SU Festival of Trees

Happy Monday, crafty ones!

ColourMe Challenge # 45 is MONOCHROMATIC this round.

The focal color is Real Red with a neutral color if desired.

CM 45

 I used the SU Festival of Trees stamp, the Stylish Stripes embossing folder, and the File Tab Edgelit with Basic Black as my neutral color with Real Red. A few scattered rhinestones finished off the card.

* The red card base is 4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ so with the file tab sticking out, the card measures 4 1/4″ wide and can fit inside an envelope.  The white striped piece is 4″ x 5″ and the black border is 3 3/4″ x 5 1/4″.

SU Festival of Trees in Red and Black

I was inspired by myself in the making of this card…HAHAHA

My girls and I did a similar card at our Product Class last month with Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder and silver as our color palette. I also did a shoebox swap a few weeks ago with this card.

Here it is…

SU Festival of Trees Purples

I decided to tweak it a bit and use Real Red and Basic Black this time when I saw the challenge at ColourMe.

It’s fun and quick to use a design you already have and sub in and out some of the elements.

11/11/14 Thank you, Claire for the pick this week!

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Imagine my surprise when my sweet friend Darnell Knauss of DJKardKreations alerted me to the

MUSE challenge # 93


– so I would like to acknowledge Therese Calvird’s CAS trendy card that fits in wonderfully with my design of Christmas trees and rhinestones!

Happy Christmas

I have been a bit busy and have not played along in a loooooog time with the fantastic participants over there- such sweet crafters. YOU get to be the judge of the gallery each Monday morning, so check the cards out and vote on your top 3 faves next Monday morning, November 17!


  1. I adore your tweaking, Cindy! I actually love your card both ways!! You might want to edit your post to link up with the current MUSE challenge ( You won’t believe how spot on your card is for Therese’s inspiration card!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Love your card in both colourways, and creating shadow of the tree is a great idea. That embossing folder is so stylish (awaiting mine as we speak!) and I love the tabs, what a fab way to add the sentiment. Thanks for sharing at Colour Me…!

    Anita x (Guest Designer)

  3. Love the simplicity of this – that tag on the side is really fun! So glad to see you back at Muse, Cindy!

  4. Your cards are really pretty! Love how you added the shadow behind the tree and the sentiment on the tab! Perfect for the Muse Challenge 🙂

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