Friday, November 6, 2015

Fabric, Ribbon and Lace Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Card

The inspiration for this card came from Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday challenge. This week we were challenged to create a Christmas tree using scraps of fabric, ribbon and lace. You can view the tutorial here:

I started my tree with a cinnamon stick. You can use a craft stick or a real twig or whatever you'd like to be the tree base. I love the smell of cinnamon and thought it would add to the festive feel of the card. Then I gathered some scraps of cloth, ribbons and lace that looked to be in the right colors and began trimming them and tying them to the tree. Once I had them all on the tree, I snipped them to make the tree shape.

Then I added some seed beads in copper, gold and silver using Americana Bead and Glitter Glue. I used my Silhouette Pick Me Up Tool which proved invaluable for this job!

Now that my tree was made, I designed the rest of the card. I used an 8 1/2 X 11 piece of burgundy cardstock for the base. I just folded it in half to make an 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 inch base. I chose some pretty holiday patterned paper for the first layer and cut it just slightly smaller than my card front. Then I played around with some dies and came up with this arrangement: Spellbinders Heirloom Legacy die for the metallic green card stock, Spellbinders Majestic Circles die for the burgundy frame under the tree, Papertrey Ink's Movers and Shakers Spinners Die Collection for the opening at the top that the angel "flies" through, Joanna Sheen Signature Dies: Christmas Stars for the star above the tree, and Joy! Crafts Vintage Flourishes die for the angel. Yes, I do have a slight problem with being addicted to dies! There are just so many beautiful ones out there!

I used a Close to my Heart stamp from the "Christmas Story" set for the sentiment in the track the angel flies on.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - 2W 2E, SIO (tab at top of page)  (W1of 2)  #172 Be Merry
Aud Sentiments Challenge - 2WE5 (W1 of 2) #144 Bingo (+ a sentiment) (Die cut, glitter or bling-I used metallic seed beads, and favorite color-burgundy)
Crafting with an Attitude - M, 1st Thurs, E3 - #9 Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations  2W, EAlways Anything Goes 
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - 2W (2nd and 4th Thursday of the month  3E –  (W2 of 2)  #167 Fall Food or Thank You --- Monthly Challenge Anything Goes 
Julia Spiri Challenge -2W, E3 -  (W2 of 2) #5 Use Something Old (my fabric scraps!)
Moving along with the Times - 2W, E3 (W2 of 2) Leaves &/or Trees
TIME OUT Challenges - 2W (W2 of 2) #42Christmas + optional twist: use purple &/or pink
ABC Christmas Challenge - 2W, Christmas -  'V' is for Very Cute (Week 2 of 2) (I hope you think my little fabric Christmas tree qualifies as cute!)
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - M, 2E, must be Winter Holiday (October)-  Christmas Travel or Transport (My angel is "flying")
Crafting By Designs - W,F, 3E -  Anything Goes November Edition
CropStop Linky Party M, 2nd Wednesday of M, E5, SIR(see blog for details)  #9 AnythingGoes (Week 3 of 4) 

