Saturday, November 26, 2016

Club Scrap Christmas Thyme Blog Hop

Welcome to the Garden Shed Holiday Blog Hop
with inspiration for your  Christmas cards
and projects for 2015 with the digital

Hope you have arrived here from
and seen her beautiful artwork.
If you happen to loose your way you
can always go back to the

I came up with two projects for you:
a pop-up card and a decorative tree stand.

I found a wonderful tutorial on the Splitcoaststampers
for this free standing pop up card HERE
There is also a video. It is quite easy to make
and you can flatten it for sending.
Picture I made at a flower show last week
for inspiration,

As it was to late for sending me the real set with
papers and stamps, I used papers I had and the
digital images of this Christmas Thyme kit. 
It combined perfectly with the paper I still have 
from the Crewel & Unusual kit. 
Here you see the flattened version of the card.
The tag is inside the card and moves upward and
out when you fold the card open.

Sideview of the card and popped up tag.

My next project is this wooden tree. I found it at my favourite
dollar store and had right away the idea of covering it
with printed Christmas Thyme paper. I printed the 
papers on ordinary copy paper, which is wonderful for
glueing to the wooden tree. A little extra yellow from
the Crewel & Unusual papers for the star on top.
Start by tracing the tree on the backside of the
printed paper and cut the two pieces (front and back)
at the same time.
With Club Scrap bookbinding glue the papers
where fasted to the tree.

Even without decoration the tree looks beautiful.
So here are some of the printed images I have
used to decorate the tree. I colored the images
with pencil.

On one side I used  the thyme wreath
and inside i stamped a wish from an older set.
(I just had to stamp something!) and
at the bottom some of the pinecones colored
with a white pencil.

And on the other side with a large sentiment.
On the star on top I added a gemstone on
both sides. I finished it off with a green
ribbon on the bottom of the tree.

Now it is thyme to hop on and see what
the wonderful Wendy has on her blog for you.

Thank you so much for looking
and have a creative day!


JoZart Designs said...

A lovely display of Christmas craftiness. I love Amaryllis bulbs and your pop up card is stunning. The Christmas tree will make a lovely keepsake decoration. Well done to you!
Jo x

Annette said...

As always Hetty you come up with the greatest ideas. Wonderful work.

Jill P said...

I love these projects The Christmas tree will be used year after year
the gift card holder will be extra special.

Pegster said...

Hi Hetty, Peg here in Michigan, just saying your projects are great and I actually think I might be able to do them. Thanks for great ideas!

Ink Stained Roni said...

Your card is so much fun Hetty but that tree is darling! I love how transformed it is - simply beautiful!


Tricia Morris said...

I adore the combination of the Crewel & Unusual kit with the Christmas Thyme images. Fantastic idea, Hetty!

Wendy Bellino said...

Hetty! I really admire your creativity. I'm so glad you shared the card instructions, I love pop up cards! Your wooden tree turned out so festive, great choice is a sentiment. Happy Holidays!

Kay Williamson said...

Lots of Christmas craftyness going on here is right! Such great ideas here!

Lisa D said...

Fantastic Christmas Thyme crafts, Hetty! You are so clever.

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Hetty! Love the beautiful card and the Christmas tree is amazing the way you decorated it. Have a great day.

Melanie said...

Fantastic card Hetty and I love your tree! Happy Holidays!

Cheryl Walker said...

Super sweet Christmas projects, an I LOVE that tree one! Gorgeous!!!

kiwimeskreations said...

Lovely tree Hetty - love the paper you chose to cover it with, and the other decorations are gorgeous

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

So very pretty and clever.

Finding Your Niche said...

Both projects are fabulous! I love the decorated wooden tree!

Noreen said...

I love how you did the sides of the tree differently, so you can turn it around for a fresh look!

Capescrapper said...

Hetty, love your simply elegant card and project. Such fun! :)