I got my pre-ordered items from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. I have been playing already!! There are so many amazing items in this catalog!
The first thing I HAD to play with was the Presents and Pinecones suite of products. This suite contains a ton of products that have to do with pine boughs. I simply LOVE pine boughs at Christmas (or any time of the year!)!
I came up with a quick card using some of these items. I truly adore the new copper pine cone embellishments! That little pine cone is just the perfect addition for cards, tags, gift boxes and anything else you can think of!! The Christmas Pines stamp set is a great way to stamp and make your own 3 step pine cones that look pretty realistic! The set also includes several great sayings (including the one I used on this card), and it also has a two-step pine bough stamp in the set. The Pretty Pines thinlits dies that coordinate with the stamp set were used to cut out the stamped, paper pine cones as well as the pine boughs on the card.If that wasn't enough of a pine theme, I used the new Pine Bough Textured Impressions Folder to emboss the pine boughs on the background of the card.
I hope you enjoy this early Holiday Crafting Appeteaser!
Unless you are a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, you cannot begin ordering from the Holiday Catalog until Sept 1, but until that time, check out my latest few posts using the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.
Be sure to look at the post from August 2 where I announced my free card giveaway with a purchase of the Thoughtful Branches Bundle (only available until August 31, or until supplies are depleted!)