(A bit of) a Chipboard Tree

Hello

Even though the weather is still sunny and warm (well, it is here anyway!) there is no getting away from the fact that we’re well into September and it won’t be long till thoughts turn to the chilly end of the year.  So whilst I’m not really ready to let go of Summer, there at the back of my mind the ‘Christmas Cogs’ are starting to whirr away!

Sorting through my big box of goodies from various Through the Letterbox craft boxes, I decided to have a go at making my first Christmas card of the year.

Among the things in the Blue Christmas box are loads of chipboard elements in different shapes and sizes.  Now I find most chipboard is a bit too thick to use on regular cards if you don’t want to go to the extra expense of using an expensive ‘fat’ stamp to mail it, so as a bit of an experiment I decided to see if I could split the lovely Christmas Tree shape into thinner ones.  Just pushing a fingernail  (or use a craft knife) into the edge I found I could separate the tree quite easily into 3 layers. I’ve covered the first piece with patterned paper for this card and will use the remaining two layers  for other cards in the future.

I embossed a circle of white card and glued it onto a larger red circle for the background.

‘BE’ is made with die cut letters

‘Jolly’ also came in the Blue Christmas craft box – I used my Foiling machine and some gold foil to change the letters from blue to gold

The lovely ribbon is from the ‘Love Is….’ craft box

The star is one of the wooden stars from the ‘Seeing Stars’, I love how versatile they are, for this one I again used gold foil and my foiling machine to add the colour

To finish I added some punched red stars and ‘baubles’

Bubbly Funks’s fabulous Through the Letterbox Craft Boxes can be found HERE and are always full of lots of interesting and inspiring bits and bobs to keep you crafting!  They are great on their own, but offer loads of extra opportunities when you mix them all up!

Thanks for looking

Happy Crafting

Kathy xx

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