Stampin’ Up! Tidings & Trimmings Merry & Bright 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 theme 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!

I decided to pull out an Annual Catalog set that, when I opened the stamp case, realized I hadn’t even removed it from the plastic backer – let alone USED it!  And – the Tidings & Trimmings stamp set with the bundled Christmas Trimmings dies is too sweet to NOT use!  Especially when you add some Tidings of Christmas 6″ x 6″ DSP.  Take a look-see:

As you can see….our theme was…Valentine’s Day!

Just seeing it you’re paying attention! 😂😂😂  Of course – THIS is our theme!

The layout is borrowed from the Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge.

And I played along with the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge, too! I went across the top (Sparkle – Embossing – Any Shape Die) and down the middle (Embossing – Green/Blue – Twine).  I’m an overachiever that way! 😉

I started by adhering a piece of the Tidings of Christmas DSP to the front of a Soft Succulent cardbase (it’s the same size as the front of the card) with Liquid Glue.

I matted another strip of the DSP on Cherry Cobbler and adhered it to the card front with more Liquid Glue.  That’s the vertical panel.

Finally, I matted the smallest strip of DSP and adhered it as well.

I used the largest angled-top Tailor Made Tag die to cut a Soft Succulent tag.

I inked the Tidings & Trimmings sentiment with Versamark ink and stamped it on the bottom of the tag.  Then I sprinkled it with white embossing powder from the Basics Stampin’ Emboss Powders pack.  Using my Heat Tool, I set the embossing.  Note: the heated powder can still be smudged until it’s cool – careful!

With the berries image from the Tidings & Trimmings set, I stamped around on the upper portion of the tag in Soft Succulent.  Then I used the little “reinforcer” die from the bundled Christmas Trimmings die set to cut a Cherry Cobbler reinforcer – which I adhered over the hole in the top of the tag with a little Liquid Glue.

I popped the tag onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut a solid Cherry Cobbler star with the smaller star die in Christmas Trimmings.  Then I used the small detailed die to cut a rose gold detailed die cut star.  This is from the Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the metallic star to the Cherry Cobbler star.

Then I popped the star onto the tag with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used two lengths of Linen Thread to tie a simple bow, which I adhered with a little Liquid Glue.

I added some Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels (a Pool Party gem in the middle of the star and Cherry Cobbler on the card front) and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the Tidings & Trimmings sentiment in Soft Succulent on a Basic White panel.  Next to it, I stamped a Cherry Cobbler bow – and added a Cherry Cobbler Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the middle.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Cherry Cobbler mat and into the card base and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Tidings & Trimmings Cherry Cobbler bow on the front…

…and more of the Tidings of Christmas 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the combo of colors on this one – Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent and Cherry Cobbler!  The Tidings & Trimmings sentiment is fun with the Christmas Trimmings die cut star set atop a Tailor Made Tags tag, don’t you think?  And I really love all the pretty designs and color palette in theTidings of Christmas DSP!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down 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

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright

Have fun on the Hop!!






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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Soft Succulent Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Tailor Made Tags die cut tag

Cherry Cobbler Cardstock: 2 1/8″ x 3 3/8″ (mat for small DSP panel on front); 3 3/8″ x 5 1/2″ (mat for larger DSP Strip on front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner); Christmas Tidings die cut star; Tailor Made Tags die cut “reinforcer”

Basic White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Tidings of Christmas 6″ x 6″ DSP: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card front); 2″ x 3 1/4″ (smaller DSP panel); 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (larger DSP Strip); 3″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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22 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Tidings & Trimmings Merry & Bright for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Karen Ksenzakovic

    Simply beautiful Mary 🙂 LOVE this design with all the layering. Perfect mix of DSP’s too

  2. Such a pretty card Mary! Love the layering and the colors! 🙂

  3. Lovely! I’m always amazed when I go to use something and discover it’s the first time after having it for months!

  4. So VERY lovely! Great design for those beautiful DSPs.

  5. Wow, Mary, what a gorgeous Christmas card! I love the variety dsp patterns and the tag embellished with the pretty star. I’m so glad you shared with us this week at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

  6. Susan K

    Gorgeous! I love that pop of red with the green. I need those tag dies! TFS

  7. Love all the layers and the way you combined the different patterns of DSP on this card. Well done!

  8. Debbie

    What a beautiful card! I love your colors and papers!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches
    Debbie – TMS DT
    Debbie’s Dash of This and That

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much! Appreciate you coming by, Debbie! 🙂

  9. what a beautiful card, colors are fantastic..great take on sketch

  10. Beautiful! I love that you made a tag and these papers are wonderful. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Melissa! And thank you for taking the time to leave a comment! 🙂

  11. This is such a wonderful Christmas card. I love those papers. The soft succulent green just calls my name every time I see it on a card. Thanks so much for sharing it at Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge. Hope you’ll play again. Hugs, Debi TMS DT

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Debi – I sure appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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