Thursday, August 23, 2012

Holiday Tree

I am popping in with a card to share using....yes you guessed it - Spellbinders Dies - how do you like this Christmas Tree - gorgeous isn't it!

The photo is not as good as I would have liked it to be, but you can get the idea.  This card is one of two that I will be teaching at my next Card Design Class next week.
I have used the Spellbinders Holiday Tree Shapeabililties. I have cut out the tree using the Spellbinders Grand Calibur, firstly gluing an old book page to some card, in this case a recycled cereal box, this gives a thicker tree.  I inserted wax paper into the Die, wax side down so it is easier to get the Die Cut card out of the Die, especially when it is so beautifully filigree.
The background card has been embossed with the Spellbinders Elegance M-Bossabilities.  Finishing off with some pleated vintage paper and Want2Scrap bling.  I decided now to overload the card as the gorgeous Tree is a feature on it's own.
This card is for the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show... - Anything Goes 
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes 
LEJ Designs SIO - Vintage
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Monochromatic Christmas
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Waste Not Wednesday - always "use your forgotten stuff"
Paper Shelter Challenge - Anything goes
Little Red Wagon - Upcycle
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  1. Hi Linda :)

    your card is fabulous :)
    i love the old book print, fab technique and very unique :)

    Marlou x

  2. Oh wow, a text tree...love this!!!

  3. beautiful tree and a great card - very vintage! Thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs this week and good luck xx

  4. Gorgeous!!! You made it so lovely with all the bling!

  5. What a lovely and elegant holiday card. Love the neutrals you used on the card. Glad you joined us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

  6. Gorgeous card Linda. So glad I came in for a closer look on MIM. pat k.x

  7. Pretty card! Great idea to recycle cereal boxes for a heavier die cut! Thanks for playing along with us at LRW!!

  8. Fabulous my friend - love the idea of using an old book page :-)

  9. Lovely Christmas card Linda, great gem trim across the top,
    thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.
    Good Luck
    Hugs Debs

  10. Truly elegant and gorgeous to look at! What a sensational Christams card. Nicely done :)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Happy Crafting...
    Lisa xx

  11. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at LEJ designs and good luck. Chris xx

  12. What a gorgeous card. I saw it on MIM.

  13. love the image thaks for joining us at LEJ designs and good luck emma xx

  14. This is gorgeous. I love the design and the techniques you have used have given a stunning effect. Thanks for the waxed paper tip!
    I popped by from MIM.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  15. Such a beautiful card, thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Shelter Challenges this week.
    Hugs, Bente

  16. I saw you on MIM I love your tree and the pop of red bling is wonderful. Great idea.

  17. Hi LL,

    I wish I could take your class. Very creative. Love it. So glad you joined us at LEJ Designs. I wish you all the best,

    Bev Cole LEJDT member

  18. I saw your beautiful creation on make it monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #165, #189, #217, #227 and #228.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  19. A lovely card, Linda. Thank you for joining in at LEJ Designs this week; good luck in the challenge. vee xx

  20. Beautiful Christmas card Linda! Thanks for sharing with us at Bearly Mine! Laura x

    Check out my new challenge blog at http://songbirdchallenges.blogspot.com

  21. Very nice card - great creation. Wonderful design. Thanks for joining Stamp with Fun.
    Big hug

  22. absolutely stunning Linda!!Thanks for joining us at BMC

  23. What a beautiful card! I have this die and have had the worst time with torn paper trying to remove it! Thanks for the tip, I'll be stealing the wax paper from the kitchen next time.

    Blessings ,


  24. hi Linda,

    this is such a lovely Christmas card, that tree is just so beautiful.

    Thanks so much for sharing your card at Christmas is just around the corner at Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along :)

    just letting you know Linda that you are one of the featured artists from my last Anything goes challenge, come on over and claim your badge when you get the chance :) :),


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