Pretty Pines!

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I’m still playing around to see what I will use for my personal Christmas card.  Today I used the Christmas Pines stamp set and did a bit of watercoloring…I like it!

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The pine boughs were stamped on watercolor paper in Garden Green and Old Olive inks.  The tiny berries were then stamped in Cherry Cobbler.  I took my Aqua Pen and just started brushing over the stamped images with a bit of water until it was blended!

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Pretty Pointer:  Whenever you want something to stand out, layer it with a contrasting or brighter color.  In this case I wanted my watercolored panel to stand out, so I put a narrow layer of Cherry Cobbler card stock behind it.

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I used the softly falling embossing folder on the background panel of Blushing Bride card stock.  It really carries out the little berry theme 🙂

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Thanks for stopping by today!  I’m getting ready to have my monthly card classes this weekend and our focus is Holiday Tags, so be watching for some pretty tags on the blog!!


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Stamps:  Christmas Pines, Reason for the Season
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Old Olive
Paper:  Watercolor Paper, Blushing Bride and Whisper White card stock
Embellishment:  White Doily

Peppermint Candies!

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Do you ever put peppermint candies in a jar for the holidays?  It’s an easy way to add decoration to a table, not to mention that it contains yummy treats!

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And by using a few great Stampin’ Up! sets you can create a darling candy card!!  The stamp sets are the Jar of Love set which has the jar stamp, and the Candy Cane Christmas set with the cute little candies!

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The other items on this card are from the Christmas Pines set and the coordinating thinlits.

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The pretty paper is the Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper sponged with Real Red ink.  Isn’t it pretty?

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Come back tomorrow for our Pals Blog Hop where there will be over 20 Pals displaying their creations!!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used on Today’s Card:

Stamps:  Christmas Pines, Candy Cane Christmas, Jar of Love
Ink:  Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  Whisper White, Garden Green and Real Red card stock; Gold Foil, Fancy Frost Specialty DSP
Tools:  Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, Everyday Jars Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Gold Metallic Thread

Vintage Christmas!

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Hello there!  I’m having fun here at Pretty Paper Cards playing with all the new Christmas stamps and papers!  This wonderful sentiment stamp i from the Christmas Pines set.  It took me a minute, but then I remembered the carol that uses this phrase ~ it’s God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen!

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This card is old fashioned looking:  lace and stripes and gold curls!  And the beautiful Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla are such elegant colors!

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The designer series paper is “This Christmas.”  Here I’ve used both sides of one of the beautiful sheets.  The front side is stripes and the back side (which I used on the envelope) is so vintage!


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The gold swirls on the right side are from the fabulous Cupcake Cutouts Framelits.  These swirls add a fun look to almost any card!

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Hope my cards are giving you some ideas for your own Christmas cards.  As I mentioned the other day, this year I’m determined to get mine done before December 1st.  And I’m trying different products to see what I like best… 🙂  Thanks for stopping by!!!

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Stampin’ Up! Products Used on Today’s Card:

Stamps:  Christmas Pines
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Gold Foil, Garden Green, and This Christmas DSP
Tools:  Cupcake Cutouts Framelits, Flourish Thinlits Dies, Layering Circle Framelits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishments:  Metallic Enamel Shapes, Very Vanilla Lace Trim, Delicate White Doilies

Simple and Elegant Christmas!

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This card is simple and quick to make but it has a real elegant wow factor!  I’m blown away by the beauty of Very Vanilla and Emerald Envy together ~ what do you think?

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This is the first time I’ve used the Pine Bough Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and I love it.  It makes creating a card a snap.  I embossed, stamped, cut a few pine cones, tied a knot and that’s it!

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Stampin’ Up! Items Used on Today’s Card:

Stamps:  Christmas Pines
Ink:  Emerald Envy
Paper:  Gold Foil and Very Vanilla card stock
Tools:  Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, Pine Bough Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishment:  Emerald Envy 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon