Sunday, November 5, 2017

PP369 Christmas Pines

Happy Sunday, everyone!  Did you remember to turn back your clocks last night?  An extra hour of sleep--or an extra hour of stamping!  Woohoo!  

I am the hostess at the Paper Players this week and I have chosen "Holiday Pines" for our theme:

Wow, what to choose?  I have lots of stamps that could fit this challenge, especially considering the beautiful prompt photo that Nance chose for me!  In the end, I went with an old favorite from Cornish Heritage Farms called Winter Vintage Signage, and paired it with some greenery dies from Tim Holtz:

I used the sketch from Papercraft Crew as well:

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I stamped the sign in Real Red and Tranquil Tide on Wood Textures DSP.  The greenery was cut from Tranquil Tide cardstock; the background piece was a sweet gift from my friend Vickie, and was a piece of SU DSP from many, many years back; (I can't remember the diecut she used)!  I added some Mini Tinsel Trim, washi tape, enamel dot,  and lots of sequins from my stash!


If you haven't already, I hope this challenge is enough to get you started on your holiday cards!  Share them with us at the PP blog, and  be sure to check out what the Design Team came up with too:

·        Claire
·        Jaydee
·        Joanne
·        Laurie
·        Nance
·        Sandy
·        Deanne
·        Annie
·        Jan

Cassidy's teacher gave everyone in her class a book, so she sat and read it to us!!  I love how she crosses her leg, LOL!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Winter Vintage Signage (ret Cornish Heritage Farms)
Card stock & Papers     Rustic White (Papertrey), Wood Textures DSP, Tranquil Tide
 Ink Real Red, Tranquil Tide
Accessories Real Red Mini Tinsel Trim, Enamel Dot (ret), Sequins from my stash, Washi Tape from my stash
Tools     Big Shot, Holiday Green Thinlets (Tim Holtz), Dimensionals


  1. Fantastic job on following the sketch. I'm glad you are hostess and I shall play along this the pine boughs. Cassidy's dress is way cool...a little fashionista! Off to the hop! Have a blessed day. I was blessed by the mail delivery yesterday!!

  2. Cassidy is just the cutest....oh and so is your card...Ha!

  3. Look how pretty Tranquil Tide is paired with Real Red! It has a soft vintage feel that is perfect for your tree farm sign and rustic paper. You are bang on with the sketch too--way to rock it!

  4. Very pretty Christmas card, LeAnne! Love those green pines and the holiday sign! You always make the nicest cards! Great pictures of Cassidy! Loved that she feels comfy to sit and read to you and the crossed legs! So sweet! TFS and have yourself a nice Sunday! :)

  5. I love all the festive sequins and that sign is awesome! I want a real life size one:) Great card for the holidays.

    Such a nice idea for the teacher to give out books!

  6. Stunning, stunning, stunning! You are perfect at layering things so they look just like every element should be there and not just a jumble. The washi tape is great, that mystery die cut is amazing, just the right number of sequins.... The surprise for me was that Tranquil Tide works so well in a Christmas card. This is an amazing card!

  7. LeAnne, I love the vintage feel with the modern layout. Your sequins are just perfect with the pine branch. Love the photos of Cassidy!

  8. So Christmasy, LeAnne! Love the Washi Tape, the sequins and that sweet tag. You have the best stuff in your stash!
    That Cassidy will be teaching a whole class before long!

  9. LeAnne, this is so pretty! I love the color combo and the washi tape! The sequins are just perfect with that glittery bow! Miss Cassidy looks like a real teacher to me! I hope you are having a great week! XX

  10. Such a fun layout and Christmas-y! I love those pines. did I miss not buying those! Have a great weekend and thanks for hosting such a perfect theme!

  11. Oh this is just the sweetest card LeAnne!! Love that stamp set!

  12. Awesome Christmas card LeAnne. I love the dies you've used here. Perfect for our sketch challenge this week. Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Craft Crew. Carolyn xx


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