#tgifc138 Theme Challenge – Christmas Carols

TGIF! It’s Time to be Inspired!
Welcome to another TGIF Challenge, this week it’s time for some inspiration!  Christmas Carols!  I went through my overwhelming amount of Stampin’ Up! product in search of something that contains music notes, and I came up empty handed….which NEVER happens.  I guess I know what to purchase next time the Holiday Catalog comes around!  I did find the ‘Joy to the World’ sentiment from the Hearts Come Home Bundle so I decided to go with it.

#tgifc138 Inspiration Challenge - Christmas Carols | Hearts Come Home Bundle by Stampin' Up! Card Created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot
Hearts Come Home Bundle by Stampin' Up! in the 2017 Holiday Catalog for #tgifc138 Inspiration Challenge - Christmas Carols #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Card Details:

Card Base:  Night of Navy Cardstock cut to 8 1/2 in. x 8 1/2 in. and scored at 4 1/4 in. to create a landscape style card.

2nd Layer: Gold Glimmer Paper cut to 3 3/4 in x 3 3/4 in. and adhered to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

3rd Layer: Watercolor Paper colored with my Aqua Painter and the following ink refills: Night of Navy, Berry Burst, and Dapper Denim.

Embellishments: Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Dazzling Diamonds

Stamps: Hearts Come Home Bundle from the 2017 Holiday Catalog

Ink: Versamark Pad, Night of Navy, Berry Burst, and Dapper Denim Ink Refills

Tools:  Aqua Painter (large), Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Clear Stamp Blocks A & E, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Heat Tool, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Hometown Greetings Edglits Dies (part of the Hearts Come Home Bundle).

Hearts Come Home Bundle by Stampin' Up! in the 2017 Holiday Catalog for #tgifc138 Inspiration Challenge - Christmas Carols #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Since I was short on time for this post, I decided to keep the card similar to a previous design, just changed up a few elements.  I used more colors in the background of my previous creation, I wanted to see if I could get similar results with fewer colors.  I think this card is a little dark, but it helps for the shimmer to stand out more.

Hearts Come Home Bundle by Stampin' Up! in the 2017 Holiday Catalog for #tgifc138 Inspiration Challenge - Christmas Carols #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

The Hearts Come Home Stamp Set and Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies are Bundled in the 2017 Holiday Catalog for a savings of 10%.  The bundled price is only available until January 2, 2018!  Click on the image below to view the bundle in my online store!Hearts Come Home Bundle from Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog. #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart

Be sure to visit the TGIF Challenge Blog to gain oodles of inspiration from the Design Team and others that play along!  Submit your creations and play along with us!

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Hearts Come Home Bundle by Stampin' Up! in the 2017 Holiday Catalog for #tgifc138 Inspiration Challenge - Christmas Carols #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

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Good Tidings of Great Joy for GDP117

Happy Thursday! 
When I created my card for the Global Design Project Design Team Color Challenge, I started with this card…but wasn’t entirely happy with it so I decided to create a second card that became my Design Team Submission.  Since this card was created, photographed and ready to go, I thought I would share it with you today!

Good Tidings Stamp Set By Stampin' Up! Retiring January 2, 2018 from the 2017 Holiday Catalog, Created by Stesha Bloodhart for #gdp117 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

Card Details:

Card Base:  Crumb Cake Cardstock cut to 5 1/2  x 8 1/2 inch. Scored/Folded at 4 1/4 inches for a standard sized card that fits perfectly in our Medium Sized Envelopes.

2nd Layer: Crumb Cake Cardstock, run through the Big Shot with the Holly Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I then colored the berries with my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker and outlined a few of the leaves with my Lemon-Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker.  I wrapped the ribbon around the bottom portion of the layer before adhering it to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Embellishments: Coming Soon: Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins in Lemon-Lime Twist, Lemon-Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon, Available Now: Lemon-Lime Twist 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon

Stamps: Good Tidings from the 2017 Holiday Catalog

Ink: Crumb Cake, Real Red, and Lemon-Lime Twist (Ink Pads & Stampin’ Write Markers)

Tools:  Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Clear Stamp Block E, Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Good Tidings Stamp Set By Stampin' Up! Retiring January 2, 2018 from the 2017 Holiday Catalog, Created by Stesha Bloodhart for #gdp117 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

After looking at this card, I probably could have added an additional cardstock color behind the 2nd layer to help make it pop a bit more.  It was a quick and easy card, definitely duplicatable. I adhered the ribbon with Snail Adhesive to help hold it snugly in place and also pull it tight. That New Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins is so easy to work with and can be added to a card in a flash. Be ready to order yours January 3rd, 2018 when the 2018 Occasions Catalog goes live.

