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Monday, March 23, 2009

The Trendy Trees Are Finally Liking Me!!!

I am finally getting some better cards made using the Stampin' Up! "Trendy Trees" set.  That set was such a challenge for me and not I'm actually able to make cards with it that I like and that are not copied from someone else.  Shocker, huh??  I thought this set would remain a thorn in my side for a long time but I'm starting to like what I'm making with it now so I guess I'll play with it a bit more.

This card was VERY simple to do too!!!  I used the "Trendy Tree" set at the bottom.  And of  course I HAD to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to line the trunks and tree tops up.  You don't HAVE to use it but it really does help.  Unless you are extremely good at lining things up you do need to use it!

The card is made using a half sheet of Certainly Celery cut at 4-1/4" on the short end.  I added the white strip with the trees on top of it and I added a strip of Chocolate Chip just above that.  I used the wide celery ribbon to hid the edge of the Chocolate Chip piece.  

For the ribbon I did wrap it around and tape it in place on the front.  Yes, on the front.  I didn't want a seam to show on the inside.  I thought that would look tacky.  I tied a bow and set it in place with Crystal Effects.  I allowed it to dry a bit before I took a photo of it.  You can't even see the seam, the big bow covered it!!!

I was going to use the "thank you" words that came with that set but I thought the bow was enough and anything more may distract from the trees.  And I liked how it looked as it was so I didn't want to mess with it and put a hex on the whole tree set again!!! LOL

It was fun and quick and I really do like this layout too!

Thank you SO much for visiting my blog today,


mudmaven said...

I knew that set would grow on you! Great card. ~chris

Anonymous said...

So beautiful Wanda!! What a perfect bow!! :)

Unknown said...

BEA...UTIFUL, I love this card the ribbon is yummy.

Amy said...

Great card and I too love the bow! I like this set but havne't played with it much yet.

Erika M. said...

Wonderful card - I'm falling in love with that stamp set!

Diane said...

Gorgeous card Wanda! Love your bow too!

Anonymous said...

Very nicely done! You've mastered the tree set!

trudelmj said...

I made 2 cards that I love with that set combined with Forest Friends. Take a look, Wanda!