Stampin’ Up! Carols of Christmas and a Foil Frenzy for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  Kristi’s on vacation, but all the other ladies are hopping today, so be sure to check ’em all out when you get done here!

We had a color challenge this week – and they’re colors I really love together!  

But – I love them so much that when I made my card, I used Kraft and Crumb Cake!  Which I realized as I was typing this post.  LOL!  Hmmmm – well, you’ll have to squint your eyes and pretend you’re seeing Soft Suede!  

I used the Carols Of Christmas stamp set and some dies from the matching (and bundled!) Card Front Builder Thinlits to make my card today.  And I put it all together with some Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

My layout was inspired by the sketch at this week’s Fab Friday challenge.

I started with a piece of Foil Frenzy DSP in the Soft Sky foil and ran it thru the Big Shot with the uber-cool frame die from the Card Front Builder Thinlits.  You do that twice – reversing the die for the second pass to hit the other end of the panel.  It’s not hard to line up – but it helps to use your Magnetic Platform or a sticky note to hold it in place!  

I wrapped a piece of Soft Sky 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon thru the slots created by the die and secured it in the back with tape.  Then I popped the panel onto a Pear Pizzazz mat with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut two of the tree die cuts from the Card Front Builder Thinlits out of Pear Pizzaz card stock.  The double tree shape I adhered to the card front with a little Liquid Glue – sliding it under the ribbon.  The other tree I set aside for a minute.

I inked up the sentiment from Carols of Christmas in Versamark and stamped it on a piece of Crumb Cake (which should have been Soft Suede!).  Then I sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up with my Heat Tool.  I cut it with the largest circle Stitched Shapes Framelit and then cut the largest scalloped circle in the Circles Layering Framelits from Pear Pizzazz and adhered the sentiment to that mat.

I popped the matted sentiment over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added the final tree with a little Liquid Glue and a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.  Finally, I tied a bow with the Soft Sky ribbon and adhered it with a Glue Dot – and that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I simply cut the Card Front Builder frame from a piece of Whisper White card stock.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Pear Pizzazz mat and into my Soft Sky card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Medium Whisper White Envelope got a couple of little flourish images from Carols of Christmas in Soft Sky ink on the front…

…and I added a bit more of the Soft Sky Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Man – oh – man!  I am loving this Carols of Christmas bundle with the Card Front Builder Thinlits – especially the Thinlits!!  How great are they?!?  And – you guys are going to be able to order them starting next week!!  Whooo-hoooo!!

Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!

If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Jari Francis’ page. And you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!




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Soft Sky Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″)

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ scallop circle (sentiment mat); Card Front Builder tree die cuts

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 2 7/8″ Stitched shapes circle (sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)  

Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Carols of Christmas and a Foil Frenzy for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Ha! Been there, done that with the colors. I do love the Crumb Cake with Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz…might have to add that to the lineup for color combinations! 🙂 Fantastic design, the foil background is awesome!

  2. Oh so beautiful! I had planned on using that same paper, then at the last minute, changed my mind. I love it, so festive! Even if you did use Crumb Cake-hahaha. The inside is just lovely, too!

    • Thank you, Jari – I actually think it would have looked pretty okay with the Soft Suede! Guess we’ll never know! 🙂

  3. The colors, the thinlits, the circular Peace on Earth…drool! I can’t wait til my order comes! I hope you never tire of hearing me say, “LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!”

  4. This is one gorgeous card, Mary! I love everything about it.

  5. Pam

    You have got it going on, Mary! Another possible idea for my Christmas cards this year. Thank you so much!

  6. Eek, I’ve so done that on the colors, but, it’s hard to go wrong with those colors, too – one of my fave combos. I love the Foil Frenzy for the background – sets a perfect scene with this set! Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

  7. I’m not usually fan of crumb cake but love how you have used it here. Well done!

  8. Lovely! The foil background paper totally makes me think of snow falling! I love how you used the edge dies to do the outside of the card as well as the insert! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  9. Gorgeous layers and colors, Mary! I love this paper as a background for your card. Thanks for playing along with this FabFriday sketch challenge!

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