Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Week 1, card 3 Holiday card boot camp

When I saw today's inspiration at the Holiday Card Boot Camp, I thought, oh well, more photo cards - not really for me.  I'm single, no kids, so no family happy snaps to share in Christmas cards.  But then I saw parts of the cards that I could use - I liked the way Kristina Werner wrapped baker's twine around her card, but I don't have any, so I used linen thread instead.  I particularly liked the way Kelly Goree folded some paper to make a Christmas tree, and I thought it would look good with double sided patterned paper. Here's what I came up with:

In the end, it was quite tricky to make - the first thing I did was cut a semi-circle using my Martha Stewart circle cutter - and sliced the tip of my right index finger with the blade! Ouch!! And I'm right handed!!  Quite tricky making a card with index finger in a bandage :(  However, I avoided getting blood on the card, so that's OK! (Must get one's priorities right! LOL!!!)

14 comments:

  1. What a wonderful card with this cute little tree. Your idea with the doublesided paper is perfect.
    Hope your finger heals quickly so you can show us more of your beautiful cards.

    Greetings from Germany
    bastelmonster

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  2. Ha! I loved that tree too and your idea of using the double sided paper is smart! The card is gorgeous and I hope your finger heals quickly. Kim - also in Melbourne, Vic.

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  3. love your card! Glad you saved it..I could see myself "saving the card" fom my cut. It is really lovely. I have to try making a tree too!

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  4. Michelle, your card is beautiful. I like the color choices and especially, the tree. Very smart that you figured out how to do it. Thanks for sharing.
    p.s. Hope your finger heals quickly.

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  5. Great idea to use the double sided paper!
    Greetings from Mauritius.

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  6. I'm going to give the tree a try tonight! Thanks for your inspiration.

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  7. Love your cards Michelle. So simple and clean.

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  8. Seems like we think very much alike when it comes to Photo cards! I'm also not a fan and hoping today was the only day we will have them in class!

    I used my time to try some other cards and catch up on a few challenges!

    I love how your tree cards came out. Now you have inspired me to try these -- the double sided paper is a bonus too!

    See you tomorrow!
    Lisa

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  9. Love this little folded tree. Looks great with the double sided paper. I almost missed the tutorial since I don't do photo cards. That would have been a terrible shame. Have fun with HCBC!

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  10. Love your card, you did such a great job on the folded Christmas tree and the double sided DSP.

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  11. Wonderful card using some of the ideas presented to us here, and with supplies on hand. Guess this is what it's all about, and not that we have to duplicate the class card.

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  12. Great card!! Wonderful use of the class inspiration. You've inspired me to try the tree!
    Katherine

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  13. I love the folded tree! I have to give it a try.

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  14. Know the feelling;;;had a small 'accident' too Just love christmas tree I tried it also but mine's always seems not right

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