Stampin’ Up! Wrapped in Christmas for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hey y’all – it’s Thursday, so it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a color challenge, today – 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!

When I saw the color scheme we had for today, I saw “Christmas” (and I think you would, too!).  So…I pulled out the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set and some Plaid Tidings DSP.  Take a look-see:

And here’s our color challenge!  We had to pick at least three of the colors, but… I feel like I hit all of them with my three plaid patterns! 🙂

The layout for this one comes from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

And – I played along at the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge, too!  I went down the diagonal from left to right!

I saw Linda Callahan’s cute card using this sketch and it gave me the idea to pull out the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch!

I started with a Crumb Cake panel that I ran thru my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine in the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder, then matted on Cherry Cobbler for the card front.

I took three patterns from the Plaid Tidings DSP and punched three Rectangular Postage Stamp Punches.  I also punched three Cherry Cobbler pieces and adhered the plaid cut-outs to the Cherry Cobbler mats using Liquid Glue.

I used a Glue Dot to adhere a Gold Hoop Embellishment to the card front – then adhered a big bow tied with the gold trim from the Wonder of the Season Ribbon Combo Pack with another Glue Dot.

I adhered the three matted pieces of Plaid Tidings to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and Liquid Glue.

I put a piece of Whisper White into my Stamparatus and used it to stamp the sentiment from the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set.  I colored the stamp using the Marker-to-Rubber technique and my Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green.  Tip:  use the Stamparatus!  And…don’t press the stamp down too hard – it can cause “clumping” of ink when you use the Marker-to-Rubber technique.  Instead…ink…huff warm breath over the stamp to reactivate the ink – stamp – repeat as often as necessary.  Layering the ink works much better than trying to get it all done on one stamping.  And the Stamparatus makes it possible!  🙂

I cut the sentiment with my 1 1/2″ Circle Punch and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

A few Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels in Cherry Cobbler finished off the card front.

On the inside, I used the Marker-to-Rubber technique again to stamp a second Wrapped in Christmas sentiment onto a Whisper White panel.  I added some Garden Green fluer-de-do’s in the corner and a couple three Cherry Cobbler gems, too!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat and into my Garden Green card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got some Wrapped in Christmas fluer-de-do’s in Garden Green on the front…

…and more of the Plaid Tidings DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Crumb Cake – Plaid Tidings – and sweet Wrapped in Christmas sentiments – all atop a Dainty Diamonds 3D embossed panel!  Pretty perfect for Christmas, huh?  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

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Julie Johnston

Have fun on the Hop!!







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(That’s the SU! version of Black Friday!)

Look what popped up on the Stampin’ Up! website this morning!  We’re having a BIG sale next week – on 24 Nov.  It’s one day only and you’re going to want to get your lists ready!  Practically EVERYTHING in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog is on SALE for 10% off!  Whoo-hoo!!  Now – not EVERYTHING is on the list – here’s a spreadsheet with what is NOT going to be on sale.   Or here’s a printable PDF version of the Not-On-The-Sale list!

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On the other hand, the Curvy Christmas stamp set (which does coordinate with the Curvy Dies – YEAH!) and the Christmas Classic 6″ x 6″ DSP will ONLY BE AVAILABLE DURING THIS PROMOTION (3 Nov – 4 Jan) and are ONLY AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!  Which means – if you want them – you’re going to want to pick them up sooner than later! 😉

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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Cherry Cobbler Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch pieces (x3 – mats for DSP punches)

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Whisper White Card Stock: 1 1/2″ Circle Punch (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Plaid Tidings 6″ x 6″ DSP:  Postage Stamp Punch (x3 – for cuts on front of card); envelope flap

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22 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Wrapped in Christmas for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Winner, winner!

  2. Karen Ksenzakovic

    Such a great card Mary 🙂 Love your design and all the plaids. The embossed background is perfect

  3. So cute Mary! They punches look like little holiday gifts. Great design! 🙂

  4. So cute!! Love the way you offset the punched papers!😊

  5. Lovely in its simplicity. Leave it to Mary to deviate from the norm by adding a neutral! One that isn’t white! 🙂 I love the plaids, and apparently our whole Inkin’ Krew does too!!

  6. Susan K

    So super cute. Love your choice of paper. Thanks for the tip on the marker to rubber…good reminder. TFS

  7. Just lovely, Mary! A great way to use those papers and that wonderful sentiment…one of my favs this year….and you nailed the TTT perfectly! Thanks for playing Tic Tac Toe with us this week!

  8. Joanne James

    Oh this is fun Mary – love your trio of plaid squares/rectangles, all brought together with that wonderful sentiment. Thanks for sharing your card and playing along with us over at Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week!

  9. Linda Callahan

    Pretty plaids! And yep that punch came in handy for this sketch! Love the embossing folder you used too!

  10. Jen Brum

    What a fun mix of Christmas plaids! So cute! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  11. Jacquie

    Love the trio of plaids! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week!

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