Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Merriest Trees for New at SU

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Welcome to our December NEW AT SU! Blog Hop! We love to share creative ideas from Stampin' Up! with you. Today we have projects featuring Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla, two neutrals. I'm using Merriest Trees to showcase these colours.

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I associate Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake with rustic winter scenes, woolen scarves, mittens and blankets, snow and wooden structures. Cozy feelings. But when I looked over my current cache of products, the best set I had to use for winter was the Merriest Trees bundle. I decided to add the Distressed Gold Specialty paper to the mix as well for the stars and for some contrast and artistic flare.

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  • The card base is Crumb Cake cardstock. On that is a layer of 5 1/4" x 4" Distressed Gold Specialty Paper centered, and centered on that is a 5" x 3 3/4" Very Vanilla cardstock.
  • I die cut the second largest tree section out of Crumb Cake. Then I die cut the tree smallest sections out of Crumb Cake cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock and the Distressed Gold Specialty paper.
  • Mixing and matching as you see above, I constructed 2 trees from the pieces, using dimensionals to add on each successive layer for 3D effect.
  • I die cut all the stars from the Distressed Gold and added them to the sky as shown.
  • The sentiment, from the Merriest Trees stamp set, was embossed using gold embossing powder on a Very Vanilla flag and mounted on the card front with dimensionals.
  • Small gold coloured Blooming Pearls were added as embellishments.

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I hope you enjoyed this project made with Merriest Trees Bundle, which you can find on page 12 of the Sept/Dec Mini Catalogue. It's currently out of stock but will be available again the week of Jan. 1st.
Please take a moment to comment at the bottom of this post and let me know how you liked my project or ask me a question about the technique used. Don’t forget to scroll back up and keep hoppin’ with us! – Thank you!
Keep Creating!
Heather Cooper

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  1. Love the distressed gold added to the color mix, Heather. Such a touch of class to the trees! x


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