Monday, 14 January 2013

Merry Monday Challenge #45 - Christmas Pine Cones

Hello Folks,
Today's post is for this weeks Merry Monday Sketch Challenge.  I used some very old retired Stampin' Up! stamps from 1997 and 2006 for my card this week.  I came across an old card that I made for my husband using the Pine cones and branches and that gave me the inspiration to make this card.  I stamped the images and then used Versamark and White embossing powder to add some snow.  I pieced around the circle and banner and sponged the edges.  I used the Woodgrain embossing folder for the background mat.  Finished off with some Soft Suede Polka Dot Grossgrain Ribbon, Clear Heart Button and Baker's Twine.
 Front of Card
 Inside of Card.
Christmas 2006 Inspiration Card

Stamps: S/U's Fantastic Foliage (R), Wishes Awash (R), Itty Bitty Backgrounds (R)
Card and Papers: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Ink: Old Olive, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Versamark
Finishing Touches: Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon, Clear Bitty Button, Cappuccino Bakers Twine from The Twinery
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Spellbinders Classic Circles Nestabilities, Spellbinders Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Corner Rounder Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Embossing Buddy, White E/Powder, Heat Tool, Paper Piercing Pack - Essentials, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Piercing Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sizzix Woodgrain E/Folder, Sponges, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dot
Thanks for stopping by today.
Cat's Ink Siggy


  1. Fantastic card Susan, I love the theme of your card and the sentiment font is fabulous.

  2. Great card. Love the design.

  3. So pretty, love the pinecones and branches and the inside looks wonderful too!!

  4. So delicious, Susan. I have a weakness for pine cone and fir branch stamping and this is going straight to my faves! Well-done!!

  5. Hi Susan :)
    I popped over from Merry Monday as I just loved this card... it is beautiful, I love fir cone/tree Xmas cards and your colours are gorgeous!! :)
    hugs, Rachel x

  6. This is beautiful, Susan! I love anything with nature and you've created a beautiful natural scene!

  7. This is just gorgeous, Susan! Love the pinecones and the colors you used! Really beautiful!

  8. Love this beautiful earthy Christmas card! This is another gorgeous Xmas card!

  9. Wow, this is beautiful! How great that you still use your older stamps...just gorgeous!

  10. Beautiful card, Susan! I just love your pines & pinecones and the awesome woodgrain EF! Love your card of inspiration too! :)

  11. Beautiful card Sue, love the muted tones. Somehow I can smell the crisp fresh snow and pine!


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