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Retro Christmas Tree Card – Papertrey Ink November 2016 Blog Hop Challenge



Wow, Black Friday and the Papertrey Ink November 2016 Blog Hop Challenge, all in one day!

Do you go out and shop on Black Friday? I have never gone shopping on Black Friday. The deals are not worth the stress to me – too many crowds, too many lines, not enough parking spaces.

SO…on to the challenge! Here is the inspiration:


I was inspired by the white tree, the blue gift boxes, and the various shiny metallics.

The sentiment is from the Papertrey Ink Holiday Wishes set, bought eons ago.

Supplies: Stamps – Essentials by Ellen, Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Silver Foil, Taylored Expressions Cookie Monster, sequins – Darice, Doodlebug Designs, Lawn Fawn, Pretty Pink Posh, embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder white, Ranger Silver Pearl.

18 thoughts on “Retro Christmas Tree Card – Papertrey Ink November 2016 Blog Hop Challenge

  1. The sequins reminded me of multi-coloured fairy lights. Very pretty, very festive, very well done!

  2. This is just lovely! Those sequins on here are perfect.

    The only Black Friday shopping I do is online- I’m in Canada, but most of the retailers here participate to some extent.

  3. Wow, Kathy this looks like it came off the Hallmark shelf it’s simply stunning! I so love your design!

  4. Gorgeous card!! I love how the branches point to the sentiment…awesome use of metallics, too!

  5. Love the colours you’ve chosen, and the background is perfect.
    ~ Cobs. x

  6. Beautiful! Love all the bling.

  7. I’m with you, Kathy! No Black Friday shopping for me! I must be retro, cuz I just love your take on the challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. I love the way you framed the sentiment with the white branches! I’m definitely NOT a Black Friday shopper 🙂

  9. Great design with the framing of white embossed pine and silver sentiment!