Monday, October 1, 2012

Merry Christmas Tree with BBTB2


Happy Monday everyone!  I am back today to share this week's Bitten by the Bug 2 project.   My very creative design team sister Jayne, from Jayne's Designs, selected this week's design challenge - a Cricut cut TREE!   This is a perfect time of year for a tree with all of the potential themes - Halloween, Autumn, Thanksgiving, and of course, Christmas!

I chose to use this new Christmas Tree cut from Teresa Collins new December 25 cartridge.  The cartridge is currently on sale at Cricut.com!!  I love this Christmas tree, it reminds me of peppermint ribbon candy I used to see as a child!



I decided to keep the number of Cricut cuts to a minimum and dress up the cuts with gems and pearls so that the vibrant colors and wonderful Christmas designs were the vocal point of the card.  I chose three cuts from the December 25 cartridge:  The red frame, the Christmas tree, and the lovely swirl snowflake.  I used pale pink cardstock for my base card - adding a touch of color but not imposing on the focal point of the card. 




I finished the card by adding colored gems and pearls to the Christmas tree and the snowflake.  A stamped greeting was added.  The inside of the card is embellished with another TC December 25 Christmas tree.  And last, I cut the word NOEL and attached it to the back of the envelope. 



Just to remind you, at Bitten by the Bug 2 we love it when you decide to join our weekly challenge.  Just post a photo of your tree project and link it under the weekly challenge post at BBTB2!


Close To My Heart - October Stamp of the Month!!

Today is October 1st and that means it is time to reveal the October Stamp of the Month - VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!  I love this Christmas stamp set and cannot wait to use it on cards, tags, and layouts!



Remember that like every month, the Stamp of the Month retails for $17.95, but with a $50.00 order from Close To My Heart you will recieve the SOTM for only $5.00!!  Don't wait to order - you know you will need this lovely stamp set to create additional Christmas cards and gift tags!!  I love the tag stamps included in this set!!




18 comments:

  1. My favorite Tree EVER!!Christmas TREE!!A Fabulous Card!!
    Migdalia

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  2. Love your card Susan,that is such a pretty Christmas tree.
    Jayne x

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  3. Beautifully Christmas... makes me want to get started on my cards. Think I will. Today...! Thanks for the inspiration, dear talented Susan.
    Carole

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  4. Oh I just love this, Susan! Gorgeous! It does look like ribbon candy. Looks like a cart I need to investigate, too. So many carts, so little time! xxD

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  5. Gorgeous card! Love the pretty tree, frame, and snowflake! I need to check out this cartridge!
    Glenda

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  6. Wow Susan, this card is as elegant as you are! I am loving this tree, it looks like ribbon candy. I also love that frame and the snowflake swirl, so wow!! I just love it, I guess I'm going to have to check out this cart! Hugs!!

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  7. Very pretty card. Love that tree and snowflake swirl.

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  8. Beautiful! Love all the cuts. That's my next cart.

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  9. Susan, Love your tree, I always love to see red on a Christmas tree, perfect choice of colors...

    enny

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  10. I just love that cut! And the snowflake and beads were a perfect added touch :)

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  11. Your tree and snowflakes cuts are so pretty together. I love it! So whimsical and fun.

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  12. Your card is beautiful it must have taken forever to put all those gems on there. Thanks for thi inspiration I just got this cart in the mail today!!!
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

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  13. Just bought this and was looking for some inspiration! Lovely card!

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  14. Just bought this and was looking for some inspiration! Lovely card!

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  15. Just bought this and was looking for some inspiration! Lovely card!

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