Festival of Prints Festival of Trees

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I've been saving up my Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Pack because the papers are just SO pretty!  Even though I've had lots of ideas of how to use them, I've got my paper-hoarder mentality in place, so it's been difficult to actually, you know, cut it.  I'm sure none of you can relate.

Have you seen this cute paper pack?  It's easy to miss tucked up in the photos on p20 of the Holiday Catalog.

Trees - pack 

It's a 4-1/2" x 6-1/2" pad of designer series paper in the perfect size for quick card backgrounds. 

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Best of all, there are 48 sheets in the pack—4 each of 12 double-sided designs!  Now, that's A LOT of designs!  The biggest problem is where to start!

Trees - two cool

How about showcasing some of the awesome Festival of Prints Paper Pack designs with these two cool cards!  (Notice how I had to start with cutting only small strips of my papers, so I still have lots left.  Yes, I have a problem.)

Trees - cherry

Of the 12 different papers in the pack, one side features a lot of Cherry Cobbler and Lucky Limeade, so my first card stayed with that color scheme.  I started a Cherry Cobbler Card base, then a 4" x 5-1/4" Early Espresso layer, then added a 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Lucky Limeade texture embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder.

Trees - cherry 2 

Trimmer 126889LThe tree is created with 1/2" strips of the Festival of Prints papers cut into various lengths.  Starting from the bottom, the tree trunk is 3/4" long, and the tree branches lengths are 3-1/2", 3", 2-1/2", 2", 1-1/2" and 1". 

I used my new, and incredibly awesome, Stampin' Trimmer to make these cuts!  If you are in need of a fabulous trimmer…buy.this.now!  See why the Stampin' Trimmer is so cool!

The Silver Glimmer Paper star on top is die-cut from the Holiday Collection Framelits. 

Trees - cherry 3

Each of the strips, except the trunk, is popped up with Dimensionals.  I decorated my tree with Rhinestone Jewels and an Early Espresso Baker's Twine bow. The sentiment is from Tiny Tags, stamped in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla, and punched with one of the Little Labels Punch Pack punches.

Trees - indigo

Project #2 uses the color combination featured on the other sides of the 12 Festival of Prints papers: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and Island Indigo.  I still liked the Lucky Limeade background for the tree, but this time I embossed it with Stripes. 

I had a little fun with the branches on this tree. It kind of looks like it's a dancing tree! 

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I added one random Rhinestone to each strip, except the last one needed two for balance.  I needed a tad more green, so I changed the Baker's Twine to Lucky Limeade, and adhered it with Tombow Multipurpose Glue. 

I think the dancing tree is my favorite!  Which one do you like best? 

Complete Supply List:

You can find all the supplies to create these project and more at my Online Store!


PS: A shout-out to the ladies who attended Pam's Stamp-a-Stack
Class last night!  I had a great time and I enjoyed meeting
you!  Thanks for stamping with me!


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