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Traditional Pines


I have a bit more Christmas inspiration for you today, in more traditional colours of red, green and white. I hope you have been getting some time to work on your Christmas card stash this month.  I've been doing a bit of a production line thing as I'm producing some Christmas cards that I sell to help fund my hobby (habit J).  After making six of the same design I'm over it and need to move onto something new!

I've used the pine cones from the Autumn Days stamp set again, this time in a wreath style centrepiece on a crisp white textured background. I used to use white card stock for the base card almost all the time, but less so since using SU! products. The pine cones have been inked with Chocolate Chip and Always Artichoke markers and stamped onto Whisper White. I was intending to use Old Olive on the pine cones and this mistake then led me to the ultimate design and choice of card stock colours, which I'm really happy with. A mistake is just an opportunity to be creative! A bow in Riding Hood Red taffeta finishes off the wreath. I found this card tricky to photograph as I usually use a white background, which wasn't going to work.  


Card Details


Autumn Days, Snow Swirled

Cardstock & Papers

Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Textured White


Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke


Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon


Scallop Oval punch, Stampin’ Write Markers (Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke), Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Sponge Daubers, Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Big Shot

Have a great day.


Edited to add:

Here is a Very Vanilla, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry version of the pine cone wreath.  I've dyed some White Taffeta ribbon with water and Rich Razzleberry reinker for the matching ribbon.


Card Details


Autumn Days, Season of Joy

Cardstock & Papers

Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Very Vanilla Textured


Rich Razzleberry


White Taffeta Ribbon (Dyed)


Scallop Oval punch, Stampin’ Write Markers (Chocolate Chip, Old Olive), Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Sponge Daubers, Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Big Shot, Rich Razzleberry Reinker



Christine Blain

Oh, wow, they are both beautiful, Judy. The red bow is particularly stunning; however, I love both colour combinations. The pinecones are perfect for Christmas cards.

Paula Dobson

I love these! What a great way to use the Pinecones, just perfect for Christmas. TFS


Love this card. What's your secret to making such perfect bows?

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