Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Stockings Santa Paws for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  It’s Thursday – which means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop!!  We’ve got a color challenge to work with 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 colors, I figured I’d pull out the Sweet Little Stockings Bundle and the coordinating Sweet Stockings DSP.  And so…I did!  Take a look-see:

And – here’s our color challenge!

And I pulled from the Global Design Project sketch challenge for the layout.

I started with some Cherry Cobbler paper from the Sweet Stockings DSP that I matted on Bumble Bee cardstock for the card front.

I cut another pattern with a Stitched So Sweetly die  – then I adhered that to the card front with Liquid Glue.  Note: I used the Stitched So Sweetly Dies for two pieces on this card!

I cut a Basic White piece using a Hippo & Friends Die

…and adhered it with more Liquid Glue.

I looped a length of Bumble Bee 1/4″ Gingham Ribbon around in a loose…bow….using Glue Dots to adhere it in place.

Using a die in the Stockings Die set, I cut out a Christmas stocking printed on one of the designs in the Sweet Stockings DSP, then I adhered it over the ribbon with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the little kitty face from Sweet Little Stockings in Basic Gray on a piece of Basic White.  Then I used my Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Combo – and a smidge of Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend (inside her ear-balls) to color her.  I cut her with the matching die in the Stockings Die set.

I used the leafy-branch die in the Stockings Dies, I cut two Old Olive branches – and adhered them to the white die cut with Liquid Glue. I added some Cherry Cobbler Matt Decorative Dots.

I stamped the Sweet Little Stockings sentiment in Bumble Bee on a piece of Basic White and cut it with the next-to-smallest Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die.

I popped the sentiment over the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then used a single Dimensional (under the top of the kitty’s head) and a little Liquid Glue to add the die cut kitty head.

I added an Old Olive Matte Decorative Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second Sweet Little Stockings sentiment in Bumble Bee ink on a piece of Basic White.  Then I added the little kitty in Basic Gray – colored as I’d done on the front.  I added a couple of Cherry Cobbler Matte Decorative Dots.

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to a Bumble Bee mat and into my Old Olive card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Sweet Little Stockings kitty on the front…

…and more of the Sweet Stockings DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This is such a sweet suite.  The critters in the Sweet Little Stockings stamp set are so much fun and I LOVE that the Stockings Dies cut out those stamped images AND several of the printed images on the Sweet Stockings DSP!  I love when SU gives us dies that cut DSP images!  Makes for quick and easy decorating!! 🙂

I hope you like!

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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 Jaimie’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!

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Have fun on the Hop!!






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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Old Olive Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Stockings DIe cut branches (x2)

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

Basic White Cardstock: Hippo Friends die cut (behind sentiment); Stitched So Sweetly die cut (sentiment); Stockings die cut stamped kitty

Sweet Stockings DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Stitched So Sweetly Die Cut; Stockings Die cut DSP stocking; 3″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Sweet Little Stockings Santa Paws for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. So cute, Mary. I love that we’ve all shown how the DSP can be used in many different designed cards.

  2. Karen Ksenzakovic

    Such a sweet card Mary 🙂 Love all the extra details and the mix of DSP’s

  3. So cute! Love the little kitty peeking over the sentiment, perfect! 🙂

  4. Rosemary Dettelback

    That “Sweet Little Stockings” card is adorable! That would put a smile on anyone’s face who receives it this holiday season.

  5. It looks like a plan was afoot…that being to use the Sweet Stockings for today’s hop. Everyone used it in some way. However, it is so adorable, why not? Just goes to show how versatile it can be.
    love your cute kitty, and the paper mix is great.

  6. Susan K

    This stamp set and the fun DSP just make me smile! I think I’ll color this friendly feline like Codie’s new gray kitty and send to her for Christmas! TFS

  7. Wonderful card! (Or wondermus in Mary Speak) I love how you used so many different elements to pull in the colors. And the bow! Thanks for the picture – I’ll definitely be trying it. (Instead of tying it)

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