In The Pines

Stampin Up In The Pines

This year I decided to make two Christmas cards.  I usually just make one but after making 30 of the same card I decided to change it.  This is the second of the cards.  Friday is our next Stamp Off Challenge where we are supposed to post our Christmas card so you will see the other one then.

In The Pines is one of my favorite sets in the 2020 August – December Mini Catalog (otherwise known as the Holiday Catalog).  I actually have two favorites, but again, you will see the second one on Friday.  I especially love the dies in this set.  They include dies to cut out the trees of the stamp set plus they cut out the snow hills.  I love that!  The stamp set is called In The Pines and the coordinating dies are called Pine Woods.  Unfortunately this bundle is retiring on January 3rd but you can still get it at a 10% discount until then.  Of course, this is while supplies last so if you like it, you need to order it now.

I first cut out the trees using the Pine Woods Dies in Whisper White cardstock.  Then I cut out the snow hill.  I ran a piece of Rococo Rose cardstock through my Cut and Emboss Machine using the Winter Snow Embossing Folder.  This folder is also retiring in January.  I love the embossed snowflakes. Then I cut layered everything together on a Rich Razzleberry card base.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Poinsettia Petals.

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Curvy Christmas

Stampin Up Curvy Christmas

Normally at Christmas time I make around 60 Christmas cards with one design.  This year I decided to change it up and make various Christmas cards to send out.  This is one of the cards I made.  I love using non-traditional Christmas colors every once in a while, although the regular Christmas colors of red and green are also beautiful.

I made this card using the Pine Woods dies.  These dies coordinate with the stamp set called In The Pines which is in the  Stampin’ Up!® August – December Mini Catalog.  If you buy the stamp set and the dies in a Bundle you can save 10%.  One of the reasons I purchased this bundle is because it can be used all winter long and not just for Christmas.  I just think it is a very soft set.  The other reason I purchased this is because the dies have two snow drifts dies.

I first cut out the pine trees using the Pine Wood dies in Whisper White cardstock.  I layered them on a Seaside Spray card base using Multipurpose Glue.  This glue is great for adhering dies with smaller sections.  I cut out the snow drift and adhered that on top of the trees.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Curvy Christmas.  This set is not in any catalog but you can purchase it until January 3rd.  Then it retires for good.  I stamped it in Night of Navy ink.  I felt like the card still needed something so I added the silver sequin (which I just realized as I am typing this that it must be retired). 


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