Christmas Pines

Pine boughs… can you smell the fresh cut pine? It’s one of my strongest holiday memories. Going out in the cold Wisconsin afternoon, tramping through the snow and choosing a tree together. (My dad had planted a whole field of them on our property when I was about 4 and it was my job to stomp the dirt down around the saplings trunk.)

When we got home the guys always trimmed the trunk and screwed the tree into the tree stand. I know I’m really dating myself LOL! Some years those lopsided little blue spruce were a bit misshaped, but since we back them up against the wall it was all good. Now a days we use an artificial tree, not as much fun I’m afraid, but more practical with my allergies.

Oh well, this set just reminds me of all those beautiful boughs from childhood. And it’s got some wonderful sentiments too


Here are two wonderful cards that I was given. This first one from Jackie has a bit of sparkle and shine to it since she uses our Red Glimmer Paper (121790) and Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine  (141983).


And this second card from Theresa  has tons of texture – I’ve included the recipe for you below.


This stamp set is part of a suite of products is found on pages 18 & 19 in the Holiday Catalog. And did you know that right now the Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper is part of the Buy 3 Get 1 FREE promotion?  Whoo hoo!


Stamp Set: Christmas Pines (*142049)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931) and Early Espresso Classic Ink (126974)

Paper: Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack (141991), Garden Green (102584), Delightful Dijon (138338), Crumb Cake (120953), Cherry Cobbler (119685) and Whisper White (100730)

Accessories: Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder (143537) and Metallic Thread Combo Pack (142003)

 *Bundle (143496)

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