Are you having as hard of a time believing it's the first Monday of December as I am? I'm trying to face reality. Today The Stamp Review Crew is reviewing Christmas Pines. We've all got projects to share with you using this stamp set and maybe the coordinating Pretty Pines Thinlit Dies. In case you've not hopped with us before, The Stamp Review Crew is a group international Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who hop on the first and third Mondays of the month sharing projects created with the same stamp set. Hopefully, that will bring you lots of inspiration for using it yourself. If you'd like more information about The Stamp Review Crew or a full list of hoppers for this week just click the banner above and you'll find all that information.
If you haven't started here on my blog then you may have come from Valerie Moody's blog, Stamping With Val. If you did start there then you've already been inspired with her wonderful projects!
I have two cards today. I made the first one with a color scheme I saw at Target. I like to give different color combos a try at Christmas.
Smoky Slate, Mint Macaron, and Blushing Bride are the colors I saw on a pillow and thought they'd be fun for a card. Mint Macaron was used for the pine needles, stamping off once for some of them. The Sparkle Embossing Folder set the tone for the more modern color combo. The Stitched Oval Die was the perfect place for showing off the pine boughs,after topping with a Blushing Bride bow, of course.
Inside this card, another little bow above the sentiment.
The next card is more traditional with reds and greens.
I started with White Embossing Powder on the Pine Bough and then followed it with Emerald Envy, an attempt at making it look like snow on the bough. A single pine cone was stamped on Whisper White card stock and then die cut with the Pretty Pines Thinlit Dies to add over the bough. I just love tying bows with the 3/8" Silky Tafetta Ribbon. It looks great over the pine cone. Finally, the big "Noel" was stamped in Cherry Cobbler. (The accent should be over the "e"). I'll have to correct that!
Inside this card are a few more pine bough stamps and an extra pine cone. I didn't want it to go to waste!
Now you're ready to hop along to Martha Inchley's blog, Inch of Creativity. Except she always give you way more than an inch of creativity!