Friday, April 6, 2012

Lovely as a Tree

 Lovely as a Tree is an all time favorite Stampin'Up! set.  A friend of mine bought a set of cards I made with this set for her daughter who loves trees.  When she called to order some more, I decided to play a little with the design. 

All cards fit into the Small open-ended envelopes which measure 6 3/4 x 3 1/2. 
This card uses Very Vanilla  and Pool Party card stock with a background of decorative paper that I have been hoarding!  The ribbon is a piece of muslin fabric that I frayed a little and another piece of brown on top and threaded through the piece from the Hodgepodge kit.
The card to the left is the same size and idea- I just changed up the paper a bit.

 The base is Naturals Ivory with Early Espresso, and Pear Pizzaz
layered ontop.  I used the woodgrain background stamp with Crumb Cake ink to give it a subtle woodgrain look.

The ribbon is tied in a knot and run through the holes in the jumbo eyelet. 
 The card on the right is made by cutting the Early Espresso, patterned paper, and River Rock with the Edgelit Die-  Adorning Accents.

Finally, I changed tree and went for the old oak.  The base is Baja Breeze layered with Soft Suede, and First Edition decorative paper.  The Baja Breeze Seam Bindidng Ribbon finishes the card off with a sweet touch.

Get your Lovely as a tree set out and try some new ideas with this set.  
I am glad I did!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I bought this set years ago and use it a lot. I love it! It is so versatile. I emboss (raised) the line of tree stamp on a Chocolate Chip background. Add a gold moon (from the old Haunted House set), add a metal ring. I also used the tall tree for Christmas cards. Stamp the tree in Hunter Green ink (or any dark green ink will work) on Whisper White card stock. Place brightly colored glitter glue dots all over the tree. This makes a simple and elegant Christmas card.