Welcome to an other edition of my Monday Medley. This week, I am featuring the new Christmas set called
I have been dying to play with this set but until this weekend wasn’t able to find the time, My own Christmas cards are completed for the year but I really struggled with deciding whether I would us this set or the new Bright & Beautiful set. In the end the stars won out, but I’ve been pondering different ideas for this pretty pine bough and matching pine cone and ornament.
For my samples today, I neglected to use the ornament. Mostly because I am so enamored with the pine bough and pine cone!
So, for my first card, I veered off the to-be-expected, Christmas trail and made a thinking of you card instead. This is actually the card my group will be doing this week in class so this gave me the perfect opportunity to do a trial run.
The card base is a half sheet vertical of Cool Caribbean but you could easily sub in Pool Party or Soft Sky if you have it. Either one pairs fairly well with the Bermuda Bay that makes up the second layer.
To add a little interest I stamped the pine cone in Bermuda Bay around the perimeter of the Bermuda Bay panel then secured it to the card. The white panel was stamped with Bermuda Bay first then Encore Silver followed by Basic Brown for the pine cone. A second pine cone was stamped on a scrap of white and hand trimmed before I secured it to the branch with adhesive and a foam dimensional to keep the one end up off the paper a little bit. A bit of pretty turquoise and silver ribbon was added to the lower section of the white panel and then the piece was secured to the card. The sentiment and accompanying layer was stamped with Basic Brown, punched and adhered with foam dimensionals. I added glitter to the pine cones but it’s hard to see in the photo. : (
The Crumb Cake card base was layered with a strip of DSP from the Fresh Prints collection with a couple of narrow strips of ribbon adhered to both long edges, I did this because the DSP sort of got lost on the card without that little bit of darker brown to bring it out.
I wrapped a couple of lengths of tan and white baker’s twine around the little pinecone piece and then adhered it to the card.
The sentiment was stamped and punched with the Word Window punch then layered on a Modern Label piece of Soft Suede.
Finally, for my last sample today I have a cute little box that I made using the Curvy Keepsake Box thinlet die set. O.M.G. This is the cutest darn box, and again, I’ve just now had time to actually play with it. I’ve seen oodles of clever and cute ideas using the die set on Pinterest, so if you’re looking for more inspiration, definitely check that out. I am torn between using it at Thanksgiving to make little pumpkin place setting markers or at Christmas like I have shown here. Decisions, Decisions!!!
I opted to start with plain white cardstock and create my own pretty pine bough background. To make the box you have to cut twice but you can get the whole box from a 6 x 8.5 piece of cardstock or paper.
I cut my box pieces first then stamped each of the sides with the pine bough in Garden Green. The box bottom was secured with my usual adhesive and thanks to the pre-scoring, the sides folded up easily and without any unnecessary crimping or tears. : )
I also cut a little oval tag (included in the die set) and stamped a pine cone for hand trimming. I sponged the edges of the little tag and then adhered the edge of the pine cone to the tag. I used red sweater trim ribbon to tie the tag to the little loops at the top of the box and a strand of baker’s twine for a hanger. My intent was to use this as an ornament.
That’s it for today folks!
Have a wonderful week.
Here’s the supply list for this round:
S: Ormamental Pine, Sincere Salutations, Teeny Tiny Wishes
P :Cool Caribbean, Bermuda Bay,white, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Ivory, Fresh Prints DSP Stack
I: Bermuda Bay, Basic Brown, Encore Silver, Crumb Cake, Garden Green
A: Curvy Keepsake Box thinlet dies, sweater trim ribbon, baker’s twine, ribbon, sponge daubers, 2 way glue, glitter, large oval punch. scallop oval punch, word window punch, modern label punch, foam dimensionals,