Be sure to visit the Global Design Project Challenge Blog to gain oodles of inspiration from the Design Team and others that play along!  Submit your creations and play along with us!

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Good Tidings Stamp Set By Stampin' Up! Retiring January 2, 2018 from the 2017 Holiday Catalog, Created by Stesha Bloodhart for #gdp117 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot

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Merry Little Christmas for Just Add Ink #389

An Acetate Gift Box : Just Add Ink #389

Today I created a quick Acetate Gift Box using product from the Merry Little Christmas Suite (soon to retire) from the 2017 Holiday Catalog!  I based my design on the Inspiration Challenge #389 over at Just Add Ink! I had yet to use both the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (retiring) and Acetate Card Boxes (sticking around). I am #madforplaid so I am sad to see the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper retire, but now that I know how I can achieve my own plaid by using the Brushstrokes Background Stamp, I am good to go!.

I wasn’t excited about the Green Sprigs from the Merry Little Christmas Suite, but I will say that I have fallen head-over-heels for them and have used up my entire stash (I even had to re-purpose to finish this project). Pair them up with the Mini Ornaments and the Jute Twine and you have the perfect combination for a rustic-feel creation. If you follow me, you know I am crazy about rustically themed crafts!

 

The Merry Little Labels Bundle (Merry Little Labels Stamp Set (retiring) + Everyday Label Punch (sticking around)) makes for quick and easy gift tags that look fabulous on any gift, and the Just For You Stamp makes it expand past Christmas themed projects. It also coordinates with the Labels to Love Stamp Set from the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  Here is a look at past projects that used the Merry Little Christmas Suite as well.  
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Buffalo Plaid & Christmas Join Forces for GDP116

Santa's Sleigh Stamp Set and Coordinating Framelits Dies Join Forces with Buffalo Plaid to Create a Rustic Feel Christmas Card for GDP116 Case the Designer Challenge #GDP116 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #buffaloplaid #christmascard

Welcome to a CASE The Designer Challenge with Global Design Project!  I know that my card for this weeks challenge looks very similar to the previous week’s, but I loved the rustic feel of last week’s card so much, I had to continue with my theme.  #GDP116.

Global Design Project #GDP116 Case the Designer Janneke De Jong

This week we are casing the card shown above, created by the talented Janneke De Jong.  Her card was beautiful and simplistic.  The tree makes a statement and the colors portray a soft winter feel.  I started my card with just the tree, but then started adding more elements and straying further away from her design.  BUT, CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) means to make it your own, and I did just that!

Santa's Sleigh Stamp Set and Coordinating Framelits Dies Join Forces with Buffalo Plaid to Create a Rustic Feel Christmas Card for GDP116 Case the Designer Challenge #GDP116 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #buffaloplaid #christmascard

I used the Brushstrokes Background stamp to create my own Buffalo Plaid Paper.  I stamped Basic Black onto Cherry Cobbler Cardstock, stamping it both horizontal and diagonal to get the plaid effect.

