Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Ribbon Tree

We crafty bodkins all love ribbon ... don't we?
Of course we do!
... and I often think a card isn't properly finished without a bit of ribbon somewhere.

The Creative Card Crew Challenge #18
is to use ribbons ... so I have done exactly that!
I saw this idea for a Ribbon Tree last Christmas, both online and in a couple of magazines, but never got around to trying it out for myself.
So this year I am ahead of the game ... albeit a year later than everyone else ... and have made a mini sized version to put on my first Christmas Card 2009.

Obviously this will be a hand delivered card as it is far too 3-dimensional for the increased postage costs in UK, but I have a feeling several of my friends may get one of these to display on their mantlepiece this year ... 'cos I kind've like it!

Now I may be pushing my luck a wee bitty but I think this card also qualifies as an entry to The Pink Elephant Challenge #22 as they are looking for Stars and Strips on projects this week. There are some stars on the background paper ... see them ? ... and strips of ribbon make up the tree.
Jobs A Good'Un!


Lykoe said...

Wow! I really love the idea with christmas-tree!

Good job!

Littlebear said...

Wow, I like this idea - it looks fantastic. It must have taken you ages!
Clare x

Trudi said...

Wow that tree is great! Thanks for playing along with us this week at TPE

jude said...

Stunningly Gorgeous! Max ,yes remember seeing it in a mag not so long ago .
Godd luck in the challenges ,they can't say youve not used ribbons !
hugs judex

** Irene ** said...

Hello Max

What a fabby idea, fantastic.


Carol said...

It's definitely a 'good un' Max, what a gorgeous ribbon tree!
Might have to try this idea for my workshop.....thanks for playing along with us at TPE :)

Carol x

Lori said...

Wow. That is so cool!


Wow Max, what a great idea to use those ribbons, im loving this christmas tree! thank you for joining in the CCC this week, good luck Linda x

Rita said...

Fabulous Max, I love the ribbon tree, never seen it done before. Hugs Rita xxx

Tasha said...

Sorry Max i havent come by! I havent commented on blogs for a month - time has just ran away! But i am trying to get on top!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card - what an amazing idea to make a christmas tree from ribbon it is inspirational! I love the colours and fab paper too

Thank you for joining in the Creative Card Crew challenge
love tasha xx

Susan.... said...

Fantastic card Max !...well done you ! for getting your first xmas card done! looks great and good luck
susan x

PaperCrafty said...

Great card! Thanks for joining TPE this week!!

Tina said...

Very clever, Max!!! Love it. Thanks for creating with us again at TPE!

camcraft said...

An amazing idea and so love your card. Well done you! Not seen such things as a 'ribbon tree' before. Great idea for using up small bits of ribbon I guess?
Carole x