Sunday, November 8, 2015

Pine Cone Christmas....

As promised here is a preview of my Christmas cards I've been working on for this years season.  My hubby surprised me with this shot for you.   Not really a very flattering shot of me, is it?  You also get a sneak peak at my crafting table here where I work in our office. 

This year I choose to make my Christmas cards similar to the post I posted last Dec. 9th, 2014.   Last year I bought this pine cone stamp and made a preliminary card in Dec. 9th post to see if I liked it the pine cone stamp? I made a few changes to this card rather than the one I made last year.   Obviously I did like the stamp because I made 40 of the same kind of cards with it to send on to family and friends for this holiday season.  40 cards is still not enough to send to each person I would like to but the expense is truly great as you probably already know.  The postage alone is a heavy duty.  Not to mention the supplies and die cut expenses.  I'm sure each person that receives them really has no idea.... as to the time, expense and work involved each year?  Unless you're a fellow stamper, then you would understand what I'm talking about?

I work on them a little at a time, as time permits trying not to be overwhelmed with doing to many at one time.    Sometime I leave them on the desk for days until I can get back into the realm of crafting. 

This picture shows you a few changes that I used as I bought the pine cone die cut to pop up and a Merry Christmas die cut and found a  larger pine cone at JoAnn's Fabrics earlier this year.  I had Christmas card thoughts in mind when I purchased the two different die cuts.  I used white Acrylic Paint and a small paint brush and dabbed on snowflakes to give it a more realistic Christmas time look to it. 

Next week I'll show you a close up of this card.  So...hope you return for the final preview?  


  1. Beautiful Christmas cards Leanne and i love your design...its very difficult when making any cards these days trying to keep the cost of postage down apart from the odd very special cards..


  2. Your cards are beautiful! I can tell that you put a lot of work into them. I'm behind in making my Christmas cards...Just where does that time go?


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