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

Framed and Festive for the Share It Sunday Blog Hop - October 2022

Framed and Festive Ho Ho Ho Christmas Card (banner) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie
Framed and Festive Ho Ho Ho Christmas Card!

Share it Sunday Blog Hop Banner | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Hello friends!  I hope you are enjoying this splendid Sunday.  Today I am hopping with some Crafty Collaborators along the Share It Sunday Blog Hop as we share projects on our craft desks.  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

I am in the midst of creating my Christmas cards for this year.  I just love the fonts of the limited edition Framed and Festive Stamp Set (available to demonstrators during October and to customers starting on November 1st) and couldn't wait to play with them and Santa's hat from the Ho Ho Ho October 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit.

Framed and Festive Ho Ho Ho Christmas Card (angle) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

I was watching my alma mater play football today and couldn't resist playing with my school colors that I was wearing!  

I love my college colors!  How 'bout them Dawgs!!! | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The red and black is a bit traditional when you think of Santa so I decided to stamp the Santa image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Basic White cardstock.  The hat was colored with Light Real Red and Light Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Markers and fussy cut.  The "fa la la" sentiment was stamped repeatedly in Memento ink on the Cherry Cobbler cardstock layer.

The Framed and Festive sentiment was heat embossed on Basic Black cardstock and die-cut with the Stylish Shapes Dies.  The Basic White cardstock layer was embossed with the snowflakes Wintry 3D Embossing Folder and wrapped with the Black & White 1/4" Gingham Ribbon. Both of these layers were adhered to the Cherry Cobbler layer with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The Santa's hat was adhered likewise.  

Creative Note:  The snowflakes on the embossing have the perfect spot for an embellishment... I was torn as to whether to add a pearl, irridescent pearl or a pearlized dot.  Which would you add?  I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.  :) 

Framed and Festive Ho Ho Ho Christmas Card (inside) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside sentiments were embossed and die-cut to coordinate with the card front.  The envelope front and flap will be stamped to compliment the card front after I've made a few more of these cards for my Christmas card stash. 

More Inspiration

I hope you have been inspired to create some fun Christmas cards with these stamp sets to share this season.  Now it's time to continue along the blog hop - you're currently with me, Angie McKenzie, at #13 - to get more inspiration from the others... so look at the list below and continue along.  You definitely don't want to miss any.

Blog Hop Index

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!
ramed and Festive Ho Ho Ho Christmas Card (supplies) | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

You Can Make This Card!

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


  • Clear Blocks B, C, D, G; Stamparatus; Small Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals


  • Framed and Festive Cling Stamp Set; Ho Ho Ho Photopolymer Stamp Set*                                          *Exclusive to the October 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit


  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad; VersaMark Pad; Cherry Cobbler, Real Red Stampin' Blends Combo Packs


  • Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Basic White Thick and Basic White Cardstocks


  • Stylish Shapes Dies; Wintry 3D Embossing Folders; Black & White 1/4" Gingham Ribbon

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.  Please note that the Paper Pumpkin Kits are a sold by subscriptions and refill kits are available for current subscribers.

Time to Use Your Paper Trimmer!

        PAPER CUTS

  • Basic White - 3-1/4" x 4-1/2" (for embossing - trimmed to fit card front); scraps for stamping
  • Basic Black - scraps (approx. 1/4 sheet for heat embossing and die-cutting) 
  • Cherry Cobbler - 4" x 5-1/4" 
  • Basic White Thick - 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2" (card base)


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