Sunday, November 28, 2010

Decorate a Tree...

Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles. ~Unknown It's finally time to decorate for Christmas! I am Very strict about Not putting up Any Christmas lights or decor until after Thanksgiving! So now that Turkey is behind us I can't wait to start creating the Winter Wonderland that is Christmas at the Baird's! :)

One of my favorite wintry scenes is the quiet, lonely, empty forest, covered in a thick blanket of snow with one single pine tree all lit up with colorful Christmas lights. Have I ever actually Seen that in real life? No...but I have on computer wallpapers and Christmas cards, so I wanted to recreate that for my cards today.

This week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge is sponsored by Amber Ink and the Sweeties and I got to play with the super Awesome Tis the Season! set. I love the wonky tree in this set! :) I used one of their new iPapers for the snowy sky in my scene as well...

One card wasn't enough this week, so I grabbed a recent digital image purchase and made another...this one all covered in pink...

I love this sentiment...

Stamps: Tis the Season (Amber Ink,) Let it Snow (PreInked JustRite Stamper,) All of Nature sentiment (?,) Winter Trees (Ginger Loft)
Paper: Green & Blue Textured Card (DCWV,) White (PTI,) Good Cheer (October Afternoon,) Jolly by Golly (Cosmo Cricket,) Snowflake Lace (Amber Ink iPaper)
Ink: Printer, Copic Markers, Black
Misc: Twill Ribbon, Vintage Buttons, Snowflake Gem Stickers, Zva Gems, Stickles

Cupcake Inspirations:
Etsy Inspired: I used the hills and trees along the bottom of THIS journal page for inspiration
2 Sisters: Non traditional Christmas colors
Christmas Stampin': CHRISTMAS and anything goes
Totally Papercrafts: nontraditional Christmas colors
Paper Pretties: clean and simple
Creative Cottage: Nontraditional Christmas colors

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Same here - no decorations until the next day! However, I must admit that hanging lights/garland outside in 25 temps-the neighbors who decorated in the 60 temp weather seemed much smarter. lol

  2. Beautiful cards Rachel! Mine is posted and I emailed you! Have a great Sunday!

  3. Hi ya
    wow gorgeous selection of cards, luv the middle one beautiful image, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  4. Very pretty cards!

    Love the pink and blue color combo!

    Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

  5. Very pretty cards! I love the colors in your etsy inspired one! Great take on the challenge.

  6. Oooo...I love both of these Rach! You always use the best quotes and sentiments! :)

  7. Love the wonderful snowy sky ... and what's not to love about a tree decked out in pink ... fantastic Etsy Inspired Designs.

  8. I just put mine up yesterday. :) Beautiful cards, I really love that second one, I'd love to be there! :)

  9. oh wow, so simple but so chic!! Fab cards sweetie:)

    Thanks for playing along with Creative Cottage and Totally Papercrafts challenges, good luck
    Anne x

  10. Hiya

    GORGEOUS cards I love the style of these, thanks for joining us at tpc


  11. Beautiful inspired creation!Thanks so much for playing with us at Etsy Inspired Challenge!

  12. Both of these are great. I really like the pink one, so pretty.

  13. gorgeous set of cards Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, Tracy x

  14. Such beautiful cards and attention to all the beautiful details! Thanks for playing EIC with us this week!!


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