so i sat down and started to create something christmas-y but i'm just not ready for christmas right now! and then it dawned on me to use the bough and ornaments to create a halloween tree! pottery barn puts seasonal items on sale well before the season is over and i got this really cool tree a couple of years ago at a great bargain, so that was my inspiration. i usually decorate it with lollipop ghosts and let visitors take them. it's one of my favorite annual centerpieces!
for my card, i wanted to use the ornament stamps and the making memories page pebbles--i love the two step ornament and the different patterns. i also want to point out that there is an additional little branch in the set which enabled me to fill out the bough a bit to look more like a tree--nichole is a genius! i thought the spider from spooky sweets made the perfect filler ornament, especially with the making memories spider web paper. the webs on the paper gave me the idea to dangle one over the sentiment, also from spooky sweets. the pot is from green thumb with one of the ornament strips for detail. i'll have to take a picture of my tree when i decorate this year--it's a pretty close likeness!
p.s. the tree ends up being kind of tall, especially with the pot, so the finished size of this card is 9 x 3.75 and fits into a legal envelope.