I have Christmas on the brain while waiting for my Holiday pre-order to arrive. So, I decided to Deck the Halls with Pretty Pines, using what I already own. Did you know that “deck” means to decorate? The Carols of Christmas stamp set has some pretty hanging ornaments that I hadn’t used, so I began to “decorate.” I used the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies to cut the ornaments from Gold Foil, and they did not disappoint.

 

I thought the gold ornaments would look pretty on Sahara Sand, layered on a traditional Christmas color, Cherry Cobbler. I stamped “Deck the Halls” with Cherry Cobbler Ink in the middle, and the ornaments on each side for a symmetrical look. The pine boughs and berry sprigs were cut from Tranquil Tide and Cherry Cobbler cardstock using the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies. The Garden Trellis Embossing Folder was used for the wallcovering. Wanting to keep the bottom half smooth, I just put the paper in halfway. Before gluing, I wound several strands of Gold Thread around the middle, peeking from beneath the pines.

 

The final touch was the Natural Trim bow, which I tied without too much difficulty, and attached it with a glue dot. If you like this pretty ribbon, it’s available in the current catalog.

 

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