Saturday, November 29, 2008

Pine Branch Card Front (adjustable)

Thanksgiving has come and gone and now we are in the unusually short stretch from Thanksgiving to Christmas - only four weeks this year! Earlier this month I gave a sneak peak at this design and now I finally have a chance to post it. I think it makes a lovely holiday card.

This is a simple adjustable design made from just two elements. If you want to make this using another element in the center you can follow the same method I used for the adjustable snowflakes in circles (here is a LINK to that post).

The file has three copies of the design sized appropriately for some standard card sizes but you can adjust this file to suit other projects. It lalso looks nice as a full scrapbook page background. Just copy and paste the design to a new page and adjust to the size you want.

Above you can see the A2 card front placed on a 5 x 7 card. I like to try mixing up the sizes to try different effects.

Here is another one of my test cuts. The lower part of the inner frame was torn a bit in the cutting so I trimmed it and left the pine cone "hanging" from just the top bars.

Above you can see the 5 x 5 card size placed on a 5 x 7 vertical card. These are plain photos just to give you a few ideas of sizes and placement. You could cut a phrase for the greeting and add it to the card front.

Here is a 5 x 5 card with the square design. I used a Versamark embossing pad and sparkle embossing powder to get this effect on the plain white card stock.

Have fun with this one - I love the frame from Graphically Speaking and plan to use it for many more new designs. It always pays to spend some time "browsing" the carts for some of the surprising elements that can be used in new ways!

Pine Branch Card Front (A)


  1. These are really beautiful thank you so much for sharing this beautiful card.

  2. I love the new pinecone cards. You did a wonderful job designing them.

    Thanks for sharing your design.


  3. Once again Diane you blow me away! Thanks again for sharing all of your wonderful creations with us!

  4. As I have said before, you are amazing and a great designer! Thanks for sharing your cut files. You do inspire me and lots of other scrappers.

  5. Diane you are an amazing designer. Thank you so much for your willingness to share with the rest of us. Happy Thanksgiving weekend.
    Angie Person

  6. Very nice. Thank you for sharing. Happy holidays!

  7. Thank you so much for sharing! Here's to a great holiday season! =)

  8. Thank you for this file - This is one of my favorite ones - I used it for my cards last year.Thank you so much


  9. Once again, you've outdone yourself! I love looking at your blog and feeling inspired.

  10. Yet another beautiful design! Thanks for sharing all of your hard work with us! Happy Holidays!!!


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