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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Oh, Christmas Tree

This week our blogger group challenge was to use four different patterns of paper on one card. I have a hard time matching one pattern and a coordinating solid at times and on rare occasions I can match two patterns. Four was definitely a challenge. I bought this pack of Christmas paper at Hobby Lobby the other day and that helped because they all match. Then I saw this tree on Julie O'Ds blog made using SU photo corner punch and decided that would be a great way to incorporate the different patterns. The background paper was a sheet so I pulled the matching papers to punch my photo corners out of. I love the way it turned out. I think I will be making several of these. It's great for a couple of reasons, one because it is quick and two, I can use up a lot of scraps of paper. The paper is Hobby Lobby brand, I used brads from The Paper Studio and card stock from DCWV. The "Merry Christmas" is from The Angel Company set, Just for You. I stamped that using CTMH Citrus Leaf ink and then went over that with a green Spica marker. I have one more card using more patterns that I am still working on, I can't get it quite right.

I hope everyone is having a relaxing weekend. We had a nice morning with lots of crafting time for me and then we went and saw the new James Bond movie. It was pretty good. Originally I didn't know how I felt about the new Bond, but I think Daniel Craig does a great job with this role. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

15 comments:

Kryssi said...

Very clever idea!

JACKIE said...

Love what you did with the paper. Your card is great! I am glad you enjoyed your movie.

Ozzie's Greeting Cards by Tanja said...

Love the card it looks so simple to make

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

This is awesome! What a great idea for a tree. And I'm glad I've inspired you to buy more music. :)

Jennifer Scull said...

this card is GREAT!!!! what a clever way to use those dp's!

and my fam is totally hooked on Daniel Craig as the new Bond! I think he brings a rugged class that has been missing for a while. That is our Thanksgiving movie choice (we go every year). Glad to hear it's good!

Scrapping Julie said...

very kewl gina!!!!

Sara said...

Very cute, I love that tree, great idea

specialcraftmom4 said...

Neat card!!!!

Burninrubber said...

I love this idea for a tree! Great job! Thanks for the blog award!

Amy J

Karen from PA said...

Great card! What a brilliant idea for using the four papers.

Katy said...

What a great way to use your punches. TFS

katy scs grp

Scrubbysue said...

What a pretty card! I love the layout, colors, everything! TFS!

Danielle's Designs said...

This came out great- very creative with you tree!

Conni said...

Now this is a great idea!!, never thought of it, good thing we all share with each other!!
C

Tiffany Bauer said...

Great job with the challenge and that tree is soooo stinkin' cute!!! Thanks for playing along!