Good Thursday to you! Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop with a fun sketch challenge.

Stampin' Up! Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop 12/8
Stampin' Up! Blog Hop Sketch Challenge 12/8

Time is quickly nearing Christmas – how many days? I’m not going to count, it’s too scary! We have our tree up & decorated and I finally found the tree skirt :O) I put it away in a different place last year but couldn’t remember just where that was :O( We don’t usually put our tree up quite so early (it’s fresh cut) but hubby is having knee replacement surgery next week and everything will go on hold for a bit. I’m hoping to continue posting regularly but we’ll see. My goal is to prep ahead so I can give him all the time necessary, but … there’s always a but.

Today’s card uses two main stamp bundles: both the Seasoned Chic with Chic Dies and Christmas Banners with Christmas Banners Dies.

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The card base is a typical A2 tent card on it’s side with Evening Evergreen. I’ve layered a panel of Textured Chic 12 x 12 DSP on Basic White and adhered it to the card front, leaving a border both top & bottom. Next I used the splendid Chic Dies to die cut snowflakes from Basic White and Soft Succulentcard stocks. Then I stamped the banner on Basic White with Soft Succulent ink and the Christmas Banners stamp set. The words on the banner are also Soft Succulent ink and come from the Christmas Banner stamp set. I attached the banner to the card front with dimensionals then added the snowflakes with liquid glue, glue dots or dimensionals.nFor a bit of extra glam and to bring in another color, I used the Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels and love the subtle contrast!

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For the inside, snowflakes from the Season of Chic stamp set stamped randomly in Soft succulent ink. The sentiment comes from the Season of Chic stamp set and is in Evening Evergreen ink. All this on a Basic White panel then secured into the inside of the card.

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For the envelope, a coordinating panel of the Textured Chic DSP for the flap and a few more snowflakes from Season of Chic stamp set in Soft Succulent ink on the front – and done! This card has a real elegance and simplicity at the same time: soft colors and not too fussy. This would an easy card to replicate if necessary.

Now – time to move along the hop to the fabulous Carol Buckalew. Either click on the ‘next’ button or on a name if you prefer to hop around.

Stampin' Up! Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop 12/8

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright – you are here! 👍

Carol Buckalew

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LOTS going on in the Stampin’ Up! world… LAST CHANCE PRODUCTS are going f-a-s-t ~ as are the CLEARANCE RACK items.

Click here to download the list of LAST CHANCE items from the Jul-Dec Mini Catalog.

The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 60% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.

Click here to download the CARRYOVER LIST of items from the Jul-Dec Mini Catalog

This sale is only Dec 1 – Jan 4 – don’t wait until the last minute or what you really want may no longer be available. 😀

Click here for the CLEARANCE RACK – remember, only available while supplies last!

Stampin' Up! Fitting Florets Collection

  • Framed & Festive Cling Stamp Set (item 160888)*
  • Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper (item 161814)
  • Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls (item 161822)

The following will be available for purchase in the Mini Catalog starting January 2023:

  • Framed Florets Bundle (item 162407)
  • Framed Florets Photopolymer Stamp Set (item 161815)*
  • Framed Florets Dies (item 160623)

Let me explain just a bit… this collection is available right now. However, only those items listed in the second set will be available in the coming year. Does that clarify for you – a bit? This is a promotion to get you excited about the NEW Jan – Jun 2023 Mini Catalog. 👍👍👍 The full collection is available by using this item number 163129.

OK~ what else… lots of fabulous finds for gifting others – or yourself…

Stampin' Up! Timeless Greetings kit
Stampin' Up! Timeless Greetings stamps
  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 8 cards—4 each of 2 designs—and 8 coordinating envelopes.
  • Includes printed card bases, printed die cuts, adhesive, embellishments, and a clear block.
  • Available in English and French
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, Soft Suede.

Wouldn’t this kit be great for making masculine cards? For me, having a stack of these ready at my fingertips would be a real advantage. And we have several friends who love to travel and I just see this as a perfect justification 👍. We made this kit at convention recently ~

Stampin' Up! Timeless Greetings card 1
Stampin' Up! Timeless Greetings Card 2
Stampin' Up! Birthday Card Organizer kit


  • Kit includes one 8″ x 10″ (20.3 x 25.4 cm) monthly planner with space to record birthdays each month as well as a pocket sleeve to hold birthday cards.
  • Includes 12 full-size birthday cards, 6 of 2 designs, and 12 coordinating envelopes.
  • Includes Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive-Backed Embellishments, and Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Includes die-cut florals and pieces ready for you to use­—no prep work required!
  • Includes sticker sentiments and die-cut labels in Dutch, English, French, and German
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Evening Evergreen, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, and Soft Succulent

Stampin' Up! Christmas Gifting Kit

  • Kit includes 9 tags and 9 gift card holders—3 each of 3 designs
  • Includes the exclusive Christmas Gifting Stamp Set and a Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Sized to fit standard gift cards
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, black foil, Mint Macaron, Real Red, Shaded Spruce

I think there are lots of possibilities for you today: gift ideas for yourself, or others; Retiring list, LAST CHANCE PRODUCTS, CLEARANCE RACK – have fun shopping!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.