Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! You may have come over from visiting the creative Tara Carpenter – didn’t she have something fun? OR… you may be just ‘hopping’ in :O). Whatever the case, may you enjoy the creations you see today.

Our challenge this week is ‘Critters’ and we can interpret that any way we like. I chose Caroling Mice, which is a new HOST stamp set in the July – December Mini Catalog. You should have received yours from me by now… if not and you don’t have a demonstrator, let me know!

And here’s my card. Hubby & I are in a choir and this just seemed too fun to pass up – and a Christmas card already!

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The larger Z-fold card base is Garden Green, scored and with Real Red card stock added to the two end panels. The middle panel is Real Red Glimmer Paper, part of the Real Red & White 6×6 Glimmer Paper pack. The DSP adhered to the two end panels is Sweetest Christmas 12 x 12 cut to size. Card cuts are at the end of this post.

The smaller z-fold is a card base of Garden Green again, but this time I used the Sweetest Christmas 12 x 12 DSP for base layers on all three panels then a stamped panel of Basic White. Of course the stamped panels are from the Caroling Mice stamp set, stamped in Memento ink for the mouse and Garden Green ink for the tree. I colored the mouse with Watercolor Pencils and used the Blender Pen to smooth the pencil lines. :O) The music notes are stamped in Memento ink & colored with the Basic Black Marker. I added Adhesive-Backed Seasonal Sequins in both Sweet Sorbet & Garden Green to enhance those stamped panels.

To adhere the two Z-folds together, I centered the smaller Z-Fold (closed) on the largest of the large Z-fold and adhered it in place. I closed the larger Z-Fold card and adhered the smaller Z-Fold to the front panel with liquid glue just on the left portion of the smaller Z-fold. Voila! done… When the card is closed, the smaller Z-fold totally covers itself :O) See photo 1

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I turned the card over and adhered another Real Red panel to the largest of the sections on the back. I stamped the three Caroling Mice in Memento ink, then VersaMark ink, then sprinkled it with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool. I ran it through the Stitched With Whimsy Dies to give it a fun border, then colored the singing mice with Watercolor Pencils and the Blender Pen. I stamped the sentiment in Memento ink using the Sweet Candy Cane stamp set from the same July-December Mini Catalog. I adhered this completed Basic White panel to the back of the card and my first Christmas Card of the 2022 season is done!!! Who would have guessed… here it is only Jun 16!!!

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Fun card, right? The Z-fold is so easy… The main trick is centering the first panel, then the other goes on easily… bing, bang, boom.

Products to make this card are listed below. If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: H7EUAMXD. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Please visit the others on the hop by using the ‘next’ or ‘previous’ buttons. You may also choose a name & click on that to take you to their post. Have fun Hopping! Now visit the fabulous Amy Koenders.

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright – you are here 🤗

Products to make this card…

So what else??? Oh yes… some great opportunities for BOGO Kits Collection and Last Chance Products. Read on about those.

Share a Kit with a Friend with the Kits Collection BOGO 50% Off Promotion

Get ready—the Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off promotion. This is the perfect time to #ShareYourMoment and share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend! As always, the kit selection is based on availability. You can see what’s available in the Kits Collection selection here

Order info…

Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
Kit selection is based on availability.
You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
There are no order limits on this promotion.
On the customer store, the discount will automatically apply to the most expensive kit in your cart.

The January–June 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!

Larger Z-Fold

  • Card base – Garden Green: 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 2 3/4, 5 1/2
    • Real Red panels: 2 5/8 x 4 1/8; 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
    • Sweet Candy Cane DSP: 2 1/2 x 4; 4 x 5 1/4
  • Smaller Z-Fold
  • Card Base – Garden Green: 3 x 8 1/4 scored at 2 3/4, 5 1/2
    • Sweet Candy Cane: (3) 2 5/8 x 2 7/8
    • Basic White: (2)2 1/2 x 2 5/8

Back panel

  • Real Read 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
  • Basic White 4 x 5 14