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Monday, August 17, 2015

Cardinal Tree Snowflakes Card

Created this Winter/Christmas card using mostly Tim Holtz items.

Used TH Sander on the TH green & red cardstock before die cutting. Cut the TH Mini Cardinal from Kraft & TH red cardstock. Paper pieced the Cardinal. Added Cardinal features with pen & marker. Cut the TH Tree from Kraft & TH green cardstock. Paper pieced the Tree. Inked the Cardinal & Tree. Stamped TH sentiment border & sentiment and used TH die cut to cut out sentiment tag.

Used silver foil cardstock with a Spellbinder Impressabilities Snowflakes that I have had for a long time & do not think I've ever used.

Supplies List 

adhesive:  foam, Scotch ATG
Coloring/Distressing: inking - TH Dist Ink
machine: Tim Holtz Vagabond
paper: cardstock - Kraft brown - base for bird & tree  silver foil
Spellbinder: Impress Snowflakes
Tim Holtz:  dies - Mini Cardinal, Pine Tree
   Distress Ink - walnut stain   paper - cardstock - green, red
   sander   stamp/die - Tree Blueprint - sentiment

Entering this into the following challenges:    
8/19 C.R.A.F.T. Ch324 Christmas - Animals  5E(#3)  8/13

8/21 Allsorts Ch Wk 324 Share your fav color  3E(#3) 8/15  Fav Color - Red with Green
8/21 CHNC Christmas Ch242 Something Old  UE  8/15  Old - Spellbinder Impress Snowflakes Tim Holtz dies
8/21 HIMCR#212d Use Die Cuts       3E(#) 8/15

8/22 Craft Your Passion Ch275 Always Anything Goes  3E(#1) 8/17

8/23 Kraft Journal Ch#237 Anything Goes Birds  2E(#1)  8/17
8/27 Dies R Us Ch31 The Great Outdoors  3E(#2) 8/15

8/29 Christmas Cards All Yr Round Aug Ch - Snowflakes UE 8/1

8/31 Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Ch Extra Aug 2015 UE 8/1 
8/31 DL.ART Aug Linky Ch 1Eperday/no stack 8/1 
9/30 Simon Says Stamp Use Tim Holtz Stamps Ch UE 9/5


  1. Red cardinals are one of my favorite birds they are so pretty and always remind me of Christmas another one of my favorite. YOur card is beautiful.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes AUGUST Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  2. What a beautiful start on your holiday cards and it works wonderfully with this weeks theme, Anything Goes - Birds and The Kraft Journal. Thanks for playing along and another great card.

  3. Beautifully done Melissa! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘THE GREAT OUTDOORS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  4. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR August challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - and thanks for entering this for both of my CHNC challenges x

  5. Very striking design. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

  6. Gorgeous card, thank you for joining us at Christmas Cards all Year Round.

    Pam x

  7. Very pretty and what a gorgeous background! Thank you for joining us at "Dies R Us" for our "The Great Outdoors" challenge!
    Diane DRU DT

  8. The silver embossed background is beautiful. I love the way you positioned the Cardinal

  9. Beautiful card!!!! Thanks!!!!
    Cristina - DT for Craft your Passion

  10. Super card to link up - I liked up the altered notebook - thanks for letting me! I appreciate it - have a blessed day! Gail