Sunday, October 6, 2013

Book Page Christmas CASE


     This is my last sample on the CAS Summer Design Team.  Harriet chose a CAS alumni challenge and we are peeking at a great gallery for inspiration this week. I loved this cute Christmas card by Emily/stampingout
     I had seen these cute book page trees on Pinterest  and thought they would look great against the Kraft paper.  I used the folded Christmas tree tutorial on splitcoast to make my book page trees.
I punched my 2 1/2" circle from a vintage book-my library sells them for 25cents. I tried to keep at least one side full of print and have some blank spots on the opposite side.

Cut the circle in half

Mark the half way point on the side with the most words.

Fold the left side to the place you just marked.

Fold back this piece toward your previous fold line
 *Shameless plug for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges inserted here-see the leftovers from making pink camo in the background-I'm having a lot of fun joining in the challenges and I think you might too!
Flip your piece over then fold again.

Here's what your tree will look like without any sponging

I used Always Artichoke on mine.

Add a few dots of glue onto the back sides.

Press the tree closed again.

I used a Gelly Roll Clear Star pen to add glittery accents.

I had some Early Espresso that I'd added a wood grain to with an inked up Distressed Texturz plate that I cut to use for my trunk.
     Here's another view of the finished card-I added glittery accents on my snow and in the centers of my craft ink snowflakes.  Instead of Emily's top twine and lower dp strip, I used a slightly wider piece of Cherry Cobbler and tied my green twine over it. I popped the front tree on dimensionals.
Stamps: Patterned Pines, Family Reunion
Paper: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, vintage book page
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Very Vanilla Craft, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso
Accessories: 2 1/2" circle punch, green twine, Gelly Roll pen-Clear Star, Distressed Textrz Plate, Stampin' Dimensionals
Techniques: Folded Christmas Tree, Sponging

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1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful idea to do these trees with the pages! Love this card!