The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Friday, October 14, 2011

O Christmas Tree!

Just a quick post--I'm playing along with another Flourishes Release Week challenge. Today's is the "Show Me" Challenge, to create a project using one of the techniques from the Flourishes Tutorial Library. I was inspired by this fantastic tutorial on paper piecing by Iwona Palmountain and used this fun technique to paper piece the tree skirt, ornaments, and sentiment label on this card:
The tree image, ornaments, and sentiment come from Flourishes' now-retired O Christmas Tree set. The pretty label is from Country Charm Labels. The patterned papers I used on today's card are digital papers from Echo Park Paper Co.'s Dots & Stripes Metropolitan hybrid paper pack.

I loved decorating this little tree. It kinda reminds me of the Charlie Brown tree! All it needed was a little love. :)

Thanks for checking out my little slice of bliss today!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes: Country Charm Labels, O Christmas Tree
Paper: PTI kraft CS, white CS, miscellaneous red CS, patterned digital papers from Dots & Stripes Metropolitan by Echo Park
Ink: Versafine onyx black, SU old olive, Ranger antique linen distress
Accessories: sponge dauber, precision scissors, StudioG Sparkle Writer glitter glue, colored pencils, red gel pen, sewing machine and thread
Techniques: machine stitching, paper piecing, digital papers


Pam said...

Your Charlie Brown tree looks much loved with all that paper piecing! Very cute! And again with those beautiful labels! I checked on them myself, and they are out of stock! Will keep checking, as I love them!

Unknown said...

Your little tree looks way better than Charlie Browns tree.. What an adorable card..

Hugs, Linda

Marisa said...

Totally adorable card, Emily! Love the stitching down the sides.

~Tammy~ said...

A beautiful paper pieced project!!! You are getting all set for Christmas!!!

Bonnie said...

What an adorable country looking tree! Love it!!

Lin said...

I love your card, Emily - shades of the old "country" style!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Yes, I was thinking 'Charlie Brown' too! Hee hee. It sure is a cute little tree, and it is wearing the most festive polka dotted skirt. ;)

Benzi said...

Emily, this is the cutest little tree ever. Charlie Brown tree, for sure. I love it. Plus, the tree skirt in polka dots is great. What an adorable card.

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous, Emily! Your stitching is so perfect!!

Mary Marsh said...

I love this card Emily-the paper piecing looks fantastic-looks like your mojo is back in full swing

lisa arana said...

beautiful emily. i love how gorgeous the tree is. fabulous.

Meg said...

Yes, this is the perfectly loved Charlie Brown tree--especially with that darling little tree skirt!

Jessi Fogan said...

*love*! And it's totally a Charlie Brown tree. We try to make ours look like that every year (and cheap artificial trees do that look very well! lol)
I like the polka-dot ornaments, and the stitching is lovely. Yay for mojo returning???