Stampin’ Up! Holly Jolly Christmas Season 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 sketch 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 went with a Christmas theme and some pretty traditional colors!  The Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set gave me the starting point with its big sentiment.  Then I added some Christmas Pinecone die cuts and Christmas Season images.  Take a look-see:

And…here’s our sketch!

The sentiment was perfect with the Just Us Girls Word Week Challenge!

I started by adhering a piece of Heartwarming Hugs DSP on Old Olive for the card front.

Then I stamped the Holly Jolly Wishes sentiment in Early Espresso on a piece of Basic White and cut it out with a Hippo & Friends label die cut.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the sentiment to the card front.

Using the large dies in the Christmas Pinecone set, I cut an Old Olive and a Mossy Meadow die cut.  Using my Paper Snips, I cut some individual boughs from both die cuts.

I used a couple of pinecone dies to cut Early Espresso solid die cuts – one large and one small.  I cut the matching detailed pinecone dies from Cork Specialty Paper, then used Liquid Glue to adhere them together.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the snipped pine boughs on the bottom of the sentiment label.

I adhered the small pinecone with Liquid Glue, then popped the large pine cone on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Some Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels here and there around the card front finished it off!

On the inside, I stamped a second Holly Jolly Wishes sentiment in Early Espresso on a Basic White panel.  In the corner, I stamped some Christmas Season pine boughs in Old Olive and Mossy Meadow.  In the middle, I stamped the smaller less-detailed pinecone in stamped-off-once Early Espresso.  I added the coordinating detailed image in full-strength Early Espresso – then adhered a few Red Rhinestones!

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to an Old Olive mat and into my Early Espresso card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Christmas Season pine boughs and cone on the front…

…and more Heartwarming Hugs DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the non-traditional colors I’ve been playing with recently, but…reds and greens and browns are just so…perfect!  Christmas Season and the Christmas Pinecone die set brings a very satisfying amount of pine-y goodness to the Holly Jolly Wishes sentiments and homespun Heartwarming Hugs 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

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Early Espresso Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Christmas Pinecone solid die cut pine cones

Old Olive Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Christmas Pinecone die cut pine boughs

Mossy Meadow Cardstock: Christmas Pinecone die cut pine boughs

Cork Specialty Paper: Christmas Pinecone detailed die cut pine cones

Basic White Cardstock: Hippo & Friends die cut label (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Heartwarming Hugs DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 3″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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26 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Holly Jolly Christmas Season for the Happy Inkin Thursday Blog Hop

  1. What’s not to love about pine cones and that DSP!

    • stampsnlingers

      Right? Add pinecones to anything and you’ll be good in my book! Thanks! 🙂

  2. Tara Carpenter

    beautiful card ! TFS!

  3. So pretty and festive Mary!! Love it!! 😊

  4. Karen Ksenzakovic

    Just beautiful Mary 🙂 Love the spray of pine boughs and pine cones under the sentiment.

  5. So pretty Mary! Love the layering and the those pine boughs and pinecones are perfect framing for your sentiment. 🙂

  6. Of course I like! More than like actually. Perfect traditional colors and your pine boughs are wonderful. Inside of card and envelope are perfect!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Julie – it’s for sure in both our wheelhouses!!

  7. scrapperatheart

    Such a great Christmas card, Mary! I love the bold greeting and the cute pinecones! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls for Word Week! Take care!

  8. Love those Christmas Pinecone Dies!

  9. Susan K

    Wow, so traditional and so beautiful! I bet that cork paper for the detailed pine cone diecut is amazeballs and adds wonderful texture…it looks great in 1-D! Love it all. TFS

    • stampsnlingers

      It’s cool – I hope the Cork sticks around for a while! Thanks, Susan! 🙂

  10. Maryanne Willequer

    Mary, just a heartfelt thank you to you and all Veterans for your dedication to our freedom.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Maryanne! It was my honor and pleasure, for sure! 🙂

  11. kristigraystamping

    Love all the texture in your card Mary. The DSP, the greenery and the big sentiment. Perfect!

  12. ElizStewart

    Mary… There is a lot of information in this post! But I am definitely going to investigate the Christmas Pinecone Dies… what a beautiful card! You certainly check off MERRY. Thanks so much for joining and sharing with Just Us Girls this week.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Elizabeth! It’s a great set of dies! Appreciate you coming by! 🙂

  13. Gale

    Love your cards. You have the best ever tutorials for your projects!! Thank you so much for sharing.

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