Aug 30 2008

Simple Pinecone Trio

Published by at 9 03 pm under General Purpose Cards,Papertrey Ink

I made this set of three simple thank you notes for one of my sons to use, and when I make cards for my boys I always have strict orders to keep them very simple and plain. I hope these fit that bill! We’ll see if the buttons evoke any comments — LOL!!! Once again I used my new autumn set from Papertrey Ink called First Fruits. I can certainly vouch for the versatility of this set — I have been so pleased with it!!! Here are the cards I made, hoping they are simple and masculine:


The top card was made earlier in the week for one of the challenges at SCS and I just made the bottom two. Very simple stamping, machine zigzag stitching around the main image, White Craft ink DTP’d on the edges for a wintery, frosty feel. (DTP means direct to paper — apply the ink directly to the paper with the pad). We definitely have had autumn in the air, but now today we are back to hotsummer, so it felt good to make these frosty, cool cards!!!

  • Stamps: First Fruitsby Papertrey Ink
  • Paper: PTI White, SU Cranberry Crisp, Confetti Tan, Always Artichoke
  • Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, SU Close to Cocoa, Always Artichoke and Craft White
  • Accessories: Vintage Buttons, Sewing Machine, Thread, SU Photo Corner Punch, Zots

Hope you are all enjoying this long holiday weekend!!! Summer’s last hurrah!!! Thanks so much for stopping in!!! See you soon —

30 responses so far

30 Responses to “Simple Pinecone Trio”

  1. Shelly says:

    I love the additional cards you made for your ensemble Sharon. They are simple but oh so elegant!

  2. Hee hee my boys are the same, i just tell them to tell people your Mom made it. Then it’s ok, but no flowers, they draw the line at flowers.

    These are so elegant, perfect.

  3. Deena says:

    What a wonderful crisp fall feel to these! I love the white inked edges. Enjoy your weekend!

  4. Pat says:

    The elegant simplicity of this set of cards will be a hit! First Fruits is definitely on my shopping list after seeing all the wonderful creations you have made with this set.

  5. barb schram says:

    How wonderful your son asks you to make cards for him! Sutiable for a male indeed to give/send. Love the PTI set, and you did a fantastic job showcasing the stamps. Hope you are enjoying your weekend, Sharon!

  6. BEAUTIFUL!!! Simply beautiful cards, Sharon. Love the stitching and those fabulous vintage buttons!

  7. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, I am sure this will please your sons. The burgundy, tan and green creates a very masculine feel to the cards and the embellishments you chose to use keeps that same mood. The pine cone stamps are terrific too. Great job!


  8. Kittie says:

    These are wonderful masculine cards, Sharon.. They reminded me of country Christmas as well.

  9. CherylQuilts at SCS says:

    These are wonderful! I have boys in our family too, and it’s always a challenge for me. These are a great help, Sharon. Not pretty at ALL (LOL!)…just strong and masculine! TFS!

  10. Kathie says:

    I love these cards – I have been waiting for you to use that pine cone in this set and just knew you would make something I would be impressed with and you did not fail the test!! LOL My favorite is the one with the green base. You are always inspiring – THANKFUL FOR YOU!!

  11. Janine says:

    These cards are just perfect Sharon… I love this set. I made a card with it last night and my Thanksgiving invitations are with it as well.
    Have a great day!

  12. Jerri Kay says:

    Well, in my book, these cards definitely fit the bill! I love the colors you chose, some of my favorites for Christmas. Beautiful cards Sharon, with a simple change of the sentiment they make perfect Christmas cards as well. You’re pure genious!

  13. JoAnn says:

    Masculine, but beautiful. Fabuluous design and color. I’m sure they will be (no frills) appreciated by your son. The more you do with this set, the more I love it. Guess I’ll have to check it out.

  14. Karen Witter says:

    Sharon, these are beautiful, as always. You influenced me to order the stamp set. These cards are so lovely and Fall-like. We love Fall, especially after our long hot summers, so can’t wait to make some with this set. Great job!

  15. Sharon, they are all so beautiful.
    You have enabled me to get this set.
    Your cards are all so clean, and simple, yet so beautiful.

  16. michelle gall says:

    love them they remind me of montana very cool and manly

  17. Barb says:

    Those are beautiful and I think they are very masculine. Your sons should be very pleased with them :).

  18. LadyDoc says:

    These cards are lovely- thanks for the inspiration!

  19. Sue m says:

    I love these cards. How pretty! the pinecones add such detail and elegance. TFS!

  20. Lesli says:

    Your trio is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing them with all of us!

  21. dr.fine says:

    A very pretty set of cards. I finally put my order in for these on Friday and can hardly wait to get ink on this set. TFS!

  22. Shirleyone says:

    Very sophistocated cards! TFS

  23. Haylie says:

    Beautiful cards!!!!

  24. Curt OBrien says:

    Sharon, these are stunning! From a guy’s point of view of course! Thanks for the comment you left on my blog. You made me laugh out loud when I read the part about “cards that move or do something”. I was honored you left a comment. I’ve admired your work often and think you are so totally talented. Best, Curt

  25. leslierich says:

    Gosh, Sharon, you’re going right to town with this set and everything you’ve made with it is absolutely wonderful! I simply love a card with a woodsy feel like this. One of my favorite kinds of cards! The colors and style are very masculine. Even the buttons are guy-type buttons, so in my book they pass muster. Love these cards!

  26. ~amy~ says:

    Gorgeous! Love the added touch of the stitching!

  27. Debbie Olson says:

    Sharon, these are SO gorgeous! I can see that I need to make more time to play with this set. 😀

  28. Rose Ann says:

    I think these ‘more than fit the bill’, Sharon!! There’s such a nice outdoorsy masculine feel to them, and they’re fabulous, Sharon!!

  29. Jody M says:

    Sharon, Thank you for sharing your wonderful cards using First Fruits, I just got this set and I am so excited to see the all the wonderful creations you have made. I love your blog. Keep up the fantastic work.

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