O Christmas Tree

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Do you have Christmas songs running through your head? I have quite a few favorites and they always put me in the holiday mood. Today’s Ways to Use it Challenge is to get inspired by those holiday favorites and create a card, tag or other project inspired by one of them. I had a lot of fun creating this card and hope you’ll join in and create with us. Check out the challenge here.

O Christmas Tree

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As I’ve been wanting to design a project using this Christmas Silhouettes Printable image, O Christmas Tree immediately came to mind. Actually, I had printed out the image onto a 4×6 photo paper and love how crisp and clear it makes the image. You can totally get a different look just by changing the paper you print on. To create this card, I wanted to focus in on the tree so I cropped it with my paper trimmer and then sponged the edges with Distress Ink. I used all sorts of fun scraps off my desk to collage it together. My favorite part of the card is the O from the sentiment. I used an American Crafts thicker chipboard piece to accent the embellishment and finished it off with a Dymo Label Maker.

If you like using digital files for holiday crafting, I have a quick little graphic I created as part of a gift yesterday. I think it’s fun and am sharing it with anyone who wants to use it here.

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Supply List: Christmas Silhouettes Printable by Every Thing Creative, Aged Sheet Music Scrapblock by Cornish Heritage Farms, kraft & olive cardstock by Bazzill Basics, flocked vellum by Making Memories, glossy photo paper by Kodak, mini patterned paper by Basic Grey, twine, label maker by Dymo, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, Galaxy Stars by Prima, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink by Ranger, Black Memento Ink by Tsukineko

Happy Creating!

6 responses to “O Christmas Tree

  1. thanks Julia, will try this out. just got a new printer and can’t wait to try this. maybe i’ll be purchasing some of your other products now that i can print them.

  2. Great image, love the shimmer on the stars and “o”!

  3. OMG, I love this!!! All of those lovely layers and the sparkle are so very elegant and whimsical at the same time. I’m off to purchase that printable! :)

  4. I bought this printable yesterday. I love it! What a great idea to do with it. I’m going to try printing it on the glossy photo paper too. Your card is gorgeous. And thank you for the Noel image. How generous! Off to get that now.

  5. I always love what you make! Your tag today is gorgeous!
    Pattyjo

  6. WOW! This is gorgeous Julia! I love it! xx

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