Stampin’ Up! Blessed by Pines and Paisleys

Good morning, y’all!  Hope you’re enjoying your weekend – we’re in huddle-in-the-house-cuz-it’s-sweltering-outside mode.  Still.  Not again – cuz it hasn’t abated at any point.  So…still.  And I am oh-so-ready for Fall!  This morning, when I stepped out to go feed, I swore – swore! – that I felt just a little tinge of cool underneath the humidity.

I was wrong.  Or if I was right, I was only right for like…2 minutes.  By the time I was done, I was dripping sweat in my usual oh-so-delicate and feminine way.

Now there’s a mind picture you can’t get rid of – sorry!

So, now that I’ve put you off your breakfast, let’s take a gander at my card.  My new 2016 Holiday Catalog goodies calling my name, demanding to be used.  It was hard to pick one, but in the end, I went with my heart.  As I foresaw yesterday, I used the brand-new Christmas Pines Bundle and the Pine Bough TIEF.  I added a little touch from the Paisleys & Posies stamp set.  And I even grabbed some paper from the Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack.    But my goal was to not make a Christmas card.  Take a look-see:

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Well?  Does it scream Christmas?  I don’t think so, but…I could be biased.

This layout comes from the sketch challenge #248 at Freshly Made Sketches.

FMS248 Sketch

I started by finding a design from the Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack.  It looks a lot like an unfortunate pair of pants – slacks! – I think I wore in high school.  It definitely doesn’t work as pants – but it works quite well on a card!  Especially when matted on some Crushed Curry.

The middle panel is a piece of Soft Suede card stock, that I ran thru the brand new Pine Bough TIEF.  I mounted it, with the de-bossed side showing, on Crushed Curry as well – then SNAILd it to the card front.

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My sentiment is from the new Paisleys & Posies stamp set – stamped in Cajun Craze on Very Vanilla.  I rounded the corners with the Project Life Corner Punch and matted it on Crushed Curry – with those corners rounded using my Envelope Punch Board.

Then I started to create my pine cone arrangement.  If you’ve been following me at all – you know I like to fussy cut!  But on this one, no fussy cutting was involved – this is all the Pretty Pines Thinlits!

I cut some pine cones – the detailed pieces and the backs from Copper Foil Sheets and some Chocolate Chip card stock.  Take a look at how cool they are!

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They really do a number with the Copper Foil, don’t they?  That bottom pine cone is two-piece – the top is Copper Foil and the bottom is Chocolate Chip – both are cut with the Thinlits.  I also cut a few pine boughs from some Old Olive and Soft Suede.  And a few…berries?…from Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze.

To build the arrangement, I used a little Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to lay down a length of the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.  I used a couple of Glue Dots and wound a few loops of Copper Metallic Thread.  Then I started to adhere the elements I’d cut, using Liquid Glue.  When I got to that last cone, I popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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I popped my sentiment on with some Stampin’ Dimensionals – nestling it into the pine cones and boughs.  For a final touch, I tied a length of Linen Thread onto a new Mini Pinecone and made a little bow, which I adhered with a Glue Dot.  And that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Paisleys & Posies in Cajun Craze to a Very Vanilla panel.  Then I adhered another couple of pine boughs and a third pine cone.  And I added a little bow – cut from Cajun Craze with the die in the Pretty Pines Thinlits.

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I SNAILd the panel to a Crushed Curry mat and into a Cajun Craze card base.  I also SNAILd the card front on – there’s plenty of thickness already!  And that was it for the card.

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On my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, I stamped one of the pine bough images from Christmas Pines.  This is a two-step image.  I stamped the first step in Old Olive that I’d stamped off once, and the second step in full strength Old Olive.  I added a two step pine cone – the first step in stamped-off-once Soft Suede and the second step in full strength Soft Suede.  Then I added a couple of Enamel Shapes in Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry…

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…and I gave the envelope flap a custom look with some more of the Warmth & Cheer DSP stack paper.

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Et Voila!  Who says pine cones have to be for Christmas?  I don’t think so – I think they’re year-round decor! I hope you like this card as much as I do!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this for yourself! 


Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog.


Catalog shares are a great way to get a sampling of all the new papers, ribbons and embellishments in a new Stampin’ Up! catalog.  I’ve got several options for you – check out the listing here – or head over to the 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page to see all the new products in the shares, and to get signed up.  Deadline to get your name on my list is 28 Aug!

New Designer Series Paper Shares – $16 plus $6 for Priority Mail shipping

You’ll receive 56 6″ x 6″ sheets of designer paper!

12 total – Halloween Night Specialty DSP (2 6×6 sheet of 5 two-sided designs plus 2 sheets of one-sided Silver Foil designs)
6 total – Candy Cane Lane DSP (1 6×6 sheet of each of 6 two-sided designs)
12 total – Petals & Paisley Specialty DSP  (2 6×6 sheets of 5 designs plus 2 sheets of one sided Copper Foil designs)
2 total – Copper Foil Sheets (2 sheets)
6 total – Presents & Pine Cones DSP  (1 6×6 sheet of each of 6 two-sided designs)
6 total – Fancy Frost Specialty DSP (1 6×6 sheet of each of 6 one-sided designs)
12 total – Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack (1 6×6 sheet of each of 12 two-sided patterns)

New Ribbon and Embellishment Share – $23 plus $6 for Priority Mail shipping

You’ll receive 46 yards of new ribbon and trim, and 51 embellishments (treat bags, treat boxes, Christmas trinkets, pinecones, bells and enamel shapes!)

