Saturday, December 11, 2021

Stamping Inkspirations December Blog Hop The Sounds Of Christmas

Welcome to the Stamping Inkspirations December Blog Hop as we showcase projects with this month's theme, The Sounds of Christmas. You will be visiting with creative crafters from around the world as they share their wonderful projects and ideas to help inspire you for the holidays.
This month's theme was so much fun and had me singing more than one Christmas carol as I designed my card for this blog hop. The Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set has a wonderful variety of sentiments with lines from different Christmas carols and the hardest part was choosing which one I wanted to use. In the end, I went with two sentiments that went together and I partnered them with the Picture This Dies to create the windows to frame the song lyrics. I also used the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder to add texture to the card and I love the way the musical notes tie in with this theme. For my color palette, I went with more traditional colors including Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, Basic White and Gold. To create the holly, I used the Merriest Moments Bundle with Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler Classic ink. I love the clean and simple look of this design with the touch of elegance created with the Gold accents.  
Products Used:
Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set (item #156362) - Retiring
Merriest Moments Bundle (item #156783)
Picture This Dies (item #155559)
Layering Circles Dies (item #151770)
Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder (item #156392)
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock (item #119685)
Shaded Spruce Cardstock (item #146981)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Gold Foil Sheets (item #132622)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
Shaded Spruce Classic Ink Pad (item #147088)
Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pad (item #147083)
Gilded Gems (item #152478)
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (item #144108)
Shaded Spruce Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
Card Front - 5 1/8" x 3 7/8" 
Basic White Cardstock 
Layer 1 - 5 1/4" x 4"
Medium Circle die cut with Layering Circles Dies 
Holly Leaves & Berries stamped and die cut with the Merriest Moments Bundle
Gold Foil
Medium Circle die cut with Layering Circles Dies
For my card design, I wanted the sentiments to read like you would sing in the song "Deck The Halls". So I decided to use the Picture This Dies to create the openings for the sentiments. I embossed the Cherry Cobbler cardstock layer first with the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder and then die cut the openings with the rectangle Picture This Die. I lined up the Cherry Cobbler cardstock layer over the top of the Basic White cardstock layer and used a pencil to mark where the openings would be to line up the sentiments. I stamped the sentiment image with Versamark ink onto the Basic White cardstock at the top and bottom area where it would line up with the openings. I heat embossed the sentiments with Gold embossing powder. I also heat embossed the second sentiment onto the Basic White cardstock circle with Gold embossing powder and layered it onto the Gold Foil circle. I attached the Cherry Cobbler layer to the Basic White cardstock layer with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals so that it lined up over the embossed sentiments. I then attached this layer to the Shaded Spruce card base with adhesive. For the Holly leaves and berries, I stamped two leaves with Shaded Spruce Classic ink and one of the berry cluster with Cherry Cobbler Classic ink onto a scrap of Basic White cardstock and die cut them with the coordinating dies, all from the Merriest Moments Bundle. I attached the circle sentiment label to the center of the card with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals and added the leaves and berries to embellish the top left side of the sentiment circle. I colored the leaves and berries with Clear Wink of Stella to add a touch of shimmer. To finish off the card design, I added some Gilded Gems to the Cherry Cobbler layer for a touch of bling. 
Thank you for visiting my blog today. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to create your own projects with this festive theme to share with family and friends. There are so many wonderful products in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog to choose from to help spark your creativity.
Now it's time to visit Elaine's wonderful blog and see what she has created. Just click on the Next button to visit her blog or use the Roll Call List below to find your way. We would appreciate it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you enjoyed about our projects. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog hop. 

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Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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  1. Lovely card Tricia, love a good fa la la la la x

  2. I totally love your take on this theme, Tricia!💕

  3. Absolutely love the song on the card! Thanks for the amazing inspiration, Tricia. xx