Stampin’ Up Christmas Pines for Inspire Create Challenge #031

Good Friday morning everyone.  Did you have a nice Thanksgiving?  Does everyone have lots of leftovers like me?  Well, Santa was at the end of the Macy’s Day Parade in NYC so that means that the Christmas season has begun at my house.  I’m so happy I decided not to go.  Although it was a beautiful sunny morning, it was only 20 degrees when it started.  Too cold for me to be standing outside.  Today we pack up all regular decorations and move furniture around .  My house becomes Christmas town.  How about yours?  Does everyone go all out decorating like me?  I redo EVERY room in my house.

For today’s card I played along with the Inspire. Create. Challenge #031.  Be sure to stop by the Inspire. Create blog and check out everyone’s projects.  This week they have a Colour Challenge and here are the great colors I got to work with.

Here’s what I came up with for these colors.  Take a look.

I started with a piece of Sahara Sand card front and stamped it with the Sheet Music Stamp in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I then tore the edges all around the stamped image and sponged it with Sahara Sand Ink.

On a small piece of Sahara Sand cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up Christmas Pines stamp set in Versamark Ink.  I sprinkled it with my Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.  Using my Big Shot, I cut out the sentiment with the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.  I adhered it to a Shaded Spruce mat, cut out from the Scallop Oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, using Snail.  I adhered it to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I cut out a few of the sprigs from the Snowfall Thinlits Dies (only available until November 30, 2018), in Copper Foil Paper.  I adhered them under my sentiment using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

I made a bow from the 1/4″ Copper Trim Ribbon and adhered it to the side of the sentiment using a Glue Dot.  I colored in a few Pearl Basic Jewels with my Dark Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends Marker and attached them to the oval.  I adhered the card front to a Merry Merlot card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On the inside on a Very Vanilla panel I stamped the Boughs image from the Christmas Pines stamp set in Shaded Spruce Ink stamping off once.  I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in Shaded Spruce Ink in the center of the panel.  I adhered the panel to a Shaded Spruce mat using Snail then adhered it to the Merry Merlot card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Very Vanilla Envelope.  I stamped the front and back flap with the Boughs from the Christmas Pines stamp set in Shaded Spruce Ink.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.  I hope you enjoyed my card and will give it a try.  Happy Stamping.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click here to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.


Happy Stamping, Karen!


Don’t forget about ordering your Snowflake Showcase Products.  You only have until November 30th and then they are gone.


Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza – Coming November 23-28!!


For savvy shoppers everywhere, this time of year is a dream come true.  Some of the biggest sales of the year are happening, which means some of the biggest savings are, too!  Hope that you are ready to save big, because Stampin’ Up! is throwing a spectacular six-day promotion with exclusive, limited-time deals.  Get ready for Online Extravaganza!

Online Extravaganza will run for six days. During this time, Stampin’ Up! will be throwing three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalog—all at 10% off!  Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.).  When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over.  By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalog will have been sale!

November 23–24


  • Bags
  • Brads and Buttons
  • Cards and Envelopes
  • Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Embossing material
  • Glitter
  • Ribbons
  • Twine
  • Specialty Paper
  • Tags
  • Washi Tape

Ordering Deadline for the Paper & Embellishments Sale:  November 24, 11:50 PM (MT)

November 25–26


  • Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
  • Project kits
  • Card kits
  • Kit refills
  • Memories & More
  • Punch box kits

Ordering Deadline for the Stamps & Kits Sale:  November 26, 11:50 PM (MT)

November 27–28


  • Adhesives
  • Applicators
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Framelits and thinlits
  • Ink Pads
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Punches
  • Scoring Tools
  • Stamp blocks and cases

Ordering Deadline for the Tools & Ink Sale: November 28, 11:50 PM (MT)

WOW!!!  That’s 10% off almost everything in the Annual Catalog!!!!

If you would like to see the full selection of discounted items during each 48-hour sale, please visit my online store during the sale timeframes!  Each sale will be given its own category, which will contain all available discounted items for that particular 48-hour sale.  After that, the only thing left to do is shop!  Get your WISH LIST READY AND SHOP!!!


Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Merry Merlot Cardstock 4 1/2″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Sahara Sand Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 2 1/2″ X 3 1/2″ (artwork)
  • Shaded Spruce Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat), 2 1/2″ X 3 1/2″  (artwork mat)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/2″ (inner liner)
  • Copper Foil Sheets (scraps for sprigs)


Product List

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