Monday, August 11, 2014

Merry Monday Plaid and Pine

It's Merry Monday time. 

This week, the lovely Wendy is our hostess.

Here's what she chose.

I used to use a lot of plaid at Christmas.

But my ribbon was all gone.

And there was no Christmas plaid ribbon in any of the craft stores.

Fortunately, when we were on vacation I saw a Christmas store.

All they had available was really wide ribbon for wreaths.

But the lady there was so helpful in finding some ribbon that wouldn't fray too badly when cut into narrow strips.


I used the long retired Peaceful Wishes set to stamp the evergreen boughs.

The pine cone was stamped 3 times on a snippet with Soft Suede ink.
I fussy cut the pine cones and slightly curled with a bone folder.
They are layered with dimensionals.

I also used a snippet of some die cut greens to layer over the stamped greens.

Then I added some Dazzling Details for sparkle.

Make it Sparkle

I'm off to
with my pine cone and evergreen snippets.

The rest of the Merry Makers have done a marvelous and creative job.
Look closely. Some of them didn't have a stash of plaid ribbon either.

Be sure to check them out if you need some inspiration
or even if you just want to enjoy some eye candy!

I hope you'll pull out your plaid ribbon or make some and join us at

Thanks for the visit.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Peaceful Wishes (retired), Many Merry Messages (retired)
Ink:  Garden Green, Soft Suede
Paper:  Garden Green, Whisper White
Other:  Stitched Mats Rectangles (Lil' Inkers), Pine Needle Border (Memory Box), Plaid Ribbon

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted


Mrs A. said...

I love your pine cone . It looks so festive with the ribbon. I found some tartan ribbon for a Christmas bag. The red I had first picked out didn't somehow look right, I think tartan goes with most styles. Hugs Mrs A.

Benzi said...

What a beautiful pinecone, Bonnie, and I love the plaid ribbon. I can't believe how close it is getting to Christmas.

jimlynn said...

Nothing prettier than plaid at Christmas - or any time for that matter! I love the stuff!!
Also love this gorgeous card. The pine cone is beautiful paired off with the plaid.
A wonderful card for Christmas!

Lori Turner said...

Gorgeous card, Bonnie! I love how you gave dimension to your pine cone and boughs! So happy to read you found ribbon...gorgeous card friend! xoxoxo

Katie Melhus said...

Wow Bonnie you really beat the streets for that plaid ribbon - and it totally paid off with this gorgeous card! I too ended up getting the one plaid ribbon I could find in the only craft store we have in town, lol! Love your snippets too, you creative thang, you!

Wendy said...

Oh my, Bonnie, this is GORGEOUS! Love the beautiful greens & pinecones but the pretty plaid ribbon steals the show! I also love the sparkle added to your pinecones! Fabulous job on my challenge....I love it! :)

Toni said...

very classy card--the pinecone looks like it's made of chocolate and sprinkles--must be lunch time!

Greta said...

The pine cone looks amazing, Bonnie! How neat you found ribbon you could cut to the size you needed--it's a beautiful plaid!

Sue - said...

Beautiful traditional Christmas card Bonnie.

Carol L said...

I love the added dimension of the pines, and the pinecone is beautiful! Nothing says Christmas more than a beautiful plaid ribbon!

Sally said...

Very pretty~ Looks so 3D ~

Cynthia said...

Looooove that pinecone!! I thought it was a die cut! Awesome, festive, fun card!!

Jen Mitchell said...

Oh wow, that pinecone is something to see! The whole card is amazing with texture and sparkles. I love it!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Bonnie. Love the pine cone and the plaid ribbon. Such a pretty design.

Karren said...

This is an absolutely stunning card, Bonnie! The ribbon looks fabulous and that pinecone - wow!

Irene said...

Hello Bonnie.

Just beautiful especially the pine cone and stunning ribbon.


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful card, I thought you had added plasticy pine, then read you had fussy cut them - WOW.

Di said...

Wow and double wow Bonnie! This is absolutely beautiful! The pine cone is fabulous! We seem to be able to get plaid ribbon all year round in the UK - probably as Scotland is (still/for now) part of GB :)

Hugs, Di xx

Kristie Goulet said...

WOW! Absolutely love the pinecone, Bonnie and that gorgeous plaid ribbon. Great card. Have a great week.

Notes by Nina said...

Wow Bonnie, your pinecone is spectacular.I love your ribbon story and it look fabulous.

Kath said...

A fabulous card - I love the pine cone.
Kath x

MaryH said...

This pine cone looks so extremely dimensional and I am loving those green pine boughs. I'm glad you found that plaid because the red part of the tartan sets off those pine needles so beautifully. This is a wonderful seasonal card! Well done, Miss Bonnie. TFS & Hugs

Sue said...

Such a gorgeous card Bonnie that pine cone is stunning! huggles Sue xx

Brenda said...

I am go glad you found some plaid ribbon Bonnie, because it looks gorgeous on your beautiful Christmas card. I love your take on the inspiration photo, so warming on a cool, raining day we are having here in PA. Hugs, Brenda

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie. Your pine cone is so beautiful with the layers and sparkle. Great idea to cut the ribbon in half to make it the width you wanted. Loll xx

LeAnne said...

Just lovely, Bonnie! Your pinecone is stunning and that ribbon turned out to be perfect!

Susan said...

Love the plaid ribbon you found - such nice colours! And a beautiful card to showcase it! I've been negligent on the Merry Monday front lately - must get back to it!

laurie said...

Love that fussy cutting, looks perfect on this card. And that pine cone...what a good idea! I'm glad you finally found some plaid ribbon and were able to make this's gorgeous!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

WOW - I just LOVE your pinecone it looks positively real! Hope you have a terrific week!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie, so elegant and striking.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Darnell said...

Really striking and gorgeous, Bonnie! Thank goodness for that wonderful nonfraying ribbon! There is nothing more Christmas than a plaid ribbon so I'm sure it's nice to have some in stock again!! Hugs, Darnell

Sarn said...

That card is just GORGEOUS Bonnie. Love it. xxx

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie, I love your pine cone,it has so much texture and sparkle, Cathy x

Hettie said...

I am with Sandra above. This was worth getting that ribbon for. Bootiful.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Gorgeous! Your pine cone looks fantastic!!!

Deanne :)

Marybeth said...

That pin one is amazing with all the layers !!!! Gorgeous!!!!!

Deepti said...

This is so beautiful, love the pine cone and the ribbon !! Awesomeness :)

Debbie Henderson Debbie's Designs said...

The plaid ribbon is so pretty and the focal image on your card. Love it!

Jean said...

A beautiful card, the tartan ribbon is lovely and christmassy, and the layered fir cone looks great.
Jean x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

I saw your card at the snippets playground and had to pop by for a closer look.
Fabulous card.
Your pinecone, and it's layered needles, is just stunning.
Caroline xxx

Kim S said...

Amazing dimension on the pine boughs and pine cone!!