Sunday, June 17, 2018

Trees from Impression Obsession - Two Cards

Hello and welcome!

I had a little time today to make a couple of cards for the Twofer Tree Challenge.
I used some of the very first dies I'd ever purchased when I started paper crafting!

The Impression Obsession Christmas Tree Cutout dies.  I owned about 3 or 4 dies and 5 or 6 embossing folders when I bought these and I couldn't figure out how to use them!  That seems like such a long time ago!  I used these dies to made two completely different cards for the Twofer Challenge.

My first card above is a Christmas card - the first one I've made all year!  I better get busy!
For that card I also used the Simon Says Stamp Joy die and plaid paper from Echo Park "I Love Christmas" paper pack, and a MFT stitched rectangle die.  I also used red, black and white card stock.

Now for my second card I used the new Joy Clair Inspirational Arrows stamp set to fill 3 trees in the colors from the Color Throwdown Challenge, coral, aqua, yellow and green.  I also used paper from a Reverse Confetti paper pack, a black marker, and a scalloped stitched rectangle from Wplus9.  

And here's a picture of the two cards side by side:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

I will enter arrow card in in:

Color Throwdown Challenge #497
AAA Cards Game #117 Geometric Challenge - probably not CAS enough!

I will enter them both in:
Twofer Challenge #6

I will enter the Joy one in:
Happy Little Stampers June Christmas Challenge
CAS Christmas June Challenge
Pile It On June Challenge #143
Watercooler Challenge #174



  1. What fantastic card designs, Angie! Your conventional and classic Christmas card is beautiful! You've really made those tree dies stand out and I love the plaid background! Your second creation is so creative! I love how you used the arrows to make your graphic design!! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #6! (You should enter your arrow card in AAA Cards Geometrics challenge!) Hugs, Darnell

  2. Oh how clever to turn those trees into arrows and I love their messages too! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  3. Fantastic cards with both versions using that tree die. I love the plaid tree Christmas card. That is so festive. And, what a great artistic look the other tree looks as arrows.

  4. Your Christmas card is so rich, cosy and festive, Angie ... the bright white pops so beautifully against all that lovely red! Clever use of the trees for the graphic pattern with the arrows ... the sentiments are so encouraging! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Twofer! Anita :)

  5. Love, love, love these trees, Angie! And the Christmas plaid is fabulous! Love how you've used the trees as arrows! Very creative! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

  6. Love the plaid card with the red Christmas trees. So beautiful and perfectly masculine Angie. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas.

    And how fantastic to turn those same trees into arrows. Very clever and creative. Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge!

  7. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges! Your twofer cards are wonderful!

  8. Angie, I love the wonderful Christmas card you've created. What a gorgeous piece of designer paper in the background! That plaid design really makes your die-cut trees "pop". Love the way you've added that black-matted white "Joy" die-cut. Great design. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  9. Love the way you have used those dies, Angie! It makes such a striking card. Clever change up of the dies for the twofer challenge too! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week!

  10. This is a great take on the tree challenge. I love the plaid card and the design. You wowed me with the arrow card. Very cool. I had to laugh at your beginning. I was the same way, had things and didn't know what to do with them. I kept my supplies in a shoebox! Boy how things have changed.

  11. Beautiful twofers, Angie! Your Christmas trees are fabulous in non-traditional red! The plaid background is gorgeous and really draws attention. Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas Masculine challenge. x

  12. Two great card designs, I love the plaid background with the red trees. The black ans white really make them pop.
    the second card is so much fun with the arrows. great twofer.
    thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas.

  13. Your trees look so elegant against the plaid for a beautiful Christmas card! Using the trees for arrows is so creative! I love how the word arrows fit perfectly in them! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

  14. Great cards! Love your arrow card with the sentiments inside 💕 Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards challenges.

  15. Very original, Angie. I love the unique use of the trees. Nice! Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

  16. Two great Christmas tree cards, Angie! I love the plaid background and the black matting – very eye-catching. The arrow card is so much fun with a unique design.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Christmas! Hideko xx

  17. Wow, love both of your "tree" cards! The Christmas one is stunning. I love the second one, the trees look like arrowheads which is so cool looking with the arrows. I swore they were die cut, but here I learn from you that they are Joy Claire stamps! I love them arrows! I love this card. Clever, very clever! Hugs, Brenda

  18. Great Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

  19. Awesome cards!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  20. Two fab designs ..... thank you for playing along with the HLS Christmas Challenge xx