To the Nines

“To the Nines” Specialty Designer Series Paper is a wonderful confection of chocolate, sage, and artichoke. It’s versatile in the sense that you can take it in any direction from masculine to feminine depending on your choice of embellishments. Using this week’s Mojo Monday sketch, I decided to get my mojo rising by using the “Tree” stamp from Forest Friends, one of the stamps available in the Occasions Mini Catalog.

  • First I made my card base from Sage Shadow and used the Scallop Punch on both the back and front of the card. Next, I added Very Vanilla strips on the bottom to accentuate the scallop. The card base was then finished by adding a scalloped strip of Chocolate Paisley, a wider strip of Dotted Herringbone, and a panel of Very Vanilla which was scalloped to add visual interest to the top. The patterned papers are from the “To the Nines” Specialty Designer Paper set. (To the Nines is textured cover weight card stock which coordinates well with Sahara Sand, Sage Shadow, Always Artichoke, and Chocolate Chip.)
  • I inked the “tree” stamp from Forest Friends with Chocolate Chip and Sage Shadow Stampin’ Write Markers. Using the Stamp-a-ma-jig, I perfectly placed the inked image in a square of Very Vanilla, which I matted onto Chocolate Paisley, then Sage Shadow.
  • A larger square of Dotted Herringbone was matted onto Sage Shadow and served as the base for the image mat. I then positioned this onto the card base.
  • The sentiment “Thinking of You”, from the Thoughts of Father stamp set was inked with chocolate chip onto Very Vanilla. The Corner Ticket Punch was use to “punch it up” a notch. StampinDimensionals were used to attach it to the card, giving it a nice 3-D effect.
  • Finally, a button from the Button Latte collection was laced with a piece of Sage Shadow and attached with Mini Glue Dots.

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Stamps Sets: Forest Friends (113748), Thoughts of Father (115094)

Paper: To the Nines Specialty Designer Paper (114038), Sage Shadow (101563), Very Vanilla (101650)

Inks: Chocolate Chip (100908), Sage Shadow (102532)

Punches: Corner Ticket (107214), Scallop Border (112091)

Embellishments: Button Latte (114333)

Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Mini Glue Dots (1036830), StampinDimensionals (104430)


  1. Beautiful! I just love that paper!!

    Have a great day!

  2. This is absolutely striking. I love the ticket corner treatment on the sentiment. Hugs, Mary

  3. ANN!! This is chic-alicious! SO elegant! I love it. I still have that tree from the swap and now I think I know how I’ll use it!

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