Good Sunday morning.  I have a clean and simple Christmas project to share with you today using my new Impression Obsession Merry Tree and Holly Leaf Cluster.  It doesn’t get much faster than this if you are one to mass produce  the same project for your holiday cards.

KC Impression Obsession Merry Tree 1 left

I started by cutting a frame out of Stampin’ Up! red Glimmer Paper using my matting basics B die.  I cut the Merry Tree out of the piece left over from the frame cut.

KC Impression Obsession Merry Tree 1 center

I attached the frame to the card base with mounting tape and attached the Merry Tree with glossy accents.  I cut the Holly Leaf Cluster out of olive cardstock and again out of the red glimmer paper to get the holly berries. I formed the holly leaves using my stylus and molding pad and attached them to the top and bottom of the tree with glossy accents.  I formed the berries and attached to the leaves with mini rolled glue dots.

Here’s a closer view.

KC Impression Obsession Merry Tree 1 close

I love how sparkly yet clean and simple this project is.  The die cuts in three separate pieces- the tree top, Merry and Christmas with flourish. The Merry and Christmas could easily be used alone for your sentiment without the tree top.  I love the font.

KC Impression Obsession Merry Tree 1 right 


PS….I asked Mitra Friant, the owner of Impression Obsession if she would consider creating foliage clusters to make it easy to cut several pieces at a time.  She sure came through in spades.  It goes to show….it never hurts to ask.  Smile  Fir Sprig Set, Pine Sprig Cluster and Holly Leaf Cluster. You will be seeing these on lots of my future projects. 


Impression Obsession Dies, Fir Sprig SetImpression Obsession Dies, Pine Sprig ClusterImpression Obsession Dies, Holly Leaf Cluster

Mitra also created a mini version of the Leaves set for us – Small Leaf Set. The leaves are approximately half the size and so perfect for our fall card projects. I can’t wait to get out my Pan Pastel to create gorgeous fall leaves.

Approximate die sizes: ½ x 1¼ to 2¼ x 2½   

Impression Obsession Dies, Leaves  

  Approximate die sizes: 1/4 x 3/4 to 1-1/8 x 1-1/8.   

     Impression Obsession Dies, Sm Leaf Set

Thanks for coming by and for letting me gush over some of my favorite new Impression Obsession dies.

Impression Obsession Dies, Merry TreeImpression Obsession Dies, Holly Leaf ClusterSizzix Accessory, Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tierney-CockburnAccents, GlossyHigh Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2ATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkMemory Box Die, Metal Adaptor PlateTeflon Bone Folder Paper Trimmer, Tonic Guillotine 12

Paper:  White, Olive, Stampin’ Up! Red Glimmer Paper    Accessories:  Impression Obsession Merry Tree, Holly Leaf Cluster, Spellbinders Matting Basics B, Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit, Glossy Accents, Mounting Tape, Metal Adapter Plate  , ATG  , Big Shot , Teflon Bone Folder , Guillotine Paper Cutter