Stampin’ Up! Christmas Season Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hi Stampers, today we have a sketch challenge for our blog hop.  I used a different pattern paper from Painted Christmas DSP that I had not used on a card yet this season.  This card has a natural feel with the colors and DSP.   Using the Christmas Season stamp set completes the project with all the great images in this set.   This will be my last blog hop of the season as I will packing up my craft room this weekend for the move into our new home in Kentucky.  I will see you all next year for some more hops, cards and card making.  My craft spaces have always been very compact.  I am excited to share that I will have space just for me and my card making in this new home, and I can hardly wait to get it set up and start making cards again.  Merry Christmas and see you all next year.

Make sure you stop by each of our creative team members and visit their blog to see what they created for you today too.

The Sketch:

Stampin’ Up! Christmas Season:

The Recipe:

Card base: Evening Evergreen 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4

Front panel: Evening Evergreen 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 embossed on each end with the Wintery 3 D Embossing Folder)

DSP panel: Painted Christmas 3 x 4-1/2

Sentiment piece: Basic White die cut with the Rectangle Stitched Dies (approx. 3-7/8 x 2-5/8)

Sentiment mat: Early Espresso 4-1/8 x 2-3/4

The Details:

  • Stamp the following image onto Basic White card stock using the following inks
  • 2 small pinecones, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede
  • Pine Boughs: 2 in Evening Evergreen and 1 in Soft Seafoam
  • Die cut the pine boughs and pinecone with the Seasonal Label Dies

The Sentiment:

  • Stamp your sentiment onto the Basic White Rectangle Stitched Die panel as follows
  • Sentiment is stamped over more the left-hand side in Early Espresso ink using the sentiment from Christmas to Remember stamp set
  • Stamp some broadleaf stems from the Christmas Season stamp set in Soft Succulent in the right bottom corner of the sentiment piece
  • Add some Evening Evergreen pine boughs around the broadleaf stamped stems
  • Finally add a few Soft Seafoam pine boughs to finish off your stamping

Putting The Card Together:

  • Attach your Evening Evergreen embossed panel to the front of the Evening Evergreen card front with Stampin Seal
  • Attach your Painted Christmas DSP to the front of the card with Stampin Seal (it sits more toward to left hand side of the card)
  • Mat your sentiment piece to the Early Espresso panel
  • Wrap a double piece of Linen Thread around the sentiment piece (toward the bottom) and mount to the front of the card with Dimensioanls
  • Adhere your pinecones, one with Glue Dots and one with Dimensionals
  • Tuck in your die cut pine boughs around the art piece with Liquid glue or Glue Dots

Finishing Details:

  • Attach a double Linen Thread bow to the pinecone arrangement with a glue dot
  • Add a few Matte Decorative Dots to the sentiment piece and you are done

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what the rest of the team created for you today:

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And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

Amy Koenders:

Mary Deatherage:

Kristi Gray:

Jaimie Babarczy:

Karen Finkle:

Akiko Sudano:

Karen Ksenzakovic:

Tara Carpenter:

Terry Lynn Bright:

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  1. Karen Ksenzakovic says:

    This is beautiful Kristi 🙂 Love the DSP and your embossed background sets it off perfectly

  2. Pamela H says:

    Kristi this card really nails it. Beautiful combination of the earth tones. The verse is poignant and very uplifting. Lovely card.

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