Stampin’ Up! Trimming The Town Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hi Stampers, Today for our blog hop we have a sketch challenge.  I am trying to use all of my wonderful holiday DSP for an assortment of Christmas card and wanted to try using Trimming the Town today.  Now, I don’t have the stamp set or dies that coordinate with the paper and had to get creative. I came up with a plan which was fun to do and made a fast card  from the  paper!

The sketch:

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The recipe:

Card base:  Misty Moonlight 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2

Mat: Real Red 4 x 5-1/4

DSP: Trimming the Town 3-7/8 x 5-1/8

Banner: Misty Moonlight 2 x 5-1/8 Embossed with Greenery EF and Punched with the Banner Triple Punch

Scallop Rectangle mat: Real Red Die cut with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies

Art piece: Whisper White 2-3/16 x 3-3/8

The details:

  • Fussy cut the two houses from the Trimming the Town DSP
  • Fussy cut the two trees from the Trimming the Town DSP

The sentiment:

  • Stamp your sentiment onto the Whisper White art piece with Tuxedo Black Memento ink using the saying from Itty Bitty Christmas
  • Mount your art piece onto the Real Red Stitched So Sweetly mat

Putting the card together:

  • Adhere your Trimming the Town DSP to the Real Red mat
  • Wrap a piece of Real Red All The Trimming ribbon  around the matted DSP panel
  • Adhere this panel to the Misty Moonlight Card base with Dimensionals
  • Adhere your embossed Misty Moonlight banner to the right side of the card front
  • Attach your Real Red matted art piece on top of the banner with Dimensionala
  • Adhere your blue house with glue dots to the Whisper White matted art piece
  • Attach the red house with Dimensionals next to the blue house
  • Tuck in the large green tree behind the red house with glue dots
  • Adhere your small green tree to the left side of the red house with Dimensionals

Finishing touches:

  • Adhere a All the Trimming Real Red bow to the left of the art piece (on top of the ribbon  wrap)
  • Add a Gold Jingle Bell to the bow and you are done.

Here is our team:

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:

Sue Prather: 

Karen Finkle:

Akiko Sudano: 

Karen Ksenzakovic:

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These are the products I used to make my card:

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