Stampin’ Up! Endless Thanks This Christmas Pines!

Happy Saturday, y’all!  Hope you’ve got something fun planned.  My goal – yes, I actually have a goal – is to finish the living room re-arrangement that I started on Friday.

I’ve now officially annexed half of my living room as my craft area.  When Wayne gets home tonight, he’s gonna be….a little surprised. 😉

Now, to be fair, I have a really large living room – so there’s space.  It just doesn’t look like anything you’re likely to see in a design magazine, you know?  And yes – I have an extra bedroom that I could set up in – but…I’m not a fan of being “off in a corner”.  I don’t need quiet to work – I like the television yakking in the background and activity around me.  Keeps me going!

Also – Martha Stewart never comes to visit and it’s my living room.

So…there!

My card for today depends on texture and a fun fold for its interest.  I made a thank you note, using the Endless Thanks stamp set, adding some This Christmas DSP in a fun drapery fold, some Pretty Pines boughs and some texture from the Pine Bough TIEF.  Take a look-see:

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I used a tutorial from the Split Coast Stampers website to make my This Christmas fun fold.  You can check it out right here.

I started by cutting a piece of This Christmas DSP to 7 3/4″ x 3″.  Then I cut the angle, per the tutorial.  I made y’all a template:

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Make a mark 1 1/2″ down the right side, and 3″ over from the bottom left corner, and use your trimmer to cut from point to point, to create the angle.

Then use your trimmer or Simply Scored Board to score at 3″, 3 1/2″, 5″ and 6 1/8″.  Make an accordion fold – folding the 3″ as a valley and then alternate mountain and valley.  Use a little SNAIL or Fast Fuse to adhere the folds down to the paper.

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I wanted my fold to be card-front sized, so I trimmed the un-folded side to make it be 4″ wide.

For the card front itself, I ran a panel of Garden Green card stock thru my Big Shot in the Pine Bough TIEF.  Then I used SNAIL and Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the folded This Christmas DSP to the panel.

I ran a length of Cherry Cobbler 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon around the panel, topping it with a length of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim and securing them both in the back with scotch tape.  Over that, I ran some Linen Thread and Garden Green Baker’s Twine.

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I stamped my Endless Thanks sentiment in Early Espresso in the unembossed portion of the card front.

For my embellishment, I cut a couple of pine boughs with my Pretty Pines Thinlits in Garden Green and Crumb Cake.  I also cut a small “bow” and some berries from Cherry Cobbler.  Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere them to the ribbon…

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The last little touch was to make a bow from Linen Thread and Garden Green Baker’s Twine, capturing a couple of Mini Pinecones as I tied the bow.  I used a Glue Dot to adhere it over top of the card stock bow.  And that was it for the card front!

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On the inside, I took a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and cut two pine boughs from the corner using my Pretty Pines Thinlits.  Then I used SNAIL and Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to my Garden Green mat.  I made sure to get Liquid Glue on each of the little “needles”, to ensure the card stock was thoroughly adhered to the mat.

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I SNAIL the liner into my Crumb Cake card base and added the card front with SNAIL as well, and the card was done!

On my Crumb Cake Medium Envelope, I used the two Very Vanilla pine boughs that I’d cut from the inner liner, and adhered them with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to the front…

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…and added some more of the sheet music from This Christmas to the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  Sorry to keep using this piney set, but… I really love it!  And, I think it really shows that the same bundle can make so very many different kinds of “looks”, don’t you?!  Hope you like! 🙂

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


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Have a good Saturday and be thinking strong, positive “organize that house, Mary” thoughts, okay? 🙂

TTFN

Mary


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PROJECT:   

CARD CUTS FOR THIS PROJECT:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and fold at 5 1/2″); Pretty Pines die cuts

Garden Green Card Stock:  4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front and mat for inner liner); Pretty Pines die cuts

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner)

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: Pretty Pines die cuts
This Christmas DSP: 3″ x 7 3/4″ (drapery fold); envelope flap

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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Endless Thanks This Christmas Pines!

  1. Simply stunning! Your embellishments are just perfectly layered, love the accordion fold DSP. Perfectly created! 🙂

  2. I have all the ingredients EXCEPT for the stamp set, embossing folder and thinlits…that will help me make my quota when I order in October. I have been putting off ordering this since the preview! I don’t think I can hold out any longer. I LOVE your creation…now if I could just have your energy and tenacity! I enjoy reading your posts not only for your excellent instructions, but for the sense of humor you so easily display. Have a great weekend and I hope hubby was pleased with your craft area 🙂

    • Definitely get these great goodies, Karen – you’ll love them! “Pleased” – well, I don’t think he’s that invested in it, but…he said “oh, that doesn’t look too bad”. So…good to go! Thanks so much! 🙂

  3. This is very very cool! Your directions are spot on and all of the embellishments are beautiful. I especially love how you used the negative space for those pine branches on the inside. Awesome!

  4. Mom

    Beautimous indeed! Combo of images that gets me every time!

  5. Ellie Peckler

    Mary, I think you should frame this. It is just that beautiful. Do you sell your creations at craft fairs? I think you should share your creativity with lots of folks because you are SO talented. – Ellie

  6. Karen L.

    Great Card!! Really like the simple lines but yet very elegant……nice job. Now, Mary, organize that house!! You told me to say that!! 🙂

  7. Thank you, Karen – and yes, I did! Dang it! 😉

  8. Karen Fowler

    Love this card, may case this as one of my christmas cards TFS

  9. Thank you, Karen! CASE away – have fun! 🙂

  10. Charlotte

    Happy to know that I’m not the only one with a living room/craft room😊. We also have a large living room. It’s nice to be near my husband as I work rather than us both off in our own corner. I like to have plenty of naturals light and our living room has the most. Happy crafting, Charlotte.

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