Saturday, July 14, 2012

Christmas in July

Hi friends.  Don't ask me why I'm messing with Christmas cards when I have half a dozen other projects under way that I should be working on.  Sometimes my creativity gets a wild hair and wants to do the opposite of what I want it to do, so I go with the flow. :)  I saw this folded Christmas tree in a magazine awhile back, but they didn't give the instructions for it.  Mark and I messed around with some double sided paper until we came up with a tree fold.  I made the trees up ahead to be added to cards at a later time.  I often make elements ahead for my cards that way. I have since found a tutorial for the tree fold.  The tutorial uses a scalloped circle, so the tree is a bit more fancy than mine.
I stamped "JOY" with a typewriter alphabet by and used a punch to cut the letters out. 

I'm entering these challenges:

Card Crafters Circle #31 - Christmas in July

Card Caravan #22 - Christmas in July

DL. ART Thankful Thursday - Christmas in July

Sarah Hurley Challenge #70 - Buttons


  • I used my birthday money to purchase a box of books and audio books.  I'm in the midst of 5 of them right now.  Utter bliss!!!!  Here's a link to the awesome book sale that enabled me to purchase so many new books at once.
  • A sweet note from a friend.
  • We were given a "new to us" toaster with slots that are big enough for bagels.  It's so nice to be able to easily pop a bagel into the toaster.  A big thank you to our friends. :)
Have a terrific day!!!

Blessings and hugs!


E.T. said...

fabulous tree there shelly!

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

This is beautiful! I love the fold on the tree! TFS!

Jenée said...

This is a super card. I really like the way you've used the DP and folds to form the tree. Very creative. Thank you for joining in this week's challenge at Card Crafter's Circle.

Ira Huberts said...

How wonderful to create a tree together Shelly, that's the true Christmas spirit! Your card is a joy to watch!

Mynnette said...

LOVE the paisley backing paper--SO pretty! And your folded tree is amazing with the pearl accents! Gorgeous!!! I hope you come and join me at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and Technique Tuesday as well--I'd love to see what you make! :)

DIANA L. said...

I love your Christmas tree. The patterned paper you used for it works perfect.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.


Teresa said...

Beautiful Christmas card Shelly, I love how you've made the tree, I'd love to try one of those, gorgeous choice of papers too. Hugs Teresa x

fatmonica said...

I love that folded tree!What a great Christmas card and the buttons finish it off really well.Thanks for sharing it with us at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog.

Carol said...

Beautiful card, I love the tree :) Thanks for joining us at the Sarah Hurley challenge blog, Carol x

Melissa said...

How fun to fold into a Christmas tree! Your card is lovely! Thanks for joining the Card Caravan!

Tammy said...

Beautiful card Shelly! I love your folded Christmas tree!!
Hugs, Tammy

grandmabonnie said...

Shelly, i love the folded's so clever! Thanks for joining us at Card Crafter's Cirle!

Emma said...

Fabulous card! Good luck and thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley!
Emma x