Two things are approaching very quickly: Christmas and quilt weather. Yup. We can deny it all we want, but they're on their way! So, we might as well embrace it.
I hope you hang onto your Stampin' Up! goodies, even after they retire. 'cause I certainly do!
If I had gotten rid of my Triangle Punch when it retired, I would not have been able to make this cool card. The same can be said of the Designer Series Papers I used for the tree. Oh, and the embossing folder. Oh yeah. Also the pleated ribbon.
Oh well. Please forgive me. I just love all of my Stampin' Up! yummies and grab whatever fits in with my vision of a project, whether current or retired.
I must mention that the cardstock and the punch -- the Banner Punch -- I used for the tree's trunk are definitely still in the catalog!
What a fun card to create! And, once you get your layout of designs figured out, it is simple to put together. Once it was embossed with the tight design, however, the colors of the tree seemed to have lost some of their brilliance and vibrancy. That's OK. I love it anyway.
To use current product to make this card, you could substitute the Tree Punch (page 167) and cut off the trunk. The only problem is the size. Using that punch would give you a much larger tree. Although maybe it would be cute using just the top two layers of the tree. I don't own that punch (GASP!) so I can't try it.
Other current embossing folders that would give you a cute quilted look for your Christmas tree include Boho Chic, Elegant Dots and Tiny Triangles, all on page 174 of the big catalog Depending on the look you wish to achieve, you might also try Arrows, Chevron, Honeycomb, Modern Mosaic or Zig Zag.
Current Designer Series Paper that would make a darling quilted Christmas tree are Merry Moments DSP (page 143 of the big catalog) or Season of Cheer (page 29 of the Holiday Catalog). I think Home for Christmas (page 9 of the Holiday Catalog) would not be conducive to creating the tree. The colors are too disparate and, for the most part, the design is too large. In my opinion.
Oh yes! The darling sentiment comes from the set Cozy Christmas on page 9 of the Holiday Catalog. That set has the earmarks of becoming a classic with so many possibilities. Of course, I will hang onto it FOREVER!
Hey! I have an idea! If you would like to create your own quilted Christmas tree cards, why don't you order your supplies naming ME as your demonstrator! I would be honored and so thrilled if you would! As a matter of fact, I would love it if you would order through me for ANY of your papercrafting projects!
Try your hand at paper quilting. I guarantee you will fall in love, especially after you see the beautiful results!