Hello! We are getting closer and closer to the holiday season and that means it is time to make some holiday cards! So for the next few weeks, I will share fun Christmas cards you can easily create and today’s card is just that.  altenew_ppp_bloghop_banner_oct2016

I am also playing along with a fun blog hop by Altenew and Pretty Pink Posh – You probably came from Lisa’s blog and no worries if you are just starting! Keep hopping along the list (see below) and you will make a full circle. There are prizes and shopping discount code, so make sure to stay tuned!


I wanted to create a warmish card (just like the sentiment says on the card) for today’s project. So, here we have a Christmas tree with lots of sparkles with warm background. Want to find out how I created those warm, floating light looking background? Make sure to watch the video tutorial!


Sketched Evergreen stamp set is perfect for creating a layered and dimensional look. I also added different shades to the tree using couple different inks and the MISTI tool. Christmas tree can’t be without some sparkling ornaments! To create those, I added Blue Lagoon sequins and Metallic Silver sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. You can see different sizes I used in the supplies list below.


What do you think of today’s card? What is your favorite color of sparkling ornaments to hang on your Christmas tree? Comment below, I’d love to hear your favorites!


See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click  SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, or AMZ for Amazon. I participate in several affiliate programs where I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support!


There are TWO $100 prizes packs from Altenew and Pretty Pink Posh!! Two winners will be picked randomly from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below. Please leave your comments by Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at midnight EST to be eligible to win. Winners will be announced on the Altenew and Pretty Pink Posh blogs on Thursday, November 3rd.



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  1. Beautiful card! My favorites are the traditional colors–like bright red ornaments with white green. Thanks for sharing on this fun blog hop!!

  2. I am so excited about this release. It’s so hard to choose a favorite. Your card is gorgeous!

  3. Love your tree and sequins selection, the glow behind the tree really adds to the card. My favorite colors for ornaments are teal and white. TFS

  4. Your card was beautiful. The color behind the tree really made it stand out. I noticed you used a different kind of glue device when you glued the banner on the card. What was this?

  5. I love you added the light glow around the tree. It truly brought the tree to life. I need to try this on my next project. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card.

  6. This Evergreen image is stunning, so it looks fabulous all on it’s own in your CAS creation. Love how you added the sentiment through the middle of it.

  7. Just lovely! Love the “glow” around the tree. Great addition. And everything is better with items from PPP!!!

  8. This is such a lovely tree and I like the way you combined the warm and cool colors – very effective. Thank you.

  9. Beautiful Sketched evergreen card, love the sequins and CAS design! I put gold and silver and iridescent on our tree, anything to catch the twinkle lights!

  10. Lovely card! Altenew is my favourite stamp company – especially their stamp layering sets and I love what I’ve seen ladies do with PPP sequins and sparkles all over the internet. What a great chance to win amazing prizes!

  11. love the background you placed behind this tree. My favorite colors are pinks and blues when i am coloring a christmas tree but I always use rich jewel tones on my tree at home.

  12. Beautiful card. My Christmas wish list is growing. Thank you for sharing your great ideas and being part of this awesome giveaway

  13. This stamp seems to be very popular. lovely card.
    My tree always has the traditional ornaments. No color coordinating, just an old fashioned tree with pretty ornaments and the old silver icicles put on one at a time. You can’t buy them any more because they have lead in them so I have look for them at estate sales or antique stores. I have ornaments from my grandparents and parents trees. Also a village underneath with the old paper/cardboard houses, lots of little trees and people and a skating pond made from a mirror. Yep, just good old fashioned tree!

  14. Love your card, I haven’t purchased this stamp yet but I think it going into my cart today, thanks for the inspiration!

  15. I think this would make a great card for a guy, it’s still got holiday sparkle but without being overly frilly.

  16. Beautiful card and I think you did an excellent job of capturing a warm feeling with the glow around the tree! I love to add different shades of purple sparkling ornaments to my Christmas tree!

  17. Love your card! Definitely thought of sequins on the tree stamp. I like to use blue & silver ornaments … funny that’s the sequins you used

  18. Nicole your card is so pretty!! Its simple but elegant. The background is just lovely with the tree.

  19. I love this stamps set and seeing your beautiful card…. I think another order will be shortly sent ;-)) !

  20. Love the textured effect you got on the tree…it looks 3D. Thanks for the tutorial video…I always love learning new techniques.

