Thursday, August 18, 2016

Another Sneak Peek: Christmas Pines {#GDP049}

I'm playing along with the Global Design Project one more time this week. It is a color challenge. I'm posting another sneak peek of the new Christmas Pines stamp set from the holiday catalog. All products Stampin' Up! 

When I saw the new Christmas Pines stamp set, (with matching dies) I saw all kinds of possibilities other than just for the holidays for this set that will be available from the new Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog on September 1. Click here to see my post from a couple of days ago, also a GDP submission.  

As soon as I saw this set, I knew I wanted to make some tiny pineapples out of the pinecones and pine needles. The matching dies really came in handy for this project. 

I paired the new stamps with some of my most used stamps from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and the sentiment is from the set called Lovely Amazing You. 

When I was putting this card together, the colors behind the pineapple were a little too bold and were over shadowing the pineapple-y goodness. To remedy the situation, I simply punched a piece of Vellum cardstock using the Decorative Label punch and layered it behind the tiny ananas comosus. (scientific name for pineapple...isn't it cool?) I use this trick often to soften an area. I distressed a small strip of the Gold Sequin Trim with my heat tool and pulled a few sequins off for this project. I like that the sequins aren't completely flat and now have kind of a wonky shape to them. 

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As always, let me know if you have any questions about the project or the products used. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Artfully Yours,



  1. This is brilliant! Beautiful card, and I love the creative way that you used this bundle.

  2. Hi Kim,
    just found your blog from the GDP list and wanted to say "wow!"
    Love your style <3
    Thank you for the inspiration, so many great ideas!
    Greetings from bavaria (germany) and sorry for my clumsy english

  3. Such a amazing card! Congrats on the pick over at GDP

  4. I love what you did with this card! I would love to share this on my blog for 'My Crafty Friends Monday' (a round up of amazing cards from amazing stampers!)! Please let me know if you would prefer that I didn't share it (of course I give you credit and link back to your blog!).


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