Sunday, October 18, 2009

#8 - Tree Trimmings

Here they are, all the cards I made with the Tree Trimmings stamp set. I had originally not even planned on buying this set but then threw it in at the last minute because its only cost $14.95. Now that I've used it I LOVE it! Its so fun and pretty and makes whatever type of card I'm in the mood for.
For this card I used:
*Tree Trimmings and Berry Christmas stamp sets
*Garden Green, Real Red, Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip
*Merry Moments designer series paper, Real Red 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
tip - to get the string and the ornament and the greeting to line up where you want them, use the Stamp-a-ma-jig. I just bought it and it has really added a lot to my stamping.

I got inspiration for this card at
I used:
*Tree Trimmings and Snow Swirled stamp sets
*Soft Suede, Real Red and Whisper White
*Christmas Cocoa specialty designer series paper, Ticket corner punch

This is my favorite! Growing up I was taught that Christmas colors are red and green. Period. So I felt a little guilty using pink but it looked so much like a peppermint that I couldn't resist. Sorry Mom.
I used:
*Tree Trimmings and Many Merry Messages stamp sets
*Pretty in Pink, Real Red and Whisper White
*Real Red 3/4" Polk dot ribbon, Rhinestone brads

Tip - This card is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4". Which means it is just smaller than a regular A2 card and still fits in a regular envelope. I LOVE this size card! Whenever I make square cards they're almost always this size.

This card was hard for me because it's not my normal style but I think it turned out ok anyway.
I used:
*Tree trimmings and Many Merry Messages stamp sets
*Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery and Whisper White
*Silver brads, Ticket Corner punch, and white satin 5/8" ribbon

This is a gift card holder. I got the idea from the October issue of Stampin' Success.
*The brown piece is cut to 4" x 7 7/8" and then scored at 2 3/8" and 5 1/8"
* White piece is 2 1/2" x 7 1/4" and scored at 2 1/2" and 5 1/4" ( or a little bigger) to be the belly band that slips onto the gift card holder.
* I added a strip of scalloped red to the white piece and then embellished with Real Red , Old Olive and Chocolate Chip.
And here's a picture of the inside. I stamped a quick 'To: From:" and a gift card. Actually, I didn't have a gift card so I put in my rarely used Hollywood Video card. You get the idea.
And finally, here's a picture of the actual stamp set. Did I mention it's only $14.95? Love it.


  1. Ooh I like it, also I love bargain stamp sets.

  2. I love it! So cute! But then again, I look forward to every post because they are all adorable!