Stampin’ Up! Making Christmas and All Days Bright for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  Today’s a color challenge and I know you’ll see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop.

I took the color challenge and went all Christmas – using the Making Christmas Bright and Making Every Day Bright stamp sets, plus some Pretty Pines!  Take a look-see:

Can you guess our color challenge?

And I got many of the ideas for the card from the photo challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

I started with a pinecone-strewn piece of All Is Bright DSP that I double-matted on Real Red and Shaded Spruce for the card front.

Next up, I cut a forest-worth of Shaded Spruce boughs from the Pretty Pines Thinlits and I adhered them to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Using Glue Dots, I wound several big loops of Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon.

The sentiment, from the Making Christmas Bright, is stamped in Real Red on Very Vanilla card stock.  I double-matted it as well on Real Red and Shaded Spruce, then I popped it over the pine boughs and ribbon with Stampin’ Dimenionals.

I used the Pretty Pines die set to cut a pinecone from a piece of copper Joyous Noel 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper and adhered it to the corner of the sentiment with Liquid Glue.

With the little star in the Christmas Staircase Thinlits, I cut a Copper Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper star and adhered it to the sentiment panel with Liquid Glue.  Finally, I tied a little bow from the Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

On the inside, I used my Stamparatus to add a sentiment from the Making Christmas Bright set – these are two separate stamps.  I did one in Real Red and the second in Shaded Spruce.  I added another Christmas Staircase star and some pine cones from the Making Every Day Bright set.  Those are two-step images – the first stamp is in stamped-off-once Crumb Cake and the second (detailed) image is in full strength Crumb Cake.  I added a little bow from the same set in Real Red.

I used Liquid Glue to double-mat the panel with Real Red and Shaded Spruce, then into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Making Every Day Bright pine cones and a bow on the front…

…and a little more All Things Bright DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  These two stamp sets – Making Christmas Bright and Making Every Day Bright – are really fun – they both work with the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch!  Cool, right?  And Pretty Pines is perfectly perfect, isn’t it?  My perennial favorite!  Hope you like!

Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today  If you click on the Next Blog button, you’ll go right to Kristi’s 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!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Have fun on the Hop!!






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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card front, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Real Red Card Stock: 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 3/8″ x 2 7/8″ (mat for sentiment)

Shaded Spruce Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 5/8″ x 3 1/8″ (mat for sentiment); Pretty Pines Thinlits die cut pine boughs

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 1 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

All Is Bright DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

Joyous Noel 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper: Pretty Pines Thinlits die cut pine cone; Christmas Staircase Thinlits die cut stars

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26 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Making Christmas and All Days Bright for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. So pretty Mary! Love the sparkly pine cones. Perfect layering and design! 🙂

  2. Beautiful card Mary. Love the colors you got to work with this week. Your design is perfect, pines and pinecones ☺

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Karen! Pines and cones – some of my favorites! 🙂

  3. Kate

    Has all the elements for a great card!

  4. Great card design. Of course, we both love pine boughs!

  5. I love this! The swoops of red ribbon and pine boughs are so perfect for the inspiration challenge. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Elizabeth! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  6. Great card! Love the added sparkle with the glitter paper!

  7. Looks great Mary !!! Love the sprigs with the pinecones.

  8. Well. What’s not to love about THIS card? Great design, great colors, great elements. Can’t beat pines and pine cones, unless it is an oak and oak leaves. Maybe. Another winner.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – it’s got the goods – the good pines and pine cones, that is! Thanks, Julie! 🙂

  9. Wonderful holiday card, Mary! Love the colors together – and am using them on a card as we speak. 😉 Thank you for playing with us at the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge and hope you can join us again soon. Happy Holidays!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Debbie – appreciate you stopping by! And – I’m sure I WILL be back! 🙂

  10. kristigraystamping

    What a great card Mary. Love all the details, especially the sentiment! Love all the details!

  11. This is a gorgeous card – I love how you have put all those element together and the inside is just as pretty as the outside. I’m glad you were inspired by our photos this week and thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Fiona – I appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  12. Bree Renwick

    This is gorgeous! I love the traditional Christmas colors! Thank you for joining us at HSS!

  13. robbier52

    This is a classy card. Love the gold pine cone. Thanks for playing with us at HSS.


    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Robbie! Thank you for coming by to leave me a comment! 🙂

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