A Jolly Holiday tree

Crystal sent me an email the other day that started out “Look at this!”  I knew it would be good:

Jolly Holidat folded tree

  • 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.



3 thoughts on “A Jolly Holiday tree

  1. You bought a FAKE CHRISTMAS TREE? Were you going to tell me this before I got home and realized that nothing was going to be the same ever again? WHAT ABOUT THE CHRISTMAS TREE SMELL?!?


  2. Uh oh, looks like someone is going to have to at least invest in the “real” Christmas wreath from Costco! Sorry, I am on Sara’s side, gotta keep it real! You could do the trick my folks like to use, take the top off the fakey tree, put the wreath inside and then put the top on, so at least you have some smell! Love the card!


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