Monday, July 17, 2017

O Christmas Tree! Quick Quotes Christmas in July

Hello, Alicia with you today continuing the Christmas in July celebration.  Recently, I lucked upon the perfect new die for this project.  I am using the papers from the Serenade collection which is not quite yet available but should be able to purchase in time to create Christmas cards.

When the card is open it reveals a die cut sentiment.  I added a white tree layer so the red sentiment would really pop! I also added some tiny die cut ornaments.  I cut them out of the red and white papers several times.  On the front I coated the white ornaments with a shimmer pen and then added pearls for an elegant effect especially when combined with the white satin ribbon that keeps the card closed.  On the inside and back panels I simply edged the red ornaments with Barn Board.


I cut the star in red a few times adhering the first one to only one side of the tree on the front to allow for opening.  I put one on the inside and back panels.  The ribbon is tucked behind the back panel so it will remain attached.  Quick Quotes papers cut beautifully in manual die cutters.  The paper is sturdy enough the card stands on its own and makes a beautiful display.

I cut the card base twice since I desired the entire tree to be green.  Isn't the alternate side of the paper gorgeous?  I cut the panels apart for the second cut so the card would fold easier.  I always chalk all the edges before I adhere just in case there is an edge you can't reach once it is taped.

Quick Quotes products used:
Serenade collection (coming soon)
Powderpuff Chalking inks:  Green Leaf and Barn Board 

other products:
Sizzix Christmas Tree fold-a-long card dies
pearls, ribbon and shimmer pen

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

I prefer pearls, although I will use gems there is just something more classic about pearls and I prefer them in every color! until 7/29 (C15)x until 7/31x

I hope you enjoyed my tips for die cutting not just a card but a wonder filled display!  Thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. Om my gosh. How perfect - a tree card, literally. Love it. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  2. A fabulous card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  3. What a clever design! I love how it closes with that ribbon.

    Thanks for joining us for our Christmas in July challenge at Cut it Up!


  4. Great project, so dimensional and festive!

  5. Oh great card love that you showed all the photos too, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
    hugs Samantha :0)