Stampin’ Up! Hearts Come Hometown Greetings for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We’ve got a full roster playing with today’s sketch, so be sure to check ’em all out when you get done here!  

And…here’s the sketch in question!

I decided to try out the super cool Hometown Greetings Edgelits and combined it with its bundled stamp set – Hearts Come Home.  Take a look-see:

Okay – I might have taken a little liberty with the placement of the sentiment! 😉

I started with two pieces of the Merry Music Specialty DSP and matted them both on Whisper White card stock.  Then I Fast Fuse’d the smaller square onto the bigger square for the card front.

Next up – a piece of Night of Navy card stock.  Across the top, I cut the stars image from Hometown Greetings Edgelits a few times.  I adhered a small rectangle of Silver Foil behind the panel with Liquid Glue – for shiny stars!

I matted that on another piece of Whisper White and then adhered it to the card front.

For my “town” – I cut two pieces of Whisper White with just two of the dies in the Hometown Greetings Edgelits.  The one in the back, with the church, is the same width as the Night of Navy panel. The front scene is the same width as the entire card base (4 1/4″).

I used a small piece of Painted Autumn DSP and adhered it behind the church windows.  Then I adhered the die-cut piece directly to the Night of Navy panel with Liquid Glue.

On the “front” piece, I adhered pieces of Night of Navy behind the windows – I wanted the town to look as if no one was home.  Everyone is at church!

See? 🙂

I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position and stamp the Hearts Come Home sentiment in Night of Navy across the bottom of the panel and popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a single silver star Metallic Enamel Shape and the card front was done.

On the inside, I used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig again and stamped a second Hearts Come Home sentiment in Night of Navy on a Whisper White panel.  Across the bottom, I added Night of Navy stars – also from Hearts Come Home.

I added another silver star Metallic Enamel Shape, Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Whisper White mat and into my Basic Black card base.  I popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Hearts Come Home stars in Night of Navy across the front…

…and I added some more of the Merry Music Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How wonderful is this bundle of Hearts Come Home stamp set and Hometown Greetings Edgelits?  It makes creating a snowy Christmas Eve a cinch, wouldn’t you say?  Hope you like!

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

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!




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

Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/4″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for smaller DSP panel); 2 3/4″ x 4 5/8″ (mat for Night of Navy panel); 2 5/8″ x 4 1/2″ (Hometown Greetings Edgelits die cut to top of church); 2 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ (front Hometown Greetings Edgelits die cut to top of houses); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Night of Navy Card Stock: 2 5/8″ x 4 1/2″ (middle panel); scraps for behind the houses

Painted Autumn DSP:  scraps for behind the church

Merry Music Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 3 1/8″ x 4″ (smaller DSP panel); envelope flap

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24 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Hearts Come Hometown Greetings for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. floridaperson

    My set and paper will arrive Saturday 🙂 I hope your team leader will be lax on the placement of the sentiment as it would have covered up your town that is so wonderfully created. I like that everyone is at church! I wonder what My Town will look like 😉


  2. That’s awesome Mary!! Love the winter scene that you’ve created, perfectly layered and stamped. 🙂


  3. What a beautiful creation, and so clever to make it seem as if everyone was at church! This is a fantastic card, and I love all of the layers, it just pops off the screen! Love it!


  4. Kate

    Lovely layered card!


  5. Maggie Miller

    What a beautiful card. Great job!


  6. beautifully layered Mary


  7. Ho-Hum. I sound like a broken record, but your card is spectacular! I had decided I didn’t need this set, but have since changed my mind. And, if I hadn’t already, i would after seeing this card. I think your creation of the feeling of everyone at church (must be Christmas Eve!) is wonderful.


    • LOL – thanks so much, Julie!! And yes – it IS Christmas Eve!! I’m glad you’d already decided to add this one to your stash – these edgelits are gorgeous! 🙂


  8. Kristi

    Beautiful card Mary. I did not pick this set up and after seeing your card I’m sorry I passed it by. Gorgeous.


  9. Susan K

    Well, I’m glad I ordered my Christmas cardmaking supplies already because otherwise I’d be buying supplies to make 50 of these! This is gorgeous, absolutely stunning. (All my people would be at church too!) Love your work and look forward to seeing your next creation!


  10. Stunning. Absolutely stunning. Thelayering is spot on and perfectly shows off those die cut images.


  11. Delphia K McBride

    Well, looks like alll your followers above have described your awesome card to the T. So I say ditto ditto….. You always make cards that are added to my want to make list!!.. I dont always leave a comment but I do visit and check out any cards that I may have missed. TFS
    Hugs 🤗


  12. Stunning creation Mary. Would love to wander around in that town.


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