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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Guest Des DLART Vintage Bottle Brush Tree Be Merry Card

This BEE is happy to bee a Guest Designer for DL.ART. The theme for the challenge is Christmas. You can click here to go to DL.ART blog. You can click here to enter DLART Christmas Challenge #169. I used DL.ART Vintage Ribbon Evergreen, which you can click here to buy from DL.ART, to complement my Hero Arts Bottle Brush Christmas Tree. I stamped the tree twice using silver ink; once on the red cardstock layer and second time on another piece of red cardstock. Used Martha Stewart fringe scissors to give the tree a 3D look. Used embossing powder for the star on top of the tree. Used Light Kraft Cover Weight cardstock, which you can click here to buy from the Kraft Journal Store.

Hubby was up in the attic after Milestone Electric came to perform an ac/heat tune up checkup and make sure everything was in working order before we turned the heat on. He found some boxes we had stored up in the attic. To my surprise he found a couple of vintage Christmas items like the Santa seen in the photo below with the card I created. The Santa is from the 1960s and to my surprise is in excellent shape; no damage, no fading and the original light bulb after being tightened and inserted in lit up. This made for a wonderful vintage photo opp.

These are photos from a 1961 Christmas in which we had a silver bottle brush Christmas Tree. 2nd photo is my older sister (on left), me (on right) & my brother (age 1 in front).

Supplies List 

adhesive: foam, glue dots, Scotch ATG
embossing: Recollections Snow emb powder
ink:  Delicata Silvery Shimmer  Versamark
machine: Sizzix BIGkick
paper:  the Paper Studio scrapbook - Vintage Santa, Tiny Holly
   cardstock -  Light Kraft Cover Weigh from Kraft Journal store  red, white
pen: Wink of Stella - clear on star tree topper, metallic red - on tree stand
ribbon: DL.ART Vintage Christmas Evergreen
Sizzix: die - Labels & Such
stamp: Hero Arts CL803 Bottle Brush Trees
tools: Martha Stewart Fringe scissors  Tim Holtz scissors

Entering this into the following challenges:  

11/30  Christmas Cards All Yr Round Nov Ch - Oh Christmas Tree  UE 11/1
11/30  Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Ch Extra Nov 2015  UE  11/1 
11/30  Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Nov 2015 Ch  UE  11/1
11/30  DL.ART Nov Linky Ch  1Eperday/no stack  11/1 
12/1  Simon Says Stamp Wed Anything Goes   5E(#2)  11/25

12/2 DRS Designs Ch Thurs Let the Holidays Begin (Fall or Winter Holiday)  UE  11/26

12/20  Craftin Desert Diva Craft it Up & Link It Up Linky Party Ch#69 Christmas  UE  11/22

12/31   Simon Says Work It Wed Nov 2015 Holiday Card    3E(#2)  11/25

1/10  Bunny Zoe's Crafts Nov/Dec Ch Sparkle  UE  11/20
   Sparkle - Bottle Brush tree



  1. Happy Thanksgiving. I am loving the card and your bow is Fab. I might need to try the pumpkin eggs. The old photo is pretty cute!!! Thanks for guest designing.

  2. Congrats on your DT spot. The vintage ribbon goes beautifully with your card. I love the pictures from 1961. I inherited and old foil tree that was made by Sears. My inl aws got it for a wedding present in 1944

  3. Beautiful photos, congrats on the DT at DL.ART, your card is so pretty, it brings back so many wonderful childhood memories, Happy Thanksgiving, hugs, Lori m

  4. What a great find in the attic!!! Fun, fun, fun. Your card is wonderful and I love those old photos. Happy Thanksgiving, Melissa!!! Hugz

  5. Great Xmas tree! Such wonderful photos of you and your siblings! Happy Thanksgiving! Carri~Abusybee

  6. What a beautiful card, Melissa!! The pictures are so beautiful!! That is a sweet picture of you and your siblings!! The tree looks amazing! And I just love the vintage Santa...perfect photo op!! I hope you have a safe and happy Thanksgiving my friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. Congratulations on your Guest Spot Melissa - nice creation - enjoy the ride!

  8. Opps, didn't notice you entered this in the DRS Designs Holiday's Challenge, Melissa. Still love this post and thanks for sharing it with us at DRS Designs. Hope those sweet potatoes came out good! Hugz

  9. Congrats on your GDT!!! Absolutely beautiful!
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  10. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at CHNC.
    Fiona DT x

  11. Very pretty card, thank you for joining us at Christmas Cards All Year Round.

    Pam x

  12. Your card is very beautiful !
    Thank you for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.

  13. Really enjoyed your walk down Memory Lane :-) Thanks for sharing at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
    Don't forget our December challenge is up and running Donna ☺

  14. What wonderful memories!!! And an awesome card! Thanks for sharing both!
    Thanks for playing along with our Christmas challenge over at Craftin' Desert Divas.
    CDD DT Member