Saturday, August 13, 2011

PTI Make It Monday: Welcome Christmas

I am already working on Christmas cards - our church cardmaking group has to get a big head-start on the holiday!

I am thrilled with this card!  (Or maybe I am just tired of being hot and cranky and I am dreaming of cold winter days!)  I had recently purchased the Alpha-Blocks die from Papertrey with the intent of using it for a window.  I made the wall by rubbing white paint (an Adirondack paint dabber) on Papertrey's Kraft CS.  When it was dry, I used their Woodgrain Impression Plate and then lightly sanded.

I wanted a pretty bow under the window and I remembered that this week's Make It Monday technique was to use Copic markers to color your own ribbon.  I found some soft gold ribbon (to match the star on the tree) and added red and green lines.

At this point, I was definitely making a Papertrey card - so I HAD to use a Papertrey Christmas tree.  I was shocked to discover that this is the only Christmas tree that I have by them.  (I am going to have to remedy that situation as they have some lovely trees.)  This is a gorgeous tree but perhaps a little small for my window.  I colored it with Copics and added some Candy Cane Stickles.

  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink Believe
  • Paper: Papertrey Kraft and a misc red
  • Ink: Memento Black and copics
  • Accessories: Papertrey Alpha-blocks die and Woodgrain Impression Plate, Adirondack Snow Cap Paint Dabber, Candy Cane Stickles, ribbon from Michaels

This is my second post for the day - keep reading for a CAS Thanksgiving card using a background of Tim Holtz Distress Inks.


  1. What a beautiful card, I love the window view, the tree is just fine in size and coloured perfectly too:)
    Jenny x

  2. Kim, this is beautiful! Love that window you created...and thirty lashes with a wet noodle to you! Now, I'm going to be forced to order that die....why did you have to make it looks so perfect!!! LOL!!

  3. Kim this is just awesome! I absolutely love the window with the tree. I really need to start thinking about Christmas cards too! Fun, Fun, Fun. It is always great to stop bye and see what wonderful inspiration you have.

  4. The window is fabulous! Great Christmas card!


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