Sunday, July 29, 2012

Christmas Tree Framed

Hey folks, I've been in a Christmas mood ever since getting the new-soon-to-be-released Stampin' Up Mini Catalog. You will just swoon when you see it if you haven't yet. There are so many cool bundles and elements to use! So... I did my new blog test post with the Frosty Friends stamp, but I am also IN LOVE with the new Christmas DSP and one of the frame ideas that pops up in the catty on p. 18. Here is my case of it:

Okay, so I did order the new paper and the scrappin' kit, but I didn't get the Christmas tree stamp set yet, so I had to improvise using an oldie-but-goodie retired set. It works, don't you think? Now, if you are like me, you love all the detail in stamps like this, but maybe don't love all the coloring unless you have oodles of time. I had two kids begging me to go swimming this afternoon, so I cut some corners. Shh. Don't tell.
  Here's how to make this lovely framed project:
1. Get a black frame. This one is a frugal 8.5 x 11 that came with a paper matte already.
2. Cut outer matte the width you like from Candlelight Christmas DSP. Mine is about 1.5"
3. Place matte onto Real Red CS backing.
4. Stamp tree image onto Very Vanilla CS using versamark & emboss it using black embossing powder---- cut image out.
5. Cut Very Vanilla CS piece for behind tree and emboss with the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder; layer this on top of some Champagne Glimmer paper. Center & attach to Real Red CS.
6. Cut strip of DSP to go under tree & sentiment and attach. Use a sticker strip from the new Merry Moments Simply Scrapping Kit to adhere across the middle.
7. Use dimensionals to adhere tree image to center.
8. Stamp sentiment and punch out with decorative label punch. Use same punch to punch out two labels from glimmer paper. Cut these in half and attach to back of sentiment to create "glitter frame."
Voila! Now you've got some Stampin' Up to hang up in your house!

Some challenges I would like to enter this for:


  1. Gorgeous, love the beautiful frame, sets it off perfectly... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  2. Loving this beautiful creation.
    Hop on over to Doing Life - for a chance to win some lovely digi stamps.
    Doing Life
    Digistamps4Joy DT Member
    Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member

  3. Gorgeous project, the tree and quote are lovely. Thank you for joining us at FSC this time.

  4. That is just a lovely project. What a lovely addition to the Holiday season. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Come and Get It Challenge Blog this week.

  5. What a great card! I love the Christmas tree image and your use of pattern papers is just fabulous... Thanks so much for playing with us at Stamptacular Sundays. We are so excited to add a new feature to our challenges- each week there will be "Top 3 Winners" in addition to the random prize drawing! We hope you join us again next week for another great challenge, prizes and a chance to be on our Top 3 list! Good Luck! xxx Ann Marie

  6. wow, this is gorgeous! I love this framed project....beautifully done.
    Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday!

  7. Such a beautiful Christmas card, Jen! Love how you embossed the tree image with black embossing powder. Lovely effect! Love that sentiment too.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Clear It Out. Hope you join us again.
    Huggies ~

  8. This almost has a vintage xmas feel to it! Gorgeous!!!
    I love the new papers...I don't know what the new xmas tree stamp is, but this one looks awesome! A wonderful card, beautifully put together.
    Thanks for joining in our anything goes challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
    Dot x

  9. Hi
    That is a beautiful stamp and what a special idea to frame it.
    Thank you for sharing your Christmas project with us at FSC Anything Goes.