Retired + New = Cute

Today’s card features one of my favorite Christmas stamps – the tree from the retired Snow Swirled set.   I combined it with a sentiment from the Endless Wishes set to come up with this holiday card:

Snow Swirled Christmas Front

Snow Swirled Christmas Tree on Kraft Wrapping Paper

  • Pool Party, Baked Brown Sugar, and Very Vanilla combine for a very soft, natural look.
  • Heat embossing the tree highlights the swirls and elegance of this set.
  • Note the background paper behind the tree – it’s the Kraft wrapping paper featured in the holiday mini.
  • Small pearls accentuate the swirls on the tree and snowflake.

The inside of the card is very simple:

Snow Swirled Christmas Inside

Snow Swirled Card – Inside

  • Retired products, a snowflake die and a sentiment from the Jolly Old Saint Nick set, are featured on the inside of the card.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy, and happy stamping!

Stamps: Snow Swirled, Endless Wishes, Jolly Old Saint Nick; Ink: Pool Party, Baked Brown Sugar, Pool Party Heat Embossing Powder; Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Pool Party, Very Vanilla; Accessories: Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy, Square Framelits, Circle Punch, Snowflake Die, Pearls

Wondrous Christmas Wreath

I love the Wondrous Wreath and Wonderful Wreath Framelits in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  So many possibilities with this set and I love that it can be used year-round. However, it is November and it’s time to start thinking of Christmas cards.  Here’s my card:

Wondrous Christmas Wreath

Wondrous Christmas Wreath

  • Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, and Cherry Cobbler inks were used to create a traditional Christmas wreath, with a traditional sentiment of Merry Christmas from Petite Pairs.
  • An image from Daydream Medallion stamped in craft white ink on Cherry Cobbler creates an elegant background for the wreath.
  • Beautifully Baroque embossing folder on Very Vanilla carries out the elegant theme.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Enjoy, and happy stamping!

Stamps: Wondrous Wreath, Daydream Medallion; Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler, Craft White; Paper: Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz, Cherry Cobbler



Oct Paper Pumpkin – Christmas Tree

Today’s post was inspired by Pam Strobel at Stamp and Stretch.  I loved her idea of turning the pie boxes from October’s My Paper Pumpkin kit into a Christmas tree.  I love all aspects of Christmas, especially candle light, so I added a tea light to the bottom of my tree.

Oct. Paper Pumpkin Christmas Tree

Oct. Paper Pumpkin Christmas Tree

  • Pine branches stamped on the front and back of the box give it an authentic tree look.
  • Cutout stars allow the light to shine through.
  • A tea light inserted into a circle at the bottom of the box not only creates a stand for the tree, it also provides the light.

While it is hard to photograph a lighted image, thought I would at least give you an idea of how it looks.  It looks much better in real life.

Christmas Tree with Tea Light

Christmas Tree with Tea Light

I plan on grouping several of these together as part of this year’s Christmas decorations.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy, and happy stamping.

Stamps: Ornamental Pine; Inks: Gumball Green (retired); Miscellaneous: Pie Box from Oct. My Paper Pumpkin,1.25 Circle Punch, Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies