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

Christmas Classics Noel for the Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop - September 2023 | Sketch Challenge

Stampin' Up! Christmas Classics Noel preview | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

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Happy Thursday, y'all!  I'm so glad that you're here and hope you are having a wonderful day!  Today I am hopping with the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop as we share inspiration for our Sketch 102 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

Can you believe that the holiday season is just around the corner?  Christmas will be here before we know it and I need to start making my Christmas cards as I'm sure you do, too.  Today's sketch should inspire you with lots of different interpretations to get you in the mood to create.

Ink and Inspiration Blog Hop - Sketch 102

And here's what I created using colors inspired by the beautiful Winter Meadow Designer Series Paper which is part of the Winter Meadow Suite Collection (September-December 2023 Mini Catalog, pages 36-37). 

Stampin' Up Christmas Classics Noel card | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Project Details

The Nature's Print splatter image was stamped with VersaMark ink, randomly stamped along the edges of the Basic White Classic Christmas die-cut and heat embossed with Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder.  Pretty Peacock ink was stippled on the holly leaves and the sides with a Clear Block and Small Blending Brush.  Pebbled Path ink was applied in the same fashion on the berry sprigs.  

Stampin' Up Christmas Classics Noel card - blending details | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The Snowflake Sky 3D Embossing Folder created a lovely embossed Basic White cardstock panel layered on Pretty Peacock.  The sentiment die was die-cut twice - one applied to the front and one on the back.  The Silver & White 1/2" Sheer Ribbon was wrapped around the diecuts and adhered cardstock layers tying off with a bow which was slid to just the right spot.

Stampin' Up Christmas Classics Noel card - shiny details | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Noel was created with the Joy of Noel Dies and the Snowflake Magic 12" x 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The negative die-cut was used to align the letters on the Basic White label.  The Christmas Classics holly sprays were stamped with Pebbled Path ink, colored with Lost Lagoon Stampin' Blends and die-cut with the coordinating dies.  Scraps of Basic White cardstock were stamped with the splatter image, silver heat embossed and die-cut with the Wishes All Around snowflake dies.  Clear Adhesive-Backed Glitter Sequins were added as the finishing touch to highlight the berries.

Stampin' Up Christmas Classics Noel card front | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside was stamped and layered to compliment the card front.  The Basic White Medium Envelope front and flap were stamped and colored to complete the card ensemble.

Stampin' Up Christmas Classics Noel card - inside details | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

More Inspiration

I hope this project has inspired you and brightened your day.  There are some other amazing inspirations for you to see along this blog hop.  So glance below at the blog hop list - you are currently visiting my blog, Angie McKenzie (#1 on the list) - to see who is next as you sure don't want to miss any!

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Thanks so much for stopping by my little corner of the world!
Have a blessed day!

Stampin' Up Christmas Classics Noel 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; Stampin' Pierce Mat; Grid Paper; Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; Heat Tool; Small Blending Brushes; Paper Trimmer; Paper Snips; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals


  • Christmas Classics Photopolymer Stamp Set  (Bundled savings are available with the Coordinating Dies); Nature's Prints Cling Stamp Set


  • Pretty Peacock and Pebbled Path Classic Stampin' Pads; VersaMark Pad; Pretty Peacock Stampin' Blends Combo Pack


  • Lost Lagoon, Pretty Peacock and Basic White Cardstocks; Snowflake Magic 12" x 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper; Basic White Medium Envelopes


  • Christmas Classics Dies (included in the Christmas Classics bundle for additional savings); Joy of Noel Dies (included in the Joy of Noel bundle for additional savings); Wishes All Around Dies (included in the Wishes All Around bundle for additional savings); Metallics Embossing Powders; Silver & White 1/2" Sheer Ribbon; Adhesive-Backed Glitter Sequins

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!

        PAPER CUTS

  • Basic White - 3-3/4" x 5" (x2); approximately 1/2 sheet for stamping and die-cutting  
  • Pretty Peacock - 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" (x2) 
  • DSP - slightly larger than the die 
  • Lost Lagoon - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (card base)


  1. Beautiful card! Love the colors. - Lorraine

  2. Gorgeous card. The sparkle in the paper is beautiful

  3. Absolutely beautiful creation!

  4. I love all of the sparkly elements in your card! Very pretty!

  5. Lovely elegant looking card Angie and so sparkly x


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