Saturday, November 12, 2016

Make It Monday #267: Assembly Line Card-Making

November is really marching along and the holidays are upon us!  Cooler weather has finally come to Virginia and I find myself mentally decorating and menu this time of year!  I was inspired to get a jump on holiday card making by this week's Make It Monday over on PTI's blog.  I tend to make one very personally designed card at a time, so Laurie's Assembly Line Card-Making this was a bit of a challenge but I loved how easy it was!
I have been wanting to use my Peaceful Pinecones set lately, so that's what I focused on.  I love the Distress Ink Color Evergreen Bough, and I found some coordinating patterned paper in my stash.  I began by assembling all the elements: cards, paper strips, and die cuts.

I stamped the die cut branch and pine cones in no time, thanks to my MISTI, and gave them a few spritzes of Perfect Pearls to add some shimmer.

I taped the paper strip to the side of the card, checked the placement of the pine cone branch, and then stamped my sentiment from Enclosed: Wreath.  Again, the MISTI was invaluable!  I'm pretty happy with they way they turned out.  I was hesitant to try and make cards for everyone this year, but with this method I might be able to!

Stamps: PTI's Peaceful Pinecones; Enclosed: Wreath
Dies: PTI's Peaceful Pinecones
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks Evergreen Bough and Walnut Stain
Paper: white card stock; patterned paper from BoBunny Candy Cane Lane Collection 
Other: Ranger Perfect Pearls, Foam Tape


  1. Lovely! What pretty frosty colors too!

  2. Beautiful! Love the design & the colors!

  3. Oh so pretty, Elizabeth! Bet the Perfect Pearls IRL really adds the perfect shimmer. Peaceful Pinecones is still on my wish list, along with tons of other stamps & dies. : )

  4. Beautiful card! Love the colors and the clean design.

  5. LOVE your cards and the glitter on the Pinecones. I´ve also this Stamp Set !

    Imke ~ My Crafty Place

  6. You've made a lovely set of cards! those pinecones look so festive!