There is one set in the Holiday Catalog that instantly caught my eye because of it’s beautiful tree images…

That set is called Evergreen and you can find it on pg 18 – now at first glance, I thought I could only use it for Christmas card making but then I realised that was not the case – if you have followed me for a while, you will know that I look for versatile stamp sets that I can use for more than one occasion…

And when I took a closer look at Evergreen I realised that two of the stamps in it – the tree outline and the tree filler – can be used outside of Christmas and in fact, any time of the year…and so my mind started whirring and I realised that it would be great for lots of occasions including making camping & outdoors projects/scrapbook pages, and for Fall projects…

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Here is a card that I made using a stamp from Evergreen…LOVE using this set…

The temperatures have begun to drop here in Central Texas and we now have beautiful weather with much cooler mornings & evenings – I am so looking forward to the Holiday season and wanted to celebrate that with today’s card.

My card base is Soft Suede which is one of my favorite colors to use in the Autumn – and onto it I layered a piece of Crumb Cake that I textured using my Big Shot & the new Woodgrain Embossing Folder that you can find on pg 33 of the Holiday Mini Catalog…

Splash of color…I decided to add a strip of Designer Series Papers to give a splash of color and found just what I wanted in the pack Orchard Harvest DSP that you can find on pg 28 of the Holiday Mini Catalog – the strip measures 1″ x 4″.

The ribbon…I wrapped around a piece of Crumb Cake Seam Binding ontop of the DSP and onto it I tied on some Linen Thread – to get the effect of ‘frayed ends’ that you can see there, I took a length of Linen Thread (about 8″ long) and then folded it in half & then in half again & again – I tied it around the Seam Binding and knotted it in front and then trimmed the edges to give a rustic frayed look…

The image…that tree is from the set Evergreen and I stamped it using Soft Suede Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock – I then used my Big Shot and a die from Labels Collection Framelits to die cut it out and added it to my card base using Dimensionals.

Sentiment & acorn…are both stamped using Soft Suede Ink and are from the set Day of Gratitude that you can find on pg 27 of the main Catalog – I punched out the sentiment using my Word Window Punch and the acorn using my 3/4″ Circle Punch and added them to my card base…

Here are the images included in the set Evergreen…it is a set of 5 and comes in both wood & clear mount versions…

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Evergreen in the Fall…
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20 thoughts on “Evergreen in the Fall…

  • September 21, 2012 at 12:47 pm
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    I think the evergreen tree would make an awesome Thanksgiving day card. In addition I could use it on my camping scrapbbook pages, and decorate a holder for s’mores that we give out when we go camping. Thanks for the opportunity to win a stamp set!

  • September 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm
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    I think it would make a great card for a guy! Love your card!!

  • September 21, 2012 at 2:09 pm
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    As the pine tree is our state tree here in Maine, I’d use it for most any occasion card. Could also add a little “snow” to the tree to have a winter time card.

  • September 21, 2012 at 5:38 pm
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    You could use this for masculine cards easily, or it is a nice stamp set for thank you,also for occasions where you make ahead of time and then just add the sentiment when you need the card as it is versatile,thanks for this opportunity to win

  • September 21, 2012 at 6:14 pm
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    Not only a great masculine card, but just so fitting for the season. Love the texture from the woodgrain embossing folder too..what a great background. Love it, Sarah!

  • September 21, 2012 at 6:47 pm
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    I have used this for an anniversary with little birds or hears in trees.

  • September 21, 2012 at 6:55 pm
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    This is probably almost as verstile as the Lovely As a Tree set (or whatever it is called). But, when I saw the tree in the middle, I immediately throught of a night time scene with a big moon and maybe some water in the background. Or, could go a little batty and add some little flying bird/bats to the moon and make into a Halloween type card! But, it would be cool as a masculine birthday card or sympathy card using two colors. Lots of ideas. By the way, I love you card!

  • September 21, 2012 at 7:43 pm
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    I would use it not necessarily in it’s entirety, but the outlined tree would be awesome to stamp tone on tone and punch out the shapes for e.g. the sesame street characters or sheep etc. to give the card stock the look of wool or feathers.

  • September 21, 2012 at 7:46 pm
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    I like the evergreen set and can see it’s versatility.

    Love the card. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

  • September 21, 2012 at 7:50 pm
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    Thanksgiving, Father’s Day, in general, dude cards!

  • September 21, 2012 at 8:10 pm
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    I love tree images and this could be used with snow in the background and some on the tree as a sympathy card. Very peaceful. Also for a calm thinking of you card, perhaps with the moon behind and some water for a patient suffering an illness. Just like Shelley said above, a tree image can be used for almost anything! Thanks for a chance to win. You are very generous!

  • September 21, 2012 at 9:15 pm
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    Love your card, Sarah! Oh, the uses of evergreens is endless for masculine cards, sympathy cards, Thanksgiving cards, Christmas cards, thanks yous, thinking of yous, birthday. Could add snowy hills, grassy hills, birds, clouds, sun and more. Stamping off the tree repeatedly would also also for great sentiments and/or verses for your focal image. Camping scenes would be another instance for using evergreens. Endless possibilities! Thanks so much for the chance to win a stamp set!

  • September 21, 2012 at 9:54 pm
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    Love the idea to use it for a camping page, great idea for my girl scout troop!

  • September 21, 2012 at 11:19 pm
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    Well, since there are 3 different trees the stamp set could be extremely versatile. Camping, Christmas, nature, Fall & those are just some possibilities.

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  • September 22, 2012 at 3:38 am
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    The outline and filler tree images can be used for so many occasions. My first though is masculine cards. But, with appropriate colors and embellies it could be a good year-round set. It would also be good for a spooky Halloween brayering. I like your idea of camping themed projects.

  • September 22, 2012 at 5:14 am
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    Great for any background and since the images look easy to cut out, I certainly would stamp an extra image, cut it out and pop it with dimensionals. My first thought was to use these trees for a card to someone who loves camping or traveling via rec vehicles…road trips.

  • September 22, 2012 at 5:19 am
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    I think that any type of masculine card would be great with this set especially for a birthday if a man likes to hunt or fish. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • September 22, 2012 at 5:47 am
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    This set could be used year round depending on the color pallet of green you choose. We always have cute little stamps that are seasonal and can be stamped on the branches for whatever you are celebrating. I have a friend that leaves a tree up all year long and just changes the theme along with the season or occasion coming up. So cute and absolutely so creative!

  • September 22, 2012 at 7:39 am
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    This set could be used for sympathy card. Love your card. Thanks

  • September 23, 2012 at 8:59 am
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    This stamp set would be great for Thanksgiving, Christmas, masculine, camping, fall and nature. Very versatile stamp set. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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