Monday, January 9, 2023

The Best Tree

 Got to get started on the 2023 Christmas cards!  So here's the first!

I used several dies to create this card -  the sled is from Two Feet Deep by PTI, the trees are from die I just purchased - Woodland Santa Colorize Die from Sizzix and the handcart is a die from Charlie and Paulchen - a company in Germany.
I simply cut the dies, stamping or layering them as needed and adhered them over a pretty patterned paper from the Make It Merry Pad from Honey Bee.  I added a Clippings Stickers/Christmas from Idea-ology for the sentiment and tapped a white POSCA pen over the scene to create snow splatter!

I'm linking my card to:
I was inspired by the bottom right image

First use of the patterned paper and tree die 

Stamps: Two Feet Deep - Papertrey Ink
Paper:  Kraft Card - Papertrey Ink, Kraft Stock Classic Pad - Tim Holtz/Idea-ology, DP Make it Merry - Honey Bee.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Tea Dye, Versafine Vintage Sepia, Nocturne Versafine Clair.
Accessories:  Two Feet Deep Dies (sled) - Papertrey Ink, Hand Cart Die - Charlie Paulchen, Woodland Santa Colorize Die (trees) - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Clippings Stickers/Christmas - Idea-ology, White POSCA Pen.


LeAnne said...

Super cute! What a fun card with which to start your Christmas crafting!

Pia S said...

You nailed the photo inspiration with this one. And I do like the warm feeling of the design and the festive paper as background. You're off to a great start on this year's Christmas cards.

Loll said...

Oh my gosh ... this is amazing, Julia! LOVE your sweet die-cuts that tell a story. They look fantastic against the gorgeous patterned paper. xx

Bonnie said...

Awesome trees, Julia, and I love the sled and wagon! Love the snowfall and enjoyed remembering fun winter play times.

Trina P. said...

Oooh, what a showstopper! So many amazing details coming together brilliantly! Well done on continuing to make your Christmas cards… boy, do I miss CAS Christmas. 😞

Susan said...

Wow! I love this! What a great combination of die cuts and a perfect patterned paper for the background. Thank you so much for joining us at Peace on Earth! It's a great interpretation of our mood board!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Love all the diecuts you combined, Julie! So rich on that patterned paper too!!

Anonymous said...

Love it!