Friday, September 23, 2022

Trimming the Tree Bundle for As You See It Challenge #284


trimming the tree bundle for aysi #284 1

It's time for another sketch challenge at As You See It Challenges and this time it is brought to us by the lovely Joanne James! I love this one because there is definitely a recognizable shape, but there is also lots of room for being creative and I'm really looking forward to seeing all the entries!! Here's the banner:

challenge #284

I'll bet you have lots of ideas, don't you? I wanted to highlight the Perfect Partners Promo before it's over. So I used the Trimming the Tree stamp set from the Annual Catalogue and the time limited dies that coordinate with it that are only available until Sept. 30. They are definitely handy and create a look that you couldn't get with the stamps alone.

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  • On a Merry Merlot card base I added a layer of Copper Foil sheet and a slightly smaller layer of the Lights Aglow 6" x 6" Specialty Designer Series Paper in Evening Evergreen.
  • My pendulum layer is Merry Merlot cardstock embossed using the Merry Melodies 3D Embossing Folder.
  • I  2-step stamped the Christmas tree from the Trimming the Tree stamp set in Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent on Basic White and also stamped the garlands, bow and the sentiment in Merry Merlot.
  • I die cut these with the coordinating Tree Trimming Dies, available only until September 30th. With the same dies, I die cut the other trimmings from Copper Brushed Metallic Cardstock and the tree holder from Gray Granite cardstock. The sentiment I die cut using the Stitched Rectangle dies.
  • I assembled everything, popping up the tree and sentiment using dimensionals.
  • I added some copper Brushed Metallic Dots at the end.
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    october paper pumpkin 1

It's starting to look a lot like Christmas at Paper Pumpkin!! The October kit will build you 9 classic Christmas cards! And they will coordinate with November's tag kit as well as with lots of other regular Stampin' Up! products! But you must subscribe by October 10th to be able to get it, HERE.

october paper pumpkin 2

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  1. Gorgeous Heather! That tree is beautiful but paired with the embossed cardstock is brilliant! Love!!

  2. Love this Heather! I especially like that embossed panel behind the tree and the sweet baubles on the tree. The touches of metallics add a really festive air as well as being very elegant. We were obviously on the same wavelength for this challenge!

  3. This is gorgeous Heather - full of traditional colour and properly festive! I love the touches of copper and the embossed music background panel. All it needs is the Christmas carollers!


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