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Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop - July 2021 | Christmas in July

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Snowflake Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set and So Many Snowflakes Dies by Stampin' Up!® to create a Christmas card; #christmascards #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #snowflakewishes #somanysnowflakes #christmasinjuly #snow #handmadecards #watercoloringstamps #prettyenvelopes  #simplestampingStamping INKspirations Blog Hop Banner | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Hey y'all!  I'm so glad that you're here and hope you are having a wonderful day!  Today I am hopping with some of my talented stamping friends from around the world who love creating with Stampin' Up!® products as much as I do!  We love hopping on the second weekends of the month - Saturday or Sunday depending on where you are in the world - and love sharing lots of inspiration with you.  There are several of us hopping today - you will find the list to follow along towards the bottom of my blog post - so sit back and relax with your favorite cuppa as you peruse the hop.  

This month we are sharing things related to our Christmas in July theme!  Nothing like this wonderful theme to get you motivated to start making Christmas cards, right?!  Right!  There are so many wonderful ideas so hopefully you might decide to give some of my ideas a try.

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Snowflake Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set and So Many Snowflakes Dies by Stampin' Up!® to create a Christmas card; #christmascards #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #snowflakewishes #somanysnowflakes #christmasinjuly #snow #handmadecards #watercoloringstamps #prettyenvelopes  #simplestamping

Today's Project

This time last year, most of us were hopping together with the blog hop that Stamping INKspirations spun off from.  On that blog hop, I shared the details for how to create the Poinsettia card horizontally so the specifics can be found here and the paper cuts down further in today's blog post.  **SMILE**

And guess what?!?  Another card I created using the same technique as the striped card can be found on my blog post from earlier today.  

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Snowflake Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set and So Many Snowflakes Dies by Stampin' Up!® to create a Christmas card; #christmascards #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #snowflakewishes #somanysnowflakes #christmasinjuly #snow #handmadecards #watercoloringstamps #prettyenvelopes  #simplestamping

The card on the left features some of the trimmed off piece from the snowflake card.... in fact, there's still enough leftover to create a third card just by creating the one card front size layer.   Pretty cool, don't you think?  And if you love the colors, you'll love the new Whimsy & Wonder Suite in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog... So let's see how you can create the snowflake card!

Project Details

Create the background panel by adhering 1/2" strips of Misty Moonlight, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Blushing Bride and Polished Pink to a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" Basic White cardstock layer.  Trim to 3-7/8" x 5-1/2" saving the scraps for other projects.  

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Snowflake Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set and So Many Snowflakes Dies by Stampin' Up!® to create a Christmas card; #christmascards #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #snowflakewishes #somanysnowflakes #christmasinjuly #snow #handmadecards #watercoloringstamps #prettyenvelopes  #simplestamping

Die-cut two large So Many Snowflakes from Basic White Cardstock and one smaller snowflake from Vellum Cardstock.  Select a Snowflake Wishes snowflake image, stamp in Misty Moonlight ink and dampen with a Medium Tip Water Painter before stamping onto a 1-1/2" strip of Basic White Cardstock.  Stamp the sentiment in Misty Moonlight onto the cardstock panel.  Splatter the panel with the damp water painter by tapping it against a clear block (I used the one that I was stamping with).  

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Snowflake Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set and So Many Snowflakes Dies by Stampin' Up!® to create a Christmas card; #christmascards #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #snowflakewishes #somanysnowflakes #christmasinjuly #snow #handmadecards #watercoloringstamps #prettyenvelopes  #simplestamping

Wrap the Misty Moonlight/Silver Baker's Twine around stamped panel twice and knot.  Tie a fancy bow (aka Billie Bow) and adhere with Mini Glue Dots.  Layer up the panel by adhering 3-5 layers of Basic White cardstock.  Adhere to the strip panel over the snowflakes.  Adhere all layers to the Misty Moonlight card base.

By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Snowflake Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set and So Many Snowflakes Dies by Stampin' Up!® to create a Christmas card; #christmascards #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #snowflakewishes #somanysnowflakes #christmasinjuly #snow #handmadecards #watercoloringstamps #prettyenvelopes  #simplestamping

Stamp the snowflake several times along the edge of the inside Basic White layer.  Simply redampen the stamp with the water painter and restamping.  If you wish to have a darker image, restamp in the Misty Moonlight ink.  Stamp the sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink.  Add splatters along the edge.  Stamp the envelope front and flap to give the recipient a sneak peek for what's inside.


