Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Merry Christmas Easel Card......{PKS Challenge}

Good Morning Everyone!!!
Another very snowy day here :( I think we are somewhere around the 2' mark for snow from the last 3 days. Great for the kids to play in, but not for driving!!
It's a GREAT thing that I got my grocery shopping done yesterday as well as picked up the last of my Christmas shopping. Now to wrap, bake and finish some last minute gifts!!

 I wanted to share another Christmas card I made for the current Peachy Keen Stamps challenge.

Peachy Keen Challenge 13-49 :: Just Cards :: Glitter
So for my entry, I made a twisted easel designed Christmas card.
I think it turned out really pretty...here it is. Hope you like it :)
These types of cards are never easy to photograph.. Looks ok right??
Anyways I used non traditional colors as my color theme, picking papers from MME~Merry Little Christmas paper pack. Once I had the base of my card put together, I added a layer of white cardstock, followed by my designer paper and then stitched a decorative border around the frame. I stamped my Christmas tree onto the card and paper pieced it using more papers from the same paper pack. The next photo shows the tree closer :)
I stamped the sentiment from My Creative Time~Gift Card Sentiments on the inside and the outside of the card and embellished with some stickles on the tree, star die cuts and added a corner ribbon bow using some 3GJ Ribbon Candy Crinkle Ribbon.

Here is the close-up of the tree. I used the PKS~Santa Tree set and paper pieced the whole thing again using papers from the MME paper pack. To add some sparkle to the tree, I added some silver stickles to random spots on the tree, added some Cotton Candy stickles to the stripes under the tree and to the die cut star on top of the tree.

Supplies Used:
Paper~ Kraft, White, MME~Merry Little Christmas
Stamps~ PKS~12 Santa Tree
My Creative Time~ Gift Card Sentiments
Dies~My Creative Time~All Around Holidays
Embellishments~ Sewing Machine
3GJ Ribbon Candy Crinkle Ribbon
Pop dots

So there is my card.
I hope you like it!
Thanks so very much for stopping by and have a GREAT Tuesday!!
Entering this into the following challenges:
Peachy Keen Stamps~ Just Cards: Glitter
Scrappy Moms Stamps~Christmas
Sentimental Sundays~Non~Traditional X-mas Colors
SweetStamps Blog~Easel Card
Ribbon Carousel Blog~Anything Goes
Just B Creative Crazy~ Dec Linky Party
Everyday is an Occasion~ Linky Party
Paper Playtime~Winter Fun
Word Art Wednesday~Anything Goes
DL Art~Dec Linky Party


  1. so cute! love pink on christmas cards!

  2. What a wonderful card, Jessica! The colours are fabulous and I LOVE the look of your paper pieced tree!

  3. This is gorgeous, Jessica!! The tree looks so beautiful!! I love the twisted easel design!! I've never tackled one but you have inspired me!! Love this my friend!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. That Christmas tree is just beautiful. Thank you for joining us today at Word Art Wednesday with your fabulous art.
    Advent Blessings of Hope, Peace and Joy,
    Carole Robb Bisson

  5. Love the paper pieced tree- so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at SweetStamps.com

  6. Super Cute card. Love the Christmas Tree.

  7. What a FUN Christmas easel card! I really like the awesome papers you used-the non-traditional projects are so fun to see once in a while instead of the red, green and white! So pretty Jessica!
    Be safe out there....we are having cold temps for now. We had 20" of snow last week and then another 6" on Saturday...tired o snow already but it sure is pretty!
    Have a nice evening my friend!
    Sherrie K

  8. I love everything you make! Thank you for playing at Paper Playtime. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    Paper Playtime Challenge Page on Facebook
    This challenge blog is moving to Pause Dream Enjoy beginning Tues, Jan 7. Please bookmark the site and come link up in January!
    Linky Parties hosted at Pause Dream Enjoy
    Pause Dream Enjoy Facebook Fan Page
    :) Janis

  9. Beautiful card - fab colours and I love that tree! TFS

  10. Love the colors on this beauty, Jessica! I've never tried this type of easel design, it's very unique! Love your card my friend. Thanks for sharing with us at SweetStamps.com for the Easel Challenge!!

  11. Great card! Love the paper piecing and it worked & photographed perfectly!
    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays...

    Sandy S
    (Sentimental Sundays Design Team)

  12. Great card Awesome tree . The ribbon is perfect and the sentiment is great angled on the stars for the easel card.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes December Linky Party. Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  13. You knew I would LOVE the pink on the tree right? :) :) Very pretty card and I love the stitching and the envelope to go with it. Happy Holidays!!
    Big Hugs,

  14. Absolutely AMAZING!! A beautiful easel card!! Love the stitching!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenge Blog ♥

  15. Oh good grief this is adorable! You have the cutest papers and use them perfectly!

    You are so talented!

  16. Wow! What a beautiful twisted easel card!! Love the tree! Beautiful papers used!!