Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Lovely as a tree Christmas card by Stampin Up and me


Hi dear Stampers. 

Today I though I’d pop in with a quick Christmas Card featuring a bit of an elegant take on a traditional Christmas scene - the Christmas tree.


 The other day I walked into the Pottery Barn store here in Calgary and in my humble opinion.. their store was SOOO beautifully decorated with everything Christmassy - under the sun.. I loved it! If only I had the money.. I would transfer this store into our home :) There were 3 huge Christmas trees with 3 different themes. Just a beautiful sight for the eyes. I tell you, I could just sit on one of these comfy couches there and read a book, have a cappuccino and relax.. It smelled great in there, the music was so peaceful.. But he! I didn't do that just yet, but it sure all inspired me for this card.


These are all Stampin Up products I used on my card.

Some products I used are now sadly retired and some are still available through my online Stampin Up  store.

If you don't have any of these pearls at home to ad to your cards. I would highly recommend you getting some. Please click HERE, to visit my online store.

For $6.50 you will get 150 beautifully crafted pearls.


Jewels are just as magical in paper crafting as in fashion. Add a pearl here, a rhinestone there, and your projects take a subtle step up. With our pearl basic jewels, it’s easy to add a touch of class to your projects in an instant.

• Small, self-adhesive pearls

• 150 pearls per package; 50 each of 3 sizes (2 mm, 3 mm, and 5 mm)

• Each package also includes three 2-5/8" strips of connected pearls perfect for borders



And did you know that for the next 8 days you will be able to order a set of 150 Rhinestones / jewels for only $4.55, instead of the $6.50 they usually are.

They are on sale now at the Online Extravaganza Sale of Stampin Up.

Please CLICK HERE to ad these beauties to your Card making supplies!



What do you think of my own little jewels.


I am so excited about these photo's of our 3 kiddo's.
We so love them.


(this photo is for my dear friend Ellie. :) I tried to explain to her how I love the 'fake' flowers I got on sale at the Pottery Barn last week and how they just make me smile.
Anyhoo.. a picture says more than a thousands words, right.

I always love stopping over at the CASU-AL FRIDAYS.
This week their Challenge # 79 is all about Winter Blues!
Well, Calgary is also all about winter these past few weeks.
Snow is everywhere and cold that it was today. Brrrr.
So here is my take on their challenge :)



Trees, glorious trees! With a variety of trees to choose from, the Lovely As a Tree set offers so many options. Stamp a solitary tree or stamp an image multiple times to create your own forest.

I used one of the images of my Lovely as a Tree Stampin Up stamp set.
For $33.95 you will get this gorgeous set of 6 wooden stamps.
Well, that's all for now dear you.
Have a beautiful evening and as always I would love to hear from you!
Inky hugs, Pauline


  1. Wat een super mooie kerstkaart, Pauline en wat een leuke foto's van jullie kids!

    Hugs, Laura

  2. Oh my....your card is lovely, the colors are so peaceful and calming. But your little jewels are SWEET! Those little blondies and their matching sweaters, and your precious little boy....thank you so much for sharing them, they are joyful!

  3. Je kaartje is weer fantastisch Pauline,maar de foto van de kinderen is toppie wat een mooie kindjes.Groetjes Joke

  4. Wat een gaaaaf kaartje Pauline!
    De kleuren vind ik ook prachtig gekozen.
    En die sterren...daar ben ik dol op!
    Heb je die gemaakt met de oude ponsen van SU?

    En wat een leuke foto's van je kids.
    Ben wel jaloers op die leuke nepbloemen.
    Wish we had a pottery barn here too!

    Big hug,
    Caro x

  5. Great card! I love stars!
    De stempel met de boom vind ik ook super! Heel mooie kleuren al met al!

  6. PS: Vergat ik toch te zeggen: leuke kids!

  7. This is gorgeous! I love the soft elegant colors and the pearls on the tree. Love how we all get inspiration from what is around us (especially Pottery Barn!). :)

  8. Oh and meant to add - your children are just precious - definitely jewels indeed!

  9. Beautiful photos all round! I love the muted colour scheme too. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

  10. I love kraft and blue combo. With all that pearls, you card is so soft and beautiful. Love it. Great take on the challenge. Thanks for playing along with us @ CAS-ual Fridays:)

  11. What did you use tomake the stars on this card? Thankyou


Thanks so much for leaving your comment. Enjoy the rest of your day! Take care, Pauline