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Happy Monday, everyone!  October is almost here and I can hardly believe that it’s Release Week again!  I am SO excited to share my sneak peeks with you today, because we have an awesome and amazing winter release! This has to be one of my favorite releases. Without further ado, here’s my first project, that uses Simply Stamped Pinecones and Die Combo. Where do I start? Like the other Simply Stamped sets, this set features pinecones that have 3-4 layers to really give them some depth and dimension.  I stamped and die cut the pinecone twice and used 3D foam tape to pop it up.

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I stamped the background with some of branches and used a red Copic marker to add berries to them.  I really like the subtle pop of color it adds.  I decided to use vellum to soften the background and embossed the sentiment in gold.

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I love gold and silver in Christmas and winter cards and so I used gold metallic card stock for the die cut ribbon and gold cord to hang the pinecone from.

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Here’s a close up of the gold embossing…it’s the little details in a card that make it stand out to me.

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My second card is uses a fun new die set, Picture Perfect Horizontal.  This die set comes with two dies and I used the smaller die for my card.  This picture is of my daughter and my niece.  It’s a special picture as they don’t get to see each other often.

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I die cut it in white and I love that it says JOY!  I also loved stitched frames and this one is so sweet.  I layered the picture with Mulled Wine card stock and used the Build a Scene Winter Kit for the background paper and card stock.  Like my other card, I used vellum to soften the background.

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The die cut trees are from Build a Scene Winter Trees and the snowman….eek!  Isn’t it adorable!  That’s a new die as well, Little Bits Snowman.

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The last little detail I have is Snowflake Confetti and these little snowflakes are used for a lot of my projects this week.  It is the perfect size for smaller cards and projects.

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