Monday, February 21, 2011

Merry & Bright

Hi!  Did you see that Cheryl's card for PTI's Make It Monday (HERE) got a shout out from Nichole Heady???  How exciting is that?! 

It's time for another Make it Monday challenge at PTI.  It's to use scor-tape and glitter.  I have to admit I'm not much of a glitter fan.  I've had one small container of glitter for the past few years and it's still pretty full.  It's just so messy!!  But I guess the purpose of these challenges is to create stuff you normally might not. 

Here's my card.  Heehee, it's an Xmas card!  I'm so early for Xmas but last year I bought the tree die and a whole pack of pinefeather and scarlet jewel cardstock because I thought I would be able to make cards for family and friends.  Well, that didn't go as planned.  Anyway, I used the scor-tape plus glitter for the garlands of my tree.  I traced the die on the pinefeather cardstock and then placed my tape where I wanted it to go but didn't remove the paper to reveal the sticky side.  I put my die back on with some removable tape and ran it through my Big Shot and it cut through the excess tape and all.  Oh and it helps to trace the die cutting side down on the paper if it's not a symmetrical shape like this tree.  Realized that after I had traced the tree cutting side up and had already stuck on the tape.  But I just ran it through anyway since it was traced lightly in pencil.  Does that make sense?

I used some paper from Christmas Prints and placed red pearls around the tree.  I had first thought buttons but then it seemed too overwhelming.  The sentiment is from Tiny Treats Christmas.

I still have a couple more ideas.  Hopefully I'll get to them this week.  Thanks for reading and have a great week! 

5 comments:

The Paper Parade said...

Wow, I love this idea! And this is one card down in having all your Christmas cards done early! You're just like me, I had big plans for 2010 Christmas cards, but they didn't happen either :) Glad you got to put those supplies to use, and awesome job on the card!

Cristina said...

What a fab idea!

Lorraine said...

Whoa, don't do that - you threw me off! Just kidding. Great idea using it for the Christmas tree - looks very festive. And where did Nichole give a shout out? On her blog?

Cheryl said...

Yes, it was exciting! I'm still in shock! Cute Xmas tree! Love your glittery garland and pearls!

Jen said...

Love it! I can't get over how fab that tree looks dressed in its glitter garland complete with red pearl ornaments. So effective! Very pretty!