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 Ok, Halloween is behind us, and we can start thinking about winter (even though I still have over 100 roses budding or blooming right now. I've been posting photos of my October bouquets on facebook).. So here is a fun 4x4 card that you can make out of the 12x12 Under the Tree paper on page 5 in the Holiday catalog and the Kraft Cardstock on pg 192 in the annual catalog. (see this post from 2008 for instructions for cutting your 12x12 paper to get four 4x4 cards out of one piece)

I finally got to use my Ornamental Pines set... LOVE this stamp set!! see it on pg 27 in the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog or here online)


I cut the Under the Tree paper into 4x4 cards (see this post for cutting instructions) and cut the Kraft cardstock to 3-3/4" square, and stamped the pine bough on that (see instructions below) then stamped one pine cone, then stamped the "snow" with Gorgeous Grunge in White StazOn over the whole piece.


Ornamental Pines stamp set #135104 / 135107, Gorgeous Grunge #130514 / 130517, Under the Tree paper #135825, Kraft Cardstock #133674

I have LOTS of GREAT tips for you when making these quick and easy cards!


Above: Use the dots from Gorgeous Grunge and White StazOn for "snow".


Above: for quick coloring, ink the whole stamp with a green ink pad, then just the stem with a brown marker


Above: add some snow with your White Uni-ball gel pen

For a really great tip on cutting out the pinecones and using your Fringe Scissors, see Cindee's blog post here!


Did you notice the cute banner sticker on this card!? I used the Stampin' Up! Basic Kraft Stickers (find them on pg 200 in the catalog or here online) ... and here is a great tip for using them, just peel the excess sticker area away from the shapes, and voila, you can see them and stamp them easily:


Would you like to try out a package of the Basic Kraft Stickers?


Leave me a comment below.. I'll randomly contact 5 of you and mail out a package to each of you!

When I ran out of the Basic Kraft Stickers, I used scraps from the Kraft Cardstock sheets and made my own banners using the new winter wonderland stamp from the Project Life December Wonder Stamp set and the Hexagon Punch:



I just love using my Hexagon punch to make "banners"!


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Thank you for the great tips using the Kraft tags, why didn't I think about pulling that extra off. So quick to add that little extra to the front of a card. Love your blog, I visit every day.
Have a joy filled one today.

Mary Rodgers

Love the Ornamental Pine card and love the tip about taking off the extra on the Kraft Tags sheet. I look forward to your projects and tips each day. Thanks so much for sharing.


I enjoy reading your blogs daily and using the helpful tips you give us. The Kraft sticker tip is super!

Carolyn S

You have a wonderful blog and I read it almost every day. I have copied you frequently and this post has SO many wonderful tips. Thanks for doing what you do!

Michelle R.

Great tips on the kraft stickers! They seem more usable now!!

Renee T

Great idea using the white staz-on with the grunge stamp for snow! Thanks for sharing!


These stickers look like fun- haven't used them before.

Robin Barwacz

Very pretty cards, Patty. They would make great to/from tags for large gifts. Thanks for sharing.


You are to check your site each day just to see what you're sharing! Please keep it coming..thanks!


Clever, thanks for all the tips.


Another wonderful crafting tip from Miss Patty!

Judy Strickling

I just love this tip!!! It makes it very easy to see the individual stickers! Thanks!!!


Thanks for the good tips Patty. I didn't even know the Kraft stickers were in the catalog! Thanks, too for posting this information. Your beautiful card is inspiration for me,too!

Mary Ann Ely

I LOVE the card. That's the one you sent me. I Love all your ideas especially the one using the hexagon punch to make the sides of the banners. So clever.I visit your blog everyday and I absolutely love it. Thanks for letting us know about Kraft stickers because somehow I missed seeing them, or maybe I just didn't know what they were so thanks Patty.

Marilyn Brown

Thanks for the great tip using the craft stickers. Now I must have them!


A great idea for the craft stickers. It makes it so much easier to stamp on the sheet. Thanks for the great ideas!

Anita Towns

Great post, Patty! Thank you so much for sharing all your clever tips and tricks. Really appreciate all the work you do to keep us informed. I have learned SO much from you! :)

Alene H

I love those Kraft stickers! So cute... Thanks for the tips and tricks.

