Thursday, September 20, 2012

Paper piecing Christmas tree

My apologies for not posting for a week. I wish I could say I had a good reason, but I've just not been in my stamp room. I finally cleaned it up on Wed., so I could at least make a card :)
My friend Marla told me to check out Julie Ann Marshall's card on her blog. It was from a year ago, but I really liked the concept of paper piecing a Christmas tree.  I changed it slightly by using the designer paper from the new Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack. It was the first time I had the chance to use the Merry Christmas from the Greetings of the Season stamp set. Love it!

Stamp sets - Greetings of the Season, Christmas Punch (retired - on inside of card)
Card Stock - Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Festival of Prings Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake (sponging)
Accessories - Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Neutrals buttons, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin'  sponge, mini glue dots

inside of card

I don't usually put two colors inside the card, but I thought this one needed a little extra red to make it more Christmasy (a word?).
The measurements for the tree - Cut squares that are 1 3/4", 1 1/2", 1 1/4", and 1". Cut them on the diagonal. Have fun mixing and matching whatever paper you have! It's a great way to use up some DSP that you have laying around and knocking out a few Christmas cards at the same time!


  1. What a great idea! I don't usually add an extra layer to the inside either but it looks fabulous. :)

  2. I love this card, Diane! So pretty and simple!