You Can Make This!

What You'll Need to Get Started

BASIC SUPPLIES:

  • Clear Blocks C, D, H; Stamparatus; Small Grid Paper; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips; Multipurpose Liquid Glue; Mini Glue Dots; Stampin' Dimensionals and Water Painters

STAMPS:

  • Snowflake Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set; Poinsettia Petals Photopolymer Stamp Set 

    PAPER:

    • Basic White, Vellum, Misty Moonlight, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Blushing Bride,  Polished Pink and Petal Pink Cardstocks; Basic White Medium Envelopes

    INK:

    • Misty Moonlight and Petal Pink Classic Stampin' Pads

    OTHER:

    • So Many Snowflakes Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies and Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack 
    tams# 61838 (Poinsettia Card)
    tams# 61839 (Snowflake Card)

    Time to Use Your Paper Trimmer!

    PAPER CUTS for Snowflake Card:

    • Misty Moonlight -  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and score at 4-1/4" (card base); 1/2" x 4-1/4" (x2 minimal)
    • Mint Macaron -  1/2" x 4-1/4" (x2 minimal)  
    • Blushing Bride -  1/2" x 4-1/4" (x2 minimal)  
    • Polished Pink -  1/2" x 4-1/4" (x2 minimal)  
    • Mossy Meadow -  1/2" x 4-1/4" (x2 minimal)  
    • Vellum -  Scraps for die-cutting snowflake  
    • Basic White -  3-7/8" x 5-1/2" (x2);  1-1/2" x 5-1/2" (x5 minimal); scraps for die-cutting snowflakes  

    PAPER CUTS for Poinsettia Card:

    • Petal Pink -  4-1/4" x 11" and score at 5-1/2" (card base)
    • Basic White -  4" x 5-1/2" (x2);  scraps for die-cutting

    You can purchase any of these supplies from my online store if you live in the USA and do not already have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator.

    By Angie McKenzie for Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring the Snowflake Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set and So Many Snowflakes Dies by Stampin' Up!® to create a Christmas card; #christmascards #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #snowflakewishes #somanysnowflakes #christmasinjuly #snow #handmadecards #watercoloringstamps #prettyenvelopes  #simplestamping

    More Inspiration

    I hope you have been inspired by my projects to get a headstart on making your Christmas cards this year!  Please continue along the hop to see what Libby and the others have created.  I am sure you will be filled with lots of inspiration!  And should you be inspired, please leave us a comment... we would love to hear from you.

     

     

     

    Angie McKenzie  ●   Libby Fens  ●  Karen Henderson

    Annette Ball  ●  Tricia Butts  ● Leonie Stuart

    Jo Blackman  ●  AurĂ©lie Fabre  ●  Mo Rootes

     Susan Simpson  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Jan Musselman

    Alejandra Gomez  ●  Mikaela Titheridge  ●  JoAnn Pollock

    Jill Chapman  ●  Linda Moore  ●  Ann Krucek  ●  Teri West

    Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!

    Have a blessed day!
    #christmascards #stampinginkspirationsbloghop #naturesinkspirations #snowflakewishes #somanysnowflakes #christmasinjuly #snow #handmadecards #watercoloringstamps #prettyenvelopes  #simplestamping


    8 comments

    1. Gorgeous cards Angie! I think my favorite cards are the ones with the strips of colors. :)

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    2. Ooh, snowflakes! Gorgeous how they fade away.
      I love the striped background - and it’s very thrifty if you to use the offcuts in other places. The hand-penned card is beautiful - thanks for the inspiration đŸ’Œ

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    3. Gorgeous cards Angie, love the striped background and clever use of the offcuts x

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    4. I love both of these cards, Angie! Great tip using your water painter to dampen the stamp.

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    5. Such gorgeous cards Angie and I love the colour combination, thank you for sharing x

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    6. I like the color combinations with the stripes!! Cute cards!!

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    7. Oh, I love creating with the designer paper strips! The colors are so unusual for Christmas! Well done for all these projects, Angie and thank you for sharing!

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    8. Gorgeous cards. my favorite one is the striped background.

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