Monday, December 1, 2014

Mod Squad and JUGS

Here it is the last day of November.  Where has this year gone?  I have been busy with making cards and really enjoying life.  Meeting new and interesting people and keeping friends.  Wonderful time!

This morning, I put away all of the Thanksgiving and fall decorations and put out minimal Christmas ones.  Not too many, as we will have a busy month with family and friends and travel.  I will not have much to put away when it is time to leave for warmer weather.  The wind chill here today is in the negatives. 
Oh, and I have to mention the WIN yesterday for my team, The Packers.  I love football and it was a great game.  Hard fought and hard work, but they did it.  Before the game started, I made this card for the Mod Squad challenge which required using music in your card.  Anything goes at Just Us Girls this week, so I will be entering this card in both challenges.
Here is the card!

Here is a side view so that you can see the layers. 
Gold base with SU CS
Layer of green foil CS from DCWV
more gold CS.  All were die cut with stitched rectangles from Lil' Inker.
GKD Prismatic glitter  Frozen
Red glitter embossing powder from Recollections
Music stamp from BoBunny

I die cut the tree after stamping musical notes on it.  I really wanted to put "O Christmas Tree" on the front, but had no stamp for that. Yes I tried a computer generated one, didn't look good. So I went with Merry Christmas from Wplus9.

The difficult part was to take all of the negative cuts and pop them out with foam tape.  This angle shows it better.
This is the die that I got this spring at a craft fair.  It is Ellentina cutting dies. The back of the package says Tessler Crafts.  I have not seen them before or since. Next time, I may cut out two different greens and just pop them together, because cutting all of those little pieces of foam tape almost made me nuts!
Thanks again for dropping in.  I wish I could serve coffee and cookies, it is that time of year. 


  1. Mmmm! Coffee and cookies sounds wonderful! I love this ... just beautiful. The green paper looks so awesome framing the tree. Wonderful.

  2. Well OUCH to your referral to that game yesterday! lol But man oh man, what a FANTASTIC card! Your tree is beyond gorgeous! Seeing that die I wouldn't even know how to use it! Love the musical notes too! Fa La La La La (hey maybe we'll meet in the Super Bowl?!?!)

  3. Absolutely fabulous card. Love the green shiny paper, the pierced mats what you did with the tree. Amazing design.

  4. I love this...nicely decorated with all those musical notes.

  5. This was worth the effort, because your card is stunning! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  6. Your musical tree is just beautiful, Barb! Love all that texture and the layers!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  7. Another beautiful card! Love the texture and dimension on your gorgeous tree! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  8. Love the musical tree very beautiful! I'll be right over for some cookies and coffee! Lol Have a Blessed day!

  9. This is totally awesome!! What a cool die - boy, there are so many out there, aren't there?? This is over-the-top creative - love the colors and how you incorporated the music theme in there. Just simply STUNNING my dear!!!!

  10. Oh, what a pretty card!! What a great idea to use the music for the tree! Thanks for playing along with the Mod Squad challenge this week!

  11. This is gorgeous! I love that tree!!