Ornamental Pine for Thanksgiving

Ornamental Pine, October 2014 Paper Pumpkin

I love Thanksgiving! It is one of those holidays that continues to be about being with those you love. I know that the Ornamental Pine Stamp Set has Christmas-themed sentiments but I thought it was perfect for a beautiful Thanksgiving card. I am submitting this card to the Pals Paper Arts challenge this week. PPA227


This card started out by stamping the pine needles in Old Olive then using a dauber to stamp the branch area in Early Espressso. I stamped the pine cone as well and fussy cut it out because I wanted it to extend over the edge. After adding a layer of Old Olive, I ran it through the Big Shot with the Decorative Dots Emboss Folder. To add Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry, I simply layered them together and then ran them through the Big Shot with the retired Square Lattice Emboss Folder (one of my most favorite folders to add texture!). I wasn’t very pleased with the card base so I added a layer of Very Vanilla, ran it through the Big Shot as well in the new Filigree Frame Emboss Folder. Lots of texture but don’t you love the results?!

The sentiment from the October Paper Pumpkin kit was stamped in Pumpkin Pie. I love its simplicity! The banner was cut twice, once for the sentiment, then again in Pumpkin Pie. I layered Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon with Old Olive 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, then popped the sentiment up with dimensionals. Still I felt like the card needed a little more so I stamped a couple more pine cones in Soft Suede, fussy-cut them out then added a sweet little Pumpkin Pie Cotton Ribbon bow. The final touch was just a couple tiny pearls on the sentiment. So, what do you think is the best detail on my card?


  • Stamp Sets: Ornamental Pine, October ’14 Paper Pumpkin kit stamp set
  • Paper: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Old Olive, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Pumpkin Pie
  • SU Tools: Filigree Frame TIEF, Decorative Dots TIEF, Square Lattice TIEF (retired), Bitty Banner Framelits
  • Finishing Touch: Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon, Old Olive 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Pumpkin Pie Cotton Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels


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  1. Ornamental Pine for Thanksgiving is a great idea! There are not many people in GA that are fond of Pine trees like I am… they break all too readily in our infrequent ice storms. But I love the pine straw for my flower beds and I love the pine cones for seasonal decorations (we won’t talk about spring pollen!). Lots of texture and lovely details for a beautiful card, Debbie!!

  2. OMG, Debbie, I do SO love your card–so much rich detail and texture. Every element of it is spot-on, from the fussy-cutting to using the pine for Thanksgiving (I’m with Katy on loving pine trees–I decorate with pine/pine cones from the beginning of Autumn through winter). With so much to love to choose from, I’ve perhaps chosen the most-unexpected thing as my favorite part of your card–it’s how you handled the sentiment. It’s absolutely perfect!

  3. This is beautiful… I like the tilt!! Fun color combo, you nailed it!!

  4. Absolutely beautiful Debbie!! Love it!! Thank you for playing with this week!!

  5. Another amazing card by Debbie! The pine appears to be very versatile, making it a must have. The colors and details are marvelous! Love this card!

  6. Absolutely love the layout and all the texture! Thanks for joining the Pals color challenge this week!

  7. Absolutely beautiful Debbie. Everything about this is wonderful. Thank you for playing with us this week at Pals Paper Arts.

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