Hello again – blog hop time 😁 and we have a sketch challenge – Christmas! Woohoo! Who doesn’t love the shiny, glittery, bright colors of the holidays? (It’s all the advertising that drives me crazy!)

I’ve chosen to work with the Trimming the Tree bundle. I love what happens with the tree dies in this set of dies ~ it creates all the elements of the tree (branches?) After die cutting, they can be poked out (which I did!).

Stampin' Up! Trimming the Tree Thu hop 11/3.1

I began by die cutting the tree outline using the Tree Trimming Dies (the dies retired in September but you can use them if you have them) on the Regals 6×6 DSP in Shaded Spruce and set that aside. I die cut the detailed tree using the Tree Trimming Dies on a smaller panel of Basic White, then again in Shaded Spruce and layered them together with liquid glue then adhered that to a Basic White panel with liquid glue. I put dimensionals on the back of the Regals 6×6 DSP and adhered it over the detailed tree die cut. This allows the tree branches to stick up/ out to give the tree some depth ~ and I love this look!. I then used the Shimmery Crystal Effects to add to many of the branch tips. See photo below for a better ‘look see’. I die cut a star from the Tree Trimmings Dies using the Real Red & White Glimmer 6×6 paper. I put a mini dimensional on it and attached it to the tree top.

Stampin' Up! Trimming the Tree Thu hop 11/3.2

I stamped the sentiment from Trimming the Tree stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on a Basic White piece, then die cut that with the banner die in the Tree Trimmings Dies. I adhered this with dimensionals then added a couple of Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Stampin' Up! Trimming the Tree Thu hop 11/3.3

For the inside… I took the leftover die cut of the outline tree, turned it over to use the opposite side :O), adhered it to the inside Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment from the Trimming the Tree stamp set in Shaded Spruce, added this panel to the inside of the card and… done!

Stampin' Up! Trimming the Tree Thu hop 11/3.4

I kept the envelope simple… added a strip of the Regals 6×6 DSP in Shaded Spruce to the flap, trimmed it to fit and called it completed. I like it and hope you do too :O) The DSP is 3 3/4 x 5; the larger Basic White panel is 4 x 5 1/4; the card base is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.

Now it’s time to visit the others on the hop… click the next button to see what Carol has created or click a name to visit another of the hoppers. Thanks so much for joining us. Do have fun hopping!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright ~ you are here 😁

Carol Buckalew

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