Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas Thank You



Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I received a Christmas gift from someone I won't see again for several months. I knew she wanted me to open it and I did, so now I need a thank you card to send her for the sweet gift.

I've been wanting to make a folded Christmas tree for a while. I'm using the tutorial on Splitcoaststampers shown here. They're really fun to make. I hand cut the trunk of the tree with some
brown cardstock and used stickles on the tree.  The banner for the sentiment was also hand cut.

I started out using the SCS sketch shown here but I kind of didn't stick with it, but maybe resembles it somewhat.

Recipe:
Stamps-Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/Dogwood Blossoms for sentiment
Paper-PTI white cs, MME paper pad/Christmas (double sided and matching papers), gold mirror paper, Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cobbler cs
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories- EK Success Starry Night corner punch (used the negatives for the star), Xmas Red Stickles, Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder, red rhinestones

18 comments:

Julie Hoffman said...

This is beautiful! Love the layout - I'm sure your friend will love it!

Angel 007 said...

Hallo Benzi,
der Baum sieht so klasse aus. Eine schöne Faltung. Eine ganz fröhliche Karte, die mir sehr gut gefällt.
Liebe Grüße Carmen

Marisa said...

Love folded trees adn this one is fabulous with the touch of red garland :)

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh I LOVE the effect of your tree, I'm off to check out that tutorial! I'm sooooo behind in my cards now, I need a week off work to catch up LOL!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I haven't made one of those little folded trees yet...and considering how late I am to trends, I may never get around to it! Yours is sweet, and love the papers you used for it. Hope Thanksgiving was a beautiful one for you, Benz!

Sonia said...

What a beautiful Christmas tree Benzi:)
Lovely papers used, all card is too cute:)
Big hug my friend,
Sonia

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous thank you card, Brenda! Fantastic design!

Bonnie said...

I've been wanting to try this tree. Maybe one of these days. Yours is beautiful. Perfect paper and I love the sketch!

Carol L said...

This is so pretty with those crisp Christmas colors, and I've never tried the folded tree yet either! It's gorgeous, and it also looks like the Simon Says Stamp challenge sketch so you could link up over there :)

JD said...

Very pretty card! I really like that technique...been a while since I have tried it, you have inspired me to give it a go again, I need to finish my Christmas cards. TFS

zub momi said...

Beautiful card...love the folded christmas tree :)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh I love this tree and the cute card design, this is so fabulous.

nwilliams6 said...

So fun Brenda. I love these folded trees and yours is sooooo pretty. I want to try this too - maybe this weekend. Super sketch too. Roll Tide!!!! Hugz!

Beebeebabs said...

Love your card you did a great job!

Maria said...

Wow! Very creative! Great mix of paper for the lovely Christmas tree...so eye catching! Hope you are having a wonderful week, hugs!

Ellen said...

Your folded christmas tree is fabulous Benz! Love those pretty papers and wonderful layout! Yeah Katie is pretty spoiled but it takes one person off my list that I have to taxi around. Easier on my schedule. I lucked out, she is a really great kid.

NanaConnie said...

That folded tree is great, Benzi! So glad you gave a link for hte tutorial, too. I definitely am inspired to try that. Love the paper you chose for your tree.

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a beautiful ty....in keeping with the season....she'll love it