Stampin’ Up! Musical Merry Carols 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 color challenge, so be sure to check ’em all out when you get done here!  

I love this color combination!

I started with some fun paper from the Merry Little Christmas DSP, then pulled a sentiment from the Musical Season stamp set and some elements from the Carols of Christmas and Card Front Builder Thinits.  Take a look-see:

I also used the sketch-side of this week’s Fusion challenge to help me with the layout.

Finally, I played along with Jaydee’s Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge at The Paper Players.  Went down the left side.  Although…down the diagonal works, too! 😉

So – as you can see, I started with a tree-strewn piece of paper from the Merry Little Christmas DSP.  Using the fun border/frame die from the Card Front Builder Thinlits, I cut the frame and matted it on a piece of Old Olive card stock (using Fast Fuse and some Liquid Glue in the corners).

I cut a tag from a piece of Whisper White, using my Scallop Top Punch.  With the little stars image from the Carols of Christmas stamp set, I stamped stars all over the tag in Versamark Ink, sprinkled them with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated them up!  I edged the whole tag with my Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker.

I ran a length of Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon thru the top of the tag and tied it together with a piece of silver Mini Tinsel Trim.  Than I popped the whole thing onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

My sentiment, from the Musical Season stamp set, is heat embossed in Silver on a strip of Whisper White.  Then I snipped banner ends and edged it with my Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker.  I added it with Liquid Glue and a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional under each end.

I cut two sets of trees with the die in the Card Front Builder Thinlits – one from a piece of Merry Little Christmas DSP and one from Silver Foil.  I adhered them together with Liquid Glue and then to the card front with Liquid Glue and Mini Dimensionals.

I added a silver star Metallic Enamel Shape to the top of each tree and the card front was done!

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

I Fast Fuse’d the panel (also using a little Liquid Glue in the corners) to an Old Olive mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with  Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Carols of Christmas Silver heat-embossed stars on the front…I might have gone a little crazy cuz I like them – feel free to stop WAAY earlier if you want…

…and I added some more of the Merry Little Christmas DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I hadn’t used the pretty Carols of Christmas stamp set and Card Front Builder Thinlits in a while – forgot how pretty and fun it is!  And, of course, the Musical Season sentiment is simple and simply perfect.  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: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Old Olive Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner);

Whisper White Card Stock: 2″ x 3 1/4″ (tag); 5/8″ x 3 1/2″ (sentiment banner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Merry Little Christmas DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Card Front Builder Thinlit die cut tree; envelope flap

Silver Foil: Card Front Builder Thinlit die cut tree

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24 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Musical Merry Carols for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Just beautiful Mary! Love the little touch of sparkle that the silver foil and trim adds. Great design! 🙂

  2. Tina Gascon

    Great Card!!!

  3. Truly spectacular card, Mary! love all of the details you added, too. 🙂

  4. Kate

    Finnster looks as if he could use shades!

  5. Susan K

    Beautiful card. I like your use of the card front builder border on the outside and inside to set it all off.

  6. Kristi

    You and Amy were on the same train of thought. Love what did with the sketch and all your details. just beautiful Mary.

  7. janclothier

    That’s a very classy colour combination and the silver adds a really festive air to it. The card front builders look really good – I wish I’d bought them! Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players this week, Mary.

    • Thank you so much, Jan! Appreciate you stopping by to leave a comment and hope you’ll grab those thinlits while they’re still around! 🙂

  8. Awesome mashup of sketches and colour challenge for this card Mary. It’s as beautiful inside as out and shows reallly well in your photos. Thanks for sharing.

  9. LOVE the colors.. Very nice!!!!! =)

  10. Love how you “framed” the card with the thinlit. Really shows well. Great job Mary.

  11. As always…beautiful. Love the frame, the trees, what’s NOT to like? Love it! And, yes, it looks like several of you were on the same page for design!
    Fun Hop and very inspiring.

  12. Sandy M

    Wow, Mary! You really packed a lot of Christmasy goodness into your card, and I love the elegant color combo! Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Players!

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