Friday, July 23, 2021

52 Christmas Card Throwdown: Pinecones

The 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge theme for July is "pinecones".  It reminded me of a beautiful layered pinecone by Honey Bee Stamps that I had in my not-yet-used stash!

7.23.21 52CCT flat

I cut each layer of the pinecone out of various browns. Then I dragged the edge across a Versamark pad, applied heat and stick powder, then added some clear glitter to the edges - just to give it a hint of frost. I made the card a mini slimline because I felt that the smaller size kept the pinecone dominant so it was the star of the card. 

Pinecones and forests and snow all make me feel peaceful so I was thrilled to find the large Joy die in my Honey Bee Stamps stash that also included the stamp "and peace". To tie it all together, I cut some snowflakes from glittery white paper.

7.23.21 52CCT side

As I type this, I can hear my family starting to get up.  We are heading out early today to spend the day in the world of pinecones and forests - unfortunately with heat instead of beautiful, peaceful snow - but it's still going to be wonderful!

Thank you to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown for the inspiration.


Stamps: Honey Bee Stamps Joy

Dies: Honey Bee Stamps Joy Buzzword dies, Lovely Layers Pinecone and Layering Snowflakes

Paper: Honey Bee Stamps Holiday Cheer, white glitter from Michaels, Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow, and misc browns

Ink: Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow


  1. I love this gorgeous, sparkly, layered pinecone! I hope y'all have a fabulous hike today!

  2. I like the frosty tips you gave the pine cone, pretty card!

  3. Very pretty, Kim. I like the background paper with the pinecone and snowflakes. Great take on the challenge. Enjoy your day!

  4. An absolutely gorgeous Christmas card and great take on our challenge theme!! Love the colors of your card and the delicate glittering of the pinecone! Thank you so much for playing along with 52CCT. Rosi x

  5. The natural colours and pinecones do make this a wonderfully calming card. I love that shade of green. Your pinecone is delightful! Thanks for playing along with us at 52CCT this week.


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