printed card stock was from the DCWV “Storybook Christmas” 6×6 paper stack.  I stamped the snowmen images on the printed background panel with Memento tuxedo black ink.  I also stamped the snowmen onto white card stock , colored them with Copic Markers R89, Y17, YR18, C1 and T2 and went over their bodies with a clear Wink of Stella glitter pen (which you can’t really see in the photo).  I then cut them out and adhered them to the background paper directly over the other stamped images.  (Since I had stamped the snowmen directly on the background panel, I didn’t need to worry about cutting around their thin arms.)  The tree is a Silhouette element called “Echo Park Christmas Tree” by Echo Park (design id # 17363).  The string of mini “lights” was from AC Moore, with the decorations for the mini Christmas trees.  The greeting was stamped with versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The edges of the brown and green card stock were all inked with Gina K dark chocolate ink.

Thanks for checking out my card project!

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15 thoughts on “Decorating the Tree

  1. Cute little scene with the snowman decorating the tree. Great BG paper to set off the green tree. Then the addition of the lights is genius. I don’t think that people realize how much we put into our cards.


  2. This card is gorgeous, I love how you have combined the cute snowman with the pop up elements of the lights on the tree, fantastic job. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics non birthday sentiment challenge. Cathie DT


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  4. OH dear Lisa…. CUTE, CUTE, CUTE to the MAX!! WOW look at those adorable snowmen and the twinkly lights and the background and the WHOLE card!!! Love it and that’s why we had to pick it as a RUnner up for our challenge!! Well done and congrat’s to you!!!
    Smiles SHarnee and the Perfectly Rustics team!!


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