I stamped the images with Tuxedo Black Momento Ink onto Crumb Cake Cardstock, then colored it in with Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. The sentiments were fussy cut with my Paper Snips (My Free Hoot Loot for December). I adhered all images to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Santa's Sleigh Stamp Set and Coordinating Framelits Dies Join Forces with Buffalo Plaid to Create a Rustic Feel Christmas Card for GDP116 Case the Designer Challenge #GDP116 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #buffaloplaid #christmascard

Santa's Sleigh Stamp Set and Coordinating Framelits Dies Shop Online at Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #shoponline

Linen Thread adds the perfect ‘rustic’ touch to any creation!  I use LOTS of Linen Thread! 🙂

Santa's Sleigh Stamp Set and Coordinating Framelits Dies Join Forces with Buffalo Plaid to Create a Rustic Feel Christmas Card for GDP116 Case the Designer Challenge #GDP116 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #buffaloplaid #christmascard

My list of products used to create the Buffalo Plaid Christmas Card:

 

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Santa’s Sleigh Oh Joy for GDP 115 Theme Challenge

Santa's Sleigh Photopolymer Stamp Set and Coordinating Framelits for Global Design Project 115 Theme Challenge, Christmas Joy. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #gdp115 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #santassleigh

It’s Monday and I have to say I am so happy it’s here!  Thanksgiving was packed full of family fun and I am exhausted and ready for a fresh start, although this week may be as busy as the last :).  Having a theme to follow helped me quickly create a card for today’s post.

GDP115 Theme Christmas Joy

I love creating Christmas Themed Paper Crafts!  The color combinations are one of my favorite and the images always make me smile!

Santa's Sleigh Photopolymer Stamp Set and Coordinating Framelits for Global Design Project 115 Theme Challenge, Christmas Joy. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #gdp115 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #santassleigh

I decided to pull out one of my favorite Christmas Sets from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  Santa’s Sleigh Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Coordinating Santa’s Sleigh Framelits Dies.  The card I had shared previously: Santa’s Sleigh Christmas Card is at the top of my list for favorite Christmas Cards.  So I wanted to try this same set only in a more rustic theme.  So I pulled out my Crumb Cake Cardstock and the Wood Textures DSP Stack and went to work.

Santa's Sleigh Photopolymer Stamp Set and Coordinating Framelits for Global Design Project 115 Theme Challenge, Christmas Joy. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #gdp115 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #santassleigh

I stamped the images in Tuxedo Black Momento Ink onto Crumb Cake Cardstock and colored them with my Stampin’ Blends Premier Alcohol Markers.
Tip: Be sure to crop the images with your Big Shot, Magnetic Platform and Coordinating Framelits Dies prior to coloring. This way if the first crop gets mucked up, you haven’t ruined an imaged you spent a lot of time coloring.  I have learned the hard way :).

The card dimensions are 8 inches wide x 4 inches tall.  I love the portrait orientation for cards that have a lot of images…especially ones that work well in a line.

I cut the Cherry Cobbler Cardstock 1/4 inch smaller than the Card Base (Crumb Cake).  I took two matching pieces of the Wood Textures DSP, cut them both down to a 3 5/8 wide, making sure to get the same print for each piece.  I then cut one piece down to 2 inches wide so that it would span the 7 3/8 inches needed. I used the cropped tree to cover my seam.

Santa's Sleigh Photopolymer Stamp Set and Coordinating Framelits for Global Design Project 115 Theme Challenge, Christmas Joy. Card created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #gdp115 #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #santassleigh

I colored each image with the following Stampin’ Blends:

  • Star – Dark Daffodil Delight
  • Tree – Light and Dark Old Olive, Bronze
  • Sleigh – Light and Dark Crumb Cake, Bronze, Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler
  • Reindeer – Light and Dark Crumb Cake, Bronze
  • Presents – Dark Old Olive, Dark Cherry Cobbler

I stamped the Oh Joy Sentiment (from the Watercolor Christmas Stamp Set) in Basic Black Archival Ink onto Crumb Cake Cardstock then snipped it out with my Paper Snips. The Merry Christmas Wishes Sentiment (from Santa’s Sleigh) was also fussy cut with my Paper Snips.

I alternated Mini Glue Dots and Mini / Regular Stampin’ Dimensionals as my adheisve to give my card lots of dimension.

Make sure to pop on over to the Global Design Project Blog to check out talented Design Team Creations as well as submissions from those playing along.

