Stampin’ Up! Celebrate a Night in Bethlehem for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop!

Good mornin’, y’all – welcome to another edition of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew team blog hop!  Each month we make projects centered around a theme – and this month is Celebrate!  We can interpret that any way we want – so…be sure to check and see everyone’s projects – we’ve got a bunch of talented ladies hopping with us this month!  

I decided to Celebrate the reason for the season!  I did that with the Night in Bethlehem stamp set and I used the new Celebrate You Thinlits (which will be available on 3 Jan as a free gift with a $100 purchase in the Sale-A-Bration flyer!) to create my eclipse card.  Take a look-see:

I borrowed a layout idea from the Fusion Challenge this week.

One of the talented ladies in their design team, Carol Mayne, had done an eclipse card with a similar looking stamp set – it was such a beautiful idea that I borrowed some elements from her!  You can check out her card up on the Fusion Challenge page!

So – I started with a piece of Thick Whisper White card stock for the card front and stamped several of the images from the Night of Bethlehem stamp set in Basic Black Archival Ink and one shepherd in Basic Gray Archival Ink on the front.

Above the scene, I stamped the stars image from Night of Bethlehem a few times in Versamark ink and heat embossed them with Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  

I cut the word sentiment from the Celebrate You Thinlits (3 Jan 18) – being sure to save the little cut out pieces.  Then I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Berry Burst mat.  I laid the sentiment back in the negative space and used it as a guide to adhere all the little cut outs with Liquid Glue.

I cut three more Celebrate die cuts in Berry Burst card stock and used Liquid Glue to stack them all up – ending with the white stamped version on the top.  Then I used a little more Liquid Glue to adhere the sentiment back in place.

I “wrapped” two lengths of new Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic Edged Ribbon (Occasions catalog – 3 Jan) around the panel, securing them in the back with scotch tape.  Then I adhered a looped short length with a Glue Dot.

I made a Billie Moan bow with Silver Metallic Thread (folks – this ain’t for the faint of heart!  Don’t use Metallic Thread for your first bow of this kind!  Start with Linen Thread and work up to this Metallic Thread! Trust.  Me.)  I adhered it with a Glue Dot and then stuck on a little white bow from the Season of Glitz Mini Gift Bows.  I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels and the card front was done!

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add a sentiment from Night in Bethlehem in Basic Black Archival Ink on a Whisper White panel.

I matted the panel on Berry Burst and wrapped a length of the Berry Burst 3/8″ Metallic-Edged Ribbon around it, securing it in the back with scotch tape.  Then I Fast Fuse’d it 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 a few more Night in Bethlehem images in Basic Black and Basic Gray Archival Ink on the front…

…and on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the Berry Burst for this card, don’t you?  And – how cool is that sentiment die!  I’m loving that Celebrate You Thinlits set so much – and the fact that it’ll be free is just the icing on the cake!  Night of Bethlehem is sticking around for a little bit, y’all – but…don’t risk not getting it if you want it, okay?  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself.

Now that you’ve seen my card, I hope you’ll take a little time to jump thru all the other projects we have to share. Click any name below, or you can use the Previous Blog button to jump to Julie’s page or the Next Blog button to see what Sue’s been doing!  


Karen Finkle

Jaimie Babarczy

Julie Johnston

Mary Deatherage – You Are Here!

Sue Prather

Linda Richenberg

Jari Francis

Jackie Trimble

Amy Koenders

Have fun on the hop!

TTFN

Mary 


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Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details. 


The Great Year-End Sale Is Underway!

Hey, folks!  Grab these goodies – before they’re gone!

Check out the Retiring and Surplus Items List….  

 

Get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or go right to the Year End Sale goodies in my Online Store!


THE RESERVATION WINDOW IS OPEN!

 

As was previously announced, this second reservation window will remain open from December 5–30; however, during this reservation period we will take as many orders as we receive (yay!) and not close the window until December 30. So whether the total number of reservations is 100 or 100,000, the window will stay open!

We can’t wait for you to get your hands on your very own Stamparatus and look forward to seeing the projects you’ll make with this incredible stamping tool. 

I’ve got all the information over on my Promotions page – including a super little video with lots of information on this wonderful new stamp placement tool.  Be sure to check it out – peruse the how-to-reserve-your-Stamparatus tutorial you’ll find there, and then get your reservation in before the 30th!!


STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT: 
Product List


CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:

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

Berry Burst Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Celebrate You die cuts x 3

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


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!


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20 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Celebrate a Night in Bethlehem for the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop!

  1. floridaperson

    What you achieved with the ribbons blows my mind…LOVE!

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  2. That is awesome Mary! What a perfect use for that sentiment, beautiful Christmas card! 🙂

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  3. Pat Christ

    Gorgeous!

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  4. Great card – that Berry Burst ribbon really finishes it off elegantly!

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  5. Jari Francis

    I love that eclipse technique with this card, so perfectly executed. Wow, how pretty!

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  6. Finally have time to do the HOP! Love, love, love your card.Maybe I could take my card and your card and do a combine? May have to try it. Love your eclipse on this. And, you are SO right about the metallic thread. Hard to work with it. But, you succeeded!

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  7. Beautiful. That technique is great with this stamp set and I love how you used the ribbon!

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  8. Its a very stunning and special Christmas card, the colour scheme is beautiful with some much attention to detail x

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  9. Debra Anderson

    So, so beautiful and you don’t have to line up the letters… win/win!

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  10. Absolutely LOVE your card, Mary! Your Nativity scene paired with the celebrate is incredibly pretty! Thrilled to know that I offered a bit of inspiration for your elegant, timeless design! Thank you for sharing this gem in the FUSION gallery! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
    ~carol

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