Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Make It Monday #229 - Fabric Strip Christmas Trees

Hello friends.  Playing along with Melissa Phillips and Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday challenge today, where we make a fun little Christmas card using fabric strips. 

I had made a bunch of quilted Christmas ornaments last year, and had plenty of fabric to tear into strips for this cute little tree project.  Even though it's kind of a bulky little card, it would be great for hand giving with a little gift or plate of goodies!  Here's how mine came out:


You can click on the picture to enlarge it and see up close all the little add ons.  My tree had to go through a few hair cuts before it was a size that would fit on my card, but it still ended up being a quick and fun project!  I used a tag from Tiny Tags and also a piece of the plaid DSP from the new Holiday Plaid Collection.  I also added some stamped stars using the stamp from Warmest Wishes.  A few buttons tied with twine, and a gold star, and some sponging around the edges finished off my card.

You can check out Melissa's video and sweet little card right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do! :0)

24 comments:

The Paper Toile said...

I love the mixture of reds and creams along side that lovely plaid paper...beautiful!

Birgit said...

Super cute, Marcia!! These are so festive!! Love your choices of fabric.

Jill Norwood said...

Marcia your tree card is ADORABLE! I love the little star background! And the sweet red plaid paper! But your sweet tree steals the show for sure! I loved how fast these were to create. I already started another one! I think I could get addicted to making them! Too cute! :)

Marybeth said...

Love your tree and the material you used! What a difference it makes with a patterned paper strip and some stamping ....love this,Marcia!
I should have called my tree..oversized!

Jeni Jenne said...

I love the plaid paper strip at the bottom. It adds to the "homespun" feel. Great Job!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Love your festive tree Marcia and the strip of plaid at the bottom and the sponged edges really adds to your card.

Linda said...

This is so cute, Marcia. I do not sew so no card for me this week cause I have no scraps.

artful-notions said...

These fabrics are so warm and cozy, can just imagine a quilt made with them because the tree feels so holiday. Just read you made ornaments with the fabric. How fun. Did that for all the grandkids. Back to your darling tree, love how you tied the twine, makes it so festive!

Helen F. said...

Beautiful fabric scraps, Marcia. Lovely shape of your tree trimming and those are such pretty 'ornaments' you added. Love the country feel to your card

Luanne said...

Ohhh! Delightful! You rocked this challenge! Love your card...

Karen Letchworth said...

This is DARLING, Marcia. I love your take on this one. Great job! I'd like to warmly invite you to stop by and share your talents with us at Word Art Wednesday. It would be such a delightful treat to have you play along with us.
Karen
Word Art Wednesday
www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

Silke Ledlow said...

Marcia, your tree is just beautiful. I also love the stamped background!

Barbara said...

Really cute tag and you were my deciding factor to enter this week. I don't have fabric around anymore, so I had to buy some. Still was not convinced that I should enter, but when I saw your tag, that was it. Mine looks like all of the others, but it is an entry! lol
Thanks for the motivation.

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous, Marcia. Love your design and the colors. Pretty Designer Papers too. LOVE the idea of adding this to a plate of cookies, super!!!

Colleen said...

I didn't think I would play with this MIM, but I have been so inspired by your tree and some of the others, that I must go see what kind of fabric scraps I have...hopefully some that will look like a tree! Or I could go white, because I know I have lots of muslin!! Your tree and the whole background is beautiful!

Joyously Noelle said...

Oh what a sweet and festive tree =)

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous Marcia! Your fabric tree looks so pretty! Love the country charm!

Maureen said...

Love your colour choices! SO pretty!

Greta said...

Love your background & darling tree, Marcia!

Manuela said...

Gorgeous ribbon tree, lovely card!

victoria h said...

gorgeous card

Kathryn A said...

hi Marcia! Thanks so much for commenting on my MIM entry--always appreciate your kindness! And love your card!! Terrific fabric tree on a soft and vintage background! The plaid strip is a perfect accent.

lainey said...

Very pretty choice of colors. Don't you just love the Holiday Plaid paper?

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Marcia.