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One Little Christmas Tree

The entire time I was working on my card, the song “One Little Christmas Tree” was going through my head.   Do you remember that one?  (If not, you can hear it here.)  “One little Christmas tree can light up a home….”  Isn’t it perfect with this cute image?

Speaking of this cute image, did you get a chance to download this from the Whimsy and Stars Studio blog a couple of weeks ago?   If not, it’s too late now but make sure you sign up as a follower so that you don’t miss out on any future freebies.   (You can also keep in touch in the Whimsy & Stars Studio group on Facebook HERE.)


2012-12-11 WSS Merry Bright WM


I tried something different (for me) again.  This card fits in a business sized envelope.  I also wanted to use the negative space from the die cut letters.    The only difficulty that I had was running the PTI card stock through my printer.  Although I love their paper, my printer is not a fan and doesn’t want to run it through with out jamming.

I hope you have a fabulous week!  Thank you for stopping by.



  • Stamp:  Xmas tree (digital stamp) limited time freebie from Whimsy & Stars Studio
  • Inks: Distress Inks Antique Linen
  • Papers: Papertrey kraft CS, Authentique Wonder paper pad, Starbucks coffee sleeve
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Copic makers, Big Shot, Papertrey alphabet dies, Stampin’ Up photo corner punch (to create the fishtail in the pennant), Die-Namics Stacking Stars die
  • Embellishments: Inkssentials Glossy Accents, Jenni Bowlin Malted Milk paint dabber, Gold Spica pen, Crinkled Vanilla Bean seam binding, Timeless Twine baker’s twine, misc. button & jingle bell




Caroline said…
Beautiful card Cheryl the layout and design is gorgeous. Caroline xxx
Lisa said…
This is gorgeous!! I love the design and that you made it to fit into a business envelope!! That little tree is adorable!! Have a great day :)

A Mermaid's Crafts
Beautiful card Cheryl,I like the design the tree and the stars.
Kevin xx
Beate said…
Your card turned out gorgeous, even if your printer doesn't like the cardstock you used!
Hugs and smiles
Sue - bearhouse said…
This is gorgeous Cheryl. I love that image and the colours are so beaeutiful. The way you have used the die cut letters looks really effective

Anita said…
This is beautiful Cheryl. I love the way you did the letters. That tree image is so darn cute.
Annette said…
oh i love everything about this..the shape the design the stitching...i could go on and cute Cheryl.. :)
Desire Fourie said…
Gorgeously creative. Loving the colours, design and attention to detail. Saw this on MIM and had to come over for a closer look. Hop on over to my blog to join in on my 400 Follower Give Away. Thank you so much if you have already joined and good luck. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog} {Doing Life 400 Follower Give Away}
What a fabulous card, love all the details on your card! Thanks for playing with us at Stamping with the Dragon!
Anja said…
Hi Cheryl,
I really like your "slim" christmas card, especially this negative die cut letters.
Hugs, Anja
Riet said…
What a beautiful card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
Sandra H said…
Hi Cheryl, This is gorgeous Ireally love your image and the colours used are so beautiful, The die cut letters are lovely and all of the embellis so beautiful x
Céline said…
gorgeous design
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week
This is what my tree will look like this year if I get one!!!

I can see how the PTI paper would get stuck in a printer - for sure! But I love the negative space!!!
SusanLotus said…
Lovely card! Soft and beautiful colourcombination and I love the "button-and-ribbon-design".
And I love the shape of the card.

