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Easel Jake:

Good morning all!  It has been rainy and icky out the past couple of days - gives me a chance to pull out some of my warm and cozy clothes :)

I have a Christmas card to share with you (big shocker).  This is the first time in a couple of years that I have made an easel card.  I had to find some old photos that I took so I could remember how to even make one!

I made Christmas trees out of paper scraps as I think I am the only one who doesn't have a tree die.  To give the trees a bit of glam, I crimped, sparkled, and blinged them up.
Card Ingredients:
Stamps:  Stamp Fairy Jake, JustRite Signed Sealed Delivered (background)
Inks: Craft Smart Chocolate and Gold, Tim Holtz Old Paper
Papers:  MME Lost & Found Christmas Special Edition
Cardstock: American Crafts, Recollections
Bits/Bobs:  Recollections gems, Studio G sparkle glue, Celebrate It burlap, Celebrate It snowflakes,
Tools:  Circle Spellbinders, sewing machine, mineral spirits and blending stumps

I created this card for the following challenges:   Christmas Challenges w Sketches - sketch and easel card (do not display sketch), Penny's Challenge - easel, 52CCT - Christmas trees, C is for Challenge - make it sparkle.

Have a super wonderful Thursday!



Mynn xx said…
I don't have a tree die, either. :) This card is just darling! Your coloring is absolutely amazing! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)
Angi Barrs said…
Awwww....this is so sweet!
Annette said…
This is gorgeous. I love Jake and your gorgeous colours. Can I book this one!!! He's lovely.
Wilma said…
Wow...beautiful!! Your colouring is amazing..
Thanks for joining us this week at CCWS (so great to see you every week ;-)
Hugs, Wilma
Migdalia said…
This is ADORABLE!!!
Would love if you joined us at Cut It Up Challenges.
Please stop by my blog for the Trendy Twine Giveaway!
Have a wonderful day,
♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥
Marie Bingaman said…
Hi Deanne! Your card is gorgeous, as usual!! Your coloring is something to behold!! :)
Chrissy said…
I love this card Deanne, fantastic colouring and love your trees..gorgeous card.

Ros Crawford said…
Gorgeous!! You must have the most wonderful stack of Christmas cards by now ...
I don't have a Christmas tree die either, but I think you did just fine with your scissors! Really great card, thanks for sharing it with us at 52 CCT

Louise xx
Ruth M said…
Fabulous card Deanne, I love the textured, sparkled and blinged trees - very festive! The stitching is a wonderful touch too! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at 52 {C}CT, please come back soon! Ruth x
Margaret said…
Your trees are a real stand out love the crimping and the bling. Fab card.
Margaret M
Sleepy Stamper said…
Wonderful card Deanne. I don't have a tree die either! Your trees came out so cute and I loved how you crimped them.

Sleepy Stamper said…
Wonderful card Deanne. I don't have a tree die either! Your trees came out so cute and I loved how you crimped them.

Deborah Frings said…
There's such a lot of detail in your card - it's super! The burlap square, the stitching and I love the texture and bling on the trees! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!
Lotte said…
Beautiful card! Thank you for joining in our challenge at ccws this week! Hugs Lotte
Laurian said…
What a cute easel card!
Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope we see you again soon!


Unknown said…
This is really adorable! Love how you made the trees! I would like to thank you for entering my ‘C… is for challenge’ blog and I wish you good luck in the draw.
Anna xxx
Chris_P said…
Really beautiful!! Thanks for joining us this week at CCWS!

/Christina, DT
Annette said…
Deanne - you won at CCWS:
Yay, well done honey.
Well deserved it is too.
Love Jake.