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. 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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