Stampin’ Up! Feeling of Christmas Seasonal Lantern

Mornin’, y’all!  I’m writing this on Monday evening from the hotel in Huntsville!  It’s been a long day.  Got up at 4, drove to Huntsville, did an hour and half briefing for the boss, then waited a significant portion of the rest of the day for the IT folks to load a printer driver on my work computer.

Got back to the hotel and took a short nap.  When I booted the computer…it wouldn’t log me in.  Guess how many folks were around at 5:15?


Got it resolved – finally – but it took driving back into the office and meeting the on-call IT tech to get it done.  Then had to work for a while to prep for the meeting tomorrow.

So – starting this blog late.  Which means I’m going to shut up now and get after it! 🙂

I used the pretty wreath in the Feeling of Christmas stamp set to make…a Fall-themed card.  Hmmm.  I borrowed a sentiment from the Seasonal Lantern and….take a look-see:

I played along with the fun Tic-Tac-Toe challenge for this one – straight across the diagonal!

It’s hard to tell in the photos, but I did two kinds of embossing on this one.

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and dry embossed it in the Petal Burst TIEF, then matted it (DE-bossed side up) on a Cajun Craze panel for the card front.

I wrapped a piece of Crushed Curry 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon vertically around the panel, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

On the middle art panel of Whisper White, I stamped the “fill-in” wreath image from Feeling of Christmas in Crushed Curry.  Then I took the leaves-wreath image and inked it with Versamark and then Cajun Craze ink and stamped that over the top.  I quickly sprinkled the image with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up!

I colored the leaves with my Old Olive and Always Artichoke Stampin’ Write Markers and the little berries with the Cajun Craze Marker.  Then I added clusters of Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze Enamel Shapes – berries!  I popped the art work over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My sentiment, from Seasonal Lantern, is stamped in Crushed Curry on a strip of Whisper White, bannerized with my snips.  I edged the banner with Crushed Curry – flicking it with a sponge  Then I popped it over the wreath with more Dimensionals.

I stamped the image again in Cajun Craze on Whisper White and colored just the ribbon/bow in Crushed Curry and So Saffron, then fussy cut it.  I used a stylus to roll it a bit for some depth, then used teensy pieces of Stampin’ Dimensional to pop it over the stamped bow.  And that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I added some Cajun Craze sprays of leaves in the corners of a Whisper White panel and colored them with my Markers again like I’d done with the wreath.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Cajun Craze mat and into my Crushed Curry card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a reprise of the Feeling of Christmas sprays on the front…

…and then I embossed just the envelope flap in the Petal Burst TIEF.  Kinda hard to see….

Et Voila!  Just cuz the name of the stamp set says “Christmas” doesn’t mean it HAS to be used for that!  Which makes this Feeling of Christmas a really fun – and beautiful! – stamp set!  I actually think it’s one of our prettiest wreaths!!  Hope you like!




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Finn-Fan Fix  

Quick FFF!

We went over to Scout’s house on Sunday for dinner.  Afterwards, we sat out under the trees and let the two kids play.  And play.



My friends have chickens.  Scout has a sort of clue about herding them.  

Finn believes she’s wrong – he feels herding happens best from the front.

Shhh – let’s not tell him who’s really wrong in this case, okay?

Regardless – he thinks chickens are kind of fun.

And weird looking.

They appear to think the same about him.

Stare off….



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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Feeling of Christmas Seasonal Lantern

  1. Your card is absolutely stunning Mary! The clean design is perfect and I love the fall colors. Awesome card! 🙂

  2. I’ve had my eye on the wreath stamp set and this has pushed me over the edge. I think every time you make a card I get blown away. There’s just something about Mary…see what I did there? and her cards! These colors make me want to live up north again. The sentiments really sets everything off nicely and that little band of ribbon makes it pop for me. Great job! Don’t you love it when IT people haven’t really done their job properly. Finn is probably just playing chicken with those hens.

  3. Elisha

    I love it!! Could you make a life sized version for my front door😆? Finn certainly has a wonderful life! Scout? And chickens? It doesn’t get any better than that!

    • I’d like one for my door, too!! This card version won’t get spider webs, though…so I’d best stick with that! Thanks, Elisha. And yes – I think he’s pretty happy! 🙂

  4. Beautiful, Mary! Love the extra embossing on the wreath, ingenious! Your sketch is really cool, too. Hope your time in Huntsville is not too tiring!

  5. What a lovely fall themed card! I love your attention to the details and extra special touches to create dimension and interest. Thank you for joining us at the TTTC

  6. What’s not to love about this card? You just keep on doin’ it Mary! Love the colors and the wreath is better for fall anyway than Christmas.
    Finn and chickens and his best friend. Sounds like a great day for everyone, except maybe the chickens.

    • Thanks much, Julie! Appreciate it. And yes, it was a good day! Even for the chickens who weren’t scared of him one tiny bit!! 🙂

  7. The card is beautiful!!!! Love the coloring and the sentiment is perfect. Uugghh at having so many computer issues and inconveniences to get it fixed. Today will be a better day!!! Sending good vibes y our way…. Have a fantabulous day =)

  8. Sooooo beautiful! Just stunning

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