Anyways here finally are the cards for the Christmas Card Club where a group of us girls make cards to a set theme each fortnight. The current theme was set by Kate who asked for Trees, Christmas Trees or Trees in a scene so plenty of scope. I had 2 card fronts to reuse from last yrs received shop bought ones so they were easy peasy.
When we cleared the loft out last month from old christmas decorations and trees no longer used I kept a few items that would be useful for card making. DIL had sent in a card one year loads of tiny metallic christmas trees (I think you were supposed to sprinkle round card when opened) enclosed inside and I now had the brilliant idea of using on said cards!!!
116 little trees all attached with d.s.tape cut to size later and my enthusiasm was laxing very thin.
I had this die cut red frame lying in my stash and it was just the right size for the tree and followed the theme of the scalloped card base. By spellbinders A2 Floral Ribbon Threads. I used all gold trees this time .Sentiment was a gold sticker from stash with more of the sticker edging.
Decided to go with a sort of wreath design with this next card. I had a precut card circle on my desk and used it as a template for placing/spacing the trees around the outside edge then removing once trees were stuck in place. Sentiment sticker from my stash.
Still had loads of the red ones left and had idea to use up inside a shaker card. I used two different size Crafts-Too Square dies Scalloped Edge dies to make the frame work up and cut strips of red card stock (layered up 6 deep ) to create the built up sides. Piece of acetate and the red sticker from my stash.
Drat! I found the red christmas tree had dropped on the floor so of course had to use it. I did the remainder of the rows in alternate right way up/inverted on the next row. This gave the tree a denser look but also squashed it down a bit. Should really have put another row of trees in but I now only had four gold trees left and would have needed 7. I suppose I could have made a Cypress tree instead! (No don't even go down that one).
This just leaves me with Cards 7 and 8 to show that really only needed a card base cut for them from coloured card stock as the scalloped cards were a tad too small for them to fit onto. Hence me having 2 scalloped cards left over to go with the left over tree shapes above.
Apologies Kate for being so late. I'm off now to bake the cake I should have made yesterday and send the recipe to Miss Di who is waiting patiently to receive once I have tried and tested it out.
Good news is I have managed this months quota of cards and still have 2 days left in which to make my Rudolph card depicting the 3rd Day of Christmas. I need to round the 3 french hens up who are busy gobbling up the bird seed put out for the birds. Mrs Magpie was spotted this morning in the garden looking very egg bound.
Just because restrictions have been lifted it is still not safe out there.
Remember tiny steps and see how it goes.
OMG you were on a roll with this theme Valery Anne and what a fab selection of tree cards. Seems we had similar thoughts for the punch art tree. Somewhere I think I have a mini tree punch so might have to try your version. Have a great week Zoe x
Love how you played with the Christmas trees!
Absolutely gorgeous cards Mrs A!!! you were on a roll lol hugs Sue x
OMG I was stressed out just reading this and how you had the patience with all those little trees!!!Mind you the results were worth it and love the shaker one -I have just made a fruit loaf and a doz buns although this morning coughed and sneezed at the same time and hurt the ribs I fractured then all the mixing hasn't helped either.Just got our app for 2nd jab on the 9th April
Oh my goodness Valery, your life is certainly not dull, I hope the stresses have balanced themselves out by now.
You've certainly been on a roll here, and each card is absolutely amazing, you must have some amount of patience to create with all those tiny trees, but so worth the effort. I love your two more traditional cards, glad you got there in the end, keep safe, Kate x
Hi Mrs A all your cards are gorgeous. You have been very busy. Take care. Hugs Jackie
You must have tons of patience Mrs A. I think I would have given up on those little trees way before I got to six cards. They are all lovely though and definitely worth the effort you put into them. Great to recycle another two card fronts as well. Well done on continuing to meet your target. Looking forward to seeing the third day of Christmas once you round up those French Hens.
My words, what a great collection, once you get going there is no stopping you. A great use of the little mirri trees, super designs. Lovely scenic cards too.
These are all so gorgeous, like those tiny shiny trees! Great ideas!
Gorgeous cards, love the shimmer and shine. xx
How well you thought up these cards and made them so beautifully Mrs.
I think the tiny trees are so sweet!
These are a lot of them for stock, handy!
In the Netherlands we are in a 3rd wave and we are not allowed to do much ... we even have a curfew.
Have a nice day and lots of love xxx
Good grief, that is true crafters dedication to using every scrap! It did make me chuckle, especially the one tree on the floor! Of course I would NEVER do that! Hahahahah. Well done for a fabulous batch of cards and for making us smile xxx
What a super collection today and a bit of sparkle as well.
With you on the note at the bottom, I rather fear many will not heed caution, but here things will carry on much as they have for the past year.
Such gorgeous cards. Love them all!
Wow, what an amazing collection of trees made from trees and what patience in assembling them all. Great work and well done for meeting your quota with time to spare.
Wow! Thanks so much for all those inspirations with the little trees! Any card with them is just gorgeous and so unusual! Also the cards 7 and 8 are very pretty
A super collection of Christmas cards, you have certainly managed to use all of those fabulous little Christmas trees to create some fabulous cards, you must have lots of patience.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
Waiting for the recipe still :) Joke. What a glorious selection of Christmas cards and I'm even more convinced we're twins separated at birth! On my desk I have my little Christmas tree punch - waiting for me to make a few Christmas tree cards very like yours! I featured one such similar card in my picks here just a couple of weeks ago, made by Carol L, here: http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com/2021/03/pixies-snippets-playground-challenge.html
Mind you, having the trees ready cut is a great start. Well done on being so ahead with your card numbers too - 39, crumbs!
Fab cards Mrs A - and such patience with those pesky tiny trees!
WOWOW! ValeryAnne, you have blown me away with the imaginative use of all your tiny, sparkling Christmas trees! EVERY ONE OF THEM IS PURE GENIUS! Loving the shaker card (I never seem to remember to make a shaker card). Your precolored images also look amazing. It reminds me that I have saved several pretty "store-bought" friends have sent, strictly for the purpose of upcycling them. Thank you for the inspiration! hugs, de
You are just brilliant at using what you have. Those tiny trees made gorgeous cards. That was a wonderful way to use those trees. The card fronts look so pretty mounted on colored c/s. I'm sure glad you were able to get these posted.
Wow you must have had the patients of a saint to stick all those little trees onto cards Valery Anne, but well worth it they look fabulous. I love the recycled ones too.
Those little trees look fabulous, great patience and what fabulous cards Mrs A. x.
Oh my! What wonderful cards! I love them all, but the little trees are just genius!!!! Absolutely fantastic, even if they did test your patience rather. Well done!
Wow.....absolutely fabulous cards and how many 🌲??? totally stunning they all are lots added to your list xx
These are great ideas but I can see why you would never want to see another tiny Christmas tree! I'm impressed that they are all different. x
Oh my word ValeryAnn you must have the patience of a saint! Fantastic array of cards. I'm sorry I'm so late in visiting;I'm not sure how I missed your post but I'm here now - only a week late ... lol! Hugs Christine xx
A great set of cards again Mrs A, you certainly mean business this year with your Christmas card making. Sorry I haven't visited before now either, I must have missed your post on my feed somehow. I haven't been on blogger much lately either, my time has been taken up trying to organise the two farmers markets that I run which can restart at the end of this month - it's like starting from square one, goodness knows what it's like for some of the business owners getting their businesses up and running again, I don't envy them at all.
Great collection xXx
What a wonderful way to use all those foil christmas trees. Wish I had thought of that before I passed all mine on. :-)
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