Have a great evening!
Sheryl said…
This is a really pretty creative Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week, hope you stop by again soon.
Hugs Sheryl xx
Joann Burton said…
I love your card. I too have been thinking of trying this type of card. I noticed many of them around blogland lately. Your's is wonderful...Thanks so much for joining us this week at QKR. Hope to see you again next week as well. joann sassy raggedy
jimlynn said…
SUPER!!! Love the country feel to this!
♥Jan♥ said…
This is one of the most charming Christmas cards I have seen all season ! The little tree brought a big smile to my face too. I am so pleased you joined us this week at The Kraft Journal - a very special card for sure !!
Mian said…
This is soo beautiful! Great design and layout - perfect embellished.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this fortnight at Dream Valley.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Dream Valley Design Team Member
Patricia H said…
The tall, narrow shape of your card is a nice diversion from the plethora of A2 cards. The warm color scheme you chose is great. Thanks for sharing your work in this week's Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge.
Anonymous said…
Such a beautiful Christmas design!! LOVE the word cut-outs!! Thanks for sharing your creation with us over at Fussy and Fancy Fridays ! Hope you will join us again!! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member
Meihsia Liu said…
Hi, Cheryl, this card is awesome. Love the beautiful and shpecial shape and gorgeous embellishments. great design!!! :)
Greta card, love the papers & colours just fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx
Debbie said…
great tall card, thatnk you for showing us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Dx
cotnob said…
This is a fabulous card Cheryl, such a great layout - I really must try to make some different sized cards, mine always seem to be 6 inch squares.
Marge said…
LOVE your adorable little tree and think your #10 size card is AWESOME. Nice to have variety and mix it up every now & then! Can imagine how difficult it would be to get PTI's thick paper through most printers. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog too!!!
Tracy said…
Love how this turned out Cheryl! The elongated shape is fun and different and I really like how you incorporated the tree into the card design. Hugs!
Nicole said…
Oh my this looks lovely Cheryl!! Gorgeous colours ans papers. Hugs, Nicole
Audrey Pettit said…
Ooh, awesome card, Cheryl! I love that paper combo and sooo love all the kraft goodness. That little tree is adorable, and love it printed on the kraft. Fabulous negative die cut lettering, too. And so adore the tall shape! :)
Bianca said…
What a lovely project! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca
Beautiful card. Very nice image. Thank you for sharing and joining in at NMWC. Hugs, Velma
What a lovely card, love all the details on your card! Thanks for playing with us at Stamping with the Dragon!
Shelby said…
What a beautifully creative card! Love the patchwork of beautiful papers and the negative die cut word looks fantastic.

Jenn said…
Gorgeous card, I love all the beautiful details you've added! My printer feels the same way about most papers too :( Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges!
Pat Garvin said…
Love the music behind your letters. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.
Rose said…
your coloring is awesome! love your card :)
Thanks so much for joining us for our first challenge on Stamp Your Life, hope to see you for our next challenge in January
Ruza Rebel said…
Gorgeous card! Love the die cuts, and the long design! Thank you for joining our QKR Challenge this week.
Ruza ~ QKR DT
xxxtglxxx said…
Beautiful card Cheryl! :) Love the gorgeous papers and fab layout hun! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,


1CardCreator said…
Sweet card, love how you did the lettering too!
Mary J said…
That's such a clever and gorgeous card, Cheryl!
Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley challenge this fortnight. Marlene DT
Pattie G said…
What a great card for Christmas! Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.

at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

Sandi said…
Thanks for playing in our 'Christmas Card' Challenge #58!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!
Lisa M said…
Love reading when someone tries something new and your business size card looks amazing! My printer is a bit finicky too, but you've managed to create a most stunning Christmas cozy card. I think it's beautiful and terrific use of the negative space too Cheryl. :)

Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
Happy Crafting...
Lisa xx
Laurence said…
Very cute card, thanks for joining us at RObyn's Fetish Challeneg.

Laurence DT
Claire said…
Wow what a gorgeous card, really lovely. Thanks for joining us at NMWC this month
Claire xx
Fabulous card Cheryl! Love the negative outline of the letters - very creative!
Sara I. said…
Simply gorgeous Cheryl! Love the papers and the way you showcased the negative space! Brilliant!!!!
Cheryl said…
Absolutely adorable!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Merry Christmas!!
linda said…
gorgeous! it's an awesome layout and i love the distressing and negative letters.
Jenny said…
Eine tolle Karte ist das.
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. Liebe Grüße und einen schönen 3. Advent. Jenny
crafty-stamper said…
Beautiful Christmas card love the design and papers and love the tree image,gorgeous bow
Carol x
Anonymous said…
Another awesome card from you... your so creative Cheryl just love visiting your blog to see what you made next!
love the way you did the bow with ribbon and twine too!

Happy Christmas hugs me xx
Marianne said…
What a beautiful card.
Thank you for joining us at Shelly's images.
Hugs, Marianne
Mrs A. said…
I love how you have pulled all the different elements together on this card. You have made it look really special. Hugs Mrs A.
TC said…
Lovely card Cheryl.
Thanks for joining us at Aud sentiments this fortnight.
Hugs TC x
Cindy Haffner said…
Oh girl I ADORE this!!~
Cindy Haffner said…
Oh girl I ADORE this!!~
Nathalie said…
Oh what a cute card. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley challenge.

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