Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Sparkle of the Season for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  First off…HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!  I hope that (AFTER you read thru our blog!) that you have a most wonderful day with family and friends and lots of food and….elastic waistbands!! 😉

It’s ALSO 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 decided that it would be a good day to acknowledge that it’s practically Christmas, so I pulled out the Sparkle of the Season Bundle (one of my VERY favorites in the current Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog!) and combined it with some gorgeous Peaceful Place Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see:

And here’s the sketch we were all working with!

I also took inspiration from the Tic-Tac-Toe challenge this week!  I went on the diagonal (Plaid-Wreath-Red); down the left column (Plaid – Layers – Die Cut); and…across the bottom (Die Cut – Sequins/Gsms – Red).  🙂

I started with the diamond-y paper from the Peaceful Place Specialty DSP and I matted it on Evening Evergreen.  Then I took a slightly narrower piece of the plaid Peaceful Place Specialty DSP and adhered it over the top with Liquid Glue.

I adhered a narrow strip of Cherry Cobbler cardstock across the “seam” with Liquid Glue to create the card front.

Using the dies in the bundled Seasonal Swirls die set, I cut an Evening Evergreen and a Soft Succulent “pine boughs” wreath.  I also cut the star-strewn wreath from a piece of the (shiniest) silver foil from the Silver Foil Specialty Pack.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the three die cut wreaths in a “stack”.

I tied a small bow from silver Simply Elegant Trim and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

On a strip of Basic White, I stamped the Sparkle of the Season sentiment in Cherry Cobbler.  Then I snipped banners in each end with Paper Snips – and used double-stacked Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment over top.

I cut out six holly leaves – there’s a sweet little die in the Seasonal Swirls Dies that cuts two at a time! – from Evening Evergreen and adhered them around the wreath.

Then I added Cherry Cobbler gems from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels as “berries” for each leaf pair.

I added an Evening Evergreen gem from the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels to the sentiment and the card front was done.

On the inside, I stamped the second sentiment from Sparkle of the Season in Cherry Cobbler on a Basic White panel.  Over top, I added the pine bough from Sparkle of the Season in stamped-off-once Soft Succulent.  Then I added a small Evening Evergreen gem.

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to an Evening Evergreen mat and into my Cherry Cobbler card base and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got some pine boughs from Sparkle of the Season in Soft Succulent on the front…

…and more of the Peaceful Place Specialty DSP on the envelope flap!

Et Voila! Sparkle of the Season – and the bundled Seasonal Swirls dies – is SUCH a great bundle!  Crossing multiple holidays, with the gorgeous wreath dies – complete with decorations for the wreaths – this will be one of your go-to bundles!  And…there is no denying the subtle, elegant beauty of the Peaceful Place Specialty DSP is there?

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 Sue’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!

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:

Cherry Cobbler Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 1/4″ x 5″ (strip on card front)

Evening Evergreen Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Seasonal Swirls die cut wreath and holly leaves

Soft Succulent Cardstock: Seasonal Swirls die cut wreath

Silver Foil Specialty Pack: Seasonal Swirls die cut wreath

Basic White Cardstock:  1/2″ x 3 3/8″ (sentiment); 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inner liner)

Peaceful Place Specialty DSP: 3 3/4″ x 5″(card front); 2 3/4″ x 5″ (plaid DSP on front); 3″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Sparkle of the Season for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

  1. Gerri K

    Beautiful card Mary!!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving! Love your card, such a pretty design! Perfect for the holidays! 🙂

  3. Karen Ksenzakovic

    Absolutely beautiful Mary 🙂 Love that DSP. I need to use it more. Perfect colors and perfect wreath too

  4. Sparkle of the Season Bundle is one of my favorites, too! Love the colors you used on this card.

  5. Beautiful card! And a belated Happy THanksgiving to you and yours!

  6. Susan K

    So pretty and Christmasy! I love it. TFS
    Happy Thanksgiving

  7. This is so pretty, Mary. I love the layering on the wreath and the DSP you chose. Hope you and Wayne had a wonderful Thanksgiving and no need for stretch pants!

  8. Tara Carpenter

    This is one of my favorite sets!!! TFS

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