Dec 17 2014

Ornamental Pine 3

Hard to believe that I almost didn’t buy this Stampin’ Up! set, Ornamental Pine.  I have an older pine branch set that I’ve used off and on, but I really love the greetings in this set.  I also have to admit that I’m a little tired of making Christmas cards.  Feels like I’ve been making up samples for my blog and to share for months (and I have!).  So…I think this will be my last one of the season.  I know I’ll be excited again next year when the season rolls around!  lol!  Plus…I have all my new Occasions goodies waiting for me to play with them.  I made myself a promise that if I put a big dent in my Christmas wrapping today, I’d allow myself to play a little tomorrow!  lol!


Ornamental Pine 3

This card is one of those that looks SOOOO much prettier in person!  The embossed white branch, colored with Blendabilities and the sparkle of Silver Glimmer around the greeting, plus the base of Whisper White…it just pops!  My camera battery was dying or else I’d try to re-photograph this on black to see if it showed up better.  Oh well!  Make one for yourself and you’ll see!  lol!


  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Whisper White, folded in half.
  • The 4 x 5 1/4 Night of Navy layer I rounded the corners with the Project Life Corner Rounder.
  • I embossed the pine branch with White Embossing Powder and colored the needles with the Old Olive Blendabilities Markers.  The branch I used the Crumb Cake Blendabilities.
  • I stamped the pine cone with Early Espresso on Chocolate Chip cardstock, added the White Gel Pen snow and cut it out, then placed on front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I added some snow flurries with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  I’ve really used that a LOT this winter on cards!
  • The greeting was stamped with Night of Navy on Whisper White and cut with the Circle Framelits.  I layered it on another Circle of Silver Glimmer Paper, then popped it up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

As I mentioned, it really has so much more impact in person than on my computer screen!  But I hope you enjoy it!  And…speaking of moving on…our Create with Connie and Mary Valentine Collection will start soon!  Don’t miss out!  Here are the details:



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5 People have left comments on this post

Dec 17, 2014 - 10:12:40
Hetty said:

This is such a pretty card, Connie.

Dec 17, 2014 - 03:12:05
Vickie Davis said:

Absolutely gorgeous. So sad that my cards are made & mailed!! Love your work.

Dec 17, 2014 - 04:12:25
Sue Duffy said:

Lovely use of this set, Connie. TFS.

Dec 17, 2014 - 08:12:56
Jan Hoyt said:

really pretty card, Connie….I almost didn’t buy the set either but have gotten a LOT of use of it.. Used it for a WCM Day even and have made hundreds of CAS cards, then ended up using it for my own Christmas cards which are a step or two up from CAS but still not too bad.

Love the way you embossed the pine bough in white and then colored in with the Blendas…very clever trick! Jan

Dec 17, 2014 - 11:12:01
Carol Carriveau said:

Fabulous Connie, love this set and need to get popping on making minde…thank you for sharing this beautiful inspiration!