Mistletoe Christmas with Petals and Paisleys

Christmas card with Pretty Pines Thinlits and Petals and Paisleys DSP from Stampin Up! Design by Natalie Lapakko.

Mistletoe Christmas with Petals and Paisleys

I was going to put pinecones on this card; I had them made and everything. Then, I decided that instead of pine boughs I’d use these cute little sprigs from the Pretty Pines thinlits because they matched the Petals and Paisleys paper. Then I realized they looked like mistletoe, so I made a bow to tie them up. I’m sure I’ll use those pinecones eventually.

I love how the shape of these sprigs mirror the shape of the leaf shapes in the paper. This is my second favorite patterns from the Petals and Paisleys Designer Series Specialty Paper pack, even though it isn’t one that has super wild paisley patterns. It IS on the backside of my first favorite pattern, which caused me to literally exclaim out loud when I turned it over to add glue; I had perfectly framed the most beautiful swirls and shapes on the whole sheet and was about to glue it to the backside of something else! I almost aborted this project and went to make a card with the backside instead.

Clearly this means I need to get some more of this paper! Can I get a dozen of just this one sheet?

Challenge Inspiration

This card was inspired by Global Design Project Challenge #058!


I added a few layers to the sketch and also extended the Soft Suede panel down a little lower so I had room to frame my little mistletoe bouquet.

Christmas card with Pretty Pines mistletoe and Petals and Paisleys DSP from Stampin Up! By Natalie Lapakko.

I almost didn’t get this sentiment. I was trying to budget and was going to only get the Pretty Pines Thinlit dies without the Christmas Pines stamp set. I just happened to mention this to my mom right before I ordered and she insisted that I get the bundle.

“You’ll be so glad you got both,” she told me.

You were right, mom! This has become one of my favorite Christmas sentiments. I just love the playful mix of fonts! Plus the pinecone stamps are really adorable. Trust me.


  1. Cut a Crumb Cake card base.
  2. Cut a Soft Suede panel 1/2″ (1.3 cm) smaller than the card base.
  3. Cut a piece of Petals and Paisleys DSP at 5/8″ (1.6 cm) smaller than the card base.
  4. Trim a piece of Soft Suede at 2″ by 4″ (5 cm x 10 cm).
  5. Cut a piece of Crumb Cake at 2-3/8″ by 1-3/4″ (6 cm x 4.4 cm). Stamp the sentiment on this piece in Soft Suede ink (or substitute Tip Top Taupe like I did).
  6. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla at 2-1/2″ by 1-7/8″ (6.3 cm x 4.7 cm). Adhere this to the back of the sentiment panel.
  7. Cut two different sprig shapes from Mint Macaron using the Pretty Pines Framelit Dies.
  8. Cut a Very Vanilla small bow from Very Vanilla using the Pretty Pines Framelit Dies. Also cut a long very thin strip.
  9. At the bottom of the Soft Suede panel, assemble the bouquet of mistletoe sprigs with a bow hanging from the long straight strip. Adhere with white glue, glue dots, or some combination thereof. I left the tips free so I could curl them up for a little depth.
  10. Adhere the sentiment to the Soft Suede panel using dimensionals.
  11. Adhere the Soft Suede panel to the card using dimensionals. Take care to place dimensionals directly behind the dimensionals on the layer right above it, so they are supported!

Chirstmas card by Natalie Lapakko with Pretty Pines thinlits and Petals and Paisleys DSP from Stampin Up!

Soft Christmas Color Combination

This color combination is a very muted one, with mostly neutrals and one soft color. None of the colors are very intense, making the color scheme a calming one. This is a great color combination to hint at a quiet snowy day, but also works great for a baby card, sympathy card, or get well card!

Color combination: Mint Macaron, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla

Thanks for visiting and happy stamping!


Cardstock: Mint Macaron, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla (c) Stampin’ Up!

Paper: Petals and Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Tip Top Taupe (a substitute for Soft Suede) (c) Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Christmas Pines stamp set (c) Stampin’ Up!

Dies: Pretty Pines Thinlit Dies (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: dimensionals

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  1. Such a pretty card! I love the “mistletoe” tied with the pretty die cut bow! I love how the paper and mistletoe look so similar! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!!

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