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I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while  I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Christmas Tree with Sentiment

Ok, I totally had a late night brainstorm. The image for this card is for Lady Anne's Progressive Christmas Challenge. The stamp is by Nana Vic. The idea behind this card was to take a flat 3d image in the shape of a Christmas tree and turn it into a 3D Christmas tree on a card. So (drum roll please) the reveal: (sorry, too much DIY channel)
The papers are all scrap. The ribbon is from my stash as are the half pearls.

The image started out like this:

I sectioned out the image and cut each out in as a section of a Christmas tree and printed it out on a celery colored cardstock. Once the image had been sectioned and cut, I then trimmed the edges of the tree with decorative scissors. Then I inked the edges in Always Artichoke ink from Stampin' Up. I did the same thing with the tree trunk except using kraft paper and crumb cake ink.

The trunk was adhered directly to the paper. The base of the tree was popped up on one layer of foam tape. The next section of the tree is popped up on 2 layers of foam tape and the top section on 3 layers of foam tape.

The bow is acting as the tree topper. The half pearls are randomly places and adhered with hot glue.

I really like the way this one turned out. It was an idea I had right away when I saw the image, but was unsure how to go about getting the effect I want. I hope you like it.

This card will also be entered into:
3 Girl JAM: Kraft and Ribbon



  1. I like the way you did this Miranda, great card! (mine is just flat)!

  2. Great card love how you used the image. Thanks for joining us for Lady Anne's Christmas Challenge.

  3. Gorgeous! Love this tree and the great design! Thanks for joining us over at 3 Girl Jam Challenges! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  4. I love your 3D tree! Thanks for joining us at 3Girl JAM! Julie O, DT member

  5. Such a gorgeous project!! Love that tree!!!
    Thanks for sharing and linking this up over at the 3GJ Challenge blog for our Kraft w/Ribbon Challenge!
    We have a new challenge beginning tomorrow, hope to see you join in again :)
    3GJ DT

  6. Love how you have thought outside the square for this one. Like Mel's, mine is just flat and doesn't look anywhere near as effective as yours.