Paper Crafts magazine Presents: 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

Hi all!

I am thrilled to join 11 other card makers today for a blog hop to celebrate Holiday Cards and More, Vol. 6, the latest special issue from Paper Crafts magazine.

I was lucky to get a sneak peek of this all new issue this week. There’s a little something holiday’ish in it for everyone: tags; cards; gift bags; adorable table top trees; holiday frames ; banners and, well, you get the picture.

I went through it the other night and put sticky notes on all the things I wanted to try. So many neat, clever and simple ideas to pull off. Top on my list is that cute little spool tree on the cover: A-stinkin-dorable!

You can find the issue at book stores and craft stores all over, as well as online in the Paper Crafts store.

I made a card to share with you today for the hop! So meet today’s card.

We were asked to try to keep our cards to five steps or less. Well, you know, the old T’ster…. always the rule bender. I “might” have broke the rules a little by throwing in an extra step along the way. Heavy emphasis on that “might” word. πŸ˜‰

The red tree was originally part of a larger glittery plastic fern floral pick I picked up last Christmas.

I think I can get probably 7 or 8 more trees from this for more Christmas cards. Not bad for something that cost me less than $1 to start with.

To make the tree, I used my good old scissors to cut off one leaf and then used some seriously strong glue to get it to stick on my card. I finished te tree off by adding some gems to it.

Leave a comment on my blog by 2 a.m. (MDT) on Sunday, and I will pick one of you to receive a copy of the new Holiday Cards and More special issue.

Also, be sure to check out the blogs of everyone taking part in today’s hop. (That’s because these great girls are giving away copies of the issue, too!)

One more thing: Be sure to hit Paper Crafts Connection today, too. There’s a big, big prize over there.

I hear that big, big prize looks a little something like this. πŸ™‚

(I have one word for the big, big winner of the big, big prize: LUCKY!!!)

Thanks for swinging by today. See you again soon.

215 thoughts on “Paper Crafts magazine Presents: 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

  1. Hey, I have one of those red glittery fern branches in my Christmas stash…I never thought to use it as a tree. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Teri, your Christmas tree card is so pretty and festive. Love it.

    Lucky is definately the right word for whoever (or is it whomever?) wins all those stamps. Wowzers!

  3. I know that I will always be delighted by your cards. What a wonderful surprise to see that lovely, glittery , colorful branch. I love how you kept the backgroung neutral to make the branch pop. Plus, who doesn’t love text?

  4. I would NEVER have thought to use an artificial fern on a card. WOW, what a great idea! I thought it was soooo cute and unique! Thanks for sharing!

  5. this is FABULOUS!!! I picked up some of that same stuff last year and now you’ve given me inspiration on how to use it!! πŸ™‚

  6. What a clever idea for a tree on a card! I love when you can take something you already have and reuse it in a fun way! It turned out beautiful!

  7. How CLEVER! I am sure we all have the glittery ferns in our Christmas stash – what a great way to put together a quick card. Thanks for the idea!

  8. Amazing!!! I always grab some of those silly things in the floral aisle of the craft stores, I would have never thought to put them on a card! thank you so much for the inspiration!!

  9. I think I can handle the “extra steps” in order to get a card this fantastic!!! Thanks for the chance to win this must-have issue!!!

  10. LOVE IT!!!!! I chuckled at your note about the sticky notes on the pages-ever since I discovered Paper Crafts I’ve stocked up on sticky notes of every color!

  11. Hi,

    Ah Xmas…
    My favourite time of the year.
    I’ve started this week to prepare my Xmas crafts, and whipped up a few cards and tags, and just had lots of fun with it.
    Your card is amazing, loved the color.

    Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway.
    take care,

  12. Love the idea of using a pretty tree branch / floral piece for a card! I love all that glitter! πŸ˜€ Might have to check out my local store to see if i can find my own!

  13. LOVE the red fern!!! Of course the rest of the night now I’m gonna keep hearing in my head: WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS!!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for lovely inspiration

  14. This is a great card. Love the use of the glittery palm frond! I have a pick from a couple of years ago that is a great glittery leaves – have to try to incorporate them into a card now that I’ve seen yours. TFS

  15. I also love the idea of using odd bits and pieces of “things” on cards! It makes them so original and fun!! I buy those odds and ends too and stash them away till something comes to mind. I love the bright colors and originality! You are trulely an inspiration to all of us “packrats!”

  16. I love using items in perhaps non-traditional ways. And is this giveaway the best ever?? I would say yes! Thanks for the chance to win! πŸ™‚

  17. I really like your tree. I do that a lot, especially with small Christmas ornaments. The after Christmas sales keep me stocked for the year!

  18. As if I don’t already have enough “things” to put on my cards, now I have a whole new avenue now. He he. Such a fun idea. Thanks!!

  19. Beautiful! I always love your cards! Great red glittery fern, love the gems you put in it and love how you complimented it with the twine! Thanks for sharing!

    Katie B.

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