Take a Bough!!!


Some of the ladies at work have talked me into making their Christmas cards! They would like to have some handmade cards to give to family members and special friends. And I'm trying to design some nice cards that are fairly easy to duplicate, so that I'm not spending hours and hours watercolouring or embossing like a fool until the wee hours of the morning every night from now until Christmas Eve!!!

So here is my first design. I used the new Papertrey set called Take a Bough. I've done it on three different cards with basically the same layout, just changing the colours, sentiment and embellishments.

The first one was done using the Colour Combination Challenge on SCS from Tuesday. It is a non traditional combo and I really like it!! The colours I used are River Rock, Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip for the tree branch and gold for the star and the ornament hooks. I also used my ticket corner punch and gold cord.



This next one is a more traditional colour combo and one that I use a lot at Christmas. I used Real Red, Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery and Close to Cocoa for the tree branch and the sentiment. Then I used my slot punch to make a little slot for my grosgrain ribbon. On this one I don't know if you can see it, but I added a Page Pebble on the centre ornament which is like a clear epoxy sticker that covers it, makes it shiny and make it more of a focal point.



And for this last one I used Always Artichoke, Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip for the tree branch and silver for the ornament hooks. I changed up the sentiment again and added some silver cord this time.

I'm using a 6x6 scrapbook album and inserting a card in each of the pages and I will number them so that people can pick which card they want. Then I will include a sheet with all the sentiments for inside the cards and they can choose which one they would prefer.

Let me know which one you like the best!!!

20 comments:

Melanie said...

Great cards. I like to first one the best.

Tricia said...

Hard to pick. I think the last one is my favorite. I like the soft colors. That is such a neat set!

2 Worlds said...

I like the second one .

Scrapping Donna said...

Kim, they are all so beautiful. I think my personal favourite (if I have to chose) is the first one.

Donna

Michelle said...

Oh, I love the greens! Very pretty!

Allison said...

Oh wow...great cards Kim!

Melissa said...

So lovely!

Lindsey (jacksobelle) said...

These are ALL darling Kimmie!! I love them! :D

Colleen Schaan said...

My hubby's staff is wanting some samples from me too...(I am SO not ready for this yet).

I LOVE the first one...the color combo is stunning. The other two are great too, but the first one just really stands out! Gorgeous cards.

Samm said...

These are gorgeous Kimmy! fab!

Samm
x

Anonymous said...

I think they are all great, but I prefer the first and second ones, but I can't pick which one. nd

Jillabella said...

Ohhh definitely the 3rd one....LOVE that color combo!!! Kinda makes me wish I had bought that set afterall. *sigh* See what you do to me? Now I have to shopping again! LOL XOXO

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Kimmie, I love all three! Can't really pick a favorite! I have that set and better start using it!

Deborah said...

It would be hard to choose one, I love them all! Perhaps the last one if I must! Deb

Crystal said...

They are all beautiful but I like the first one the best. Love that color combo!

Crystal said...

THis is an adorable card!! I really like the first one. Very pretty.

Tanja said...

They are all awesome! The first one was breathtaking!!!

Linda D. said...

Kim these cards zre great. I like number 123... sorry, that's the best I can do. God bless.

dd2njoy said...

They are ALL beautiful,but I prefer no.3

Shadowcatcher said...

OMG! These are gorgeous Kimmie! You're making me wish I ordered that set. My fave is #3, love the color combo and the touch of silver cord.

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