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The list of products I used in my Santa’s Sleigh Card Creation:

 

 

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Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop – November 2017

Merry Little Christmas Gift Tags for the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop November 2017 created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #merrylittlechristmas #christmastags

The Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop, Line-up of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Showcasing Paper Craft Creations, Stampin' Hoot! Stesha Bloodhart #bloghop #stampinup

Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop – November 2017

Theme: Holiday Tags

Merry Little Christmas Gift Tags for the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop November 2017 created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #merrylittlechristmas #christmastags

When I was presented with the theme of Holiday Tags, I knew exactly what to use.  Stampin’ Up! has done a wonderful job in the 2017 Holiday Catalog to offer suites of coordinating products that make project creation quick and easy. I was happy to finally use the Merry Little Christmas Suite to create a selection of coordinating Christmas Tags.

Carols of Christmas & the Merry Little Christmas Product Suite from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog for 3-D Thursday at Stampin' Hoot! #3dthursday #stampinup #christmasdecor #jardecor

This post is jam-packed with photos, so I will apologize up-front for the slight overload, but I wanted to show close-ups of each tag to share the variety or difference in each one.

Merry Little Christmas Gift Tags for the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop November 2017 created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #merrylittlechristmas #christmastags

The Merry Patterns DSP has phenomenal designs on both sides and I love them all!  The Basic Black, Old Olive, and Whisper White are such a great color combination!

Merry Little Christmas Gift Tags for the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop November 2017 created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #merrylittlechristmas #christmastags

The Black Rhinestone Basic Jewels pair perfectly with the Merry Little Labels and Labels to Love Stamp Sets and Coordinating Punch.

Merry Little Christmas Gift Tags for the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop November 2017 created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #merrylittlechristmas #christmastags

I just love the Mini Ornaments.  I have used them on several Christmas Themed creations and still plan on using them for more things to come!

Merry Little Christmas Suite of Product from Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog

Merry Little Christmas Suite of Product from Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog

There are so many coordinating items available in the Merry Little Christmas Mega Suite. With the neutrals colors, they work well with almost anything, the possibilities are endless!

Merry Little Christmas Gift Tags for the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop November 2017 created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #merrylittlechristmas #christmastags

The 7/8″ Black and White Striped Ribbon is wired and easy to manipulate for any purpose. I love what it adds to my Holiday Tags, with very little effort.

Merry Little Christmas Gift Tags for the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop November 2017 created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #merrylittlechristmas #christmastags

I am MAD FOR PLAID!  I have a closet full of Buffalo Plaid so when I saw the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper had both a Black & White and Old Olive & Black Plaid Option, I just had to have it!

Merry Little Christmas Gift Tags for the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop November 2017 created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #merrylittlechristmas #christmastags

Pairing the Year of Cheer Embellishments with the Mini Ornaments was a perfect fit.  You just string the Baker’s Twine (I used Basic Black) through the eyelets and secure them in place with a bow.

Merry Little Christmas Gift Tags for the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop November 2017 created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #merrylittlechristmas #christmastags

The Green Sprigs are such a fun addition to any 3-D or Paper Craft Creation.  I just added a Mini Glue Dot to the stem and stuck it to the Striped Ribbon.

Merry Little Christmas Gift Tags for the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop November 2017 created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #merrylittlechristmas #christmastags

The Glitter Enamel Dots give an added touch to the label, especially when all you need is a little touch of color.

Merry Little Christmas Gift Tags for the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop November 2017 created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #merrylittlechristmas #christmastags

The Basic Rhinestone Jewels add a little shimmer and pair well with the Mini Ornaments and Year of Cheer Embellishments.

Merry Little Christmas Gift Tags for the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop November 2017 created by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #steshabloodhart #stampinhoot #merrylittlechristmas #christmastags

The Label Stamp(Outline) from the Labels to Love Stamp set allows you to easily add an additional color to your label.  I decided to stay with the theme and add Old Olive.

Make sure to hop along with the rest of the hoppers to grab some more Holiday Tag Inspiration.

I also used the Merry Little Christmas DSP for a Wine Tag.  You can see the entire post by clicking on the photo below.

Half Full Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! for my 3-D Thursday Blog Feature - Christmas Wine Gift Tag #stampinhoot #steshabloodhart #halffullHere is the list of products that I used in this post:

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