Monday, December 3, 2012

DT Card - Unstampabelles #18 - Christmas (No Stamps)

Morning everyone, a new week and a new challenge over at Unstampabelles.  This month is an easy one for everyone....... Christmas with No Stamps.

I must say I really do like my card that I created and if you happen receive a card from me, this may be the design.  But don't hold your breath on receiving a card from me as at this stage I have four made. :-0

I started with a laser cut card base from Blue Edge Crafts.....these card blanks have such fine design cut into them.  They are a nice starting place.  I then stitched on a piece of Stampin Up Christmas Design paper (2011).  

I then raided my paper scrap box and dug out any green cardstock I had and cut into approx 5mm strips.  Arranged them to how I liked and then cut them to tree shape.  Found some handmade brown paper for the trunk and a punched star.  I then ran a line of glue down a piece of printer paper and attached the tree to this.  Just enough glue to hold the pieces in place as you put them through the machine.  Whatever you do, don't use double sided tape......sewing machine needles do not like this stuff at all.  Yes, I have learnt the hard way in the past. 

I then stitched from top to bottom of the tree.  Roughly cut them out and then very carefully tore the white paper away from the back of the tree leaving the smallest amount near the stitching just to add support.  I didn't want the white paper showing on my card.  Then attached to the card and finished with a gold Christmas sticker from Sticker Store.

I hope this inspires you to either make a card (or any papercraft) like this or one of your own design without any stamps so that you can enter our challenge at Unstampabelles this month.  This challenge closes 4th January and we have the most amazing prize from Beth of Huggies Crafts.  A collection of Raspberry products.


  1. Love this festive!!


  2. Gorgeous card Merry, I love the way you have made the trees.
    Kevin xx

  3. Love your cards!! Your stitching is amazing!
    Hope you have a great week!!

  4. So beautiful Merry and l just love how you created it x

  5. Gorgeous card and tutorial Merry..Loz

  6. Beautifully crafted with great attention to detail. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  7. Fantastic card Merry, great use of scraps. I can see washi tape strips used in a similar way hmmm : )

  8. So brilliantly creative... the stitching gives it that special something.
    Monica xxx

  9. What a cool idea! Makes for a lovely card.

  10. I am impressed with your little tree design and even more impressed that you have 4 Cards under your belt!! I have one card made so far and thats only because it was needed for a swap last month. Oh well christmas is ages a way yet. Hugs Mrs A.

  11. Love your attitude Mrs A......heaps of time until christmas. :-)

  12. Hallo Merry,
    Wat een PRACHTIGE kerstkaart laat je hier zien ☺☺☺.
    Liefs Wilma

  13. Love the Christmas tree design, they look fantastic!

  14. Love the Christmas tree design, they look fantastic!

  15. I love this. I am going to try this. You've done it again!!!!!


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