Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Crisscross Christmas Tree


Splitcoaststampers had their Color Combination Challenge, CC454 yesterday which required the  Stampin'Up! colors Night of Navy, Baja Breeze, and Daffodil Delight. I had all the colors except Daffodil Delight so I used some scrap paper I had on hand for the yellow.

I saw this design on Pinterest: http://kentuckykindergartenkorner.blogspot.com/2012/12/eeek-loving-this-new-christmas-craft.html?m=1  Well, I know it was for kindergartners but I have seen plenty of this type tree made that wasn't for kindergartners. LOL I saw one yesterday on Splitcoaststampers made with Washi tape. I should have used Washi as I am sure it would have been easier (I think) than cutting all these strips of cardstock.

I didn't have a star punch with the size I needed so I punched a snowflake for the top of the tree. Then, I added my sentiment on a tree branch...couldn't find anywhere else for it to go.

I'm entering the Oozak blog challenge-#26-Holidays and anything goes-This is my third and final entry as their limit is three.

Shopping Our Stash #129-Holiday or Winter

I won't be on my blog for several days as I'll be celebrating Thanksgiving with family. Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday.

Recipe:
Stamps-Hot off the Press/Christmas Words
Paper-PTI white cardstock, SU Night of Navy and Baja Breeze, scrap yellow cardstock
Ink-SU Night of Navy
Accessories-trimmer, EK Success 1 1/4" square punch (cut down to size) for tree stand, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, clear rhinestone

23 comments:

Marisa said...

Just LOVE this, Benzi!! Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving ((hugs))!!

Doreen said...

Love the design and gorgeous colours.xxx

jimlynn said...

As cute as can be!! Love all the little scraps used to make a tree. Fantastic card and I do love the snowflake instead of a star.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!
Lynn

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh this is fab, and I love where you placed your sentiment.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family :)

Charlene said...

This is wonderful!!!! I love it!! I hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Carol L said...

This is SO cute, and I love your placement of the sentiment!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and enjoy every moment!

Cathy said...

Are you crafting while your hubby drives? Lol
This is adorable Benzi! I love the colors and the creativity!
I hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! Now it is time for CHRISTMAS cards.

Ajascha said...

Hallo Brenda,
ein schöner moderner Weihnachtsbaum. Die Idee mit dem Washi Tape gefällt mir sehr gut und auch die Farbkombination und der Text passen gut auf die Karte.
Liebe Grüße, Anja

Davi said...

This tree is the coolest Brenda, so creative, love it ;) Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

MaryH said...

Simply delightful. I'm seeing these 'folk art' trees - not sure what else to call 'em - all over the 'net. Loved your colors and great idea to stamp the sentiment on a 'branch' as you did. Inspired topping too, I might add. Really cute & clever card. Happy Thanksgiving, enjoy your family, stay warm. TFS & Hugs

Angel 007 said...

Hi Benzi, einen wunderschönen Weihnachtsbaum hast Du kreiert. Der ist Cool. Mit den bunten Papier Streifen sieht er viel schöner aus, als mit Washi Tape, weil er so einen tollen 3 D Effekt bekommen hat. :)
Ich wünsche Dir ein paar schöne Tage mit Deiner Familie.

Liebe Grüße, Carmen

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Benzi! Love what you have done with the paper strips! Great idea and darling card. I've pinned your card to jog my memory and CASE it from you! LOVE THIS! Thanks for sharing your artwork. I've been enjoying your blog, and your visits to my blog, too. hugs, de

Beebeebabs said...

Very cute such a great way to get rid of scraps tfs!!!

Angie said...

I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving!!! This tree is sooo cute!!! I love that you stamped the sentiment on one of the strips!

Maria said...

What a super FUN tree, Benzi! Love the colors and snowflake at top! It's a wonderful way to use up scraps! Hope you're have a great time with family celebrating Thanksgiving, hugs!

NanaConnie said...

I'm going to b e CASEing this one, Benzi! So beautifully simple and what a great set of cards it would make, with different CS or dp in the strips that make the tree. Fabulous idea!

Diane said...

Just adorable tree design.

Hugs Diane

Carole said...

I love this Benzi, awesome tree!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh I absolutely love this tree! And the snowflake tree topper is a great idea.

lauren bergold said...

what a clever holiday card design! love, love, love the way you can use up lots of little scraps of paper and have them look AWESOME! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (holiday!) STASH with us! :)

Jessi Fogan said...

This is fabulous! Love the fun & funky feel of it, especially with the non traditional colours! Thanks so much for coming to play at Shopping Our Stash for the winter/holiday challenge!

nwilliams6 said...

Don't know how I missed this one but it is super cute and such a fun idea! Hugz!

Joanne (jojot) said...

very cool and primitive tree....sure to bring a smile