Whew…I finally feel like I'm getting caught up on everything that was put on hold before the wedding and have time to look around at some different challenges to do! This Challenge Sketch PP60 from The Paper Players really caught my eye! It was designed by LeAnne Pugliese. Like LeAnne, I love the rule of three!
So, you can see from my card that I took a little liberty of the sketch and moved my sentiment…it just didn't fit on my card where the sketch placed it. I originally made the Punch Art Fall Trees for my August Punch Class. I switched up the layout of my original class card so that it would fit the Paper Players sketch this week. I've added a sneak peek of one of the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini stamp sets, It's A Wrap Holidays! I cut out just the greeting part "Give Thanks" to use on my card.
I started with a base card of Old Olive cardstock. I layered on Bashful Blue and sponged the clouds in the background with Bashful Blue Ink and the edge of a Scallop Circle. Along the bottom, I used Pear Pizzazz Patterns Designer Paper and tore the strip in half to make the ground. The tree trunks were made by using the Large Oval Punch on each side of a strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock. Of course, I used the Doily Triple Layer Punch to make the tops of the trees…in More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie. The detailed layer was placed over the solid layer of Old Olive. I used the scraps of the punches for the "leaves" on the ground. In the center of each tree is one of the new Mini Silver Brads. LOVE those tiny things! lol!
The greeting is from Stampin' Up!'s It's A Wrap Holidays as I mentioned and I just cut the Cajun Craze greeting to a 3/4" size and layered on 1" Square of Pumpkin Pie (we have a NEW 1" square punch in the Holiday Mini, too! Woohoo!!!) I added some Espresso Bakers Twine wrapped around the front to "ground" the greeting.
Out of the three cards we made at my August Punch Class, I think this was the favorite! Pretty quick and easy to make, too. Hardest part is finding those little punched "leaves" when they come out of the punch! lol!
Well, I'm hoping to have a productive day working on a few projects for our upcoming Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition!!! Early Bird pricing is starting SOON, so be looking for it!
Tammy Fite says
I love these trees!!! What a great way to use this punch!!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us on a daily basis!!
Susan Mac says
I love your card; so wonderful to see what we can do with the punches, besides what they're made for…….great trees!
carrie gaskin says
Connie – I LOVE THIS! What a great idea for this punch and your colours are fabulous. So glad you've gotten a chance to play with us at The Paper Players this week.
Seriously cute and creative! Seriously.
Lauri Ingram says
oooohh!!!! I LOVE this! How cute!!! What a great idea!!! Beautiful fall colors! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!
Donna Fritz says
This sooooo works! I love the use of the punch and the fall colors. This is a wonderful idea. Thanks so much for sharing. I love it.
Terry Schultz says
Ann Schach says
Absolutely adorable, Connie! Those punch art trees, with their fallen leaves, are so cute and clever! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!
Well, how clever & cute is THIS? LOVE it! So creative with your triple punch! Thanks for playing with my sketch this week at the Paper Players! I am so glad you joined us!
Connie, I love how you have made the trees, such a clever idea. Only 5 more sleeps til we can order that here in Australia!
Brenda Taylor says
I love those trees!! It's a fantasic idea. great card too!
I love this one! The colors & trees are fabulous. Would not have thought of using the punch for trees, and it works so well. Thanks for sharing. And what a great way to use the little punched pieces for the leaves. We stampers like to use those scraps in creative ways.!
Lori Burkitt says
I absolutely LOVE this idea. How clever are you? Wonderful, I tell ya! Thanks for sharing!
Chris R. from Iowa says
I love it! I wasn't really crazy about the punch before but this is definitely getting my attention! I read about the sky which is pretty cool too. Any thought to showing us how you did it – before I end up mucking up several cards trying to make the sky look like clouds and not _______ (Well, use your imagination!).
Nance Leedy (Canopy Crafts) says
Oh Connie, how clever you are! Love those trees and the leaves are freakin' adorable! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players this week!
Anne Marie Hile says
Connie, this is just fabulous! Love those little punched trees and the beautiful color combo. The "falling leaves" are the perfect touch. Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week! 🙂
Brenda B says
Love this card, love the colors , and love the use of punches.
I LOVE this card…. so very nice… The trees are a wonderful idea, as the leaves are too….
What a cute, clever idea. I'd have never thought of it and yet it is so simple. Thanks so much. Found you from Kim Score's Paper Punch Addiction.
Patti C says
Love this card. How clever to use the doily punch for the trees.
Ezlie Perez says
Great use of that punch. Love how you used the punch for leaves too. Cute. Very pretty colors too.
Very clever! such a great fall card.
leslie (crookedstamper) says
Whoa. This may be the first card I've seen that makes me want to use that punch. It's SUPER! Especially with the punch-outs as fallen leaves.
Kelli Davis says
Yeah Connie. I'm so excited that I was able to see this card in person. Congrats on being chosen for A Cut Above…and for all of your tips during my first stamp club.
Cindy Major says
That is the cutest thing ever!
Love how you used that punch to make trees and then used the little pieces as the falling leaves! Very clever!
Kim Abbott says
I love this!! Such a clever way to use that punch!
Nikki Murphy says
I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! I had my supplies all ready for my club, but I am so changing one now for this one! Thank you sooooo much for sharing!