Saturday, September 28, 2013

Easy Ribbon Christmas Tree

Not a lot of time to get crafty this weekend--kid sis and her husband are coming week after next so I'm starting to prep for that.  Tho I still have to squeeze in some sort of crafty something or I'll go nutso, right?

This card was so easy.  I chose a paper with dots that reminded me of snow so no need to emboss (tho I do love me some embossing).  I was originally thinking of sewing down the tree but back and forth?, along the sides?, tack it?--too futzy and too much thinking.  Instead I took clear adhesive dots and just free-handed it which was lots more satisfying.  For the trunk/pot, I  cut a small piece of scrap to shape, folding it and using a piece of foam tape to secure it to the card front.  I didn't think to add the star brad until after I'd taped down the aqua dot paper so I nipped off the posts and used a glue dot.  E.A.S.Y!

On the inside I taped a piece of light cream cardstock stamped with "May the simple joys of the season be yours."  I'll be using that sweet sentiment a lot.  It's so me.

The Details: 
Paper Studio Santa and Friends 6x6 paper, kraft cardstock from my old stash, organza ribbon from my gift-wrapping stash, star brad, clear adhesive glue dots, Scotch foam tape, Fiskars sentiment

I'm entering this in the following:  Festive Friday FFC118 Use a Star Challenge, Simon Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge, Cute Card Thursday 288 Ribbon Challenge, Whoopsi Daisy Ribbons and Bows Challenge, and Try it on Tuesdays "Going Dotty" challenge,


  1. I love that this tree looks like it is floating on the card - it's so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday!

  2. this is simple and striking love it. thank you for joining us at TIOT.EE

  3. Brilliant card, I love how you have placed the ribbon
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge this week

    Jo x

  4. such a clever use of ribbon - love this - thanks for joining us at whoopsi daisy this time and good luck x

  5. Well, how sweet is that tree made of ribbon! Love the look of it! Great card...thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday with it!

  6. What a neat idea! And I love the little star on top. Thanks so much for playing with us at Festive Friday!

  7. Love this one! Thanks for playing along at TIOT! Valerie


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