Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!! Today’s a color challenge – and I’m excited to see what everyone brings to the table! I just know you’re going to see a ton of awesome-ness on the hop today!
The color challenge we’ve got is a fun one – really pretty wide open! It helped me to simplify my design – which was good! I’m a little behind on Christmas cards (gasp! I know….you are SHOCKED!). So… I needed something pretty – and if I could make a stack of them easy peasy – then…even better! Winter Woods and a sentiment from the Snowman Season…plus my Stamparatus!…was the answer. Take a look-see:
No – your eyes don’t deceive you. That’s a no-layer card. So…not nine Stampin’ Dimensionals. Nay…not even ONE!
Yes – there’s been a significant disturbance in the Force!
So – here’s our color challenge.
I selected Shaded Spruce for my third color.
The layout was inspired by the sketch challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.
And my Christmas tree was inspired by the Global Design Project theme challenge.
Okay – this is all stamping and all Stamparatus – so…here we go!
I started with some Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes.
If you’re going to stamp-a-stack of these…here’s a look at how you can set up your Stamparatus. I put the bare trees on a panel to stamp from the side. On the other side of that panel is the large single pine tree. If you look at the panel on the top – I put “Merry Christmas” from the Snowman Season set up there.
Starting with the bare trees in the Winter Woods stamp set, I stamped the note card in Smoky Slate. I did all my cards with this image.
Then I flipped the panel and stamped the large pine tree in Shaded Spruce on all the note cards. Finally – I added the Snowman Season sentiment in Shaded Spruce.
I added a Rhinestone Basic Jewel as a tree topper.
On the inside, I again set up my Stamparatus. I stamped a sentiment from Winter Woods in Shaded Spruce. Then I came back and added the single pine bough, also from Winter Woods and also in Shaded Spruce.
And…uhm…that’s it! Easy peasy!
I did add the Winter Woods pine bough in Shaded Spruce on the front of the matching Envelopes.
Et Voila! This is SO far out of my wheelhouse – no Dimensionals, no Linen Thread bows, hardly any bling at all! But…I LOVE it! Winter Woods – with the bare tree line AND the large and lush pine tree – is perfect for this color scheme! And the big, fun sentiment from Snowman Season was tailor-made! If you need a stack of Christmas cards…pull these sets (and your STAMPARATUS!!) and get busy. I 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!
Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!
Have fun on the Hop!!
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Running thru 2 Jan 20 (but only while supplies last), you can save big on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits. You’ll want to shop early to avoid missing out!
And don’t forget: This offer is while supplies last only and popular items will sell out quickly.
- Sales Period: 3 Dec 19 – 2 Jan 20 at 11:50pm (MT)
- Only items listed on the flyer, Excel spread sheet, and online store are eligible for this promotion.
- No minimum purchase required.
- Retiring items from the 2019 holiday catalog are available while supplies last.
Here are handy links to the goodies in my Online Store!
Stampin’ Up! has also released the list of products in the Holiday Catalog that are carrying over into future catalog! Yeah!!
Click the links below to see the complete list of retiring and carryover items (those goodies that will be available for purchase in a future catalog!).
- Year-End Closeout Product List (PDF/Excel – Sortable)
- Holiday Carryover Product List (PDF/Excel-Sortable)
****Take a close look at the asterisked items in the Holiday Carryover List…there are a few of your favorite things that are currently sold out and unavailable…but that will be back!! Like…the Moose Punch, the Feels Like Frost DSP and the Brightly Gleaming DSP (to name a few – there are MORE!). While they will NOT be available from 2 Jan 20 thru the start of the 2020 Holiday catalog next Fall – they WILL be back! Check out the full list.
- Most Wonderful Time Product Medley (item 150705)
- Christmas Countdown Project Kit (item 150703)
- Please note: The coordinating Christmas Countdown Stamp Set (item 151833) will not carry over – so you want to get that NOW!
- Jingle Bells Embellishments (item 149598)
- Snowflake Sequins Embellishments (item 150443)
- Feels Like Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 150444)
- Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper (item 150432)
- Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper (item 150429)
- Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set (item 150464)
- Gleaming Ornament Punch Pack (item 150647)
- Merry Moose Stamp Set (item 150494)
- Moose Punch (item 150652)
- Gather Together Stamp Set (item 150589)
- Gathered Leaves Dies (item 150662)
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Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes – Done!
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