Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Felt Christmas Tree


When I saw the info about the Papertrey blog hop I was so glad that I had just received my latest Papertrey order. I so wanted to use the Tree die and this was a perfect opportunity. Among the items I ordered was the Chartreuse felt so I ran it through my Cuttlebug with the die and found out that I also needed to trim around the edges (my Cuttlebug must not be as tight as it could be).
I made my card base from a piece of dark green shimmery card stock and the DP is from Me & My Big Ideas Holiday paper pad. I had these little jingle bells in my stash so I hauled out my sewing box (something I very rarely do) and sewed them on, it still looked bare so I found this gold cord and threaded it through the bells and then I added some Martha Stewart Lily White glitter along the edges and sort of drifting down under the bells.
The sentiment is also Papertrey Inside & Out Holiday, I stamped the first two lines for the front and the rest inside. I had fun making this card even though sewing is not my thing I see it on so many cards these days I knew I had to try it. I must admit that I find a lot of inspiration from the different DT members at Papertrey, but I also love the attention to detail I see on so many blogs. My preferred style of card is clean and simple. I like the focal point not to be hidden by too many layers. Then I come across cards that have several layers and they only highlight the focal point, go figure. Well this card was fun to make and I hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

22 comments:

Keva said...

I love this. The tree looks great with that paper. Very cute!

Rhonda said...

Very cute. Lovin the tree die.

Sara Mac said...

What a fun card! Love how you added the ornaments to the tree.

Allison said...

How fun! Great job with the die and the little baubles!

Debra said...

Great sentiment to go with your tree! Love the bells on the diecut tree, so fun.

Traveling Mama said...

How fun! I love the felt tree! Hugs!

Pearl Maple said...

cute card, like your colour choices and all those little details

Sue Ann said...

love love love the tree!!!!

Aimes said...

Love how you decorated that tree - so sweet!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Laura Isham said...

fun, fun, fun! I just tried the Christmas tree die with the felt I just got in and can't wait to decorate like you did.

Kelly S. said...

What a cute tree with those bells...your background paper is gorgeous!

Janelle said...

Oh, I can't wait to get that tree die, too. (I usually add 2-4 sheets of cardstock into my sandwich with my Cuttlebug and get great cuts on the PTI felt.) Nice card!

Marge said...
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Marge said...

Waaay cute tree card! I didn't order this month, but I'm anxiously awaiting my Day 1 win of 3 stamps & a die!!!

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh! I LOVE this card with the bells and the cord and the snow! FAB!

Jen Carter said...

What a fun idea to add the bells to your tree!

Barb said...

Super cute card. LOVIN' that tree!

peggysue said...

Very pretty!

Nerina said...

What a completely cute idea to 'decorate' your tree - it's wonderful!

Kristii said...

So very cute!!! I just love that tree die and I love the way you decorated it!!!

Babies- Beth said...

Oh sweet! I can't wiat for mine to get here, lol, and I need some MS glitter, I guess!!!!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

This is beautiful! Love the little ornaments on your tree. Can't wait for my goodies to arrive so I can play with that tree die!