Inspiration Destination - W, F- #58 Always Anything Goes 
Paper Shelter Challenge - W,3E, SIO - #226  Layer on Layer
Scrapy Land Challenges -1st and #3rd Wed of Month, Must use a die sold by Scrapy Land -#29 Anything Goes PLUS Use Any Brand of Die Scrapy Land Sales
The Crafty Addicts M, 1st Wednesday of M, E #4 - Anything Goes/ Use A Die Cut 
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week - #208 Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise 2WE3, Must be Christmas/winter themed  #9 - Anything Goes with a Winter or Christmas Theme (Week 1)
City Crafter Challenge  W - #286 - Getting Ready For Christmas*
Creative Card Crew 2W - #99 Off The Edge (week 2)
Cuttlebug Mania W3E - Trees (Week 2)
Everybody-Art-Challenge W - #343 Star, Circle or Heart
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - W, E4, Must Be Square or Rectangular #110 Anything Goes with a twist: Sparkle Sky - Let's See some Stars
Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge W,1E, SIO - #261 Color Challenge*
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
Retarte 2W, E3 - #64 -  Anything Goes  (Week 1)
Through The Craft Room Door W, 2E - Always Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge M, 1st Tuesday of M, E3, No fully digital projects November - Christmas is Coming
Crafting from the Heart - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - W, E3 - Always Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - W, 5E - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - 2W, 3E, F, digi or real stamping - (Week 1) Bling
Not Just Cards - M, F - Always Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - 2W, SIO - (Week 2) Embossing (on star and Majestic Circle die cuts)
Our Crafty Corner - M, First Monday, E3 - (November) Anything Goes/Lace & Pearls (I have lace on the tree)
The Outlawz Greetings Challenge W, Must have sentiment or greeting, 1E, must sign in to participate - Christmas Reflections
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - M, E2SIO - Always Anything Goes
The Paper Girls - 1st & 3rd Mondays, layouts, cards - (Week 1) Stamps
Vintage Stamping Challenges/Flonz Craft M, 3E, Must Stamp, does not have to be vintage - (November) Traditional Christmas
Where the HeART is - M, 1st Monday of M, E3 - (November) Anything Goes/Winter Blues
Artistic Stampers (M,P1)  Fabric
Card and Scrap (2W, P1/15) #106 Christmas
Ching-chou Kuik Digital Stamps (M, P1, E3, SIO) Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year Round (M,P1) Oh Christmas Tree
Crafts Galore Encore (M,P1,E3) Use a stamp or digi + DT call
Crafting Musketeers (M,P2,1E) #32 Anything but a Square
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra (M,P1) Anything goes as long as it is Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper (M,P1) Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Crafty Time  (M, P1, E3) Embellish It
Creative Craft Cottages Challenges (2W,P1/15,E3) #50 Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy (P1/15,SIO) #118 Anything Goes (Optional Twist = Autumn)
Emerald Faeries Challenge (M,P1,E3,SIO) #73 Oh Christmas Tree
Let's Craft & Create Challenge (M,P5,E3) lots of bling (I hope my metallic beads count!)
Natalie and Amy's Challenge (M,P30) #38 Winter Scenes
One Crazy Stamper (M,P1,E5) Christmas/Halloween/Fall (no digital images allowed)
Petal Lu (M, P15) Anything Goes
Noor! Designs UK (M,P1) #12 Anything Goes
Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent (M,P1) Always Anything Goes but must Recycle (some of my fabric scraps are from clothes the kids have outgrown that I've recycled for crafts)
Sparkles Forum Challenges (M,P15,3E)  #73 Pearls and/or Lace (lace on my tree)
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up (M, P1, E3) #11 Anything Goes Optional Theme: Sparkle, sparkle everywhere
The Sisters of Craft (M,P1) Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge (M, P1, E3) Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place (M,P1,E3) Anything Goes 
613 Avenue Create - W - #147 Anything Goes or Thank You
Amusing - W, 2E, no digi - Sequins
Colour Your World with Lacy Sunshine - 2W, E3 Always Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
Dragonfly +Dreams - M – Ribbons & Bows
Fashionable Stamping - M, 2nd Sunday, 3E, no digi allowed - #104 Changing Seasons
Glitter n Sparkle - W - #161 Anything Goes
Great Impressions - M, 3E, SIO - Bling On The Holidays
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st and 3rd Sunday) E3 #21 Anything Goes   (W1 of 2)
Penny Black and More – M, no digis3E – November, Anything Christmas
Scrapbook Blessings Club Tutorial Challenge - M,  November - Anything Goes  (Optional Twist- Using Red, Green & White)
The Glory of Christmas (The Christmas Challenge)  - 2W -  #71 Glitter and/orShine (W1 of 2)
The Ribbon Girls - W, must use ribbon – Anything Goes
Allsorts W,3E  Christmas 
Crafty Friends Challenge 2W,(W1) - use your favourite colour (tough choice, but I think I'd have to say burgundy)
Scrappers Delights  M, First Saturday of the M  Always Anything Goes 
Sweet Stampin W, 2E, dies or punches 
Artbymiran Challenge 2W , SIO, 3E, no digital projects - No.44 - (W1 of 2) - Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic - M, 5E (First Friday of the month) Something Glittery
Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W2 of 2) Always Anything Goes
Creative Fingers -  W , 3E
Crafty Catz - W, 3E – Winter
Left of Center Creative Challenges W THings with Wings
Quick Quotes - M (first Friday of the month), E1, SIO - Things with Wings
Simply Papercraft - 2WE3 ATG
Winter Wonderland W, 3E, must be Christmas Angels
Wags 'n Whiskers - 2W, 2E, SIO - No. 165 - (W2 of 2) -  Not a Square


