Sunday, December 19, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree...

 That is one of my favorite carols to sing.  I use to know it in German but that was when I was young and could remember things... LOL!!!!

There is a secret about this card.  Guess what I used to make the tree?  Does anyone have a guess.. ???? 
I used paint swatches from our local hardware store.  Cute idea huh?  You know the kind that have like 5 different shades of the same color.  Well I just cut them in strips and punched with a scallop edge, then layered them and cut my tree.  I saw in a magazine somewhere a birdhouse made out of paint swatches as part of the advertisement.  That made the light bulb go on and I just had to experiment.  I think it turned out pretty good.  I know I didn't cut it very straight but hey what tree is perfect right!  Well that's my story and I'm stickin to it.  HaHa.   I then glued along the scallops and sprinkled Tinsle Glitter on - Does it look like snow?
Then put the topper on.  All trees have to have a beautiful topper .. right?

 I am a little giddy tonight... maybe time to step away from the egg nog..   ( I crack my self up)


 I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and just remember we are all very lucky for what we have.  There are way to many out there that do not have.

Challenges that I love:




Big Mamma Luvs Ya Glitter Graphics

XOXO

5 comments:

Lisa M. (aka. Lisabee) said...

Now THAT is creative to use the paint strips! Very cute!

Thanks for playing with us at Paper Sundaes this week!

♥ Lisa M.

Jaclyn Miller said...

Your "paint swatch" tree is fantastic! I've wanted to use that technique for a while but just haven't gotten around to it. So glad you could join us this week at OTWC!

Amy said...

Love the gradient green colored tree! What a fantastic idea to use that! Thanks for sharing with us this week at OTWC! Happy Holidays!

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a neat Christmas tree card! Love it.

Crystal said...

Great card & a super idea to use the paint swatches! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes :)