Monday, 21 November 2011

Is it too early to put up the Christmas tree?

Ok, it's the 21st of November ... and i'm amazed by the number of Christmas trees i have seen! Not just in the usual places - shops, town centres etc but actually in peoples homes!!! I have a strict December policy - no Christmas tree, decorations, movies or anything else Christmas related in my house (apart from my christmas cards of course!) until at least the 1st of December! Am i being a Scrooge?!

Anyway with a Christmas tree theme in mind here is a related card:

On a piece of 'Whisper White' i stamped the fir tree branches (from the 'Autumn Days' stampset) to the top left-hand corner. (I used an 'Old Olive' and 'Early Espresso' 'Stampin' Write Marker' to create the two-colour effect.) and stamped it several times. I then stamped the sentiment (from the 'Contempo Christmas' set) in 'Cherry Cobbler' on the bottom right-hand corner. On a seperate piece of 'Whisper White' i stamped the bauble (also from the 'Contempo Christmas' stampset) in 'Cherry Cobbler', punched it out using the 'Ornament Punch'. I raised it using some 'Dimensionals' and ran a small piece of 'Real Red' 'Tafetta Ribbon' from the bauble to a hole (created using the 'Crop-a-dile'. I mounted this onto a piece of 'Old Olive' card and then mounted all of this onto a 'Cherry Cobbler' cardbase!!

Hope you like! It's not too late to make some Christmas cards of your own. Email me for more advice, details of christmas craft classes or to make an order:


  1. Christmas tree = 1st December in my book! Literally, it will probably be my christmas journal entry for 1st december.

    You're not being a scrooge, you can have too much of a good thing.


  2. Agreed no Christmas till December here either!
    Love your card it looks very classy, Paula :) xx

  3. Lovely card! I think as crafters, we don't need to put up decorations early because we get our part of the early Christmas excitement from making our cards. I get it from cooking the things that need to be made in advance, too. But I canimagine that if you are neither a crafter nor a cook, you might want to start joining inearlier.

  4. Nah I'm the same, it has to be actually December for it all to go up! Fab card. Zo xx

  5. It's NEVER too early for the Christmas tree!!!!! Mine's been up 15 days! :) xxx

  6. IN the US they usually go up this weekend (tomorrow the 24th is Thanksgiving there). Lovely card and great sentiment! XxDenise


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