Monday, November 14, 2011

'Tis the Season

It's a card! It's a gift! It's both! I used one of Lil' Inker Designs' newest releases, Holly Jolly Die & Stamp Set, to create a card with a removable ornament. It's a card for this year and an ornament for many years to come! It's a great way to send a small gift that doesn't break the bank.

Isn't that the sweetest little felt tree? I die cut two trees and two trunks, stitched around the trunk and zig-zagged down the centre of the tree after inserting the twine hoop. Here's how the card came together:

I punched a slit at the top of the white panel, pushed the twine loop through to hold the ornament on the card and adhered the white panel to the card base with foam tape. The recipient can just pull the ornament through the slit and off the card for a keepsake.

The tree is embellished with the large berries from the Holly Jolly Die & Stamp Set and accented with clear rhinestones. The beautiful felt is from Felt on the Fly, one of my newest finds. What's not to love about a great product and fantastic customer service? I can't wait to make more of these!

Sources: AC textured cardstock; Lil' Inker Designs Holly Jolly Die & Stamp Set; Memento Rich Cocoa ink; Felt on the Fly 100% wool felt in Spring Green, Red & Acorn; SU Basic Rhinestones; Gutermann thread; The Twinery Honeydew baker's twine; SU slit punch; foam tape

34 comments:

Tina said...

oh i just love this card...beautiful

Tina

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Clever! A gift and a card. Brilliant idea.

Scrapowe Sosasowisko said...

I love this idea! It's great!

Laura Pryor said...

OMG!!!! I am so inspired to make a whole bunch of these!!! What FANTASTIC little gifties!!! I love Christmas ornaments so this is so right up my alley!!! SUPER idea!!!!

Jen said...

LOVE this idea! Now I just need those dies! LOL :)

Lynn said...

Yes, definitely...that is such a sweet little tree...I love your stitching and how you made it a gift!

Jay Gee said...

Gorgeous Emily... what a fantastic idea!

Chunyuan said...

THis is so creative and cute.

Angela said...

Oh, what a very, very, very cool idea! I love the felty tree all stitched up and blinged out. Hanging it on the tree would just be like the icing on the cake...or, um, the snow on the branches? Hmm...I'll work on my similes....

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a fabulous tree--LOVE how you added gems and how it is hanging on the card! FAB idea:) LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Paula said...

This is just fabulous! What a great idea! love that it's a card and an ornament!

Meg said...

This card makes me want to buy felt.

And that, my friend, is one of the highest compliments I can give. :)

Annette said...

great card...Love that little felt Christmas tree....with ornaments...very clever..

Tiffany said...

That is just the cutest tree ever, I seriously love it! Felt makes me happy!

Lindsey said...

Brilliant! Love how the ornament slips so easily off the card without wrecking either one. Also brilliant -- putting the rhinestones off-centre, they catch the eye so much more that way.

Amy said...

Oh Emily, this is such a fantastic idea! I love love that little tree and how you've done the bling off center! FABBO!

Brenda said...

What a beautiful idea Emily! Just plain gorgeous!

Ujjwal said...

What a great way to send a little gift! Great Idea :)

Sunghee said...

oh my~! so cleaver! I love how you packaged them. SO smart!!! The best thing ever created with felts and dies. wow, em!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh this is so pretty, love that clean look and that super fun felt christmas tree with bling!!!

onecraftymama said...

Love this! Ornament cards are one of my favourite little gifts for teachers & aides at the holidays, but I never thought of doing them up out of something other than paper :) (now to find some felt....hmmm....I can buy more stuff, right? lol)

Jingle said...

This is just so super cute!

Anne said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Emily! Your work is amazing, inspiring and I am a huge fan!! Love your little felt tree, thanks for the deets and the fabulous inspiration!!
Hugs,
Anne

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness, this is the most amazing crafty idea Emily, love love love it! The perfect card for Christmas :)
Jenny x

Karin said...

I love this idea and that it's made from felt is even better! You are so awesome!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

seriously, this is so cute and awesome!!!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Dear God thank you for creating such a wonderfully talented artist! If she wasn’t,our lives it would be less full of eye candy and that would be a great loss! I love this!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous Emily, only you could make a card and include a beautiful Christmas ornament on it, Hugs Gay xxx

Jocelyn Olson said...

That is the coolest ornament, Emily! I love the ornaments on the tree. What a great idea!!

Lisa said...

Amazing idea, Em! I pinned this to my Pinterest board - hope you don't mind! This would be so great to do for my in-law family. All the SIL's and my MIL take turns each year with something crafty for everybody. This is perfect!

Angie Blom said...

love love love this emily. I had a dream about doing this last night.. with owls.. so love it.. you should do a video !! I miss your video's. xx

lynn said...

such a darling little felt tree, emily! i gotta check out that die:)-tfs!

Lisa said...

This is a fabulous idea! Love your felt tree - what a great little gift this makes!

Patricil said...

Hi! I included this DIY in a post about christmas tree crafts:

Manualidades de Árbol de Navidad Btw the pic is very popular in Pinterest! Best regards