Stampin’ Up! Decorated with Happiness Pines Christmas Card with Video Tutorial

Good morning good morning good morning!  I hope you’re having a great weekend!  We got all our second-round tomatoes planted, the kale harvested (needed the space for the tomatoes!), harvested a YELLOW SQUASH!!, and more beans.  It was a good day.  Hotter than hades but…a very good day in the garden!

I managed to stop sweating in time for my video last night where I shared a simple card layout – that I did three ways – using the Decorated with Happiness stamp set, with the bundled & gorgeous Decorated Pine dies, and some Timber 3D Embossing.  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Decorated with Happiness Pines Christmas Card with Video Tutorial

The elegant color palette is from the Color Throwdown challenge this week.

And I mentioned a video – if you weren’t able to watch last night, but would like to, here ’tis on YouTube!

I actually made three cards using this exact same layout and color palette – the one in the video is a stepped up version of the one you’ll find here – but…I’ll give you instructions on how to step it up, too! 🙂

I started by embossing a piece of Basic Black cardstock in the Timber 3D Embossing Folder, then I adhered it to a Crumb Cake mat for the card front. And – did you know that you can get the Timber 3D Embossing Folder for FREE now?  Yup – Stampin’ Up! added it to the list of goodies you can choose with a $50+ order until Sale-A-Bration ends on 31 Aug!  😎😎😎

Stampin' Up! Decorated with Happiness Pines Christmas Card with Video Tutorial

Using the next-to-largest square die in the Stylish Shapes set, I cut a Crumb Cake square and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I adhered a piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock to a piece of Adhesive Sheet and cut out a single pine bough using the Decorated Pine die.

Stampin' Up! Decorated with Happiness Pines Christmas Card with Video Tutorial

I removed the backing from the Adhesive Sheet and adhered the die cut pine bough to the card front.

I tied a small bow from a length of Crumb Cake Baker’s Twine and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

Stampin' Up! Decorated with Happiness Pines Christmas Card with Video Tutorial

I added a few gold Festive Pearls and…the card front was done. 🙂

Now.  On the video card version – I did a few things differently.

– I embossed the Crumb Cake square in the pine-bough folder from the Wintry 3D Embossing Folders before adhering it to the card front.

– I cut a second pine bough from Evening Evergreen Glimmer 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper and adhered it over the top of the cardstock pine bough.

– I tied a double-loop Linen Thread Bow (you can see a short video on how to do that right here) and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

– I used Cherry Cobbler Festive Pearls instead of gold!

Those are the only differences!  But…they made a BIG difference in the end result, right?!

Stampin' Up! Decorated with Happiness Pines Christmas Card with Video Tutorial

The inside of the card is the same on both versions.  First, I stamped a sentiment from Decorated with Happiness in Crumb Cake on a piece of Basic White.  Then, in Evening Evergreen, I stamped the pine bough from Decorated With Happiness twice in the top corner.  The first one is in full strength ink – then I inked the stamp, stamped it off once on scrap paper, and then stamped it again.

Stampin' Up! Decorated with Happiness Pines Christmas Card with Video Tutorial

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Crumb Cake mat and then into my Thick Basic White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got more of the Decorated with Happiness pine boughs on the front…

Stampin' Up! Decorated with Happiness Pines Christmas Card with Video Tutorial


…and stamped it twice in full-strength ink on the envelope flap.

Stampin' Up! Decorated with Happiness Pines Christmas Card with Video Tutorial

Et Voila!  I love the Decorated with Happiness stamp set – that pine bough! – and its bundled Decorated Pine die set – that PINE BOUGH!!  And – although clean-and-simple isn’t really my normal schtick – I really like this layout.  The addition of Timber 3D Embossing is a perfect way to get a little more oomph – without any extra “busy” (and for FREE right now!)!  I’ll confess that the version I made in the video is my fave – I’m a fan of a little bling and that double-loop bow!!

Stampin' Up! Decorated with Happiness Pines Christmas Card with Video Tutorial

I hope you like!

I did mention that I made THREE versions!  The very first one  – that I made during my Zoom the Craftroom session the other night – used a leftover Twigs & Sprigs embossed and die cut pine bough – that I brushed ever-so-lightly with Evening Evergreen using a Sponge Dauber! I had that leftover die cut thanks to the birthday card I made the other day – you can check it out right here!

Stampin' Up! Decorated with Happiness Pines Christmas Card with Video Tutorial

Even MORE clean-and-simple, right?!? 😉

lf you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below!

And…I’ve also created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project.  You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:

Missed any tutorials?  You can check out my past projects right here!






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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Thick Basic White Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Crumb Cake Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner); Next-to-Largest square Stylish Shapes die cut (on front)

Evening Evergreen Cardstock: Decorated Pine die cut bough

Glimmer 12″ x 12″ Paper (in Evening Evergreen): Decorated Pine die cut bough (for the stepped up version)

Basic White Cardstock: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (inner liner)

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Finn Fan Fix 


Tiny humans are his FAVE!!

He was so sweet.

Guess her knees were a little dirty….

And her ears…

And hands.





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6 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Decorated with Happiness Pines Christmas Card with Video Tutorial

  1. Mary, I think that is the bestest double loop bow you have ever made! Loved your card last night and I still do this morning. Ah, Finn, the automatic baby wash. Have a blessed day.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – full service baby wash – totally automatic! LOL! Thanks so much, Karen – I’m glad that you liked it! 🙂

  2. Beautiful card Mary! Love the colors and clean design! Sweet picture of the puppy too! 🙂

  3. I like all three versions of this card but my favorite is the one using the glitter paper! Beautiful! And another stamp and die set I will want to purchase! The little human is adorable and so is Finn! Dogs and babies just go together. 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      They do! She sure likes him (I mean – what’s NOT to like?!)! Thanks Carol – that’s my fave, too! 🙂

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