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Introducing Peaceful Pinecones

Alrighty! This is my first post for Papertrey Ink’s October release. Today, I’m using Peaceful Pinecones, a new stamp set with coordinating dies by Dawn McVey. These new products will be available to purchase on October 15 at 10 pm EST. Now, onto the projects!

On this card, I used Peaceful Pinecones stamps and coordinating dies and coupled it with Background Basics: Super Stripes. I stamped the stripes on a diagonal using melon berry ink, fine linen ink, and aqua mist ink. I stamped the pinecone background pattern on the right side of the card front and also added a strip of bitty dot fine linen patterned paper and some grosgrain aqua mist ribbon. As the focal point, I assembled 3.5″ Limitless Layers: Oval die cuts and added a sentiment and pinecone embellishment.

A very fun color combination for a holiday card – very soothing to bring froth peace and joy!

Up next, I made a little note card holiday set. I bundled them up with a bit of burlap.

The notecards measure about 3.5″ x 4.5″.

For these cards, I die cut the oval frame from Happy Hydrangeas collection using the soon-to-be released limeade ice striped patterned paper. After adhering it to the card front, I stitched around it and distressed the edges using my fingernail. Next, I stamped the pinecone embellishment onto a coordinating die cut and adhered it to the card front with foam adhesive. I stamped the sentiment on a kraft cardstock strip and added a bit of limeade ice striped patterned paper (cut using scalloped scissors). The sentiment was stamping using autumn rose ink. Last, I hand stitched a cluster of dark chocolate buttons.

For my last project, I used a soon-to-be released favor die to create a food tray. I die cut it using some soon-to-be released ocean tides patterned paper and wrapped a bit of limeade ice saddle stitch ribbon around it.

I also added a pinecone embellishment by stamping the pinecone in fine linen and the greenery in simply chartreuse. I used the jar label die cut and coordinating stamp from Friendship Jar to hold the sentiment from Peaceful Pinecones (all stamped in dark chocolate ink).

The food tray contents are filled with some cookie tarts. Can you guess where from?!

Thanks so much for visiting today. Here is a little treat from me…to you! I just love Peaceful Pinecones and I hope you do as well!

For more inspiration, please visit my fellow designers’ blogs.

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AnnOctober 12, 2012 - 7:21 am

Oh, oh, oh! That favour basket! Its just lovely! It certainly is a perfect little treat – wish I could get my hands on it right now!

Leigh PennerOctober 12, 2012 - 8:29 am

I love how you used the Peaceful Pinecones set, Ashley. You card set is especially fabulous!

June KOctober 12, 2012 - 8:29 am

Lovely projects. I especially love the use of the burlap to package the cards. Burlap and the pine cone theme just go together so well. Great idea.

jan mOctober 12, 2012 - 8:32 am

Your pine cone card from Our house to Yours is sweet! Love all the elements and colors you used!

Jill NorwoodOctober 12, 2012 - 9:28 am

Beautiful projects all Ashley! Loving all the new items – especially the food tray die for some quick little neighbor and friend foodie gifts! Fun!

DianneOctober 12, 2012 - 10:38 am

I give up! Where are the cookie tarts from?

deborah HOctober 12, 2012 - 10:44 am

I always love what you do. The favor die looks wonderful combined with the pinecones is precious. thank you

Sue (suen)October 12, 2012 - 10:54 am

The color combination of melon berry, fine linen and aqua mist just knocked my socks off!! I LOVE it!! I can hardly wait to get my hands on Peaceful Pinecones!

andrea smith.October 12, 2012 - 10:56 am

I LOVE your card set. Gorgeous!!!

Susan BeauchaineOctober 12, 2012 - 11:14 am

Oh my goodness Ashley! These things are so ADORABLE. I am running late this morning & then I see that ADORABLE food tray (seriously!) The Cookie tarts made my tummy growl! Yummo! But I LOVE the look of the tray ~ too cute!
Thanks for sharing
Susan

JoAnn K DeleryOctober 12, 2012 - 11:46 am

your 3-1/2″ notecards are just stunning. i love those colors!

KishaOctober 12, 2012 - 12:06 pm

Very pretty untraditional cards! I love it all. You entice me to purchase too much:) Have a great weekend!

BevOctober 12, 2012 - 12:14 pm

I love your creations, Ashley. Love the food tray and your creative take on the pine cones.

Helen F.October 12, 2012 - 12:22 pm

The colors of your first card are so yummy, Ashley! The set of cards is beautiful also..The food tray is just perfect for Christmas food gifts :) Sweet projects here!

TereOctober 12, 2012 - 12:30 pm

I love how clean and gorgeous is your style!

Erin TOctober 12, 2012 - 12:42 pm

Oh, I really love what you did today, with the cards and favor basket. Love the color combos!!

Connie C.October 12, 2012 - 1:34 pm

Gorgeous projects, Ashley. Can hardly wait to get my hands on the pinecone set. You are such an inspiration!
– Connie C.

KarenOctober 12, 2012 - 2:50 pm

I love the food tray, you made it look adorable! I can’t wait to get my little hands on that!

GabbyOctober 12, 2012 - 5:54 pm

Love your cards and the treat basket! I especially LOVE the from our home card. :)

CorneliaOctober 12, 2012 - 7:41 pm

That basket is just wonderful. Beautiful cards, too!

JanetOctober 12, 2012 - 11:18 pm

Fabulous, Ashley! Love the colours :)

Mary Lou KempOctober 13, 2012 - 2:01 am

Beautiful cards and I just love the little tray you put the cookies in.

Jeannie LOctober 13, 2012 - 2:15 am

Gorgeous projects! Especially love the soft colors on the first card. Those treats on the tray looks yummy.

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