For the Tree


I am so not ready for Christmas!  I used to create Christmas cards all year.....but have been severely lacking in the Christmas spirit this year!  It is now or never, if Christmas cards are going to be mailed this year!  The new Holiday Expressions release is at least helping me get into the holiday spirit!  I created my card with the For the Tree stamp set that was just released and the sketch over at Mojo Monday-


I had ever intention of putting a bow on this card, in place of the flower on the sketch.  Couple of bows in and it just was not working for me!  I really needed some soft crinkly ribbon, which I seemed to have run out of! Sequins to the rescue!  My card is created with minimal supplies!  I often change up my stamp sets to suite my needs and this time was no different, here is the actual stamp set-



I used the original plaid stamp (who doesn't love plaid)....but in keeping with the sketch design, I changed up my other ornaments to circles!  I stamped my images as usual and then used a circle die to create the circle ornaments!  This stamp set has a set of dies that are sold separate.  The die set, Custom Ornament,  was used to cut my main ornament and the topper for all three of my ornaments. Here is the complete die set-


The dies are sold separate, so  you can purchase both or pick and choose to suit your needs!  You will be seeing lots more ornament creations in the near future!

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1891 For the Tree Stamp Set
Z3533 Custom Ornament Thin Cuts
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X6038 Candy Apple Red Cardstock
Z6509 Candy Apple Red Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z3519 Stitched Circles Embossing Folder-Almost Sold Out!
Z3318 Basic Circles Thin Cuts
Circle Stax Dies-MFT
Z4213 Silver Embellishing Thread
Cranberry Grosgrain Ribbon-Retired
Silver Sequins-Ms. Sparkle & Co.

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Addicted to Stamps-Holiday
Always Fun Challenges-Monochrome
As You Like It Challenge-Favorite Stitching Style (Anything Stamp or Die related....as I can not sew!)
Art Impressions-Tags or Ornaments
Crafty Friends Challenge-Christmas
Crimbo Crackers-Anything Christmas Goes
Southern Girls-Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge-Anything Christmas Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!


3 comments

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a lovely card. Love the sweet red & white combo. So glad you could join me for Mojo Monday!

Jackie C said...

Perfect for our Challenge! So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Always Fun Challenges. Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie DT @AFC

MagsB said...

What a lovely CAS Christmas card, Allisa! I love the beautiful red and white colour combo. Thanks for joining in at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge!

love Mags B x