  1. Absolutely gorgeous!! Love all the beads you added to your beautiful tree, and your card base is just stunning! I think this card would look amazing on a little wooden easel to display at Christmas (or give as a gift)'s just too pretty not to set out somewhere where everyone can enjoy it! Well done Carrie!! :0)

  2. Wow this is so creative, so much detail and so much texture, a real delight and thank you for sharing with us at TO

  3. What a fun and so creative make! Thank you so much for joining Challenge #29 at Scrapy Land!

    Samra GDT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  4. wow - you've added so much detail. love the flying angel too!

  5. This is stunning! The colors and design are so elegant. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter. We hope top see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  6. Stunning card. Love the angel moving across the top of the card. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
    Crafty hugs

  7. Hi Sorry you couldn't link up at creative craft cottage. There was a problem with linky but it is back now for you to link up!

  8. What a wonderful idea to have a spinning angel atop that very creative Christmas tree. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 208th AG challenge! Blessings, Carole

  9. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Fan Tastic Tuesday, good luck!!! Amy DT

  10. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner, good luck!!! Amy DT

  11. Very creative! I love your little angel! Thank you for sharing with us at TTCRD!

  12. Lovely card. A great idea.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    Good luck. xxx Michelle (DT)

  13. Nice card Carrie. Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl November Card Challenge. Best of luck, Mary

  14. Gorgeous card!! Thanks for joining us at Retarte#64
    Maria Pilar (Stampartpapel DT)

  15. Fabulous card thank you for joining us over on the WWODTC '5'
    Dianne WWO DT

  16. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Crafting From the Heart.

  17. Gorgeous card Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La creations
    Alli x

  18. Wonderful design, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

  19. This is beautiful, love it!
    Thanks for sharing in Our Crafty Corner Challenge, hope to see you soon!
    Rebecca, DT

  20. Your card is absolutely stunning! I love the cinnamon stick tied with ribbons tree and all the dies you used go together perfectly! That angel at the top is so sweet! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #29!

  21. Stunning creation, I could look at it for hours and still see something new, brilliant, thank you for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations - best of luck xxxx

  22. Lovely card, fabby design. Thanks for joining us over at TPS this week.
    Love n hugs

  23. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

  24. Its beginning to look and smell a lot like Christmas.. all that and a flying angel ... what more could anyone ask for. Its a festive delight
    Thank you for joining us over at Craft for the Craic
    Pixie (DT member)

  25. So much work has gone into your card, it is stunning! Thanks for playing again at Unicorn, Claire DT x

  26. Wow, a fabulous creation, I love it. Thank you so much for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Use a stamped or digital image on your project Challenge. We hope you can join us again next month. Jo x

  27. What a great design! Love all the texture! Thanks for joining us over at DL ART! DT member DL.ART Carri~Abusybee
    My Blog!

  28. Wow! Amazing! Thanks so much for participating in our WHERE THE HEART IS challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  29. An amazing detailed project. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges. Caz DT

  30. This is just beautiful I just love it thank you for joining us at the WWODTC
    Michelle DT

  31. Amazing creation Carrie! I have never seen one like that before. I love all your fabulous dies also. Great job!

    Thanks so much for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. We hope to see you again for the next challenge. Good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gloria DT

  32. Very pretty and creative!! Love the rich burgundy with the other colors in your fabric tree- thanks for playing along with us at the Our Daily Bread Shining the Light Challenge :-) Hugs and God BLess!

