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

Merriest Moments Photo Card for the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop - December 2021


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Hello and welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!  We are glad you have joined us and look forward to spending time with you as we share inspiration with you about "Something New! Something Old!" as 2021 comes to a close and 2022 begins.  So sit back and enjoy your favorite cuppa as you enjoy your trip Around the World on Wednesday!

Today's Project

Our son has a best buddy that's furry and a tad cute.  His name is Snowball.  This little fluff ball of a dwarf hamster was not doing too well in November and we had to visit the vet again (we've been there a lot this fall) two days before Thanksgiving.  Since that time, Snowball has gone through a round of medications and is still on one that he may have to remain on for the rest of his little life.  Needless to say we are so thankful for the caring vets and staff who have taken such good care of him, but especially Dr. Lucy Rose who made room for us during the hectic Thanksgiving holiday schedule.  With such special care of our little furry family member, a special card of thanks with holiday wishes was created and is what I'm sharing with you today.

Photo card created with the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

Inspired by the rustic Christmas decor that I have seen in the stores, the card was simply made with Basic White and Crumb Cake Cardstocks.  The card front base layer was texturized with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder (a Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog carryover product!) to create the rustic feeling to exude warmth.  The Merriest Frames large detail die was die-cut and inserted into the coordinating Hybrid Embossing Folder to create the most amazing frame.

Stampin' Up! Merriest Moments Bundle with Heartfelt Wishes and the Timber 3D Embossing Folder (front) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The Heartfelt Wishes sentiment was stamped on a 3/4" strip of Basic White and built up with two additional smaller Basic White cardstock layers prior to adhering to the card front.  I am so going to miss this versatile sentiment stamp set!!!  It is retiring on January 3, 2022, and has by far been my most loved stamp set from the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog... so this is my something old.

Stampin' Up! Merriest Moments Bundle with Heartfelt Wishes and the Timber 3D Embossing Folder (close-up right corner detail) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The special photo was die-cut with the Merriest Frames rectangle die and adhered to an identical Basic White die-cut.   This amazing Merriest Moments Bundle is a carryover to 2022 so needless to say, I am just a bit thrilled about this as this frame is perfect for year round!!!

Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Wishes and the Christmas Trimmings large detailed star (inside) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside was layered for a personal note to the vet and staff along with wishing them a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year - hoping, of course, that we will not need to make another visit to the vet before then.  The Christmas Trimmings detailed star - a favorite from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog - was doubled layered to create the inside focal point of the season (this was also used for Snowball's Christmas card - click here to see)... and this is something old, too.

Stampin' Up! Merriest Moments Bundle with Heartfelt Wishes and the Timber 3D Embossing Folder | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The envelope was also stamped on the front and the flap to express our gratitude and holiday wishes as a sneak peek for the office as to what's inside.



This is Us | The Around the World on Wednesday Design Team | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

We are such a diverse and fun group of stampers from all over the world!  Fifteen (15) of my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator friends are joining me today in this worldwide hug that stretches all the way from New Zealand to Hawaii across twelve different time zones.  We love sharing sunshine with you through projects from our individual parts of the world on these second Wednesdays of the month.  I hope that you are being filled with lots of inspiration. 

More Inspiration

I hope this project has helped you imagine different ways you can create photo cards using this amazing bundle.  Now, hop along with me, Angie McKenzie, to see more Wednesday inspirations from my amazing friends Around the World.  Just click the daisy below to go to my friend, Wendy, as she shares her amazing project, or scroll down the name list to follow along because you sure don't want to miss any. 


Jan Clothier - NZ

Leonie Stuart - AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Danielle Kassing - NL

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Mikaela Titheridge - UK

Angie McKenzie - US

Wendy Lee - US

Brenda Nelson - CA

Tricia Butts - US

Elaine de Montmorency - CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert - US

Teri West - US

Cheryl Hamilton - US


Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!
You Can Make This Photo Card!  Merriest Frames and Heartfelt Wishes with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder |  Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

You Can Make This Photo Card!

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


  • Clear Block C, H; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips;  Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals


  • Heartfelt Wishes Cling Stamp Set  (retiring January 3, 2022); Merriest Moments Bundle (Merriest Moments Photopolymer Stamp Set and Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder with Dies)


  • Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad


  • Crumb Cake and Basic White Cardstocks; Basic White Medium Envelopes


  • Timber 3D Embossing Folder; your favorite photo

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 - 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" (x3); 4-1/4" x 11" (for diecutting and stamping)
  • Crumb Cake - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (card base)


  1. awwww What a gorgeous card with wonderful meaning behind it. I'm so pleased to hear that Snowball is doing well. This card will undoubtedly be truly appreciated xx

    1. Thanks so much, Mikaela! Definitely heartfelt for the season. xx


    1. Thanks Shel! You definitely want this on your next order... this bundle is sooo amazing and I'm so glad it's a carryover! x

  3. This is the most amazing frame Angie! Love it. xxx

  4. Hope Snowball is doing well. Love the picture and the gorgeous frame you created. Stunning and I know it will be loved by the recipients!

    1. Thanks so much, Sharon! The little guy is definitely better and we cherish each day with him. x

  5. What a gorgeous card! I'm sure the vet will have it displayed on his wall! Wishing Snowball good health.

  6. What a great idea to use the die as an actual photo frame! Very creative.

  7. I love your use of those dies as a frame for a photo. Beautiful and elegant, Love it!


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