In our house, we are anxiously waiting for December 10th so we can put up our tree. We always get a real tree the 2nd Saturday of December. I love the smell, and the family tradition of decorating it. My children are so excited and we have started the "how many more days..." conversation already!
For my newest card I wanted to use the element of "trimming the tree." My card base is cut at 5" x 5" using a Christmas Green card stock from Recollections.
My patterned paper mat is cut at 4 3/4" and is from a DCWV stack I've had for years. I have so much Christmas paper and need to use some of it up! I added a strip of coordinating paper from the same stack which measured 1 3/4" by 4 3/4". I added a 1" x 4 3/4" strip of the same green I used on the card base and used a punch to give the edges a decorative look.
The larger small mat was cut from white cardstock at 2 1/2" x 3" and I had a scrap of Bazzil cardstock that matched the lighter green from the patterned paper. I cut that at 2 1/4" x 2 3/4".
For the ornament, I used my new Winter Frolic cartridge. The ornament is found on p. 64 and was cut at 2 3/4" on one card and 3" on the other card. I used the Ornament 1., Ornament Shift, and both layers (shift and non-shift). I added some stickles to the ornaments layers to give it that sparkle look.
For the sentiment, I used the Lil' Messsages "Holiday Cheer Messages" from American Traditional Designs. These are sticker vellum messages and it is a set of 12 with many cute Christmas and Holiday messages!
Enjoy "Trimming Your Trees"
I entered this card in the following challenges:
Mojo Monday's Sketch 217
The Paper Variety: Include an Ornament
Trimmies Craft Challenge: Christmas Present