Saturday, July 23, 2016

Lots of Sparkle with Curtain Folded Christmas Tree

Today I tried a great trick that I learned from a YouTube video by Maymay:

It is for a curtain folded Christmas tree, and was so much fun to make. The pretty Christmas tree paper was printed from a beautiful selection of papers I won at A Bit More Time to Craft. I have been hoarding a string of plastic Christmas lights in my drawer for years, just waiting for the right occasion to put them to use, so today was the day! The tree need double-sided paper, but Maymay suggests that if you do not have any, just stamp the wrong side of the paper with a patterned stamp, so I did.

I started out with red cardstock and ran it through a Darice EF, but that's kind of a moot point now, because all the glitter (both coarse and fine) pretty much made the embossing undetectable. But, what can I say? I like bling!  I also ran the trunk of the tree through an EF for some extra texture.

Here is the card:


Closeup of the Christmas tree lights:

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Jul 24 Deep Ocean Challenges - Christmas in July UE
Jul 25 Card and Scrap - AG UE
Jul 25 Sparkle and Sprinkle Challenge - AG UE 
Jul 26 Through the Craft Room Door - AG 2E #2
Jul 29 A Bit More Time to Craft - AG 3E #1
Jul 31 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - ATG as Long as It's Christmas UE
Jul 31 Lemon Shortbread Challenge - AAG 3E #2
Jul 31 Christmas Cards All Year 'Round - Christmas 5E #4
Jul 31 12 Months of Christmas - AG UE
Aug 03 Simply Create Too - Lots of Sparkle 3E #1
Aug 08 Not Just Cards - AG UE

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits, and your encouraging comments mean more to me than you know. As always, God's highest and best to you today and every day.

Many rich blessings,

Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT


  1. i agree with you, is never to much sparkle :) lovely card, beautiful details.
    thanks for play with us at card and scrap.
    DT Graciela

  2. Love your folded tree. Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  3. Thanks for joining our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round.

  4. What a beautiful card, and I totally agree, we can NEVER have too much sparkle, and even more at christmas ha ha
    Thanks sooo much for joining the challenge ehre at Card and Scrap.

  5. What a fun folded Christmas tree. Love all the sparkle along with your little lights! Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Challenge of Sparkle N Sprinkle.

  6. Thank you for participating in the summerchallenge at Cardandscrap with this card!
    DT Anita Lise

  7. Soooo so so beutiful !!! Love this !!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Cicci,
    Cicci vid pennan {Welcome to visit My blog }
    Through The Craft Room Door

  8. Very nice christmas card!
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    DT Ellenor Monica

  9. I love how bight, glittery and fun this card is. I also like how textural it looks. Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous card with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. Hugs Victoria (DT) x

  10. Gorgeous design and love the little lights...fabulous card.

    Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYD...

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  11. Gorgeous card, I love all the sparkle and your tree is impressive! Love those lights. xxx

  12. such a fabulous project! :) you have done such a lovely job and really put a lot of work into it.

    thank you so much for joining our challenge over at The Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra Blog! :)

  13. Oh, so beautiful.♥
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs Line.

  14. This is wonderful! I'm so glad you joined us at the 12 Month of Christmas link up!
    Marji DT

  15. Fun bright Christmas card. A must try for me.
    Thanks for joining and playing with us at Simply Create Too for Lots of Sparkle
    challenge no. 114.
    Erica (SCT DT Member)

  16. Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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