Debbie Flattum

Great tip about removing the outer edges! I do that with address labels, but did not think about the kraft stickers. SOOOOO much easier to see and stamp. Thanks for all the tips in this post.

Denise Bryant

Love that gorgeous Ornamental Pine card!
I would love to try out the kraft stickers... thanks for a chance to win!

Barb B.

Love reading these helpful hints.....and your cards are beautiful!


Love this card and really like your tip of using the hexagon punch to make banners, thank you.


Wow! Never even noticed this kraft sticker in the catalog!!!
Thank you for showing to us!

tammy lever

Thanks for the great tip! I saw these in the catalog but wasn't sure about them or even how to use them, now they actually look like a lot of fun! Thanks for the chance to win. I absolutely love the card and what a great idea using the gorgeous grunge dots for snow w/Staz on...didn't even think of that! Thank you!

Patricia Poudrier

Great idea Patty! The tip for removing the excess is invaluable! Love the idea about the hexagon punch as well. I usually use a square punch for my banners. Thanks for showing us fabulous projects and tips! Thanks for the chance to win!


These Kraft Stickers look awesome and your tip for pulling off the extra material will be very helpful! I just love your ornamental pine card! The snow flurries make me want a snow storm!

Terry I

Thank you for all the great ideas!!! I love using the Hexagon punch on the greetings...such a super idea! I would love to win the Kraft stickers, thank you for the opportunity!!!!

carolee mccaslin

Love your blog and all the wonderful inspiration!

S. Carter

Would never have thought of grunge for snow. Have two friends who love that set. Must share this with them.

Can you mail 4X4 cards?



Love this card! Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win!

Beth Norman

Such beautiful cards. I love the squareness of them. The colouring is awesome.

Bette S

Love your card! Frankly, I did not even notice the Kraft stickers. Shame on me! Will have to check them out! Thank you for all the great tips!!! And a big thank you for a chance to win some of those awesome stickers!


Love your cards and all the helpful hints.

Faith Gaspar

Oh My Goodness.... We have Kraft I never noticed that!!! and What a Great Tip to pull that extra stuff off and then stamp on the Stickers!!! You Rock Patty!!!

Thanks for Sharing just a Wonderful Card... Love, Love, Love them.


Judy Bagley

I bought this set for my Christmas cards and may now rethink my design. This really shows what the Kraft paper can do and stickers too! How cool!

Sue Root

Love the card and how you used a stamp from Gorgeous Grunge to make the snow. It's great for that! I'm not sure how I missed the Kraft stickers, but they are an awesome product. Thanks for showing them off!

Rita Bradt

Oh Patty, you've done it again! I LOVE this card and didn't have this stamp set on my Wish List but now it's on my Must Have List! Thank you so much for your inspiration! You are the BEST!

Mary R.

Thanks for sharing the tip of pulling away the top layer to expose the actual sticker. Also, love the pinecone cards (I'm a Tar Heel)
and the tip for adding snow!

marge are so very creative thanks


I love your 4x4 Christmas cards with the pine cones. Thanks for your inspiration and sharing your good ideas. I shared your site with my stamping friends.

Veronica petracchi

I love this card! Thanks for showing the Kraft stickers they are so cool.


Patty, thanks for this clever trick. I'm always interested in tricks that make my creations look professional. I also love the pinecone card. I need to add this stamp to my collection.


Hadn't even realized stampin up sold kraft stickers. Very cool. I love the snow on the acorn card. Super cute.

Carole Doody

Would love the chance to win those stickers. I never even realized they were in the catalog. The Ornamental Pine cards are gorgeous, I will have to go try to make some for myself. Thanks for sharing your creative talents so freely with those of us who follow you regularly!

Patti Barish

Thank you for all the tips you send us. Love to sit and read all of the tips and tricks you send to us. Love the plne cone card it's so pretty.Thanks again, Patti

Roxanne Camus

Thank you for sharing your brilliant ideas every day! I love the tips you share, especially the one for being more efficient with the craft stickers. I can't wait to try them now!

Barbara J Collins

I have the ornamental pine stamp set but never thought of coloring the stem a different color before stamping. Am going to try that. Great tip.

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