Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Pinecone Season - Stampin' Up! Christmas Season

   And so it begins! Christmas card season is underway! With the very soon release of the Stampin' Up! July-December mini catalog on August 3rd demonstrators around the world are sharing Christmas cards and other seasonal goodies.  Demonstrators have been able to pre-order (a really fun perk of being a demo if you're thinking about joining!) and are jumping right in with so many lovely creations.  

  I had a few Christmas sets carry over but I haven't been inspired to make much in the way of Christmas until my preorder arrived filled with new products.  Now I don't know where to start!  Luckily I follow a few Christmas challenge sites so I started there.  The 52 Christmas Card Throwdown has a fun theme of pine cones this week.

  The Christmas Season bundle was perfect for this challenge with the fun 2 step pine cones and matching dies.


This card starts with an Evening Evergreen base with a layer of Painted Christmas DSP along one side.  I stamped a few of each size of pine cone using Crumb Cake as the base and then Soft Suede as the accent layer and then cut them out.  I also stamped a few cluster of berries in Real Red and cut them out as well.

  For the sentiment I used the coordinating stamp set Christmas to Remember which is all sentiments that I know will get a lot of use in my stamp room this Christmas season.  I stamped the sentiment in Evening Evergreen onto Soft Sea Foam cardstock.  I then stamped holly leaves in Soft Sea Foam to add a little detail.  Using one of the label dies in the Seasonal Label die set I cut out the sentiment.

  I arranged the sentiment label, pine cones and berries along the edge of the DSP popping up the berries with dimensionals.  A bit of Real Red satin ribbon is tucked under the edge of the label for some shine.

  Definitely be on the lookout for more cards with this set in the next few months.  I think there are so many possibilities with these products!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Christmas Season, Christmas to Remember

Ink: Evening Evergreen, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Soft Sea Foam, Real Red

Paper: Evening Evergreen, Soft Sea Foam, Basic White, Painted Christmas DSP

Accessories: Seasonal Labels dies, dimensionals, Real Red satin ribbon


  1. Wonderful Christmas card and great take on our challenge theme!! Love the beautiful paper and colors you used! Thank you so much for playing along with 52CCT. Rosi x

  2. This is such a festive card. The 2 step stamps really up the ante on the pine cones, they look fantastic. I wonder how they'd turn out in less realistic colours? Could be fun! Thanks for playing along with us at 52CCT this week.


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