Christmas Cards

If your Facebook news feed is like mine, I'm sure you've seen the XX Fridays until Christmas pictures. There are now only 14 Fridays until Christmas, so it might be time to start thinking about Christmas cards!

This card features a little traditional and non-traditional.

  • Lost Lagoon card base - 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2"
  • Decorative Dots Embossing Folder - used on card base
  • Whisper White layer - 3" x 4"
  • All Is Calm Designer Washi Tape - used to cover Whisper White layer
  • Merry Everything stamp set - stamped in Cherry Cobbler on Whisper White
  • Note Tag Punch - coordinates with Merry Everything (save 15% when purchasing the bundle)
  • Basic Rhinestones
You can find more Christmas card inspiration today at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration

I realized after I made this card, that it fit the requirements at the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge, so I'm submitting it there too.


#ssinkls13 - Layout Sketch

Hello! How are you today?

Did you know that you can do many things today at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration? You can view the winner of last week's #ssinkcs13 card sketch challenge. You can see how other design team members were INKspired by today's sketch. You can link your own INKspired layout to the post and maybe you'll be this week's winner!

Due to my work travels, my husband and I decided to go to the aquarium for our anniversary this year instead of a zoo. Have you tried taking all pictures of all fish all day long? Between the two of us we probably took close to 600 pictures that day. Only half of them turned out. Those little buggers move fast! It did make for a very entertaining day. These were a few of my favorites that did actually turn out.

This page was made in My Digital Studio. To make the bubbles, I used circle punches filled with white and then took the opacity down to 10 percent.


Bundle A Punch

Anyone else lack patience for tedious tasks? Anyone else hate hand cramps? If you're like me, Stampin' Up! has the perfect solution. Stamp sets that have a coordinating punch! There's nothing better than that, right? Wrong! There are six different stamp sets that are bundled with their coordinating punch; which means, you can save 15% just by ordering the bundle!

Today I am featuring the Four Frames bundle. It's available in either Clear Mount or Wood Mount.

  • Crisp Cantaloupe card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
  • Lullaby Designer Series Paper - 3" x 3"
  • Crisp Cantaloupe scrap cardstock 
  • Whisper White scrap cardstock
  • Four Frames stamp set- Crisp Cantaloupe ink
  • Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer stamp set - Lost Lagoon ink
  • Lost Lagoon 3/8" Silky Taffeta Ribbon
  • Essentials Paper-Piercing
Check out this great bundle and more in the Stampin' Up! store. Head over to Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration for a variety of bundled ideas.


Fall Hop

Welcome to the Fall edition of the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Design Team blog hop! As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number two on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Stampin' Fun with Diana. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

My inspiration for this card came from page 46 of Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Catalog. Here is my version:

  • Sahara Sand card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
  • Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper- 2 Crushed Curry, 1 Mossy Meadow each cut to 2-1/2" x 4"
  • Color Me Autumn Designer Washi Tape
  • White & Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim
  • Autumn Wooden Elements- colored with Blendabilities
  • For All Things stamp set- Sahara Sand ink and Mossy Meadow ink on Whisper White cardstock
  • Banners Framelits
I used Glue Dots for the Wooden Elements pieces. On the banner, I used a double layer of Stampin' Dimensionals so that it would lay flat with the Trim.

Thanks for stopping in today! I hope you enjoyed my creation. Now you can head over to visit Pam while she's Stampin' in the Sun


Blog Hop Participant List:

  1. Cynthia at Ink-A-Doodle Creations
  2. Diana at Stampin' Fun with Diana
  3. Darcy at DJ's Stampin' Place
  4. Pam at Stampin' in the Sun
  5. Jennifer at Happy 2 Scrap 4 Life
  6. Heidi at Stuck on Stampin'
  7. Bree at Craft-Somnia
  8. Kristina at Mama's Sanity
  9. Shellie at Craft Smashup
  10. Kim at Stamping with Kim

1-Layer Card

What is the most challenging type of card? For most people it's one layer. Think about it. How are you going to enhance a card with one layer of cardstock/paper? For me I tend to make it too hard.
The bonus is that one layer cards are quick, easy, and easy to duplicate!

  • Very Vanilla cardstock - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"
  • Thanks stamp from Seasonally Scattered inked with Garden Green
  • Color Me Autumn Washi Tape
Boom! You're done!

Check out more great 1-Layer cards at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration


#ssinkcs13-Card Sketch

Upon viewing the sketch for #ssinkcs13, I was a little intimidated. However, once I started working with it, it was really easy and I love the layout!

Here are the details:
  • Soft Suede card base- 8-1/2"x5-1/2", scored and folded at 4-1/4"
  • Night of Navy layer- 4"x5-1/4", embossed with Decorative Dots Embossing Folder
  • Old Olive DSP from Park Lane package- 4"x5", cut in half on diagonal
  • Greeting from Perfect Pennants stamped in Old Olive on Whisper White, cut with Starburst Framelits
Obtain more inspiration and link up your own creation at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration.


Memory Making

My poor pictures have been neglected lately, so I took advantage of today's Project Life post at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration to pull them out and re-live my birthday.

The photos are from the Royals game that we attended. The middle card is from the Playground Project Life Card Kit, and the other two cards are from Happiness Is. They were all so perfect.

My favorite thing about Project Life is how quick it is to complete your Memory Keeping. This page took me less than five minutes to complete, and most of that was spent sorting the pictures and looking for the right cards.

My second favorite thing about Project Life is that it caters to my indecisiveness. This was originally going to be part of a two page layout. Once I completed it, I realized that I wanted it to go right behind this page. Since nothing is glued down, I can flip all of my pictures around, so they will face the direction I want in my album!