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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Country Christmas Card With Edge Punch Garland

EK Success Parisian and Martha Stewart Loops Punches Garland
Burlap reminds me of trees. As a teenager, I worked for a nursery that sold trees with their roots wrapped in burlap.  The natural beauty of this rustic fabric seemed perfect for a Christmas tree background. It is layered on top of a piece of Cranberry cardstock which is on a Colonial White card base. The base was stamped with Cranberry ink using one of the images from the Universal Backgrounds set.

Seam binding dyed with Tim Holtz Distress Stain
The trees are decorated with strips of edge punched cardstock and embossed star punches.  The strips on the left tree were run through a corrugator and then embellished with baker's twine.  The strips on the tree on the right were stamped with an image from the Holiday Cheer set.

Image from CTMH's Holiday Magic stamped on Spellbinder's Die-cut shape
Thank you for stopping by today.  I appreciate your comments.

Stamps: CTMH Holiday Magic, Universal Backgrounds, Holiday Cheer
Papers: CTMH Colonial White, Cranberry, Topiary, SU! textured brown
Inks: CTMH Cranberry and black, Versamark
Embellishments: Silver embossing powder, cranberry brads, burlap, baker's twine, Tim Holtz Distress Stain, button
Tools: Emaginations star punch, MS Loops edge punch, EK Success Parisian edge punch, Spellbinders

This card is submitted for the following challenges:

CASE Study Challenge #61 - October Muse Niki Estes with fabric 
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge Week 77 Seeing Double 


  1. Beverly--not only is this a cute country Christmas card, it's also very creative!!! I love how you made the garland from punches! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge!

  2. Great trees. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends.

  3. Beverly I just love the country feel of this precious card. Those trees are delightful and the textured background looks amazing. Well done. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge.

    Bear Hugs,

  4. Great card and great story. Thanks for playing in Speedy the Cats challenge Seeing Double.

  5. Oh my word, this is fantastic!! Love it, so festive and full of texture!

  6. Eek this is fantastic!!! Great job!!! Thanks for sharing it with us at CASE Study Challenge! :)

  7. Great card. I love the canvas you used as your DP. Love the trees. Thanks for playing along with us here are Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.