Stampin’ Up! Ornamental Merry Hello 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 Pick-3-Colors 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!

I saw “Christmas” when I saw the five colors we had to choose from this week and decided to pull out the Ornamental Envelopes Bundle and A Merry Hello stamp set (which is a host-exclusive set!).  I added some Heartwarming Hugs DSP and…take a look-see:

Here’s our five colors – I pretty much chose Real Red, Bumble Bee and Old Olive!

I also used the sketch from this week’s CAS(E) This Sketch challenge!

I started with a piece of Whisper White for the card front.  Using my Stamparatus, I stamped the top five ornaments from the large image in Ornamental Envelopes in Bumble Bee.  I did that by carefully inking just the ornaments that I wanted to stamp.

I adhered a panel of Heartwarming Hugs DSP to the bottom of the panel with Liquid Glue.

Next, I wrapped a length of Real Red 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim twice around the panel – securing it in the back with Glue Dots.  Then I tied a bow around the trim on the front.

I popped the panel onto a Bumble Bee mat with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a piece of Whisper White, I stamped a sentiment from A Merry Hello twice – once in Bumble Bee and once in Old Olive.  I fussy cut the word “merry” from the Old Olive version.

Using one of the smallish dies in the Envelopes Dies – I cut the Bumble Bee version.  I edged the resulting sentiment “ornament” with my Bumble Bee Stampin’ Write Marker.

Then I popped the fussy cut sentiment in place with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and used a couple more Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop the sentiment over the wrapped Linen Trim.

Using my Bumble Bee Stampin’ Write Marker – the fine-tip end – I added a few little dots above the popped on sentiment (to mimic the “hangars”).

I added some stars and small dots from the All The Trimmings Embellishments and the card front was done.

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from A Merry Hello in Old Olive ink onto a Whisper White panel.  Then I added three small ornaments from the Ornamental Envelopes set in Bumble Bee ink.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Bumble Bee panel and into my Old Olive card base, added the card front with more Liquid Glue and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more small ornaments on the front…

…and more of the Heartwarming Hugs DSP on the envelope flap.  THEN – this is fun! – I used a die in the Envelope Dies to cut a scallop edge in the bottom of the flap!

Et Voila!  I love the Ornamental Envelopes bundle – with it’s fun Envelope Dies, don’t you??

And – A Merry Hello is a sweet little host-exclusive stamp set!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below!

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

Mary Deatherage – YOU ARE HERE!

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Julie Johnston

Have fun on the Hop!!







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    Envelope size: 2-3/4″ x 4-3/8″
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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Old Olive Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Bumble Bee Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

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

Heartwarming Hugs DSP:  2 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ (front DSP panel);  envelope flap

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10 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Ornamental Merry Hello for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. That’s beautiful Mary! Love the way that you used the ornament image for your background and the ornament die for your sentiment. Perfect! 🙂

  2. This is simply gorgeous Mary 🙂 Love those ornaments, perfect with the DSP and ribbon

  3. Yep, the colors are Christmas colors…bright, cheerful. Not your usual style, but I like it.

  4. kristigraystamping

    Really pretty card Mary, love the ornaments and the DSP that you used. Wish I would have purchased that stamp set now

  5. Great card, Mary. I have this bundle and need to use it. You’ve inspired me to get going on that.

    • stampsnlingers

      Can’t wait to see what you make with it, Sue! Thanks! 🙂

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