  33. I love the dies you used and the sweet angel flying over the red. Thank your joining the DL.ART Anything Goes November Linky Challenge. Katie-DL.Art-DT member

  34. This is gorgeous, a beautiful card and scented too. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting with an Attitude. Sue DT xx

  35. What a beautiful card!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  36. Your card is lovely and what a gorgeous tree. Thank you for joining in with the #300 'Winter' challenge at Crafty Catz. Mia - GDT Member xx

  37. Wow this is creativity at it's best. Beautifully crafted. Great design and striking details. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Aud Sentiment Challenge . We look forward to seeing you again.
    Berni, DT

  38. Creative and beautiful card . Loved the "flying" angel. Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.

  39. Beautiful card, I love the flying angel

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

  40. This is beautiful!! I love the colors, use of dies and texture. Thanks for joining us at ODBD!!

    Wow! I have never seen so many challenges on one post...


  41. What a fabulous card! I LOVE the sweet fabric tree! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  42. Super pretty card. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
    FP3 {My Blog}

  43. This is such a cleverly crafted card. I love it. Thanks for joining in the fun at Natalie and Amy's challenge this month.
    Hugs Sheryl DT Member xx

  44. Gorgeous and I love the creative slider on this card!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  45. Gorgeous card :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
    Lols x x x

  46. What a neat Christmas card so much detail. Thank you for sharing it with us over at The World Wide Open DT Challenge #5, and good luck with your entry. Hugs Andrea DT

  47. This is such a fab christmas card. Love the details with the Christmas three and colours. Thanks for playing at Julia Spiri and good luck. Hope to see you back thursday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Julia Spiri xx

  48. This is gorgeous, Thank you for joining in with us at WWODTC, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  49. Gorgeous project!! Love the tree!! Thanks for playing along with us at Art Impressions Challenge!!

  50. Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for November.

  51. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Crafting Musketeers challenge 31, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper November challenge and my CHNC challenge extra for November. x

  52. Stunning work.

    So pretty,I just love it.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz.

    Tracey DTxx

  53. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Stampartpapel Retarte#64
    Alexandra Dt

  54. Carrie gorgeous card
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck


  55. This is lovely so pretty!

    Thanks for joining us at crafting with friends today

    Tracey dt

  56. This is super.
    Thank you for entering the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Please note: We will be holding the "Champions of Champions" DT Challenge in March 2016 for all of the winners from all categories
    from these monthly challenges throughout the year.
    Annette DT Leader for the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge Group

  57. Such a great card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Time. Good luck and we hope to see you again. Christine DT x

  58. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Quick Quotes!

  59. Great card for a blind person - the smell and texture would make it really special for them. Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Aud Sentiments with such a stunning piece of work. Annie xxx

  60. wooow unique and very the 'tree' ... Thank you for joining our 21st challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge blog.. Hope to see you again on our next challenges.. And good luck at the draw.. ;)


  61. Fab tree! Thanks for the info! You have made a great card...
    Thank you for sharing with LEFT OF CENTER!
    DT for LOC!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  62. Adorable. Love it. Thank you so much for joining us at Unicorn Challenge this month. Hugs Traci DT xx

  63. This is wonderful! So creative, I love the tree! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simply Papercraft, hope to see you for our next challenge!
    Jennifer, DT

  64. nifty! thank you so much for sharing with us Quick Quotes this month! This is a gem!


  65. Absolutely gorgeous must say ;O))

  66. Oooo what a lovely card and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, but due to the fact we are a stamping challenge and you have only stamped the sentiment and it can only just be seen, you will not be entered into the prize draw, luv Samx

  67. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  68. This is a wonderful creation and perfect for our FIFTH challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {World Wide Open Design Team Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  69. Awesome creation.. love the ribbon tree.. very creative.. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog this month.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. And Good Luck at the draw ;)


  70. What a pretty card you have made. It fits the Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog Monthly Challenge this month well of “Christmas”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Design Team Leader).