|Festive 5 x 7 Christmas Tree Card|
If you have ever looked at my blog before you may have noticed that I have a thing for paper punches. They do exactly what the manufacturer says they'll do - which is awesome enough! but sometimes you can stretch their use with alternate applications. Well, that's what I'm talkin' about today. :-)
|MS Punch Around The Page Edge Punch Loops|
The trees were made by first punching 12" long strips. They were adhered onto a Garden Green tree base and trimmed after each row. By the way, these trees are really just triangles with a brown piece of cardstock stuck to the bottom for a trunk. This reminded me of my early elementary school days. :-) It was a lot of fun to make them!
|Image from Close To My Heart's Christmas Love Stamp Set|
The loops part of the strip is not adhered to the base, so they stick out to give a 3-dimensional aspect. The trees are popped off the page to add more dimension.
Stamps: CTMH Christmas Love
Paper: CTMH Believe, White Daisy, Sweet Leaf, Topiary, Colonial White, Cranberry, Garden Green, Cocoa, (also, a retired B & T paper used for green loops)
Ink: CTMH Sweet Leaf
Embellishments: Ribbon and Sparkles from CTMH, Corsage pin colored and beaded by me
Tools: MS Loops Punch Around The Page, Emagination Star Punch, Spellbinders Labels Eight and Labels Four, foam tape, Fray Check