Saturday, 10 July 2021

Stamping Inkspirations Blog Hop - July 2021

Hello and welcome to my blog! Today I am taking part in a blog hop with some fellow enthusiasts who love sharing their creative talents using their Stampin' Up!® products. This month the theme for the Stamping Inkspirations blog hop is Christmas in July.

I have a tendancy to leave things to the last minute and although I have good intentions I always regret not being more organised! Making Christmas cards is no different, so this theme is perfect for me - making a start on my Christmas cards in July is such a good idea!

The focal point of my cards is the Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper and I've made a heap of cards from just a few sheets of 6" x 6" paper. For the card bases and matting layers I picked colours to match to those used in the DSP. These lovely Christmas colours are Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Sahara Sand and Misty Moonlight. 

For the sentiments and accents I used the Tidings and Trimmings bundle, which is a new set included in the Annual Catalogue, and two of my old favourites Perfectly Plaid and Snowman Season. 

A few days ago I opened up a delivery from Stampin' Up! containing my pre-order of goodies from the new Mini catalogue and I couldn't resist opening up one of the sets to use straight away. I've snuck in a new sentiment - can you spot it?

Traditional red and green colours are often teamed up with gold so I decided to include gold foil accents, gold thread and gold heat embossing on my cards. I thoroughly enjoyed preparing these cards and I am delighted to have started my pile of Christmas cards!

I hope that you are inspired by my cards today and that you will continue along the hop to see what the others have created too - next on the list is Annette. Enjoy the projects. We would love to hear from you and so if you have been inspired, please leave a comment. 



Angie McKenzie  ●   Libby Fens  ●  Karen Henderson

Annette Ball  ●  Tricia Butts  ● Leonie Stuart

Jo Blackman  ●  AurĂ©lie Fabre  ●  Mo Rootes

 Susan Simpson  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Jan Musselman

Alejandra Gomez  ●  Mikaela Titheridge  ●  JoAnn Pollock

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Thank you for joining us today! Looking forward to seeing you next time. Stay safe and as always, happy crafting,

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  1. Great collection of cards. I love that DSP!

  2. Love these cards Karen, great way to showcase this pretty dsp x

  3. Wonderful card set, Karen! Great way to kick off the card making season.

  4. Wow, what a gorgeous selection of cards, thank you for sharing x

  5. Nice way to use that pretty DSP and get a jump on card making!!!

  6. Nice series of projects with this nice collection of the Annual Catalog! Thanks for sharing!