Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Pines in the Woodlands

Yesterday, I shared a new tutorial on making custom envelopes and liners using your Envelope Paper, DSP and the SU! Envelope Punch Board (OBTW – this is the last day to get that little gem at 25% off!!).  And, I promised that today I’d be sharing the card that went along with the sample envelope.

I am a little teensy bit hooked on this new Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder!  I am finding (and actively seeking!!) opportunities to use it.  (Sept 1 is fast approaching folks and you’ll be able to get these new Holiday Catalog products for yourself.  Start making your lists!!)

And I saw a card on Pinterest where someone had used that TIEF on one of my OTHER favorite new things…the Corrugated Paper.  I knew I had to try it!  Finally, one of my new stamp sets that I had yet to use is the very pretty Peaceful Pines – which coordinates with the Perfect Pine Framelits – and you can get them on 1 Sept in a bundle for 15% savings!.  So – I combined all three of those for this card today.  Take a look-see:

Believe Perfect Pine Outside 1 watermarked

I started by running my Kraft Corrugated Paper panel though the Big Shot in the Woodland TIEF.  Then I very lightly sponged the trees and trunks with my Whisper White Craft Ink.  And set it aside to dry while I played with some pine trees!

I picked the woodsy-est of the Peaceful Pines, and stamped them in Mossy Meadow Ink onto Mossy Meadow Card Stock.  I cut all three trees out with the matching Perfect Pine Framelits.  Then, to make the center pine, I brushed him with my Embossing Buddy in preparation for his golden ornaments.  I inked up the “dots” stamp in the Peaceful Pines set with Versamark Ink, stamped the tree and then sprinkled it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I shook off the excess – breathed a big of relief that ole EB (that’s the Embossing Buddy) had done his job and I didn’t have gold powder in places I didn’t want it – and then I heat embossed the tree.

Believe Perfect Pine Outside 2 watermarked

To make the snow on the trees, I used a non-Stampin’ Up! (cause we don’t have one yet!) white gel pen and just drew on some snow!  I tried to keep the snow on what I interpreted as the tops of the boughs.

That center tree also got a double wrap of Gold Metallic Thread.  So, you know all those pictures that you see in lifestyle magazines where there’s a beautiful pine tree standing out in the forest – and some enterprising person (or more likely some enterprising person’s employee!) has gone out and decorated said tree?  So, there it stands, amid its brothers and sisters of the forest (I AM a child of Sunday-night Disney), shining in forest-y splendor…..well, that’s the center tree on my card!

To wrap the thread, I literally wrapped it like I would wrap garland on a Christmas tree – I let the “branches” of the die cut guide and hold the thread, and just secured the ends in back with a little piece of tape.

Believe Perfect Pine Outside 4 watermarked

To finish him off, I punched an Itty Bitty Star from my Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, and also gold heat embossed the star in Peaceful Pines, and fussy cut it out.  Note – there IS a die for the star in the Perfect Pine Framelits set but….I didn’t use it.  Please don’t ask me why because I have no rational answer.  I glued the gold embossed star to the top of the tree and the Itty Bitty Glimmer Paper Star behind it.

At this point, my embossed craft paper panel was dry, so I SNAILd it to a piece of Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP.  I took a minute to add some gel pen “snow” to my aspens and then I pulled out my Blackberry Bliss 5/8″ Striped Cotton Ribbon.  I first SNAILd the bottom tree to the card front, then wrapped the ribbon around and secured it on the back with more tape.  Then I SNAILd the second tree down.  Yes, I actually thought far enough ahead that I didn’t have everything stuck down  in the wrong order so I had to pull it all apart.  Not this time, no sir-ree!

The front tree is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals to give the card some more depth in addition to all the lovely texture from the TIEF and the corrugated paper!

The sentiment is from the Lighthearted Leaves set – heat embossed in Gold on a banner of Mossy Meadow card stock.  I made a little offset mat with some leftover Kraft Corrugated Paper, SNAILing them together and then to the card front.  Both the banner and the mat were banner-ized in the Banner Triple Punch.

Believe Perfect Pine Outside 1 watermarked

I smooshed one of the new (1 Sept) Snowflake Elements (which you’ll get in a Ribbon and Embellishment share….. 😉 ) into my Versamark ink pad, then sprinkled Gold Stamping’ Emboss Powder on it and Heat Embossed it.  Then I glued it to the sentiment banner with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.

I popped the card front onto my Blackberry Bliss card base and the front was done!

Believe Perfect Pine Outside 3 watermarked

For the inside,  I Gold heat embossed one of the sentiments from Peaceful Pines onto a piece of Whisper White card stock.  A few more trees stamped in Mossy Meadow finished it off.

Believe Perfect Pine Inside watermarked

Now, I know there’s not a lot of chatty how-ya-doin’ writing space on this card.  Here’s my theory.  There’s logic to it, I promise!  I see this as a card that you sign your name to, coerce your hubby and kids to sign, and then send to your friend.  Enclosed with the card is the 2-page annual what-we’ve-all-been-up-to-this-year letter.  Hence – there’s no NEED to write a whole bunch of stuff on the inside of this card.  See?  Logic.

You already know that I made an envelope for this card, so I have a nice ensemble.

Believe Perfect Pine card and envelope watermarked

Pretty, huh?  Love the rustic-ness of the corrugated paper against the subtle bling of the gold embellishments on the card.  And the forest-y nature of the whole thing.  Okay – I kind of really love this card all the way around! 😉

I’m on another business trip this week.  Longer than last time, but shorter than my 4-month epic adventure.  Even though I’m driving, I did NOT pack all my card stuff – seemed kind of like overkill for just 4 days!  But I DID get cards made to share this week and I AM taking my Cottage Greetings kit and my Tin of Cards kit.  So, I’ll be blogging and stamping all thru my trip!

Last day for this week’s Weekly Deals – and the Holiday Shares signups are drawing to a close…..

TTFN and see you tomorrow for the updates and the new Weekly Deals!


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Card Cuts Used in Today’s Project:

Blackberry Bliss Card Stock:  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Kraft Corrugated Paper: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); 1″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment banner mat)

Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (front mat)

Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (inner liner)

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 1″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment banner); Peaceful Pine die cuts

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24 August

138281: Lots of Labels Framelits Dies (second shipment)
138296: Washi Label Punch (third shipment)

25 August

138288: Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

28 August

138435: Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack

7 September

138401: Gold Metallic Thread
138402: Silver Metallic Thread

21 September

138378: Tin of Cards Project Kit (fourth shipment)

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6 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Pines in the Woodlands

  1. Love, love, love this Mary! The white touches on the pine trees are perfect and love how you decorated just one. Awesome background too! 🙂

  2. Mom

    You knew I would love this…And I do!

  3. Debra Anderson

    Love your pine “forest”. BTW Stampin’ Up has a white gel pen on page 163 of the Annual Catalog.
    Isn’t the new corrugated paper fun? Perfect background.

  4. Thanks, Debra! For the nice words and the info! 🙂

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