I love how easy it is to make beautiful cards with just a few tools like a Tree Punch, a Winter Snow Embossing Folder, a Curvy Die, and, of course, a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine! Thanks to Sue Mohr for sharing this design for a Perfectly Plaid Christmas Tree. Now I’ll tell you how I did this!
I chose a Designer Series Paper that had the colours I wanted for my trees. This time it was Heartwarming Hugs DSP (#153492) because I could pick from Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz as well as Real Red and Whisper White!
Did you know that, by cutting a strip of DSP slightly larger than the punched image, you can use the Tree Punch (#149521) alternating from either side and get a LOT of trees per strip?
I cut my Mossy Meadow card stock (#133676) at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored it at 4-1/4″, folded and burnished with my Bone Folder (#102300). I also cut a Whisper White card stock (#100730) layer at 5-1/4″ x 4″ before using the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653) and a Curvy Die (#154319) to make a curved cut near the middle.
Before leaving the table that holds my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, I embossed the top piece of Whisper White card stock with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder (#153577) – gotta love those snowflakes!!
I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach these Whisper White layers over the card front. I wanted a sliver of Mossy Meadow to show between the cut edges so the top and bottom borders are a little bit smaller than the side borders but I think they still look just fine.
Because I don’t put glue near the edge that has the tiny holes, I could have tucked the tree trunks under the “snowbank” for a more realistic look – maybe I will do that next time!
I stamped “Merry Christmas” with Real Red Classic Ink on a scrap of Whisper White card stock and cut it out with a Stitched Rectangle Die (#151820) and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. The trees and the greeting were attached over the “snowbanks” with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I used Real Red Classic Ink (#147084) to stamp a verse on the inside Whisper White layer (cut at 5-1/4″ x 4″) and attached it with Stampin’ Seal.
For some added coordination, you can add a 6″ x 2-1/2″ strip of DSP to the flap of the envelope with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and trim with Paper Snips to match the flap shape.
Now it’s your turn to make a Perfectly Plaid Christmas Tree and share it with me!