For the Tree, in Red

I so love the versatility of the For the Tree stamp set! Just like your Christmas trees, you can create ornaments in any fashion you wish.  This card has quite a bit going on...but I love all of the dimension!  Just in case you want to replicate it, here is a break down of how it was created.

My base is a panel of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"  White Daisy cardstock, embossed with a Confetti Embossing Folder.  I used Confetti to replicate falling snow.  I added a bit of sparkle, by embossing sparkle embossing powder to the raised image.

The pine branches were cut from the Close To My Heart Cricut Season of Joy Collection at 3.754" x 1.996' out of New England Ivy Cardstock. I cut three branches and added shading to the edges with Copic marker G85.  I then added them in layers to the corner of my card.

The Merry Christmas sentiment was cut from the Close To My Heart Cricut Artiste Collection at 4.159" x 2.445" out of Candy Apple Red Cardstock. I cut three sentiments and layered them together.  I added shading to the edges with a Copic marker R24.

My ornament was stamped with Versamark ink onto Candy Apple Red Cardstock and heat embossed in white.  For a little added sparkle, I overstamped with Versamark ink again and heat embossed in sparkle embossing powder.  My image was die cut with the Custom Ornament Thin Cuts. Bitty Sparkles were added for a little more bling. I cut the ornament topper out of Silver Foil Paper and tied my ornament to the branches with Silver Embellishing Thread. I applied my ornament to the base with 3-D foam tape for more dimension.

To pull it all together, I cut a frame out of New Englandy Ivy cardstock with a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Die.  I don't have any frames in my collection, so I cut out the center with my paper trimmer.

It might seem like alot for one card...but it did come together quickly and I love the end result!

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1891 For the Tree Stamp Set
Z3533 Custom Ornament Thin Cuts
Cricut Close To My Heart Season of Joy Collection-Branches
Cricut Close To My Heart Artiste Collection-Sentiment
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X6038 Candy Apple Red Cardstock
X5959 New England Ivy Cardstock
Confetti Embossing Folder-Retired
Z891 Versamark Ink Pad
Z2068 White Embossing Powder
Sparkle Embossing Powder-Hero Arts
Z4213 Silver Embellishing Thread
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Copic Markers R24, G85

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Creative Sketchy Girls-Create a Christmas Card
Creative with Stamps-Tree
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge-Anything Goes w/optional Twinkle
Heart 2 Heart Challenges-Sparkle
Sweet Stampin Christmas-Anything Goes
The House the Stamps Built-Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday-All About Occasions
Word Art Wednesday-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. This is so fun and festive and really gives the vibe of the warmth and charm of Christmas. Super lovely creation, and I can't thank you enough for taking time to share your talents with us. Have a blessed week, and please stop by again soon. I look forward to it.
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Kanjer van een kaart. Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Creative Sketchy Girls.
    Great card Thanks for joining us at Creative Sketchy Girls.


    DT Creative Sketchy Girls

  3. Oh, how beautiful!!! All the dies you have used here are fabulous!! And they create such a beautiful scene. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  4. Very pretty I love the pretty ornament and the awesome greenery of the tree and it's perfect for our challenge at Creative with Stamps. Thanks for sharing.
    Billie A
    Creative With Stamps
    Catch The Bug
    Aud Sentiments
    Always Fun Challenges
    Colour Crazy Challenge
    Creations In Pink
    Crafty Gals Corner
    Crafty Catz
    Crafty Sentiments

  5. What a lovely card! Even though I enjoy doing some non-traditional colors at Christmas, there's just something about green and red that's so festive! So happy you linked up to the Anything Goes challenge on THTSB!

  6. Beautiful creation! Love the embossing and layers! Wonderful Christmas creation. Thank you so much for joining in the fun with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Hugs, Wends xoxo CaSS DT

  7. This is gorgeous! I absolutely love the subtle embossed background. Thanks so much for sharing with us at H2H challenges.

  8. You did a lovely job layering all of those images. This card just screams "Christmas". Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Heart2Heart. Please come back this week and join us for another challenge. I can't wait to see what you create!💙☕Miss.Carrie

  9. A wonderful Christmas card. Thank you for the exact recipe for its implementation
    Thank you for joining our challenge in HLS Xmas.
    Bożena DT

  10. Love this card, your ornament cards are amazing! I love the colours the bling is just the right amount so to not be over done! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H).

    Brandi R.
    DT member H2H

  11. Lovely card! I love all the branches at the top as it totally looks like it is hanging on a tree! Thank you for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart!

  12. A fabulous card. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey


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