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Christmas Trees

Hi there!

Here's the third project I featured during the Stampin' Addicts Holiday Catalog Blog Hop the weekend of August 17-19.  The focus of my projects for the Blog Hop is the Border Banter stamp set.  So you may be wondering where the border stamp was used on this project.  [Hint:  Take a closer look at the bottom half of the card front.]

Border_Banter_Pennant_Trees
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I would love for you to think that I was able to stamp the chevron image side-by-side with enough precision to correctly align all the lines; but that is definitely NOT the case.  The chevron image was stamped five times on Whisper White cardstock using Cherry Cobbler ink and each stamped image cut out with Paper Snips close to the outside edges of each stamped image.  Then the five images were lined up side-by-side, with one image pointing up and the next pointing down, and adhered to a base piece of Whisper White cardstock beginning at the center of the cardstock and moving outward to the left and right edges.  The overhang was trimmed away with Paper Snips to the size of the base piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The base cardstock was adhered to the lower half of a Gumball Green cardstock panel.  A piece of Snow Festival Designer Series Paper was adhered to the top half of the Gumball Green cardstock panel.  Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon was wrapped around the panel where the Snow Festival and chevron panel meet and knotted on the front of the Gumball Green cardstock panel.  The Gumball Green cardstock panel was adhered to the Cherry Cobbler card front.

The garland tree image from the Pennant Parade stamp set was stamped seven (7) times on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and the trees punched out with the straight side pennant of the Petite Pennants Builder punch.  A single scallop edge pennant was punched from Whisper White cardstock.  The tree stand image from the Pennant Parade stamp set was stamped on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock three times using Early Espresso ink.  The tree stands were cut out with Paper Snips.  A tree stand was adhered on top of the Snow Festival Designer Series Paper just above the ribbon knot and the short edge of the Whisper White scallop pennant adhered atop the tree stand.

Five of the punched garland trees were scored from the tip of the tree to the bottom edge to fold the trees in half.  The trees were then adhered together (right side of one tree to left side of the next).  The outermost left side and outermost right side was adhered at the center of the Whisper White scallop edge pennant.  The remaining two garland trees were adhered to the right and left of the center tree and the remaining tree stands adhered below the left and right trees.  Three stars were punched from Silver Glimmer Paper using the small star punch from the Merry Minis Punch Pack and adhered at the top of each tree using Mini Glue Dots.

Border_Banter_Pennant_Trees_Inside
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The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  A strip of Gumball Green cardstock was punched three times using the tree punch from the Merry Minis Punch Pack and adhered along the top edge of the Whisper White cardstock.  The tree images from the Merry Minis stamp set were stamped inside the punched out trees using Gumball Green ink and the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.  Two of the punched out trees were adhered in the non-punched area of the Gumball Green cardstock using Mini Glue Dots.  The "merry merry merry merry merry" image from the Border Banter stamp set was stamped across the bottom edge of the Whisper White liner using Cherry Cobbler ink and the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.  [You'll note that the line of "merry"s was adhered along the bottom edge of the liner for the sample shown above.  This is because I did NOT use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig on the liner and had to replace it with the strip adhered along the bottom edge.]

A lovely sentiment from the More Merry Messages stamp set was inked using the brush tip of the Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green Stampin' Write Markers and stamped near the upper center of the liner.

Border_Banter_Pennant_Trees_Envelope
(click on envelope to see larger image)

The garland tree image from the Merry Minis stamp set was inked with Gumball Green ink and stamped at the lower left front corner of the Medium Whisper White Envelope.  The "merry" image from the Pennant Parade stamp set was inked with Cherry Cobbler ink and stamped next to the garland tree.

I hope you found some inspiration for using the fun images contained in the Border Banter stamp set.  I had a great time designing the projects featured during the Stampin' Addicts Holiday Catalog Blog Hop.

Please come back to visit soon.  I have a list of projects that are waiting for blog posts to be written using products from the Holiday Catalog and the 2012-2013 Catalog.  I'm hoping to get those posts published in the next few weeks.

Robertssiggy

Stamps:  Border Banter, Merry Minis, More Merry Messages, Pennant Parade; Inks:  Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Gumball Green; Stampin' Write Markers:  Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green; Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Whisper White; Embellishments:  Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon; Adhesives:  SNAIL, Mini Glue Dots; Tools:  Paper Cutter, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Petite Pennants Builder punch, Merry Minis Punch Pack, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig; Other:  Medium Whisper White Envelope

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Kris McIntosh

This is absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for the instruction on using the Border Banter to create the panel on the bottom of the card. The 3d trees are amazing too. I can feel a case coming on.

Yapha

Great card, and the inside is super cute too!! Love it!

Kathleen

Wonderful use of the chevron stamp.

Paula aka Scrapshappen

Such a fabulous card. I love all the details on it. And the inside and envelope are fabulous too!

Adriana

Oh wow, Mickey! Wonderful work with the Border Banter chevron work. Your projects are always so inspiring!

lisa

nice blog, thumb up

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