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Seeing Spots Tree

Stampin up seeing spots tree 2

A little diversion today from my holiday blitz since Luke was born a few days earlier than I expected and I wanted to zip a "baby" card off to his parents–very hip and artistic people.  So I hopped outside the box from traditional pastels and baby images and decided to play with another of Stampin' Up!'s Classy Brass Templates, Seeing Spots.  TIP:  Guess what . . . you could change up the colors and rearrange the circles to a trianglular shape–Voil?!–rockin' Christmas tree!

Stampin up karren star book
My inspiration for this card is from Karren, who created a breathtaking star book for my sister-in-law Karol, battling breast cancer.  Here's a link to a slide show (on my niece's adorable Kween Bee blog) showcasing more details from this book and the wonderful outpouring of kind creations from the virtual stamping community.  Thank you to all of you who contributed.

Today's 4.25 x 5.5 Pumpkin Pie card base is topped with Whisper White and Temptiing Turquoise card stock.  I layered a strip of Kiwi Kiss along the bottom, dolled up with a Chit Chat Whisper White Rub-On and four very Tempting Turquoise Brads.  TIP:  Want your little brads to line up like soldiers at attention?  Use a Paper Piercer and Template (Stampin' Up!'s Crafter's Tool Kit) first for precise hole placement.

Stampin up seeing spotsMy PUNCH BUNCH of circles came out to play (sizes listed below).  The real fun was in using the Seeing Dots Brass Template to pierce  and dry emboss the snazzy details.  TIP:  For the smallest holes, I used the smaller needle (the Paper Piercer is too big) included in the Crafter's Tool Kit.  Three of the circles are popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals.  I layered all circles on the "naked" tree from Season of Friendship.  It was a lovely guide for placement.

A quick strip of Pumpkin Pie runs across the base (secret–this was done after I muffed my cuts for threading a ribbon through–yes, it happens to all of us).  Tempting Turquoise 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (exquisite color to have) skibbles across on top and three more 1/2" circles add "punch."

I started listing the product numbers for the items I use in the recipe (thanks for the suggestion, Banu).  Please leave me a comment whether you find this helpful or too busy, busy.

P.S.  I'm off to the post office to mail the blog candy package to our winner, Barbara, from South Carolina.  Congrats again and thanks to all who played. 

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Stamp Set:  Season of Friendship (Holiday Mini, 111776)
Paper:  Pumpkin Pie (105117), Tempting Turquoise (102067), Kiwi Kiss (111353), Whisper White (100730)
Punch Bunch:  1/2" (104390), 3/4" (107217), 1" (109046) and 1 1/4" (104403) Circle Punches
Cool Tools:  Stampin' Up! Classy Brass Template Seeing Spots (107412), Paper Piercer, Needle and Template (Crafter's Tool Kit, 104310)
The Perfect Touch:  Tempting Turquoise 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109038), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Bold Brights Brads (Tempting Turquoise, 106597), Chit Chat Rub-Ons (111804)

28 thoughts on “Seeing Spots Tree”

  1. I also have to compliment the beautiful card for your sister. It is so pretty. I hope and pray for her to beat this cancer with little pain or suffering.

  2. No Way! Your tree is soooo groovy baby! As always, the colors are dead on! I love it and am off to try one myself. Thanks for your inspiration!

  3. Mary, I love this card. What a good idea.
    The colors go very well together!! Good job. It is really different and I really like that!!

  4. WOW, WOW, and WOW! I just love this. How creative is this and thanks for the tip on making it into a tree! I love the colors too! Fabulous Mary!!!

  5. Oh, Mary! That card is so cute!!! I just wish someone had given it to me when my son was born last January!!

  6. FABULOUS! This almost jumps off the screen. The color combo is fantastic matched with such an ecletic design! This is SU as it’s never been seen before. (Do you need to ice your fingers now? 🙂

  7. I have to say Kiwi Kiss has not been a favorite color of mine. At all. However, in this card, it is GENIUS! I love it! I might even have to get it!

  8. Mary,
    Beautiful card! I love the idea of putting holes in the circles. I am always amazed that little touches make a card more special. The colors are fantastic.

  9. Makes me want to have a baby just so I can get a card like this from you.

    This has to be my all time favorite card you’ve made to date.

  10. Mary,

    Another beautiful, colorful card! I wish I had the time every day to sit down and make just one card! Someday….

    You are an inspiration!


  11. I LOVE that card! The colors are beautiful and the design wonderful! It’s so different and vibrant – absolutely fabulous.

    And oh, how you are making me want to Brass Stencils, now…

    Great job on this one! I could totally see this card being published in a magazine…



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