• Donna Biderman

Seasons Greetings with In the Pines and Pine Woods

Today is the first day of fall but I skipped ahead to winter! I've had In the Pines stamp set and the Pine Woods dies for a few weeks now but I have not cracked them open until this week. Silly me! Simple stamping at its finest. Can you figure out how I made the snow? Try to do so before you get to the directions. :)

In the Pines is a great set. Only$21, this photopolymer set has 14 stamps. The varying sizes means you can make the trees look like they are different distances away. The two-step stamping makes the trees fast and easy. Here I used only one color - Shaded Spruce. I stamped the outside of the trees in first generation, then inked up the filler stamp and stamped off before filling the inside with second generation ink. Two colors of cardstock, two colors of ink, and a little bling is all you need to make a beautiful Seasons Greeting card with this bundle from the August - December mini-catalog.

Ingredients: In the Pines stamp set; Pine Woods; Old World Paper 3D embossing folder; garden green and shimmery white cardstocks; shaded spruce and real red inks; holiday rhinestone basic jewels; shimmery crystal effects; liquid glue and Stampin' dimensionals; paper trimmer; Stampin' Cut and Emboss machine.

Directions: Cut a sheet of garden green cardstock in half horizontally. Score one of the halves horizontally in half, then fold and crease with your bone folder. Stamp the large tree and the set of four trees on shimmery white cardstock in shaded spruce. Ink up the stamps that go inside the trees, stamp off once on a piece of scrap paper, then use the stamped-off stamp to color inside the trees; since you stamped off and are using the second generation, the color will be naturally lighter than the outlines of the trees even though they are both in shaded spruce. Using the matching dies from Pine Woods dies, cut out all trees with your Stampin' Cut and Emboss machine. Use the two long swirl die pieces to cut two long strips with a wavy end. Run the long strips through the Stampin' Cut and Emboss machine using the Old World Paper 3d embossing folder (and there it is! Did you guess correctly?). Cut a sheet of shimmery white cardstock to 5.25x4 inches. Glue the two long wavy strips along the bottom edge of the shimmery white cardstock and cut sides to fit, then adhere this onto the garden green card base using Stampin' dimensionals. Add the trees as shown. On a piece of shimmery white, stamp Seasons Greetings in real red ink and cut out. Glue sentiment onto a piece of garden green and cut out. Glue onto card as shown. Add rhinestones as shown. Squeeze shimmery crystal effects all over all the trees and let dry.

Shopping at

In the Pines stamp set (153448 $21) and Pine Woods dies (153563 $36) or In the Pines bundle 10% off (155182 $51.25)

Old World Paper 3D embossing folder (153200 $10)

Garden green cardstock (102584 $8.75)

Shimmery white cardstock (101910 $10)

Shaded spruce classic stampin' pad (147088 $7.50)

Real red classic stampin' pad (147084 $7.50)

Holiday rhinestone basic jewels (150457 $6.00)

Shimmery crystal effects (150892 $5)

Multipurpose liquid glue (110755 $4)

Stampin' dimensionals (104430 $5)

Paper trimmer (152392 $25)

Stampin' Cut and Emboss machine (149653 $120)

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