Dec 27 2011

Christmas Tree Punch Art

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas.  Ours was full and busy, as usual.  We still have one more Christmas to celebrate…when my oldest son and daughter-in-law come in New Year's weekend to celebrate Christmas.  This year they were at her parents' to celebrate.  Do I like sharing the holidays?  No…but I do understand.   It is just too hard to make the trip to both places over the few days of Christmas.  We'll get to enjoy our time with them in a more quiet setting.  I don't take down my Christmas tree until January 2-3 anyway!


Here is a card that I was meaning to post on Christmas Day…but just ran out of time.  Since SU Only Challenges has a theme of Punch Art focal points, I decided to go ahead and show it.  You'll be able to use it as inspiration for your cards next year.  Several of my classes made this card and it was a hit!



Can you tell what punch I used for the tree?  If you said one of the petals on the Blossoms Petal Builder Punch, you guessed right!  It was fun stacking them in graduating sized rows to build the tree.  And, using the Holly Berry Bouquet small holly print design fit it perfectly.  The berries look like little red ornaments to me!


The base is Very Vanilla and I layered on Wild Wasabi cardstock that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Petals A Plenty Impressions Folder.  On top of that is a Real Red Top Note die that is stamped with the Christmas Collage background image in Cherry Cobbler.  I stamped the Deck the Halls greeting from Merry & Type stamp set in Early Espresso Ink and wrapped some Certainly Celery Taffeta Ribbon around and tied a knot.  I added a couple Rhinestone Jewels under the ribbon, too, for some extra sparkle.  At the top of the tree is the smallest of the Star die and Silver Glimmer Paper.  The tree trunk is a rectangle of Early Espresso that I sponged with Very Vanilla Craft Ink.


Well, what do you think?  I was so excited to build the tree with the petal…I hadn't seen it done quite like that before!  Hope you enjoy the rest of the holidays!  My husband is home this week, but I still need to work at getting some stamping projects done!


9 People have left comments on this post

Dec 27, 2011 - 10:12:55
Sara Rayner said:

Hi Connie. Love the use of the Blossoms punch for this tree – what a fab idea. Thank you for your kind comment on my bag. I couldn't have done it without your excellent tutorial. Thanks for the year round inspiration – looking forward to 2012 with you.
Sara xx

Dec 27, 2011 - 12:12:49
Cindy Coutts said:

AWESOME card Connie. I love how you layered the punch to make your tree. Can you tell me more about the Tour de Freaks pleased?  And definitely more about the Create With Connie & Mary. Thank you and I hope you had a blessed Christmas.

Dec 27, 2011 - 12:12:50
Cindy E. said:

What a brilliant idea using the Blossom Builder punch for the tree! I agree, the berries do look like ornaments (good thinking!). Thanks for sharing it with us at SUO Challenges!

Dec 27, 2011 - 02:12:04
Juliette said:

Connie, thanks so much for sharing this idea – it is going into my ideas book for next Christmas!

Dec 27, 2011 - 04:12:15
Susan said:

thank you for sharing another tree inspiration; I love anything with trees; U R an inspiration!!

Dec 27, 2011 - 06:12:44
Jen Timko said:

Another brilliant tree design!  You are the queen of a cool Christmas tree!  So glad you could share this with us at SUO Challenges!

Dec 29, 2011 - 09:12:38
Chellie B said:

On a personal note, bless your heart for being the understanding mother-in-law that many of us wish we had at the holidays when there are always more places to be than there are hours in the day. 
Thank you also for another great year of creativity and inspiration!

Jan 1, 2012 - 09:01:59
Heidi Baks said:

Adorable tree, Connie!  Thanks for sharing with us on SUO Challenges.

Jan 1, 2012 - 03:01:56

Thanks so much for joining in the SUO Challenge this week!  I've got this card stashed away in my brain for next Christmas!