Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop


It seems like forever since I was able to participate in Papertrey Ink's blog hops, but this month's inspiration photo was gorgeous.  How I wish I had a staircase like the one in the picture to decorate during the holidays.
Isn't this a gorgeous display?

Here is my card based on the beautiful photo:
I loved the traditional red/green and cream in this picture as well as the pine boughs and the patterned pillows.  I used my Background Basics Houndstooth to stamp a pattern which was layered and stitched onto a strip of pinefeather cardstock with a cute pine branch border cut with a Martha Stewart punch.  I diecut some Stocking Print stockings and stamped them with Waltzingmouse Nordic Winter stamps and embossed them with white and red embossing powder.  All the stockings are a bit different with flocked cuffs or red sparklies, but they sure pop against the houndstood background.  The cardbase is stamped with a sentiment from Tree Trimming Trio and the kraft cardbase is embossed with the woodgrain impression plate.  Lots of PTI goodness on this card and it just makes me smile looking at it.  Enjoy the blog hop, it is sure to put you in the holiday spirit!

27 comments:

Marge said...

LOVE your sweet details on those stockings!!!

I'm Renee said...

Love that background with the stockings...
so gorgeous!
The colors and I LOVE that pine border...
darn!
I knew there was something I wanted to pick up at Michael's this morning!:(

Joyce said...

What a great card. I love those cute stockings, and how each one is so different. The houndstooth was a perfect choice, and you are making me want that MS border punch. So versatile.

So pretty Cathy! Love the Nordic stockings and the fancy trim! Happy Holidays!

Heidi said...

Cathy this is such a pretty card! I love the stockings and woodgrain background.

Kay said...

Beautiful! I love that stamping on the stockings!

adorable card, stockings are great

Julie said...

Love the stockings! Very nice!

Tammy said...

Love those nordic stockings! The wood grain impression plate really gives this a warm feel!

Lisa said...

Oh this is fun! Looks like a picture from a log cabin in the woods!!

Kara said...

love the texture, the stockings, and the border punch you used!!

Terri said...

Great card. Love those stockings. I think I am going to go and buy Nordic Winter now.

This is gorgeous Cathy and you have given me a new way to use those stamps. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cammie said...

Cathy, love the woodgrain, the houndstooth, the nordic designed stockings--ok--love the card!

I love everything about this card, the wood grain base, the pine boughs and houndstooth print, and most of all the wonderful STOCKINGS!!! They're all so pretty, and I love the Nordic look! Great card :)

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful. I love how you used a wood texture plate for the background

DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

Love t his card Kathy the colours and the stockings are awesome.

Very cute, the stockings are adorable!

Ally said...

LOVE those adorable stockings! And that pine leaf border with the houndstooth is fabulous. The woodgrain adds a delightful touch, with that perfect sentiment. Very lovely. ;-)

Marybeth said...

So pretty Cathy! Love the woodgrain too. Hope you had a nice day yesterday!

Kelly S. said...

Those stocking look amazing with all of the Nordic Prints and the embellishing! Picture perfect white embossing, too. I just love the houndstooth and woodgrain combo. That pine bough punch is really awesome...should have looked for one of those yesterday :)! Luckily my wallet jumped out of purse and found other things to spend money on!

Audrey said...

Great card Cathy! I love the patterned stockings and the pine branch border. So fun! :)

Linda said...

Love this Martha Stewart border punch! I have to look for that one. Lovely card! - the stockings are especially cute with the gingham. You did a great job!

Cheryl said...

Perfect use of Nordic Winter! I love those stockings and the border, too.

Karen C. said...

The stockings and the woodgrain background really look like a fireplace mantel effect. So sweet!!

Kim said...

As always, your card is just incredible. What a fabulous idea with the pine popping out around the center piece.

Pauline said...

How fabulous Cathy, really lovely and festive with these cute stockings!

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