Good Tuesday morning and welcome to the CardMaker and Impression Obsession Blog Hop!  Today the CardMaker Designers and the Impression Obsession Designers will be showing you some wonderful holiday projects featuring stamps and dies from Impression Obsession!

Make sure and comment on each of the blogs in the hop! TWO winners will be randomly chosen to win a $25 Impression Obsession Gift Certificate! You have until Thursday December 4th at Midnight CT to enter.The winner will be chosen and announced on the Impression Obsession Blog on December 5th.


Anna Wight 

Piali Biswas

Daniela Dobson 

Dina Kowal 

Penny Ward

Ellen Taylor 

Jeanne Streiff 

Jeanne Jachna

Jenny Gropp 

Karen Amidon 

Noelle McAdams

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher 

Theresa Momber

Vicki Garrett 

Mae Nazareth

Impression Obsession

I love making traditional Christmas cards that bring back  memories of my mother’s flower shop and all the pine wreaths and swags she decorated with and sold during the holidays. My project today was made using the newly released Pine Pair sprigs paired with the pinecones from the Pine Sprig Cluster.  

KC Impression Obsession Pine Pair 1 left

I started by applying brown shading to the center of each pine branch with a mini applicator and formed them lightly with my stylus and molding pad. I applied brown ink to the pinecones and applied versa and clear embossing powder to add shine.

KC Impression Obsession Pine Pair 1 center

I created the double matted frame and attached it to the card base with mounting tape.  I applied glossy accents to the pine and attached them to the card base to create the arrangement.  I attached the three pinecones with glossy accents and then attached the multi loop gingham bow for the finishing touch.

KC Impression Obsession Pine Pair 1 close

Here’s a closer view.  I adore this pine die set.  They are such a wonderful size for card fronts.

KC Impression Obsession Pine Pair 1 right 

Thanks for coming by and I hope you enjoy seeing all the wonderful creations made by both teams.

Card size:  5.25” Square