Thursday, September 8, 2011

Festive Christmas "Card" Blog Hop!

School started this week, on the 7th and just before the craziness began,
we took one last family trip up to Glencoe in Northern California.
We stayed at a friends cabin in the woods which was surrounded by beautiful pine trees.
These pine trees inspired me to make this card!
I love to incorporate nature into greeting cards.

Here I cut a card from white card stock and inked the edges with red ink.
Then on a separate smaller square of white card stock,
I drizzled white tacky glue (dries clear) in a wreath like circle.
I placed little snippets of the pine tree in the glue until a wreath was formed.
Pressing down firmly as I worked.
This I set aside for the glue to dry hard and clear.
Once done, I added touches of red and iridescent glitter glues to the wreath.
I let this dry before adding the red ribbon bow, distressing the edges with red ink
and adhering to the main card. .
The reason I did the wreath on a separate piece of cardstock is because the tacky glue tends to make the paper buckle and I did not want that showing up on the inside of the card.

I made a cute matching tag from one of the leftover pine tree clippings.
I stripped some of the needles off to create a "mini" tree.
When I added the glue to the first card layer, I carefully pushed down pine needles
and held in place until they stayed flat.
After the glue had set, I decorated the mini tree with glitter glue.
I distressed the edges and was done. So easy!
Some of the blog hop participants are hosting a giveaway with their Festive Card.
I am giving away a My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Software!
You can read about it on my original post here
~complete with some fun digital Scrapbook layouts I created!
In honor of this Festive Blog Hop, I have extended the deadline to enter to win -
until Sunday, September 11th , 11:59 pm.
You may leave a comment on the original post
or here on this one by doing the following:
1. Visit the My Memories site and choose your favorite digital paper pack or layout.
Then comment here and let me know which one you like.
2. Follow my Blog- for a extra chance to win.


Cheryl LIndsay said...

This is wonderful...I love the dimention and the texture.Your ideas are Great!

Becky Conley said...

very nice! Love the wreath.

GardenofDaisies said...

I love your pine wreath card!

Carol's World said...

I am so impressed, nice job :))

chuy said...

great idea! loved both projects

chuy said...

I just looked at your site - loved everything I saw there! not possible to chose my fav. just have to follow you from now on-

A Creative Journey said...

Love the idea of the wreath! VERY COOL! Thank you for the opportunity to win something! I like the going coastal set- although they are all really cute :)I am a new follower and would be honored if you would check out my blog at and become a follower if you aren't already :) Have a great weekend!

Crystal said...

WOW what a GREAT wreath!!!! AWESOME projects!

Amanda said...

Love the wreath great card :)

Terri Sproul said...

I adore this card.. hope I'm on your christmas card list. LOL

Jean-Marie said...

Oh what fun I had trying to pick a favorite digital pack! It was VERY hard, though--so many goodies from which to choose! I settled on the "splendor" pack. But I really loved them all!!!! I would LOVE to win this software prize! It looks awesome!

Jean-Marie said...

oh, and I am a new follower!

WAM Family said...

This is really great!!! Love how you did the wreath simple, but perfect. TFS


leslierahye said...

Fun Pine cards! love them! Thanks for the inspiration!

Yolonda said...

Very unique. TFS!!!

Lyneen said...

Wonderful idea to use the pines on your cards... Love it.. I am sure when the envelope is opened there will be the smell of Christmas!!!



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