Friday, September 3, 2010

Take a Bough Makes Me Happy...Still

Take a Bough is an older Christmas set from Papertrey. It's a truly fabulous set, and here's a card using just the little branch and pine needles, the berries from Out on a Limb, and a sentiment from Signature Christmas. Three sets on one very simple card!

How-To Tips: The stamped panel is punched with an EK Success label punch. I tried using SU's ticket punch on the red panel, but it cut too far into the strip and looked awkward. So I took a new strip of red, turned the EK Success punch upside down, slipped a corner into one corner of the label punch, and punched. Repeat three more times. This gives cuts that are the same scale as the stamped panel and looked much more balanced. Cool, eh?

Personal News! Next Thursday, George and I will be driving all the way to Madison, Wisconsin, for the Ironman race on September 12. If you live in the area, I highly recommend coming out for the race, which is a huge and exciting event. I'll be trolling around all day cheering race participants on, taking pictures, and reporting on the race all day on my other blog. Let me know if you're going to be there, and we can meet!

stamps: Papertrey
ink: garden green, close to cocoa, real red
paper: PTI white, SU real red
accessories: EK Success label punch, dimensionals


  1. I never cease to be amazed at how much you can do with so little! Have a great time at the race.
    -mnfroggie (Trina)

  2. I love your Christmas card - traditional Christmas colours and very cas. Now that I've discovered your blog, I'm so looking forward to seeing all your ideas for Christmas cards (which are my favourite cards to make).

  3. Very slick using the label punch to get the corners! Might have to try that out one day.
    Have fun at Ironman! I'm from a family of runners, one of whom has done a bunch of Ironman races. Sadly, the running gene skipped me entirely ;)

  4. HHmmmm, I wonder how long it would take for us to drive to Madison. Love your card.

  5. LOVE your card. That sentiment is in the sweet spot! I look forward to the pictures from the race weekend.

  6. Love the red ticket strip! and Take a Bough is my all time fav Christmas set :-) Can't wait to try something clean and simple with this!

  7. Oh Lordy, back to lusting after PTI sets! And of course that punch you are a genius with. Ut Oh! the horror of ending a sentence with a preposition! And all those exclamation marks.


  8. Wonderful card! Have a great time away.

  9. beautiful card and I might just need to CASE it :)

  10. Oooooh, I could totally CASE this! Of course, I CASE you far more than I should. :) As you can tell, I really like this card.

  11. I like how you used the ticket punch for both the red strip and sentiment tag. Fun holiday card.


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