Welcome to Create with Connie and Mary’s Creatively Simple Challenge! Each month Mary and I will pick a theme…this month it is “Christmas” and we each create a simple card every week using that theme! We are definitely on the countdown to Christmas now!
I’ve been surprised how much I ended up using the Whimsical Trees Bundle, especially the dies! However, this tree die cut has been sitting on my desk for a while from another project I started. I also haven’t used the Stitched Whimsy dies lately. Thought it was perfect to frame my tree this week! Check out yesterday’s Snowbody Better card for the same concept that I used on THIS card! They do look totally different!
- The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Pool Party cardstock, scored at 5-1/2 and folded.
- I used the rectangle from the Stitched Whimsy Dies in the background on the front, centered.
- A 1-1/2 x 4 piece of Basic White was torn across the top, then added to the bottom.
- The tree was cut from Shaded Spruce cardstock with the Christmas Tree Dies, then adhered to Basic White and trimmed around the edges to give it a look of snow on the branches. It was added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- Happy Holidays from Poinsettia Petals was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Basic White cardstock, then punched with the Double Oval Punch and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
- A trio of iridescent Cute Stars were added to the background and the tree.
You could simplify this even further by stamping the greeting directly onto the background! Make sure to check out what Mary did this week for her “Christmas” Creatively Simple card over on Create with Connie and Mary! Stay tune next week for another Creatively Simple card!
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