Saturday, December 10, 2022

Stampin' Up! Framed & Festive ~ Stamping INKspirations Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my blog!  I'm excited to be joining the Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop today.  I love being a part of these fun Blog Hops with other stampers sharing what we love and create!  Links to all the other blog posts for this hop are near the end of this post! - be sure to check them out! Hopefully you will be as inspired as I always am seeing what everyone else creates for this month's challenge.

This month's creative theme for this blog hop is Sounds of the Season ~ the sounds of the season that warm your heart.  Favorite tunes or carols that make you smile at this time of year. 

There are SO many to choose from!  It was hard to narrow down, so I created two cards for this one.  The first card is maybe a bit of a stretch to making it match the tune and it's one maybe not everyone knows.  

My family, for years and years and years, has watched "White Christmas" at some point in the holiday season.  Some years, we have even gone to the movie theater to see it on the big screen (beautiful!). One of our favorite scenes in this movie is when they sing "Sisters, Sisters"  First, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen sing and dance to it, then Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye dance to it.   Such fun! (I've linked to the scenes so you can watch on YouTube if you aren't familiar with it)

Card Base ~ Thick Basic White Cardstock ~ 6-1/4" x 6-1/2", scored at 3-1/4"
Layer 1 ~ Tahitian Tide Cardstock ~ 3" x 6"
Layer 2 ~ Basic White Cardstock ~ 2-3/4" x 5-3/4"
Scraps of Basic White for the mice
Scraps of Basic Black for the lala's and the music notes

This next card is easy to make and easy to guess!  It's, of course, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.  I will be surprised if other crafters in this blog hop don't also use this one as part of their inspiration.  
The Orchid Oasis sheet of Glimmer paper from the In Color Glimmer Paper makes the perfect background for Rudolph.  I love the way it shimmers and looks like a snowy, starry winter night. 

Card Base ~ Orchid Oasis Cardstock ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", score at 4-1/4"
Layer 1 ~ Sweet Sorbet Cardstock ~ 3-1/4" x 4-1/4"
Layer 2 ~ Glimmer Paper ~ 3" x 4"
scraps of Basic White CS for sentiment & deer

Thanks again for visiting my blog today.  I hope you were inspired to create something great!  Don't forget to check out the other blogs in this hop.  I know I'm looking forward to doing just that later today!

Happy Stamping!

 I sent out my TENTH 12 Weeks of Christmas Project Tutorial to all my mailing list subscribers yesterday!  😮🎄 Christmas will be here before we know it!

What is this?  It's an email I will be sending out every Friday between now and Christmas 
(only two weeks away!)
that will contain a Christmas Project Tutorial.  
The tutorial might be anything from a card, to a gift box, small gift idea, to a tag!  

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  1. LOL - I love that song White Christmas, Judith!!! Sisters, sisters... always brings a smile to my face and heart! :) And, of course, I love Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer! Thanks for the inspirations. x

  2. Great inspiration using this theme! My favourite is the carolling mice with the snowfalkes behind.

  3. Your card designs are so beautiful and capture the feeling of Christmas perfectly.

  4. This is really a fantastic jump! It allows me to discover so much about each of us! I love how our childhood memories stay with us and come out during the wonderful Christmas season! Thank you for this lovely sharing and for your creations!