Saturday, November 8, 2014


Hello everyone! My name is Michele, and I am so proud to create and share a few projects with you made with the beautiful wooden laser gems from Unique Laser Designs! I am honored to be a guest designer this month, and I hope you will all enjoy the projects I have created especially for you.

I am a "paper artist," and I love creating cards with layers of paper, texture, and color. When I opened my very first ULD package, I was amazed at how beautiful, delicate, and detailed these wooden cuts are. They are PERFECT for adding wonderful new dimensions to your paper creations. They even smell wonderful and woody an organic. Originally, I had planned to paint the Heart Tree a rich black, and the Leaves in cherry reds. But once I had them in my hands, I knew the natural tones of the wood would make this scene pop.

To create this simple, seasonal scene, begin with basic white card stock cut into a 5.5 by 5.5 inch square. Cut a smaller square of black card stock 5.25 inch square. Cut your favorite background pattern paper into the smallest 5 inch square. Adhere your stacked trio together, making sure your edges and corners appear even.

To create the top layer of the little white hills and trees, I used a die cut machine and my favorite thin steel craft dies. You can use your own favorite products, or if you prefer, you can hand cut a small snowy hill, a few tiny little lollipop trees and a few houses freehand. I used a bright shiny pearl white card stock from Bazzill Basics in Diamond for the hill, trees, and homes.

I played around with the windows a little, before selecting a bright yellow glitter card stock from DCWV in Sunshiny. I cut thin strips of the glitter paper and glued them behind the open window cuts of my little homes. I love how it gives the little neighborhood homes a warm glow.

Now for the star of the show, the beautiful Small Heart Tree, right in the heart of this little cozy community, adhered with a basic craft glue. I selected two leaves from the Small Leaves 5 pc set and adhered them in the top corners. They make the perfect combination for this warm, bright scene.

This project was easy and fun, thanks to the easy-to-work-with, smooth Unique Laser Designs cuts. Thanks for joining us on our blog today, and enjoy your little piece of Heartland.

Life your life in color.

Supplies Used:
Black card stock
white card stock
patterned paper
Bazzill Basics in Diamond
Memory Box die, Modern Landscape
Poppystamps die, Brevilla Houses
DCWV Glitter Card stock, Sunshiny
Unique Laser Designs, Heart Tree (small, 2 pc set)
Unique Laser Designs, Leaves (small, 5 pc set)


  1. Ok, I'll have another go ;-) As I was telling you I am so pleased to be able to leave you a comment here Michele, for you have made such a wonderful creation. Love the little scenery you have made, the background is superb and you have made such great use of those fine wood cuts, gorgeous work! Take care, Ira x

  2. Michelle, your card is absolutely adorable! I love the colours you have pick! The wooden dies are working fantastic with Poppystamps dies! Well that gives me idea to check my stash! :0) Zuzana xx

  3. Beautiful card, Michelle! I love that tree! :) Sherry Hester

  4. Wonderful creation Michelle, those wooden cuts are fantastic, love the scene you created with Poppystamp dies.

  5. What a unique and very lovely card Michelle! The wooden accents are really perfect!

  6. So happy to see Michele featured here! Here design is so pretty! The colors are beautiful and I love that wood tree! A beautiful scene you've created - and now I need to go shopping!!

  7. Love your "heartland" card Michele! You picked the perfect background paper and die cuts to use with the awesome ULD wood pieces!