Peaceful Pines for CAS Colours & Sketches

It’s time for the first sketch challenge of the month at CAS Colours & Sketches, this one set by Jane. And it seemed a great time to make another Christmas card, this time using Peaceful Pines. I’m trying to sneak in a few Christmas cards even though it’s July so that we’ll be off to a good start for later in the year!

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Pines

Here’s the banner which inspired my card and as you can see, I’ve turned it through 180 degrees:

It’s a really fun sketch and allows you to go in pretty much any direction. Why don’t you have a go and put your work in the gallery? You don’t need a blog to enter, you can upload it to public galleries like splitcoaststamper or flickr and link it.

I started by embossing the tree with gold embossing powder (using the Peaceful Pines stamp set) and after cutting it out with the Perfect Pines framelits dies, popped it up with dimensionals on the very vanilla layer. I then stamped the sentiment, from Embellished Ornaments in real red before adhering the very vanilla piece to a real red cardstock.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Pines

The envelope flap is dry embossed with the lucky stars TIEF.

Se you tomorrow,



  1. I love it! Brilliant idea to flip the card round too. I feel like I broke the rules with my extra element now! Your card is so simple and classy, a perfect CAS card, not easy to do at all, but you’ve made it look effortless. Caro x

    1. Organised? It’s a sham!!! I just like making Christmas cards. Last year I didn’t get around to sending many even though i made them months ahead of time!

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