Friday 29 November 2013

Contemporary Merry Minis Christmas trees

Once again the challenge at ColourQ has spurred me into action! The colours gave me the perfect opportunity to whip up a quick contemporary Christmas card. Come and see:

This card relies on that gorgeous textured card stock which gives the punched Christmas trees the perfect subtle background somewhere between smooth and embossed. Core'dinations card stock comes in all the Stampin' Up colours and I love it to bits!

The sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes was stamped onto Whisper White card stock, cut out with the Decorative Label punch and glued under the textured panel.

I was inspired today by this fabulous colour palette (I used Old Olive instead of Kiwi Kiss which has never been available in the UK.)

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Tangerine Tango
Card stock: Whisper White plus scraps of Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive and Tangerine Tango. Early Espresso core'dinations
Other: Envelope board (for rounding corners), Decorative Label punch, Merry Minis punch pack

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I'm always fascinated by contemporary Christmas trees like these from Craft Project Central:

Or this fascinating wall tree I saw on Pinterest:

But I'm a traditional girl at heart so our own Christmas tree is always decorated with creams and reds and glowing Christmas lights:

Please don't worry for our sanity, this was last year's tree and although there have been some suggestions that we get one early this year, so far I've resisted!

Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you very soon.


  1. Brilliant use of that little punch! I love how those colours are so retro they're modern! We just put our tree (artificial) up. I figure if I'm doing all that work, it needs to be up for at least a month! lol!

  2. Love your contemporary tree festive card.

    Yeah . . .you don't want to be picking up pine needles any longer than necessary really! Hold off for a wee bit longer on the actual tree front.

    I'm going copper and orange baubles on my tree this year! Saw them in my local garden centre and couldn't resist.

    Sarn xxx

  3. Fab card - right up my street! Love the colours and the tree punch is so cute.
    I was worried when I saw the photo of you and your tree! Resist, resist!
    x x

  4. You come up with the bestest inspiration Vicky, love this.

  5. Your little tress lined up are so cute and I like the sentiment tab! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!

  6. Great card, love the colours.
    Noooo - no Christmas trees in November! xxx

  7. Love your contemporary take on Christmas Vicky, very effective. My tree is always traditional too:)
    Val x

  8. Fun card, Vicky, love all the trees! Thank for playing with us at the colourQ this week.


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