Oh Christmas Tree

Have the people in your life elevated things to a new level of excitement waiting for Santa? Here in St. Louis, like the entire country, we are in a big winter storm. So it will be an extra crazy few days with the Snow Apocalypse ’22. Earlier yesterday, Mr. Mister (BJ) went to the grocery store & got all our regular provisions plus all the ingredients for our favorite holiday recipes. (Thank you BJ)

In the holiday spirit, my card today features the black & white (b/w) tree paper from the Celebrate Everything host DSP pack. I featured this b/w DSP last week when I shared four different cards. I love taking a single sheet of DSP and creating different cards. On last Thursday’s post, I shared the process I used for the four cards. I had cut this card’s DSP piece last week & didn’t use it in the quartet line-up. So I decided to try a different color combination.

First, I cut the DSP to 2.5 x 5.5. When you cut a 12 x 12 piece, you can get 8 pieces that size. As a demonstrator, I won’t use this DSP again for classes or blog posts because it’s soon to be retired, so I went ahead & cut the entire sheet.

I will put those extra pieces into a kit containing the needed supplies such as cardstock & card-base & a note on what I need to add from my current supplies (stamps & dies/punch, embellishments, etc.) so I can make the other seven(7) cards at a day or weekend crop. Once done, those extra cards go to my stash to sell or give away. Yes, you read that correct, I sell my cards. Send me an email if you interested.

My card base is Mossy Meadow & the accent color is Merry Merlot. A 2 x 5.5 piece is under the DSP with about 1/4″ showing on the left. For the tree, the rectangular base under the Basic White Stitched Rectangle is 3-5/8x 2-1/4. The Mossy Meadow tree is from the Trees For Sale dies.; sadly no longer available. The branch stamp from the same set was stamped in Versamark & embossed with Basic White Embossing Powder from our trio Basic Stampin’ Emboss Powders (black, clear & white).

Here’s a super close up of the embossing; I love this texture.

Using dimensionals, I popped up the tree & wrapped Blck & white Gingham ribbon around the white panel which was also elevated with dimensionals. Last Matte Black Dots were added.

I hope your are safe & warm. Happy Holidays, Marilyn (aka MJ)

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