10 yds total – Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine – 1 Real Red and 1 Whisper White with red metallic thread (5 yds of each color)
1 yd total – Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon (1 yd)
3 yds total – Kraft Rope Trim (3 yds)
15 yds total – Baker’s Twine Tri Pack – Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Gold (5 yds of each color)
2 yds total – 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon – Cherry Cobbler and Emerald Envy (1 yd of each color)
2 yds total – 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon – Sweet Sugarplum and Silver (1 yd of each color)
3 yds total – 3/8″ Ribbon Trio – , Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon and Rich Razzleberry (1 yd of each color)
10 yds total – Halloween Nights Baker’s Twine – Basic Black Twisted with Basic Gray and Pumpkin Pie (5 yds of each color)
8 total – Mini Pinecones (8 pinecones)
6 total – Christmas Trinkets Embellishments – Gingerbread Man, Bells, Holly Sprig (2 each of 3 designs)
20 total – Mini Jingle Bells – Red and Silver (10 of each color)
12 total – Halloween Night Enamel Dots – Old Olive, Perfect Plum and Pumpkin Pie (4 of each color – in two sizes of dots)
4 total – Mini Tassels – Basic Black and Silver (2 of each color)
2 total – 6″ x 17″ Gusseted Cello Bags – 2 bags
1 total – White Gift Boxes – 1 Box

Want it all? $39 plus $6 for Priority Shipping

You’ll get shares of all of the new Designer Series Papers, Designer Series Paper Stacks, ribbons and embellishments.

And if you’d like double shares of either the designer paper or ribbon, that’s fine too.  I’ll cut the designer paper sheets into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except for the Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack, you’ll get double sheets of that since it’s already precut at 6″x6″!).

Anyone is welcome to join in my share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US). If you’d like to join us, either complete the form below or email the following information to

Go to my 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page – here – to see all the goodies and get signed up!  Deadline to get on the list is 28 Aug!

It’s Time to Start Spending Your Bonus Days Coupons!

It’s time to start using those Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days Coupons that you earned in July!  The coupons are valid on any type of order from now through the end of August.  Here are the details:

  • There’s no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupons codes can be used in the checkout process during the redemption period.
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Redemption period: August 2–31, 2016

Redemption Deadlines:  August 31, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)

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There are 12 US states having state sales tax holidays for school supplies. What does that mean for you? Stampin’ Up! products that fall under that category will be tax free for a limited time! If you live in one of the lucky states, make sure to take advantage of the holiday!

You can click on the picture below or check out this PDF to see which states are offering the holiday and relevant information for each state including holiday dates, products that qualify, and dollar limits per item.US Tax Free Chart for 2016
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Have a wonderful Sunday and I’ll see you tomorrow!




Can’t show you the Christmas Pines Bundle, Paisleys & Posies, Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack, Copper Foil or Mini Pinecones here yet – September! 🙂 

Product List


Cajun Craze Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Crushed Curry Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″  (mats for card front and for inner liner);  3″ x 4 1/4″ (mat for Soft Suede panel); 1 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ (mat for sentiment)

Soft Suede Card Stock: 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (front embossed panel)

Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); envelope flap

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  1 1/8″ x 2 5/8″ (sentiment); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)

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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Blessed by Pines and Paisleys

  1. Simply stunning Mary! I love your clean design and those die cuts are amazing! Fantastic card. 🙂

  2. A gorgeous card – thanks for sharing! Now this set is a must for me!

  3. Mom

    Do you hear Julie Andrews from the mountaintop??? Nope. Just me singing ‘My Favorite Things’! you had me from the pine cones…add the pines and the plaid? Over the top! I would send this card over and over again. But would always keep one to admire. A winner for absolutely sure.

  4. This is a beautiful card, Mary! I am about to make one using the pine cones, and I am thinking I may use your idea with the copper paper. Thanks for some inspiration! 🙂

  5. Definitely – the Copper Foil really does well with this set! Thanks, Jari! 🙂

  6. So, so pretty. I love this card – great look! I’ll definitely be case(ing) it!

  7. Love seeing the new stuff! The pinecones are gorgeous! Perfect for Thanksgiving! Glad you shared it at FMS!

  8. mmepley

    This is really pretty!! It would make a great Thanksgiving card too!!



  9. Thanks – I succeeded in NOT making a Christmas card! Whoo-hoo! 🙂

  10. Linda Rose

    I just love reading your emails and seeing your incredibly beautiful cards!This one is particularly awesome to me today – thank you for sharing your gifts!!Linda Rose  Linda Rose Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator


  11. This card is so beautiful! I love those copper pinecones! They are gorgeous! I can’t wait to get my hands on my goodies!!! I hope you get some cooler weather! We’ve had some really hot, humid weather too. I must remember though that at least here, the snow is coming!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  12. Thanks, Jen! They’re claiming a little cooler starting Monday. We’ll see…. 😉

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