Saturday, December 17, 2016


Isn’t it strange how just the littlest thing can make you think of home. For me, it was this pinecone. I spent the best part of my pre-teen years in eastern North Carolina. The only trees in our yard were pine trees. We had a wonderful Cocker Spaniel, Lady, who was a bit of a scamp. As my father mowed our yard, he would toss the pinecones aside. Our dear dog would run after them then lay them in a rather straight line in the newly mowed yard. She was so proud of herself.

The base card and frame are from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Soft Finish Cardstock (100 lbs.). The base card is Dove Gray cut to 5 ½” x 8 ½” then scored and folded. Cut a piece of Café au Lait to 5 ½” x 4 ¼”. Cut that piece on a diagonal and glue one piece to the front of the card. Die cut Dark Chocolate, using the 4 ¼” x 3” Dotted Scallop Rectangle. Glue that in place.

Use Susan’s Garden Note – White Pine Pinecone and Bough. Cut 3sets of the boughs using Soft Finish Olive Twist cardstock. Accent the boughs with a little Gold metallic ink.

For the pinecone, cut 2sets out of a Bronze pearlescent card stock. (I always cut a little extra, just in case.) To see the assembly of the pinecone it is best to visit Susan’s video at,

Hope you had fun.
Till next time,



  1. Such detailed work, Barb. Kudos to you; the card is great.

    1. Thanks Linda. This was fun to create. I was concerned about the pinecone but it went extremely well. Looking forward to making another.

  2. Love this card too. The pinecone is so pretty. Have a wonderful Christmas.


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