Sunday, December 20, 2015

Stamp Review Crew: Festival of Trees Edition

Merry Christmas everyone!  I am so happy you are joining us for the The Stamp Review Crew Festival of Trees Blog Hop.  The SRC is a group of international Stampin' Up demonstrators who do bi-monthly reviews of a chosen stamp set.  It is a great way to see a wide variety of ideas for a single stamp set.

My goal was to come up with a non-holiday card using this stamp set.  I was also curious what the coordinating Tree Punch would look like if the points were placed tip-to-tip.  My end result was a color wheel card.  I thought this would be fun for the art-loving friends in my life.
Tips to recreate:

  • Lay out nine stamp pads and a Stampin' Scrub.
  • Stamp the stylized tree image nine times on Whisper White cardstock cleaning the stamp between each color.
  • Punch each tree with the Tree Punch.  Trim away the trunk.
  • Adhere the images tip-to-tip on a folded Whisper White cardstock base with the bottom of one tree at the fold line.
  • Trim the cardstock base to create the shaped card.  
  • Color the sentiment with markers starting with the lightest colors and slightly overlapping the adjacent color. Stamp on Whisper White cardstock. 
  • Diecut the sentiment and a piece of Basic Black cardstock with the heart from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit set.
  • Add a "bow" of Baker's Twine.
The tree in the upper right is the one that I used
Thank you so for joining "The Crew" for our hop!  Please continue on by clicking on the buttons below for more Festival of Trees projects.
This way to Nikki's blog
This way to Bronwyn's blog

Stamps: Festival of Trees, Work of Art
Paper: Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Watermelon Wonder, Real Red, Melon Mambo (both ink pads and markers)
Big Shot: Mini Treat Bag Thinlits (for the heart)
Accessories:  Baker's Twine Combo Pack


  1. I love when stamps are used in way "they are not supposed to" - this is terrific! So original - I love it!

  2. Clever, clever, clever! You sure came up with a gorgeous non-traditional way to use this set!

  3. That is really thinking outside the box! What a great card!

  4. Fantastic card Betty! Love the thinking out the square to use the set for a non-christmas creation! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! Rochelle xo

  5. Such a clever girl! Thanks so much for the clear, concise step-by-step instructions. They were so easy to follow.

  6. Oh my gosh, that is so fun, Betty! How very creative!!

  7. Oh, I do so love a good rainbow of colors, and this is lovely! So not Christmas, a great way to stretch the use of the set :)

  8. Well you nailed your goal Betty! A super cute card for any occasion. Thanks for sharing your idea!

  9. I love out of the box thinking! What a great idea. The sentiment is perfect for your clever idea! :)

  10. That's adorable and completely unexpected! Awesome :)

  11. What a terrific way to look at that stamp. Love your creativity.

  12. Betty, that is so fun! I love the result of your thinking "different"!