Friday, November 20, 2015

White Pines Australasian Blog Hop

Welcome to the Australasian White Pines Blog Hop!

f you have arrived here from Denise's Blog, Scrap Stamp Share then you are in the right place. If you landed here by accident, no problem, please join in by following the link at the end of this post.

I have done 12x12 Papercraft Samplers for each season, as well as Valentines Day, Halloween and Easter. For some reason I did not have a Christmas one, so it was White Pines to the rescue as I set about creating a fun sampler for my home decor display.

Here is the completed sampler- lots of small Christmas themed squares that remind me of a patchwork quilt! The outer piece of paper is 12 x 12, with the Fern cardstock at 11 x 11. The Colonial White squares are 2.5 x 2.5, with the middle squares at 2.25 x 2.2.5 and the smallest inner squares at 2 x 2.

The top left corner features a Cricut cut holly leaves, ornament and wreath, all with cardstock. I love the touches of bling from the Red Enamel Gems and the Gold Fundamental Assortment.

I stamped the title over two sqaures and fussy cut it, then popped it up on 3D Foam Tape. I also stamped and fussy cut a Santas face. The pinecone corner was also double stamped- first in Cocoa ink and then  again in Fern ink for some interest. The Christmas Tree is from the White Pines Complements.

Cricut to the rescue again for the word art cut from Glacier cardstock and the star cut from Cocoa Cardstock. I also added a little present button from the White Pines Assortment. The sweet singing animals are from the White Pines Complements, and I stamped the reindeer from the Reindeer Bells set and coloured him in, adding a red nose of course!

The red bow is from the Cranberry Fundamental Assortment, and the ornaments are stamped in Cocoa ink using the White Pines Scrapbooking WOTG stamp set. The Ho Ho Ho is from the Santa Claus stamp set and stamped in Cranberry ink. I Cricut cut the candy canes. The ornament is from the White Pines Complements, and I finished it off by adding a bow with the Fern Thick Twine.

The finished Papercraft Sampler is hanging in my hall entrance, ready for Christmas!

I love the pop of colour it brings when you walk in the door, and it matches in well with my other Christmas decorations. See that matching box set down at the bottom? Come back on Wednesday when I will share details on how to make it!

I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop, Katrina's Blog- All things Papercrafty.

To see all of my other White Pines inspired projects, please click here.


  1. Your Christmas sampler is super-cute Lauren! Thank you for sharing. :)

  2. What a beautiful sampler. I love it and how special is the place you hang it - I want one of those alcoves!

  3. I love the sampler. Thanks for sharing it.

  4. What a great idea and a fabulous addition to your other Christmas decorations that can be used for many years to come


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