Crystal sent me an email the other day that started out “Look at this!” I knew it would be good:
- Word Play stamp set
- Whisper White, Soft Suede, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler card stock
- Jolly Holiday Designer Series paper
- Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler Classic ink pads
- Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint; Aquapainter
- Big Designer Series buttons; Linen Thread
- Big Shot and Petals-a-Plenty Textured Embossing folder
The concept comes from Connie Babbert who was generous enough to include a template for folding the tree. I made a few changes although I really LOVED the card she did – but it wouldn’t do for me to copy it exactly and then post it for you now, would it?
I wish I could say that the tree in my house looked this pretty. Well, it is a pretty tree…pretty crooked! And it’s ARTIFICIAL!! I thought when you bought a sustainable (fake) Christmas tree you were making an ecologically friendly statement and would at least avoid the Charlie Brown Tree syndrome. Apparently I managed to select the box (and by box, I mean coffin – these trees come in ginormous boxes) that had a tree with a bent top. When I called Costco to ask them what they suggested, they told me they were out of those trees, but I could return it and get my money back or keep it til next year and exchange it for a new one at that time. (And by the way, that is pretty fine customer service!) Since my husband is currently off-island and I have no intention of wrasslin’ a coffin-sized box by myself, we are opting for Plan B. I just hope Ray can bend the top portion enough that I don’t get a permanent crick in my neck from looking at my beautifully lit, 7 1/2 foot tall Kirkland Charlie Brown tree.