Ornamental Pine Birthday Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

It’s a bit “chilly” out today but I am grateful that the snow blast that hit our western states did not make it to Wisconsin – or should I say… my neck of the woods! Northern Wisconsin got snow.

Today I am going to share with you the Ornamental Pine Birthday card as promised, and my favorite of this weeks “Weekly Deals”.

Let’s begin with the card ….


My colors are based off the designer paper pack “Trim the Tree” which includes the Garden Green that I used as my base and my frame. The designer paper is cut 4 x 5-1/4″ … then cut a Whisper White and Garden Green slightly smaller. The white you will stamp on, and the green will be a frame!

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Align the Garden Green cardstock behind the designer paper and using the “Oval Collections” Framelits … you will cut through both pieces.


Take away the Garden Green and place the Trim the Tree Designer paper back onto the BigShot … using the “next size up” oval, align and cut.  Now when you place your Garden Green back behind the designer paper … you will have a frame!

Just to recap ….


Next, you will ink up your Pine with Garden Green ink and color in the stem with the Chocolate Chip marker and stamp onto the Whisper White piece you cut earlier. Stamp the pine cone in Chocolate Chip and cut out… yes, you have to fussy cut – sorry!

My “Happy Birthday” greeting comes from the “Making Spirits Bright” … a great set you can use all year long, and the greeting size is perfect!


OK … now for some more fun, let’s talk “Weekly Deals”! My favorite from this weeks bunch of deals is the …. Daffodil Delight Seam Binding! We had some great guesses, but no one guessed it right 😦

Daffodil Delight 1/2" Ribbon Seam Binding

Daffodil Delight 1/2″ Ribbon Seam Binding


Price: $6.95  New Price $5.21

Returning favorite now in even more colors! Soft and flowingÑdrapes like silk. 10 yds.

Don’t fret though ladies because I told you that I was going to be full of surprises this year, so each of you who responded will get a bolt of the Daffodil Seam Binding!!

I want you to know why I fell in love with it.  It is so easy to work with, and ribbon is always a great way to embellish a card without breaking the bank. Congratulations Olivia, Cheryl, Barb & Nancy!  🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by and stay warm!




Ornamental Pine Clear-mount Stamp Set
Ornamental Pine Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Price: $18.95


Making Spirits Bright Clear-mount Stamp Set
Making Spirits Bright Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Price: $19.95

The Natural Beauty of Ornamental Pine

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Wooo Hooo … the weekend is here and we’re kickin’ off November! Hope you had a good week.

Today I want to share with you a card that we had several discussions over at our retreat last weekend..

One of the ladies found a card on Pinterest and I commented that we had made that card at Alice’s stampin’ party as a Make & Take, but I changed the colors. For the life of me, I could not remember what colors I used! So here it is ladies …


The base color used was “Crumb Cake” …I teamed it up with Early Espresso. My pine was stamped in the new “Mossy Meadow” ink and the stem filled in with the Espresso marker.

The smaller piece of Crumb cake was cut at 4″ x 2-3/4″ and the Espresso mat at 4-1/4″ x 3″. Simply place the smaller Crumb Cake onto the center of your folded base (I tack mine down with a bit of adhesive so it doesn’t move) and then stamp … use firm, even pressure and you’ll get a great image.

Pick up your smaller piece and mount it to your mat, then mount the mat directly onto the base. It’s so pretty… and so easy!

This was not my original design, I just “cased” it (Copy And Share Everything) and switched up the color scheme for a more natural look. You can follow me on Pinterest as well … CLICK HERE!

Don’t forget your coordinating envelope … and stamp that too! It’s always a treat when you open your mailbox and find a hand stamped card!


Stampin’ Tip: Make sure your ink pads are properly inked to get the best stamped image. It’s always best to purchase an ink refill when you purchase your ink pad. If you have not done this, ink refills make a great filler when your adding to your orders.

I’d love to hear what you think, feel free to leave a comment below.

Thank you for taking time to visit me today ~

Have an awesome Saturday … see you tomorrow!