Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Trendy Christmas Trees, a STAMPlorations mini hop

Afternoon folks.
I was in the hardware store yesterday and the assistant was complaining that they were putting out the Christmas stock already! Well I know many of you like to get a ahead start with your Christmas cards, as do I, but the shops do seem to put up their Christmas stock far too early!
Anyway, STAMPlorations have launched a new set of Christmas stamps ready for all those cards you have yet to make!
We are also having a mini hop to celebrate too. 
Here are a couple I made with the new Trendy Christmas Trees set.


The first I made before the dies arrived, so I fussy cut these trees which I stamped on some Christmas from the stash. I cut them out and then layered them up before laying them on to some stitched snowdrifts and a frame made from the inside of a Christmas wrapping paper and the Crazy Double Running Stitch Nesting die set. The sentiment is from last years set, Christmas Bell Medley.
The second I went a bit more contemporary, using bright, almost neon colours. 
I cut a small stitched rectangle then die cut a tree shape with one of the matching dies and then using one of the crazy double running stitch rectangle die set, I cut a mount in white. It took a bit of fiddling as there wasn't one the right size! I glued the tree panel after colouring with Copics in green, onto the white panel then stamped another of the trees inside the aperture, colouring it with Copics.
One of the new word dies 'amazing' was cut using white card then coloured with a matching Copic. The 'Christmas' sentiment is from the Holiday Sketches - Christmas Candle set and the 'have a' was masked off from the Partytime set.

For all the details and for info on how to take part and for the chance to win the set, please check out the STAMPlorations blog, but you can start by leaving a comment here to be entered into the draw to win the set.

I'd like to join in over at -

                                 No colour option for me                         No pattered paper

recycled kraft from Christmas Wrapping paper center

ABC Christmas Challenge - S is for Sew What


  1. pretty cards - love the simplicity of this new tree stamp set:)

  2. Your cards are just darling. Love this cute new set.

  3. Julie you are inspiring. Loving the christmas trees. I do really need to get on and get going with some Christmas card making too. Hugs June x

  4. I love the color you have added to your trees. What a great idea!

  5. Sweet cards! Love the paper pieced trees! The new set has so many fun tree designs!

  6. great cards, I love the multi patterned paper on the trees!


  7. Darling cards,
    love the embossing
    on the first card.
    Carla from Utah

  8. Very modern Christmas cards. Love them.
    Crafty hugs

  9. Love the colours and design you have used on your fab Christmas cards - love this set! xxx

  10. Love the stamp set.
    the curly-que trees are
    fun. they'll be good
    for "hanging" ornaments.
    Your cards are wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

  11. Fun projects. Love your colors of the second card. Looks like candy. TFS

  12. Fun card. Love the red/blue tree. Hugz

  13. Great recycling! I love your cards

  14. beautiful cards, lovely colors to

  15. Wow! Lovely cards! This new stamp set is too cute!!!

  16. That's a really great stamp set, and these are wonderful cards!!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Christmas Card Challenges!!
    Debbie (CCC DT)
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  17. Love these Christmas tree cards. Thank you for joining us this week at creative Corner.

  18. A duo of CAS-ilicious cards to showcase these darling, filled-with-possibilities trees! On my list for sure!

  19. Great recycling idea. Thanks for linking up and playing along with us at AAA Cards.

  20. Great job using unexpected colors on these holiday cards.

  21. Wonderful cards. Love the background on the first one and beautiful stamps.
    Valerija xx

  22. Julie, great cards. Me too, I hate shops putting out the Christmas stock so early. But about the card makers - we just craft ahead ;) I started slowly making Christmas cards, trying to invent beautiful and simple cards easy to make in big quantity. Thank you so much for sharing your card at AAA Cards challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin


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