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Happy Little Trees: Day 10 of S&S 12 Days of Christmas

Greetings and salutations! Today I bring you not one, but two cards…both of which are easy-peasy and use those coveted scraps we’ve all been hording. Let’s take a look, shall we?

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Here is one of my Happy Little Trees. All you do is start with a corner of patterned paper and cut a triangle from that corner…and it’s totally cool if it’s a little wonky! Then, you angle your scissors to cut another straight line, but kind of off kilter. You want to re-angle your scissors with each cut so that you have weird little triangles and trapezoids. Each cut will automatically be longer then the last, so the graduation of the tree size happens on it’s own!

You may need to readjust the length and positioning of the “branches”, but it goes together really fast. Adhere them all to a stick of brown, and your tree is ready!

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I realized after this card was all said and done that I didn’t have a stamp on it, so I quickly added the little “Joy” so that it would count for the S&S 12 Days Challenge, Do you see the silver Glimmer Mist I used on the background? Click on any of the photos to see them bigger.

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With this version, I remembered to add stamps, so my background (the cross hatching) was stamped using a watermark pad, and then chalked with brown. It’s subtle, yet very hip! I like the mod feel of this card.

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A rhinestone star at the top, finished off the card. Simple and fun! You can even use different patterns to make one of these trees! Hope you like them! Now please be sure to visit the rest of the Jolly Bloggers, posted on my sidebar. Have an inspiring day!

Comments

Alex said…
THESE are AWESOME! My kids can help and wouldn't they be fabulous thank you cards for them to send? LOVE them!!!! LOVE them!!! Also doing some spring ones with a bird in them. LOVE THEM!!!!
Carol said…
amazing trees! TFS
DonnaMundinger said…
Sooo cool and creative! I'm soooo gonna do this! LOVE it! xxD
deniserows said…
ahoy..what a fun and easy card. even i could do this. thanx for the lesson
Jane said…
Your cards are fantastic so easy to do but so awesome to look at
Luv Jane xxx
TMCPhoto said…
Love these trees! perfect way to make use of those scraps
Kelli said…
I love these... Also agree with Alex that they could be used for spring also!!!! HMMMM me thinks I have another card to add to next years list of dos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Steph said…
Oh my gosh I love these! Super cute, I'm so going to give this a try tomorrow, thanks for the inspiration and instructions :)
ldfdesign said…
wow! cute and easy! thanks for the idea, i love these!

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