Pine Woods and Plaid Christmas Cards

When you have the right dies, like Pine Woods, Christmas cards can be made in a jiffy. I used this design a few weeks ago, in pastel colors. Today, I used Plaid Tidings Designer Paper and green (Shaded Spruce) for the tree. 

By Su Mohr; Click aromasandart.com to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Pine Woods Dies, Nature's Thoughts Dies, Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, Plaid Tidings Designer Paper; #christmascards #holidaycards #christmastrees #treesoncards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #closeoutsale #yearendsale #pinewoodsdies #plaidpaper #quick&easycards #stampinupsale

Pine Tree & Plaid

 

I just found out that the Pine Woods Dies are 30% off in Stampin’ Up’s Year-End Closeout that begins December 8th! The sale lasts through January 4th, but order early, so you won’t be disappointed. When things sell out, they’ll be gone forever. Click here to see the looooong list:

 

 

Now, back to my card. The card base is Thick Whisper White Cardstock, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″, topped with a layer of Plaid Tidings Designer Paper, 4″ X 5 1/4″.

I used a Nature’s Thoughts Die to cut the detailed rectangle from Whisper White Cardstock, which is approximately 2 3/4″ X 4 1/4″. 

Next, I used a Pine Woods Die to cut the Christmas tree from the rectangle, and backed it with Shaded Spruce Cardstock, 1/8″ smaller than the white rectangle. The tree die is in the picture above, and all the supplies can be seen in my Product List below.

 

Prior to gluing the tree to the plaid card front, I stamped the rectangle with “lots of love at Christmas.” This fun, curvy, sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set, stamped in Shaded Spruce Ink. And, that’s all there was to it.

 

This card was so “quick & easy” I made three, using three plaids that all had some Shaded Spruce to coordinate with the tree.

 

Here they are in pastel colors:

By Su Mohr; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Pine Woods Dies, Nature's Thoughts Dies, Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set, In Good Taste Designer Paper, Feels Like Frost Designer Paper, Winter Snow embossing; #christmascards #holidaycards #hoilday2020 #stampinup #christmastrees #treesoncards #quick&easycards #cardinstruction #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting

Pastel Christmas Trees

 

 

My December Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code ( AYSGTJKE ) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of December, and I will send the Gold Hoop Embellishments to you in January.

Create your own small wreaths or tags with Gold Hoops Embellishments as a base. Add die-cut greenery pieces or other layers for an elegant and trendy finished product.

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This month’s drawing will be a Card Kit (makes 8 cards with envelopes) and the Rise & Shine Stamp Set (photopolymer). Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in December.  

 

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Art Gallery Sneak Peek in Gold & White

I couldn’t wait to play with the Art Gallery Bundle, so I’m giving you a sneak peek. Since I’m missing some items from the suite, this is an experiment with heat embossed gold on white. Everything will be available January 5, 2021, and you’ll find the current items in my Product List below.

By Su Mohr for FMS; Click aromasandart.com to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Art Gallery Stamp Set, Floral Gallery Dies, Layering Squares Dies, Ornate Floral embossing; #birthdaycards #flowersoncards #flowers #cardtechniques #heatembossing #whiteandgoldcards #artgallery #floralgallery floralcards #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #cardsketches #stampinup #2021catalog

Art Gallery Gold

 

I began by stamping the flower from the new Art Gallery Stamp Set in VersaMark on Whisper White Cardstock. Then, I sprinkled it with Gold Embossing Powder, and set it with the Heat Tool. This is the perfect flower stamp for this technique, because it’s more than an outline, but not completely filled in.

 

I used the same heat embossing technique for the stem and leaves, and used the Floral Gallery Dies for cutting.

 

The square behind the flower was created with Layering Squares Dies. The white square has a plain edge, and the slightly larger, scalloped, square was cut from Brushed Metallic Paper.

 

I used the Ornate Floral Embossing Folder to emboss the background layer of Whisper White Cardstock, 4″ X 5 1/4″, and this was glued to a Thick Whisper White card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″.

 

I repeated the heat embossed technique for the sentiment, “Happy Birthday,”  one of the many useful sentiments from the Art Gallery Stamp Set. It was cut with a Floral Gallery Die, and attached with Mini Dimensionals. Don’t you love it? 

The paper wanted to curl, so I went with it, gluing the stem and base of the leaves, leaving the ends free. I attached the flower with a small piece of Tear & Tape, so it’s secure, but lifted.

You’ll be seeing many more samples from the Art Gallery Bundle, because the possibilities are endless.

 

As I created my card, I had Freshly Made Sketches in mind.

 

My December Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code ( AYSGTJKE ) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of December, and I will send the Gold Hoop Embellishments to you in January.

Create your own small wreaths or tags with Gold Hoops Embellishments as a base. Add die-cut greenery pieces or other layers for an elegant and trendy finished product.

* 10 pieces
* 2-1/28″ 
* Gold

 

 

My December Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a Card Kit (makes 8 cards with envelopes) and the Rise & Shine Stamp Set (photopolymer). Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in December.  

 

You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping cart! I’ll announce the winner January 1st.

 

If you’d like to join my Dream Makers Team, click here:

 

Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

 

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Simply Succulents Sneak Peek

Living in San Diego, succulents are easy to grow, so I fell in love with the Simply Succulents Bundle in the new January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. The new products will be in my store, and available for ordering January 5, but the current supplies I used for today’s card are in my Product List below.

By Su Mohr; Click aromasandart.com to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Simply Succulents Bundle, Simply Succulents Stamp Set, Potted Succulents Dies, Stampin' Blends, Ornate layers Dies, Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper; #succulents #plantsoncards #pottedplants #simplysucculents #sneakpeeks #Jan-June2021minicatalog #2021catalog #stampinup #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking #papercrafting #cardinstruction #coloring

Succulent Thanks

 

 

First, I stamped the large group of succulents in Old Olive Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and used its Potted Succulents Die for cutting.

It was easy to color with Stampin’ Blends in five colors: Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Granny Apple Green, Flirty Flamingo, and Calypso Coral. Can you see how I touched the tips with shades of pink?

 

 

Next, I stamped the pot in Terracotta Tile Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and used its die for cutting. It was colored with Light and Dark Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends, and glued to the bottom of the succulents.

The background was kept very simple, making up for the time I spent coloring. The card base is Thick Whisper White Cardstock, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″. I used an Ornate Layers Die to cut a piece of Heartwarming Hugs Designer Paper that was glued next to the pot of succulents.

 

The Potted Succulents Dies include wonderful frames for the sentiments. Don’t you love this stitched, framed “thanks?”

 

I attached the sentiment and potted succulents with Dimensionals, and my “sneak peek” card was complete.

 

My December Host Code Gift

Add my Host Code ( AYSGTJKE ) in the box provided when you order a minimum of $50.00 in the month of December, and I will send the Gold Hoop Embellishments to you in January.

Create your own small wreaths or tags with Gold Hoops Embellishments as a base. Add die-cut greenery pieces or other layers for an elegant and trendy finished product.

* 10 pieces
* 2-1/28″ 
* Gold

 

 

My December Drawing Prize

This month’s drawing will be a Card Kit (makes 8 cards with envelopes) and the Rise & Shine Stamp Set (photopolymer). Your name will be entered in the drawing when you place a minimum $100 order in December.  

 

You can click on my shop button, or the pictures in my Product List, to go to my store. Have fun filling your shopping cart! I’ll announce the winner January 1st.

 

If you’d like to join my Dream Makers Team, click here:

 

Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


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