Saturday, September 24, 2011

Pennant Christmas Tree

  Only 91 days until Christmas folks!!  It will be here before you know it.  I bet some stores are already putting their Halloween merchandise on sale and filling the shelves with Christmas goodies.  I am still on my quest of having all of my Christmas cards finished well before this year.  No last minute Mandy here!  Here is the design I did for the August Christmas card challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  I made 10 of these cute little pennant trees.

  This design comes together really quickly and is perfect for mass producing.  The base is Cherry Cobbler with a piece of Jolly Holiday (retired) DSP on the bottom.  There are so many great current Christmas DSP designs, just pick your favorite instead!  The tree panel is mounted on a piece of Early Espresso.  The Very Vanilla frame is from the new Designer Frames embossing folders.  You get 2 different shapes in this set, one is this rectangle the other is an oval.  
   I stamped the tree base in Early Espresso.  The tree is made from a scalloped pennant that was punched out of textured Old Olive.  The tree image was stamped in Old Olive and then punched out.  I colored in every other circle with my Cherry Cobbler marker to add some interest and contrast there.  The 2 tree pieces are adhered together and then adhered to the frame base with dimensionals.  

  For the embellishments on this card I added an adhesive rhinestone to the top of the tree for some sparkle.  A length of Very Vanilla satin ribbon finishes off the center of the card.

  80 cards down...I still need to design a card for September and I have an idea it's just a matter of making time to do it.  First I have to prepare for stamp club this week!  I hope everyone has a great weekend!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Pennant Parade

Ink: Old Olive, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler- marker

Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive textured, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Jolly Holiday DSP (retired)

Accessories:  Designer frames embossing folder, satin ribbon, adhesive rhinestone, Pennant Punch


  1. Great card Amanda! I really like how you colored the tree and the mat you made for it.

  2. Love, love, love the idea. My 5 year old daughter has quite the collection of sea shells so now I know what to do with them! Thanks!


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