Saturday, 15 August 2009

Make n Take with Tree Trimmings Stamps

This is the second of the Make n Take projects guest at our Spring Mini Launch day got to make. It uses the Tree Trimmings Set, which has been extremely popular - it is currently on backorder, but more stock is on the way. If you'd like it for your Christmas cards, please get your order to me soon as, to ensure you have plenty of time to create with it. I have seen lots and lots of ideas with this set, it is so simple, and yet so versatile. It's also a must-have at just $24.95! You can find it on page 21 of the Spring Mini, and the item code for your wishlists is 116893

MATERIALS, all Stampin' Up! All available to order through me:

Chocolate Chip card base

Baja Breeze strip

Ski Slope Designer Series Paper strip (112994)

Whisper White cardstock panel

Real Red cardstock panel

White Taffeta ribbon

Tree trimmings stamp set (116893)

Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Real Red and Chocolate Chip inkpads

Stamp-a-ma-jig is a good idea for accurate placement

Stampin Dimensionals

1/2" circle punch

corner rounder punch - still available but omitted in error from the Catalogue (109047)

"Best Yet" Level 1 Hostess set greeting stamp

Paper snips - simply the best for making fine detail cutting easy!

Stamp the largest ornament in Real Red in the centre of the panel, and stamp a second time on a scrap of Whisper White for cutting out. Stamp the other ornaments to the left and right in Baja Breeze and Old Olive inks. Use the SAMJ and Chocolate Chip ink to place the ties. The largest ornament in the centre can hang off the bottom of the white panel, as you will be layering the cut out one over the top.

Use the corner rounder (upside down for accuracy) to round the corners of the long edge of the Baja Breeze, DSP and Real Red panels. Mount as shown in the photo. Stamp the greeting before adhering the ribbon, lumpy bits don't make for a great stamped impression!!

Layer the second large ornament over the first, so it hangs down over the join between the Whisper White and DSP panels, and pop it up with some Stampin Dimensionals.

Stamp an ornament stamp in Old Olive ink on a scrap of Old Olive, and punch out 2 x 1/2" circles to mount at the right side. I intended to add some crystal effects, but haven't gotten around to it yet!

Hope you like it, it was fast and easy, ideal for mass production. I am currently selecting a September date for my first Christmas card Stamp-a-Stack, negotiating around the multitude of family events in September, so stay tuned and watch the calendar!

1 comment:

Lynda S said...

Great card Michelle. I have yet to ink up this new rubbah of mine...too many bloody b'days...LOL!!! but I am on a mission to stamp my first Chrissy card berfore the end of Aug!!!! Lovin the non traditional feel of the card.