Tuesday 2 December 2014

Favourite Christmas Colour Combo

Morning all.
I hope I find you well.
Another Tuesday means another challenge over at Cardz4Guyz.
This week we would like to see your favourite -


for a male, young or old.

I'm afraid this year I appear to be going down the blue and white route with my Christmas cards with the occasional addition of a bit of silver and this is no exception.

This design is one of my Christmas staples for quick and simple cards that I have used for years. I can't remember where I first saw the idea but it was pre blogger!

The basic idea is -
1.Take a base card, I used an A6 side fold in white, wrap a panel of Christmas word printed paper over the fold of the card and stick down. I created my own paper by stamping a Do Crafts Papermania Holiday Words background, heat embossed in white and then inked over in blue DIs.
2. Next take an off cut of a contrast card or thick paper about 8.5 x 5cm. Find the center of one 5cm side and then cut to each corner to make an isosceles triangle. Again I made mine using some dark blue card and added embossed dots and snowflakes in silver.
3. Cut the triangle across the diagonal into 5 pieces.
4.  Glue a strip of ribbon or shiny card along the edge of the wrap. This is the stem for the tree.
5. Cut a pot and star out of shiny card and place at the bottom and top of the ribbon on pads.
6. Place the cut pieces on pads and arrange between the star and pot to create the tree.

It sounds more complex than it is, honestly. Go on have a go and join in.
For more inspiration pop over to see what the rest of the DT have for your inspiration.

I shall enter the following challenges:-
Less is More - Celebrations
The Male Room - Make Ribbon Masculine
Addicted to CAS - Dots
Creative Inspirations - Season's Greetings


  1. Oh, I LOVE this idea! Clever design Julie! Hazel x

  2. Hi Julie, this is one fabulous card!!!!! I have to keep that tree design in my mind. So creative!

  3. This is such a lovely creation hun! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  4. A brilliant card - love the ribbon behind your Christmas tree - thanks for playing along with us this week in TMR -Jacqueline xx

  5. Seriously LOVE this design Jules. I am ALWAYS inspired when I come by for a visit. Fabulous colors, love the dotty tree! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS. Loll xx

  6. Super idea for a tree Jules!
    Thanks so much for joining our 200th Challenge at Less is More
    LIM Designer

  7. Well now, I just had to stop and say, "I think your hat is MARVELOUS!!"
    So is your card:)

  8. Brilliant idea and great tutorial. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room.

  9. Fantastic Christmas celebration card and love the colour combo.
    Thanks so much for joining our special 200th challenge this week and for your continued support.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  10. This is a clever way to make a taller tree. Super job!
    Thanks so much for joining in our celebration challenge!
    "Less is More"

  11. Your background is stunning, Jules. LOVE the tree and the embossed dots! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

  12. I really like your use of ribbon on this card - very clever. Blue, white and silver are perfect colours for Christmas. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

  13. Very cool! I love your embossed details and terrific idea to create a tree.

  14. Fabulous use of masculine ribbon! Thanks for joining in with ATCAS and TMR!

  15. Such a great card Julie ;) Viv xx
    Guest LIM Designer

  16. This is gorgeous :) thank you for sharing with ATCAS !

  17. I love the way you've dome the tree, and your home made background paper is gorgeous. Fab card!

  18. I love your cut up Christmas tree - fab idea x

  19. Love the segmented tree and the colours are great.Thank you for joining us at TMR.

  20. Clever! Brilliant really! Congratulations on the well-deserved Top Three from ATCAS, Julie!!! Hugs, Darnell

  21. congrats on being too three at Addicted to CAS Julie....your card is sooo creative, clever idea and I love your tree will CASE ing one day..may I....adorable card...hugs, Monika


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