Very Merry Pine

Good morning!
I am sooooo excited to tell you that I think I may have buy-in on getting a bigger tree this year! We have been going with the standard 7 foot or so the last several years, but this year I really wanted to get a 9 foot and set it up in our vaulted ceiling. We did that one other year when we found an amazing deal on a big tree, and it was beautiful! Of course stringing the lights takes me hours, but I'm pretty sure I didn't care at the time. Anyway, we're going tomorrow night to get one, and with any luck at all we'll still be able to get what I want.
So, how timely is this card? lol!

Believe it or not, I still have several Christmas cards left to share with you but I also have some other things coming up. I just need to take photos and write down recipes.
This card begins with a just less than half sheet of Neenah Baronial Ivory. I ran the front through the Cuttlebug using the Sizzix Starry Night embossing folder and then repeated the embossing on a strip of Certainly Celery. The card is mounted on a quarter panel of Certainly Celery, and the embossed strip is trimmed with a punched (Martha Stewart Quilted Edge) strip of Always Artichoke. I adhered those to the card and set it aside temporarily. The tree and sentiment are stamped with Always Artichoke and layered on Always Artichoke and Certainly Celery respectively. I used two oval punches for the sentiment and a couple of dimensionals to pop it up a little. The tree is up on dimensionals as well because with all that embossing it didn't want to lay nicely and, even though it's hard to see in the picture, I went over the branches of the tree with my Gelly Roll Clear glitter pen to add a little sparkle.

Thanks for stopping in today!

S: Lovely as a Tree, Short and Sweet
P: Neenah Baronial Ivory, Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery
I: Always Artichoke
A; Martha Stewart Quilted Edge punch, Sizzix Starry Night embossing folder, dimensionals, Cuttlebug, Gelly Roll clear glitter pen

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