  21. Such an elegant and classy card. The tree seems to glow with warmth! Thank you for sharing your design.

  22. Nicole I just love your card, it’s beautiful! I love the glow behind the tree it really makes the tree pop.This stamp set is on the very top of my wish list. The sequin ornaments are a lovely Christmas touch to the tree. My favourite colours to decorate my tree are the traditional red and green, with lots of shiny tinsel! Thanks for sharing your super video. I do enjoy them very much. Have a lovely weekend. Cheers Donna Z 🙂

  23. I love your card! I love hanging red shiny ornaments on my largest tree. And for my smaller one, I decorated it with pink and green! Thanks for a chance to win!

  24. Lovely card, I like the sparkly sequins in the tree contrasting the yellow background. I like multicolored ornaments on a tree, all colors.

  25. I love the blending that you created behind the tree to add a glowing effect. My favorite ornament color would be shiny burgundy …with gold metallic accents on the tree.

  26. The warm glow really suits the sentiment you chose for your card. Perfect match! We use different coloured ornaments but I like to purchase shaped glass ones when I can like the very old ones my father has from his father’s tree.

  27. I love the way you did the tree. So much fun. I am so laughing at myself: when I first saw this stamp set, I kept looking and staring trying to figure out one of the images…finally tilted my head just so and “saw” the tree stand!!! I still can’t believe it took me so long to see it! Thank you for this.

  28. Your card is warm and inviting like the lights on the trees. My favourite colour decorations to hang are red and gold.

  29. Love the warm glow of your Christmas tree!! I love using traditional colors on ornaments but have college colors as well from 2 different ones. Have white ornaments mixed in too! I guess a hodge podge of different ones and it all goes together somehow. Love Christmas and have my tree up with help, by Thanksgiving. Some of my kids don’t live here so it makes it so they get to start the holidays early.

  30. I loved this card! The background glow and the sequins make this a card to remember and get inspired from! Need to get going on my cards!

  31. Beautiful! I love the warm glow behind the tree – thank you for sharing how you created the effect.

  32. Love your card, the background especially! I can’t wait to watch your video and thanks for making it for us to see!

  33. Love this layered tree stamp and your card is super gorgeous, Nicole! The choice of sequins is perfect, too!

  34. Beautiful card! I am really enjoying this blog hop! Great way to start my weekend, enjoying all this talent in one place! Thanks for the inspiration!

  35. Pretty card and great tips. I didn’t know the inks responded so well to water. I think you do a great job with your videos.

  36. Love your card Nicole! The more I see this Sketched Evergreen stamp the more I love it. What a fabulous collaborative hop, enjoying seeing all of my favourite Altenew products teamed up with Pretty Pink Posh. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win!

  37. Lovely card and
    the stamping on
    the tree is really
    pretty. I like a
    variety of colored
    light on my tree.
    Carla from Utah

  38. Lovely card. I am traditional when it comes to colors…red and green with touches of gold and silver. TFS

  39. The Christmas tree is fantastic.
    There is so much depth to the tree,
    the shading around it is subtle,
    and the “ornaments” are so pretty.
    Love this card.
    thanks for sharing.

  40. LOVELOVELOVE this!! The coloring in the background is so pretty and the tree is unique and lovely!! TFS!

  41. Love your work! The glow behind the tree is just right, as are the blue and silver sequins. After watching the video, and listening to your commentary, I think the next thing on my list will be some of the Altenew crisp inks … You enabler, you! LOL!

  42. Beautiful card, it’s really elegant. I love the subtle light behind the tree. I tend to go for a mixture of red and silver ornaments on the tree, perhaps a few white thrown in for good measure. Pretty traditional, I suppose!

  43. what an incredible way to highlight the tree I will be trying this as soon as I get this ordered. love the card and video how to

  44. Thanks for the fun card, i love idea of adding some yellow ink behind the tree so it has some magical glow.

  45. Love the warm glow behind the tree. We haven’t had a Christmas tree since we moved to Crete in 2008, but we did bring our silver, white and pale blue ornaments. Maybe we’ll get an artifical tree this year…

  46. Altenew + Pretty Pink Posh? What a fantastic combination! Love both companies, and I love your beautiful card!