Thanks for joining me in another sketch challenge with the Paper Craft Crew!

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We have had some incredible card submissions for the challenges lately; it’s so great to see you enjoying them, and participating!  I hope  you’ll like this week’s sketch, and join us again!



Sometimes, these sketches that look more ‘simple’ are actually more difficult!  Some people do the ‘clean & simple’ style really well; it’s a more challenging style, for me.  Still, I managed, and this is the card I came up with:


I started with a card base of Real Red cardstock, and layered a piece of the Fancy Foil Designer Vellum – Gold Dots paper on top.  I use the trick of applying my adhesive directly behind the dots, so that it doesn’t show through, when I use this type of vellum.  I then punched a circle from the Gold Foil paper using the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch.

Next I stamped and punched out 3 Christmas trees, using the Festival of Trees stamp set and the coordinating Tree Punch.  I stamped in Old Olive ink, and after assembling my tree, I applied some Red Dazzling Details on some of the white dots.  To assemble the tree, I used a ruler, my foam Piercing Mat and Simply Scored Stylus to score down the centre of each tree vertically.  I then folded on the score line, and burnished it with my Bone Folder.  Then I applied Tombow glue on one side of each tree, and glued the sides together to make the 3D tree.

I cut a strip of  paper from the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper, and created tails on both ends using the Banner Triple Punch.  I layered this piece to the right side of the card front, then added the Gold Foil circle on top.  Next I attached my 3D tree, then added the tree pot that I had stamped in Crumb Cake & cut out using my Paper Snips.  The sentiment is from the Happy Scenes stamp set, stamped in Real Red ink onto Whisper White, and cut out using the Word Window Punch.  I layered it on top of a circle of Real Red cardstock, cut out using the 1″ Circle Punch.   I added some loops of Gold Cording Trim behind the circle, and attached it to the right of the tree, then added a small Vintage Faceted Button, tied with a bow of Gold Cording Trim, to finish off the card.

I can see this card as being one that would be easy to replicate, if you wanted to send out a lot of them!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my card, and that you’ll head over to the Paper Craft Crew page to see the fabulous projects made by the other Design Team Members.  Then of course, join in the challenge!  Have fun!

Until next time – happy stamping!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

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