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

Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop - December 2023 | Sounds of the Season

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

Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop Banner | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Hello friends!  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 projects for our Sounds of the Season theme challenge!  I am sure that you will find lots of different interpretations and inspiration from this fun theme.   

Today's Project

Do you enjoy Christmas music as much as I do?  Granted the spectrum of songs is as varied as we are individuals.  I chose one of my favorites The First Noel... Christmas isn't Christmas until I have heard Johnny Mathis sing this heartfelt classic.  You can click here to enjoy his amazing version of this classic.  And this is the card inspired by this song.

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

Project Details

I chose to let the dies do all the work for this card.  You may wish to use the Adhesive Sheets to back your cardstock for these die-cuts.  I chose to use Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The Noel die from the Joy of Noel Dies makes a wonderful negative that you can use for other projects if you wish to repurpose your scraps... so die-cut with purpose!  

Stampin' Up! Noel Navity Christmas card from a top view | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Noel fit perfectly across the Very Vanilla cardstock layer with the first line completely showing the letters.  A random pattern was created for the remaining lines lining up certain letters so the pattern could be easily replicated.  The second full line worked perfectly for lining up the focal point of the card.

The largest two circles from the Stylish Shapes Dies created the base for the ornament from Crumb Cake cardstock which was die-cut twice.  The circles were textured with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder and Crumb Cake ink was added with a Small Blending Brush for added depth.  The nativity scene was die-cut from the Night Divine Dies twice from Night of Navy cardstock.  

Stampin' Up! Noel Nativity Christmas card showing details | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The star was die-cut twice from Distressed Gold Designer Series Paper using the Stars At Night Hybrid Embossing Folder.  

A hole punch was used to create the opening for the Gold Simply Elegant Trim to be threaded through creating a ornament hanger which was adhered to the back with Scotch™ tape.  The ornament was secured to the front with a Mini Glue Dot at the bottom of ornament which can be easily removed by the recipient. 

Inside the Stampin' Up! Noel Nativity Christmas card | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside was stamped and layered to compliment the card front.  The Wishes All Around sentiments were stamped in Night of Navy ink.  The Very Vanilla Medium Envelope front and flap were stamped to compliment the card.

Stampin' Up! Noel Nativity Christmas card with envelope | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

More Inspiration

I hope that you have enjoyed this Sounds of the Season theme and will use it yourself to create some projects for friends and family.  Up next on the blog hop is my dear friend Leonie where you can continue along to see what she and all 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 love to hear from you. 


Angie McKenzie  ●  Leonie Stuart

Jan Musselman   ●   Mo Rootes

AurĂ©lie Fabre  ●  Karen Henderson

Tricia Butts  ●  Danielle Kassing

Teri West    Kim Fee

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

Stampin' Up! Noel Nativity Christmas card with supplies | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

You Can Make This Card!

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


  • Clear Blocks; Grid Paper; Paper Trimmer; Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine; Paper Snips; Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive; Stampin' Dimensionals; Mini Glue Dots


  • Stars at Night Photopolymer Stamp Set  (Coordinating dies are available for bundled savings); Wishes All Around Photopolymer Stamp Set


  • Crumb Cake and Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pads


  • Crumb Cake, Night of Navy and Very Vanilla Cardstocks; Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes


  • Simply Elegant Trim; Stars at Night Hybrid Embossing Folder (included with the Stars at Night Bundle for added savings); Night Divine Dies; Joy of Noel Dies; Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder; Stylish Shapes Dies; Small Blending Brushes

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

  • Very Vanilla - 4" x 5-1/4" (x3) 
  • Crumb Cake - 3" x 6" 
  • DSP - 3" x 4" (x2)  
  • Night of Navy - 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" (card base); 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" (x2); 3" x 4"



  1. Gorgeous card Angie and one of my favourite carols x

  2. Love that background, Angie! It creates a beautiful setting for the nativity. Thank you for sharing this!đŸ’•

  3. Oh I totally agree with you about Johnny Mathis, love him, and i love your stunning card too, xx


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