Sunday, August 5

Christmas Spools

I was flipping through one of my Christmas edition craft magazines and saw a cute Christmas tree made out of wooden spools wrapped with fabric.  I thought right away that this would make a cute Christmas card using a stamp image of a wooden spool. 
I often jot down ideas that I want to give a try but once they are jotted down I never look at them again so I knew  if I didn’t make this right away chances are  never would. Sooo I dug out my Sew Happy stamp set from The Crafts Meow and got busy.
I stamped the spool image on Neenah cardstock, colored the tops and bottoms of the spool with copics and cut the spools out.  Next I pulled out several different pieces of pattern paper, stamped the image on the pattern papers; heat embossed them and cut out just the middle portion of the spool.  After gluing the pattern paper pieces to the centers of the partially colored spools, I arranged them on the card front in the shape of a Christmas tree.  This is a fairly large card, 7x6, which I needed it to be to fit the spool tree.
I decorated the tree with pearls, rhinestones and added a star at the top. 

Instead of the star wouldn’t it be cute to have an angel sitting on the top spool?  I just might have to make another spool tree card with the angel on top ;)

Thank you for checking in with me today!

Card Supplies:
Stamps: The Crafts Meow - Sew Happy, PTI 2010 Holiday Tags
Ink: SU, Versafine
Paper:  SU, Basic Grey – Cupcake, Neenah
Other: Rhinestones, Pearls, Star Punch, Ribbon, Clear EP, Stickles, Dienamics – Fishtail Flag Stax