Sprinkles of Life Thank You Tree

You are in for a treat today, as this is my second post!  If you missed the first one with a colorful birthday card, click here.
For this second post, I have used some of the Sneak Peek items from the New Stampin’ Up! catalog that goes live on June 2nd. That’s one of the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator… you get to see (and receive!) NEW items BEFORE they are available to everyone else. 🙂  Good times!

Here is this week’s sketch for the Paper Craft Crew PCCCS144 :

PCCCS144

There’s a lot going on there, but I found just the set!  Sprinkles of Life. It’s the new Ronald McDonald House Charities set. I used one of the greetings in a previous card over here.   And, as you all know by now (and if you didn’t, you should), I love tree images.. so this one is perfect because it’s small enough to fit in some places where the Sheltering Tree image can’t!  YAY!
Here’s the card I designed for it:

I love this one. So cheery, and bright, and fun! It may not be as quick as the previous birthday card, but I think the extra time was worth it.
I used several new items on this one, in addition to the Sprinkles of Life stamp set.  The coordinating punch, Tree Builder, is fantastic. Instant cut out trees, leaves, flowers, birds, clouds, raindrops, and more. 🙂 So fun.

The dark green and reddish color papers are new, Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder. The tree trunk ink and lighter leaves are also new – Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron. All of those are new In-Colors, and will be around for two years. Plenty of time to make lots more fun things.  The DSP is part of the Cherry on Top paper stack. Lots of fun designs in coordinating colors!

The sentiment is from Lots of Thanks, and is retiring. Above and below the sentiment you will see a few embellishments… I used the Banner punch to snip the ends of the flags hanging down as well as the sentiment. The flowers and leaves are from the Tree Builder punch.

Bonus: One thing I want to point out here is the striped green paper. It’s not really striped paper… well, it wasn’t until I made it!  I took white card stock and used the Cucumber Crush marker to color the paper, but only in lines that overlapped. As the color overlaps, it gets darker. Make sure not to overlap the whole thing and then you will get stripes! I used it for one of the banners, as well as the little leaves I punched out for the flowers.
Here’s a quick pic of what that looked like:

As you can see, it’s also how you can make longer banners while still using the edge of the punch. Just feed the paper through the punch as shown, and it only punches one side of the banner at a time.
Remember, it’s always fun to experiment to see what new things you can create!
Thanks for looking,
Mak

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6 responses to “Sprinkles of Life Thank You Tree

  1. I love how you punched out 3 tree tops. it makes the tree look so much fuller 🙂

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  2. Congratulations on being a top 3 pick, Mary Ann! I love how you used 3 of the ‘tree’ tops for extra dimension on your tree. Thanks for playing with the Paper Craft Crew challenges; I hope you’ll join us again!

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  3. Congrats on your PPA entry. Great sneak peek at the Sprinkles Set. Can’t wait to order and get mine. That little tree is just delightful. Also thanks for the colouring tip for the banner and the photo on using this punch to create longer banners. Most appreciated.

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    • Thanks Penny! There are other punches that work well like that too, the Hexagon punch is cool because the indent goes the other way, and sometimes that’s easier.

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