Friday, December 2, 2016

'Tis the Season: Stampin Up Peaceful Pines card

I have been working on this card all week.  I just don't have enough time on weekdays (after work) to play between dogs, kids and dinner...uh!  I was so inspired but didn't finish in time for all the challenges I intended on joining.

I used this sketch from Sketch Saturday:

Here are details of the card.

Here is my first version.  I made a few refinements that I think improved the card but I wasn't sure of the sentiment, so I am showing you both.  Let me know below which version you like.  I would gladly be inclined to send a little candy to one lucky person who follows and comments.  I will choose someone right before Christmas.

I like the sparkle snowflake behind the sentiment on this one.

Stampin Up Peaceful Pines stamps and embossing folder
Stampin Up Festival of Trees (sentiment on card #2)
Sizzix Evergreen embossing folder
Versamark ink and Sparkle N Sprinkle tinsel embossing powder
Our Daily Bread Designs stitched rectangle dies
Quick Quotes Plum Crazy chalking ink
scrap papers

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

I also used this inspiration but missed the deadline:

Thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. So pretty! I love the sparkle paper and the glitter on the tree. Very very pretty! I'm so glad that you stopped by shared your card with us over on the Sketch Saturday blog.

  2. Fabulous Christmas card, wonderful layout and great colours. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  3. Love the layout this is a lovely card TFS Craft Rocket Ch ...Lis

  4. I love your interpretation of the sketch and your layers. Thanks for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff this week!!

  5. Hate when everyday life gets in the way of creating cards and LOs! LOL....glad you found some time to finish! Love both cards but I'm partial to the first card. Although purple is my fave color, I prefer the background embossed white to be less purple and I just love the ''tis the season stamped onto the star!

  6. Love how you made the same card with different tags. Thanks for joining us at Use your Stuff

  7. It turned out really great! I love the embossed layer! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again.
    Tammy - DT Co-ordinator

  8. Beautiful embossing on the background and original choice of shades! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  9. Very beautiful. Love the textured background and the pretty image. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday Challenge.

  10. So, so pretty Alicia! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘CHRISTMAS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  11. Beautiful design, Alicia. Thanks for sharing it with us at Dies R Us. We hope to see more of your creations in future challenges.
    DRU DT A

  12. Lovely cards both, but I like the simple one with the white background best. We hope you join us again at Die Cut Divas, CarolG

  13. Lovely card.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.