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Friday, October 14, 2011

Heart Chain Christmas Tree Card

Martha Stewart Heart Chain Edge Punch Trees
This card seems to have a Scandinavian vibe.  I lived in Minnesota for a number of years and I can spot a Scandinavian vibe when I feel one. Doncha-Know? :-)  It is the perfect match to the color challenge at CR84FN.......

This 6x 6" die cut kraft card is the perfect base for Holiday Red and Colonial White.  There is just a pop of dark brown to help the other colors keep the spotlight.  I stamped the Colonial White cardstock with CTMH's text stamp from the Universal Backgrounds set in Holiday Red ink.  Then I used the Heart Chain edge punch on 12" long strips of the stamped cardstock and Holiday Red cardstock.  These were layered upside-down on red pine tree shapes to give a bit of a 3-d effect. Some of the extra hearts were glued to the cardstock base along with a couple of larger punched hearts.

One of the images from CTMH's Christmas Love - stamped in Holiday Red
The buttons, rick rack and baker's twine add a gingerbread-y feel to the card.  I think it is festive and fun.  The stars on top of the trees were cut from an Emaginations punch.  The one on the right is layered onto a Spellbinder's Flower Bouquet die and topped with a Create a Flake 1 die.

The tiniest Spellbinders Labels Four Layered Under Red Heart
The larger buttons were tied with variegated pearl cotton (size 12) that almost mimics the baker's twine. The trees were lifted off the card base with foam tape.

Stamps: CTMH Universal Backgrounds, Christmas Love
Paper: CTMH Colonial White, Holiday Red, Kraft card base, SU! textured brown
Ink: CTMH Holiday Red
Embellishments: CTMH Buttons and Rick Rack, Valdani pearl cotton, baker's twine
Tools: Spellbinders: Labels Four, Create A Flake 1 and Flower Bouquet, MS Heart Chain Edge Punch, Marvy Heart Punch, Emagination Star Punch

Submitted for the following challenges:

To Die-cut For -
CR84FN 40 Color Challenge:  Red, Brown, Kraft -


  1. Very pretty card! Love the tree full of hearts and the baker's twine candy cane striped bow looks darling! Thanks so much for joining along with CR84FN :)

  2. This makes me want some warm gingerbread with whipped cream! Your card is just delightful!

  3. Bev, great use of the punches on this happy holiday card! I love the row of buttons and twine too... in fact, I love it so much that I have chosen to showcase your card on our Feature Me Friday blog post for October 21. Please be sure to stop by the blog to pick up your Featured Artist button and thanks so much for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal too!

  4. Wow, Beth!
    Thank you very much for the honor! How awesome! Bev

  5. Beautiful card. Definitely a Scandanavian type card with a gingerbread feel. Love all the buttons.

  6. Beverly, LOVE the trees with the hearts and script paper! LOVE all the buttons, too! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

  7. I do like the way you've made the trees with the punched papers - so pretty! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

  8. So clever! The result is really great. All of the other elements are perfect with the design.

  9. Your card is DARLING!! The Christmas trees are so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

  10. Cute, cute card! That shade of red is gorgeous against the kraft. Love the trees made of punched borders--especially the white stamped with red. Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!