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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

‘Tis the Season- for Lovely as a Tree

Apparently my family feels they still need to eat, have clean clothes, and be able to walk through our home without tripping over the piles of dirt, as well as be transported to places they need to go. That’s really for me, so they’re not home with me 24/7. So today’s post is just a quick holiday card…enjoy!


All Stampin’ Up: Lovely as a Tree and Sincere Salutations stamp sets
Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, and Garden Green Cardstock
Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler inks; Early Espresso marker
Frostwood Lodge DSP; Lace Ribbon Border and XL Oval punches

Seriously, it’s the quickest one I designed. The Lace Ribbon Border punch really adds a lot of detail with very little effort…but no one needs to know that when you send them this card! The DSP is just the same paper from the Frostwood Lodge package, using both sides. The strips are 4-1/4” x 2” and 4-1/4” x 1”. I sponged around the edge of the oval just to make it pop a little, then popped it further with dimensionals. For the tree, I inked the whole thing with my Garden Green pad, then wiped off the trunk and ground portion. I colored that with a marker, huffed on it to revitalize the ink, and stamped. Easy-peasy. And I got to use the word “huff” in a post.

By the way, that tree piece is straight…for some reason when I took the photo it was slightly distorted. Perhaps because I was trying to take photos outside for the natural light but the wind was gusting at about 75 mph, so speed was of the essence. I could also hear little voices calling, “Mama, mama, where are you?” inside the house, too, so that increased the urgency.

I didn’t even have time to do anything with apples today other than slice them up on the kids’ breakfast plates…maybe tomorrow!

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