Homespun Holiday Christmas Tree

Good Saturday morning.  Before I start talking about my project I want to direct you to my Anniversary post if you would like to qualify for a Susan Tierney Cockburn flower die sets and embossing folders by Sizzix.  Three winners will be announced on my blog post tomorrow morning.  You will have until 5:00 pm this evening to leave a comment to qualify.  Good luck.

My project today is a framed Christmas Tree card made using the tree die from the new Essentials by Ellen Homespun Holiday Die Set  framed by the Impression Obsession All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2.  I layered the tree on Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Christmas designer paper. I love the country feel of the all red and green tree with the plaid paper.

KC Essentials by Ellen Homespun Holiday 1 right 

I cut two tree sections and the bottom section of the tree in red.  I offset the two tree sections and attached them together with mounting tape. I applied red Wink of Stella to the red tree base and attached it to the tree with mounting tape. I wound red organdy ribbon through the limbs of the tree and secured in place with mini glue dots as I worked up the tree.  I tied a multi loop bow for the top and finished the base of the tree with a tiny single loop bow.   I applied red Wink of Stella to a piece of red cardstock to add a bit of sparkle and then I punched out 1/4” and 1/8” circles to use ornaments.  I lightly formed the larger ones with my styles and molding pad and attached them to the tree with glossy accents. I filled in all around the larger ornaments with the smaller ornaments and attached with glossy accents.

KC Essentials by Ellen Homespun Holiday 1 center

I attached the frame to the card base with mounting tape.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the tree and a piece to the tree base and attached to the card base. I thought of adding a sentiment somewhere on the card but finally decided the tree and frame were enough.

KC Essentials by Ellen Homespun Holiday 1 close

Here’s a closer view of the tree so you can see the two tree layers.

KC Essentials by Ellen Homespun Holiday 1 left

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great weekend. 

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


6 thoughts on “Homespun Holiday Christmas Tree”

  1. Good Afternoon, Kittie. this is a homespun tree. a simple country, tree that you could hang in the window or even the door. I love the country feeling and i thought children would really enjoy making this one, for friends or teachers.i don’t have the essentials, but I can see making this tree with what I have. thanks for sharing and have wonderful week-end

  2. Morning Kittie….. You know you’re killing me… right? LOL. I so love this card and now I’ve gotta get another die… That background paper is perfect too. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creativity….


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