CardMaker and Impression Obsession Blog Hop

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



72 thoughts on “CardMaker and Impression Obsession Blog Hop”

  1. Hi Kittie
    I love your pine bough card and all the cards you make
    I case all your cards and have made a lot of them
    some day mine might look as good as yours

  2. Kittie – when I retire, I’ll have enough hours in the day to be just like you! Love your creations! This one is no exception.

  3. Good Morning, Kittie. OH! MY! this is gorgeous. I love the pine and how it pops in your frame, and what a awesome bow. You do that so well. this is a keeper and one to display all season long. gorgeous….have a good day.

  4. Oooh Kittie, you let me smile with such a wonderful Christmas card!!
    The bow is really fabulous, Kittie!!
    Only you can make such a gorgeous bow…
    I love this card!!
    Hugs, Eva.

  5. Kittie, this is gorgeous….I always love your Christmas cards and this is no exception. I just bought some clear embossing powder… I know what I’m gonna be trying today….lol. Thank you for sharing your amazing creativity….. And I really enjoyed the blog hop…. so many talented people out there

  6. I love the layering of your cards and this is no exception. Adore this beautiful card, love the colors and the pine branches. I read your reply to Diana and now the secret is out, on how you make such pretty bows. Did I mention, this card is Beautiful!

  7. This is an awesome card! I LOVE the colors and the Glossy Accents on the pinecones, they look so real. The other great thing about your card is that it can be used as a masculine card, even with the bow, because that is the way some bouquets/drying plants are held together. TFS and HUGS.

  8. Wow Kittie, these cards are BEAUTIFUL! I love the dimension and depth of your cards. When I first looked at the evergreen and pine cones I thought the pine cones were dimensional, Holy Cow are they beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing!

  9. You are such a natural at making elegant and beautiful cards, and this pine branch card is one. Keep it up, I’m getting a lot of ideas!

  10. Hi Kittie
    You always put so much detail into your cards. Just like art.
    Thank you for sharing the how to!
    Big Hug and Merry Christmas.

  11. It looks as if u went outside and cut small pine braanches for this card! Thanks for sharing the coloring technique u used with the mini applicator on the center branches. Your instructions and photos make everything so clear and truly inspire.

  12. I am speechless! This is one of the most beautiful cards I have seen. I love your creations with these dies! It is so amazing. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  13. Beautiful and classic! I love the touch of shine on the pinecones. This die is on my wishlist because of you girls and this hop. Your tags are gorgeous too. Thanks for the inspiration again and again!

  14. This is the second time I have visited your web site! Such incredible work. I plan to make a note to come back often. Really liked your combo of dies and colors.


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