Stampin’ Up! Pines and Large Numbers for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!  It’s a color week for the last week – and last Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! – of 2017! Can you even believe it!?  Be sure to check out all the ladies’ projects before we slide into 2018, won’t you?  

Here’s the color scheme we’re working with today:

I went pretty obvious for the week of the year we’re in.  Yup!  New Years.  I used some Large Number Framelits and a few Christmas Happiness/Pretty Pines to celebrate the arrival of 2018!  And…there’s another little sneak peek of the Celebrate You Thinlits – a free goody when Sale-A-Bration starts next week!  Take a look-see:

I started with a panel of Copper Foil and cut the four numbers from the Large Numbers Framelits – making sure to hang on to the cut out pieces.

I laid the cut panel into my Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF – and added the little cut out pieces, too – and then embossed the whole thing.  I used Fast Fuse and Liquid Glue to adhere the cut and embossed panel to a Whisper White mat.

I cut more numbers from some Thick Whisper White card stock – three more of each number, to be exact.  Then I made stacks with Liquid Glue and glued the stacked numbers back into their spots.  Then I used more Liquid Glue to add the little cut out pieces back into their spaces.

Using the Celebrate die from the Celebrate You Thinlits (available on 3 Jan), I cut the sentiment from some Silver Foil and adhered it over the numbers with little bits of Liquid Glue.

To decorate the card, I pulled out my Pretty Pines Thinlits and cut some pine boughs, a pine cone and some berries from Silver Glimmer Paper and Whisper White card stock.  For the Silver Glimmer pine cone, I adhered it to a scrap of Whisper White with Liquid Glue and fussy cut it.  

I looped a short length of Silver Mini Sequin Trim around, sticking it on with Liquid Glue, then I added the Pretty Pines die cuts over top.

I made a Billie Moan bow with some new Silver Baker’s Twine (get it on 3 Jan) and stuck it on with a Glue Dot.  And – that was it for the card front!

On the inside, I used Smoky Slate ink – stamped off once – to add a Christmas Happiness pine bough in the center of a Whisper White panel.  Over that, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp a sentiment from the Season of Whimsy Host stamp set (available right now – but…only for a few more days!) in Versamark.  I sprinkled it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it with my Heat Tool.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Whisper White mat and into my Thick Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

The front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope got a few stamped off once or twice Smoky Slate pine boughs from Christmas Happiness…

…and I embossed the envelope flap in the Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF.

Et Voila!  Large Numbers Framelits and Pretty Pines in mixed metals to welcome the new year!  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

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Jari Francis

Jaimie Babarczy

Have fun on the Hop!!




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We’re calling it the Red Box Challenge, and it’s easy to get in on the fun!

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Sound fun? Check out the terms and conditions here, then start crafting your Red Box Challenge project today!

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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!!

The Celebrate You Thinlits (Sale-A-Bration) and Silver Baker’s Twine (Occasions Catalog) will be available next week on 3 Jan!


Thick Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Large Number Framelits die cuts

Copper Foil: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Pretty Pines die cuts

Silver Glimmer Paper:  Pretty Pines Thinlits die cuts  

Silver Foil:  Celebrate You Thinlits die cut

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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Pines and Large Numbers for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. That is awesome Mary! Love the embossed foil background and your die cuts are perfect!! Great design!

  2. Jari Francis

    Wow, so festive and fun! Love the embossing, too!

  3. Love it! Pine planks, pine and copper? What’s not to love? I would never have thought to put silver, copper and white together, but you didi it beautifully.

    • Thanks, Julie! This one came to me overnight – in those minutes trying to go back to sleep… might never have thought of it otherwise! And, of course, the color challenge helped… 🙂

  4. What a great card to welcome in the New Year. May it be a happy and healthy one for you and your family.

  5. Shiney, rustic, and gorgeous!

  6. Kate

    Spectacular New Year’s card.

  7. Susan K

    Wow! How gorgeous and perfect to welcome the new year! Love the layering with the pines and sequins. Happy New Year!

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