Joy with Christmas Tree Dies: Part 2

Yesterday I shared a sweet-and-simple card with the Christmas Trees Dies and one of my all-time favorite color combinations (bright red and soft, aqua blue). If you missed that project, you can see it and read all about it here. I love the card, but it’s not super-special – still, there are a couple of things I didn’t tell you about that card (I couldn’t fit it all into one post). As such, I’m back today to share a couple more things about the history behind the card (sounds epic, huh?), a tip for saving paper with some die cuts and the measurements from my card.

Inspiration

For the past week, I’ve been sharing tags from a Christmas tags class I hosted last weekend. The first tag I made for this event (which included a total of seven tags) was a sweet-and-simple tag with two little Christmas Trees. Here’s that tag (along with the card I shared with you yesterday):

Merriest Moments, Christmas Trees Dies, Stampin Up!, Brian King

I decided to not showcase this tag alone since the Tailor Made Tags went on backorder after I made these with the folks at my small event. As such I decide to re-make the tag for you yesterday, turning it into a card and opting for a different sentiment (I really both of these sentiments). Here’s a look at my card with my tag:

A Cutting Tip

I also wanted to share a quick tip that may come in handy when building landscapes or other elements on a project where you don’t use the entire cutout. Here’s how I built the snowy landscape on my card and tag:

Mark dies with Sharpie pen to save paper when building landscapes, Stampin Up!, Brian KingDo you see the little marks on my Stitched Rectangles Die? I added those marks with a Sharpie marker. With those dots to line up with my cardstock, I can save paper and get a consistent crop for multiple snowy hills. While I was cutting multiples, I noticed the marks started to disappear, to I reapplied the Sharpie. When I’m done with this project, I little rubbing alcohol will take the remaining marks away.

Measurements

I played with so many different layer sizes to get the balance of shapes and colors I wanted on my card. Since I fiddled around so much, I thought I would share my measurements with you (starting from the base of the card and working my way up to the sentiment):

  • Real Red – 4-1/4″ x 11″ (scored at 5-1/2″)
  • Basic White – 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Just Jade – 3-1/8″ x 4-3/8″
  • Pool Party – 3″ x 4-1/4″
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Just Jade – 1-13/16″ x 3-13/16″
  • Pattern Party Host Designer Series Paper – cropped with Stitched Rectangles Dies (1-11/16″ x 3-11/16″)
  • Just Jade – cropped with Christmas Trees Dies
  • Shaded Spruce – cropped with Christmas Trees Dies
  • Basic White – cropped with Stitched Rectangles Dies (and snipped to desired height)
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Real Red – snipped around sentiment (approx. 1-3/8″ x 1/2″)

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Brian

Christmas to Remember, Christmas Trees Dies, Stampin Up!, Brian King

 


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21 Comments

  1. Mr. Tag Man, you’re killing me here with those skinny trees and that small Poinsettia tag. wish list, wish list… with time running out!

  2. Suzanne Patt Cullen

    Good morning, Brian!
    LOVE your Tailored Tag die tag and your matching 7 layer card.
    Put Real Red, Just Jade, and Pool Party together and I am definitely there😉 Thank you so much, Brian!

  3. Neat ! Thanks for the tip on SHARPIE marks on your die ! I can think of a lot of uses for my dies using that tip ! I like your cute tree tag too !
    You have me thinking about what I have that I can use for some cute tags

  4. A beautiful card yesterday and today, an adorable little tag!! Love it!!!
    And thanks for the tip on how to create landscapes marking your rectangle dies, a time and paper saver.
    Stay healthy and safe.

  5. Great idea! Love your card and tag!

  6. Hilda Myers Burton

    What a great combination of a card and a matching tag. Thanks for the measurements. I know you spend a great deal of time getting them just right. Enjoy your day!

  7. Adorable tag and that is a great cutting tip!

  8. Fun tag! Love these colors together too!!

  9. Brilliant tag hack for the snow line.

  10. Again – placement is the key to this beautiful duo. I almost always make multiples so having any tip to save time and paper is so very helpful.
    Thanks for the measurements Brian. Have a wonderful day. Oh, by the way, the temperature here in mid coast Maine right now it 28F. Just thought I’d make you smile with that one. LOL

  11. Lovin’ the tag and the way you used these products both days!

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