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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Crafty Challenge Blog Hop - November 2021 | Color Challenge

Words of Cheer for a Color Inspiration Challenge
Words of Cheer for the Holidays

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Hello friends!  I hope you are doing amazing on this wonderful Wednesday.  Today I am hopping with some Crafty Collaborators along the Crafty Challenge Blog Hop as we share lots of inspiration related to this month's color challenge.  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 enjoy your favorite coffee, tea, water or smoothie as we share some handmade projects with you!

Today's Project

The minute I saw this color palette, I knew the stamp set that I wanted to use as the name of stamp set resonates so well with these colors!  

Today's Color Palette

Stampin' Up! Words of Cheer Christmas Card

Project Details

Basic White was selected to bring out brightness of these colors with coloring the image with my Stampin' Blends.  The Words of Cheer image was stamped Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with the Real Red and Bermuda Bay Blends Combo Packs.  

Stampin' Up! Words of Cheer Christmas Card (close-up)

Basic Pearl Jewels and Garden Gems were added as embellishments to compliment the double Elegant Trim bow adhered with Mini Glue Dots under the 1/2" strip sentiment banner.  For the creating the ends of the banner (aka fish-tailed), you can use your paper snips or grab a punch - I used my trusty Tailored Tags Punch.  The banner was also doubled up with 3/8" Basic White scrap strips (you know all those wonderful small strips you tend to have while cutting your cardstock) allowing for a perfect tuck of the bow.  

Stampin' Up! Words of Cheer Christmas Cards

And yes, it was hard to decide whether to have a double gold bow or a silver and gold bow so I made one of each.  I would love to hear which one you prefer in the comments...  I love the silver and gold bow personally!  **swoon**

Stampin' Up! Words of Cheer Christmas Card (inside)

The inside is just as important as the card front...  the layers were replicated as was the stamping.  The sentiments were all stamped with Bermuda Bay ink.  And don't forget to stamp the envelope front and flap for giving the recipient a sneak peek of what's inside.

Stampin' Up! Words of Cheer Christmas Card

More Inspiration

I hope you have been inspired to create something beautiful with these colors to share with someone to get them smiling.  Now it's time to continue along the blog hop - you're currently with me, Angie McKenzie, at #2 - to get more inspiration from the others... so look at the list below and continue along.  You definitely don't want to miss any.

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!
Stampin' Up! Words of Cheer Christmas Card

You Can Make This Card!

Here's What You'll Need to Get Started...


  • Clear Blocks E, G, H; Stamparatus; Small Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips; Mini Glue Dots; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive


  • Words of Cheer Photopolymer Stamp Set  (available for bundled savings with the Christmas Cheer Dies)


  • Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad; Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad; Real Red, Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends Combo Packs


  • Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay and Basic White Cardstocks; Basic White Medium Envelopes


  • Elegant Trim Combo Pack, Basic Pearl Jewels, Garden Gems

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.

Time to Use Your Paper Trimmer!


  • Basic White - 5" x 3-3/4" (x2); 1/2" strip for stamping; 3/8" scrap strips for layering 
  • Coastal Cabana - 5-1/8" x 3-7/8" (x2) 
  • Bermuda Bay - 5-3/8" x 4-1/8" (x2) 
  • Real Red - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (card base)


Thanks so much for taking the time to post a comment. Your comments make me smile!