Saturday, November 19, 2016

Cheery Lynn Home for Christmas in MN

This week at The Paper Players Claire has a Clean and Simple Christmas challenge for us:

One of my favorite childhood memories is going with my family to cut down a tree for Christmas in northern Minnesota. We would all pile into the car in our warmest clothes and Dad would drive out in the woods to a Christmas tree farm. There we would trudge through the snow looking for just the right tree. When we brought it home, mom would have popcorn and hot cocoa waiting for us. What awesome memories that I will always treasure!

When I saw Taylored Expressions Little Bit's" Tis the Season" cute car and tree, I had to have it!
I plan to make several of these cards for my family members.

 I backed it on Cherry Lynn's MN state die with a wreath from Reverse Confetti. The sentiment is from Reverse Confetti's Winter Words. The " home" die cut is from Technique Tuesday.

You can check out the rest of the design team here:

The Paper Players Design Team

Hope you join us!

entering this at:

CHNC anything goes Christmas
Just add ink choose 2..die cut and designer paper
Addicted to was inspired by the red and green
52 Christmas card Throwdown old fashioned Christmas....cutting down your own tree!

Paper: SU
Ink: SU black
Stamps: RC Winter Words
Dies: Cheery Lynn MN state die, RC wreath, Technique Tuesday Home, Taylored Expressons Tis the Season


Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

This is a super cute card with those little cat and tree die cuts Laurie - I love that you could personalise it with the state behind too. What fun memories in your post today too - I love holiday traditions like this!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a super and clever idea using your state die as part of your Christmas design. I like what you did with the dies too. Dies are relatively new to me so I am not always sure how to use them. But you are an inspiration. And I love the story behind it as well.

Linda Callahan said...

I love this with the state tucked into the wreath! Nothing like the day you bring home the tree!

LeAnne said...

What a sweet card to commemorate those fun times! Those dies are amazing!

Nikki Spencer said...

This is super cute Laurie! I love the wreath and diecut elements..such a fun card. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Nance Leedy said...

This is just wonderful, Laurie. I love the pop of red and the sentiment is just perfect for the season--there's no place like home! Many wishes to you for a happy Thanksgiving!

Claire Broadwater said...

Laurie, I love everything about this card! The die of MN is just amazing! Your memory of going to cut down a tree touched my heart. We never did that. I always thought that would be so much fun! Thanks for rocking my challenge this week, My Friend! XX

stampwithsandy said...

What a terrific personalized card, Laurie! I love the state inside the wreath, the little car, sentiment, everything!

Jaydee said...

Laurie, what a wonderful memory and one that is captured so well in your fabulous card. I love that you put the car and the tree in the wreath, too.

Colleen Begley said...

Oh wow, what a great Christmas card, Laurie. And, with special meaning. Love your die card as usual.

Martina Bartušková said...

Haha, this is soo cute, such a lovely idea. I love your card, it's funky and sentimental at the same time! Martina ATSM DT

Christine Blain said...

Laurie, this is fabulous! Love the back story, and LOVE that wreath! Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week. :)

Deborah Frings said...

I do like the State die cut! Very clever! Super fun card. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week! Deborah, DT.

Anonymous said...

Love you collection of Die cuts - you have put them all together beautifully too. Chantell JAI

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 308 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too x