Friday, October 28, 2011

Christmas Joy

Happy Friday to All,

As promised, I made another 3-D card to show you.  I learned a little trick with this one which I will share with you in just a bit.

I started this card by peeking at this week's inspiration sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  You know I love to start with a sketch because it jump starts my creativity and I can stop staring and start crafting sooner.

All of the papers are from the new Fancy Pants St. Nick 6x6 paper pad.  Super cute paper pad!!!!!

So here is the sketch and I think you should play along too.  This week's contest is open until Monday, October 31st.


I made the tree using the Christmas Tree die from the new set, In The Meadow Silhouettes from PaperTrey Ink.  You get 5 dies in this set for only $14.00.  I couldn't believe the price for so many dies!

So here's the trick I learned.  This tree is not symmetrical, so when you fold it in half, the sides won't match up when you adhere them back to back UNLESS you cut three from the front of the paper and three from the back.  Don't ask me how I know this.

This card is still easy to mail because the tree will fold flat in an envelope and then become 3-D when popped out!  Kinda fun I think.

I will be back tomorrow with a card about gratitude.  And I'll be grateful it's Saturday:  Bet you will be too.

See you then.

Susie

12 comments:

Anita said...

Hi Susie,
Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comment :D.
Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!
Anita

Tui Nathan said...

Oh my, what a fabulous tree Susie ... I love the 3D effect you have achieved with it ... and a great mixture of papers too, love the mixed patterns - they have come together so beautifully!
Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

LeAnne said...

Very cute....in fact, I just tried to buy that die set from PTI and they're sold out! Yikes! I love it!

Jen Timko said...

This is really fun! That tree is amazing! Great use of the layout...glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Linda Callahan said...

Your tree is gorgeous - what a great effect! Love the banner underneath it as well - beautiful holiday card!

Jen said...

What a great way to make a 3D card. That tree is fantastic. Thanks for sharing the tip about putting the tree together and for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Samantha said...

What a wonderful card and such a great idea.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Joannna Munster said...

I love your Christmas tree Susie! What a fabulous idea! Love how it will fold down in an envelope also! Have a wonderful weekend. :)

Lesley Croghan said...

This is so cool Susie...love that it will fold flat! Wonderful colours too! So happy you join us at Freshly Made Sketches.
Smiles,
Lesley

Notes by Nina said...

Your card is stunning, the tree is fabulous and I love the DP you used.

Christy Q said...

Susie, wow,wow, and wow! Love this and that 3-D effect is incredible. And it can still fold flat for mailing? Stupendous!

Cindy Hall said...

Very cool 3-D tree. First I've seen like that! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!