Lovely as a Tree Makes a Great Fall Birthday Card!

Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set makes a great fall Birthday Card, Thank You Card, Friendship Card, Thinking of You Card, or a Thanksgiving Card. It all depends on the sentiment you add. Here’s a Birthday Card for a dear friend, using a sentiment from the Basket of Wishes set from Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Catalog.

Birthday Card from Stamping Madly using Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set from Stampin' Up1

Lovely as a Tree has been one of Stampin’ Up!’s most popular stamp sets.  It dates back to at least 2004, which is the earliest catalog I have.  It could have been in even earlier ones, but I wasn’t making cards back then.

This is a very versatile set, with a variety of trees, leaves and a small pine cone.  You can use these links to order your own Lovely as a Tree stamps:  Wood-mount 128655, Clear-Mount 127793

Click here to order the Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

The colors in the Birthday Card include:  Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Crushed Curry, and Cajun Craze.  The images were stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (132708), then colored with a Blender Pen (102845) and Inks.  The Crumb Cake background was stamped with Soft Suede, using the Hardwood Stamp (133035).   Other items used include the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set (130517), Gold Foil Sheets (132622), Gold Baker’s Twine (141999), and the Regals Enamel Shapes (141681).

Since I wanted the oak leaves to fill more of the focal point, I stamped the image once, then masked that image before stamping again.  This is a great technique when you want to stamp an image more than once without having them overlap and look messy.  Here’s another example using the masking technique:

Thanksgiving Card from Stamping Madly using the Masked Images Technique

Leave a comment if you want to see how to do this technique, and I’ll make a video for you.  It’s a technique that many people ignore because it takes more time than just stamping one image.  But I think you’ll find that the results are worth the extra effort!

Here are a couple more ideas for using the Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set.  The background on this fall trees card was done with a brayer.

Fall Card from Stamping Madly using a Brayered Background and Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

Here’s a sparkly Christmas Card, with the tree covered with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (133751).

Lovely as a Tree Christmas Card from Stamping Madly

Lovely as a Tree Stamp Set makes a great fall Birthday Card, and is versatile enough for almost any occasion!

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3 Responses to Lovely as a Tree Makes a Great Fall Birthday Card!

  1. Mary October 18, 2016 at 6:38 pm #

    One of my all time favorite stamp sets!!

  2. Bev Mortimer October 20, 2016 at 9:04 pm #

    Wow, thank you for the examples, love them. I really like the saying ” The truest measure of our…” I will have to look up that stamp, I really like it. Also, I have some Sparkling Diamonds, but it is not a heat & glue type. Have to add some type of adhesive to make the Sparkling Diamonds stick to the paper. Any suggestions?
    Thank you,
    Bev

    • Sage October 20, 2016 at 9:08 pm #

      Thanks, Bev. I use Sizzix or Stick It Adhesive Sheets, cut to the size of the cardstock I want to cover, then pour glitter over it. It’s a lot less messy than using liquid glue, and the glitter stays in place really well. The Thanksgiving sentiment is from the set Grateful Greetings set, now retired. You might find it on eBay. I still have the set, but I’m not ready to give it up. I bought it because I like that saying so much!

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