Monday, November 22, 2010

a punchy little Christmas Tree

Hi bloggie peeps!  I'm back with a quick little post today.  First let me preface by saying that sometimes, I like to challenge myself to try and use punches for a different purpose then it's intended image.  So with that in mind, enter my card project for today.  I was determined to make a Christmas tree out of the snowflake punch, and after several attempts, what you see before you is what I finally came up with!  So...dare I ask?  What do you think of my punchy little Christmas tree?  I had to look at it for a while before it grew on me.  Maybe it's the Basic Pearl embellies that fancied it up enough for me.  I like the sort of rustic appeal it has.  Would love to hear what you think! 

I used 2 punched snowflakes to create the tree.  I cut both of them in half, then on one of the halves, I cut one of the "sprigs" off, so that it became 2 pieces of 1 sprig and 2 sprigs.  This is what I used for my top 2 layers of my tree.  For the stump, I just used a scrap piece and cut one end at a diagonal.  Super simple!
{Punchy Christmas Tree}
*Stamps: Contempo Christmas
*Inks: Early Espresso
*Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Pear Pizazz, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso
*Accessories: Snowflake Punch, Star Punch, Basic Pearls, Corner Rounder punch; Baker's Twine {non-SU!}
Thanks for peeking in! :)


17 comments:

~amy~ said...

super clever idea!

~Olga said...

Ooo...Cute card! Rose you should check out the project I made with the Fabric I bought from you. I think you might like it. :) http://www.threebutterflykisses.com/2010/11/can-of-worms.html
Talk to you soon. ~Olga

Kathy Martin said...

How creative! Love it! :)

allison said...

Very cute!!!!Can't wait to craft on Sunday!!!!!!! :)

Cam said...

Very creative Rose! I was tempting to get the snowflake punch but can't justify. Now I have a reason. Love it. Happy Thanksgiving.

Kim Score said...

very cute! this will be on my punch inspiration blog post on friday. TFS

A Stamper's Journey said...

What a great idea! I have ALL of those things and never thought to put them together. Thanks for the idea and sharing your creativity!

Maureen

Ms said...

Now this is just darling.... I just got this punch and I'm going to give this a try.... thank you for sharing your creativity

Regina Mangum said...

Darling and clever, Rose! Love it!

Sue from Oregon said...

Outstanding!

Created By you said...

Very clever tree Rose! Love the details!
Hugs,
Sharon

Susan Carlson said...

You are very creative! I love it : ) Found this card via Nancy Riley's iPicks #108.

Dale Morin said...

Love this tree. I am going to have to try to make one too! TFS

Jenn in GA said...

you doubted whether or not this was CUTE?! it's VERY cute, and makes me want to purchase this punch before next tuesday so i can make it with my families at the ronald mcdonald house!

gayle said...

Love it!

Shelley Germann said...

Genius! Just the thing for those of us {cough, cough} that haven't even started our cards yet! Congrats on making the iPicks.

Bev Gomez said...

Very very cute and clever Rose! Love your blog and am going to follow you.
Bev www.stampingwithbev.blogspot.com