Merry Little Christmas

And Tuesday has rolled around again!  I am working with the Case-ing Tuesday Facebook Challenge (#332). 

My choice of colors, materials and tools were influenced by a few other challenges:  Tic Tac Toe (#141) and Inspiration photographs from Just Add Ink (#582) and Just Us Girls (#612).  Let the fun begin…

Challenge: TTTC141 * Tic – Stitching (Stitched Rectangles and Tailor Made Tags Dies); Tac – Holiday (Sentiment and Gift Box); and Toe – Plaid (Cross Hatch on Gift Box and Black and White Gingham Paper Trim)

Challenge: JAI582 * Colors (Kraft, Red, Gold, Green, Black and White) and Textures (Brick Wall and Burlap)

Challenge: JUGS162 * Colors (Kraft, Red, Gold, Green, Black and White) and Textures (Brick Wall, Paper Bags, and Greenery)

Here is the result:



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Evening Evergreen cardstock.
  • Background Panel (4” x 5¼”) Basic White cardstock dry-embossed with the Bricks & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Tilt Panel: (3½” x 5”) One half of the Kraft Cross Hatch patterned Note Card base from the retired Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit.  The panel was die-cut with the Stitched Rectangles Dies to add the stitched pattern to the edges.  Final Size: Left and Bottom Sides (4” x 2⅝”), Top and Right Side (3½” x 1¾”).  I chose to make this element a Wrapped Gift.  I used retired Real Red Cotton Ribbon to add the Trim and Bow to the “Box”.
  • Tag Sentiment: (2¼” x ⅞”) Reverse side of Note Card scrap cut.  The sentiment, Merry Little Christmas, from the retired Peaceful Noel stamp set was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with White Embossing Powder.  The sentiment, out of many available, was chosen primarily for the font size as it fit nicely on the Tag.  The Tag was die-cut with the smallest tag die from the Tailor Made Tags Dies set.
  • Tag Embellishment: The little Mistletoe image, from the retired Project Life – Holiday Cheer stamp set was added for decoration.  Again, this was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with White Embossing Powder.  The Mistletoe was colored with the Real Red and Evening Evergreen Stampin’ Blends and the Ribbon was colored with the retired Stampin’ Dazzle Gold Marker.  For a tiny bit of bling, a Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewel was added to the little Bow.
  • Cross Strip: (5¾” x ½”) Black and White Gingham patterned piece of paper from the Hostess Pattern Party Designer Series Paper pack.  This strip replaces the Ribbon Element tied across the sample card.  The Gingham strip adds interest and separates the Gift Box from the Brick Wall and functions like a shelf.

All of the elements were adhered together.  The sentiment Tag was popped up with Dimensionals and a length of Simply Elegant Gold Trim was added to attach the Tag to the Gift.

I like how a Sketch, Tic Tac Toe options and an Inspiration photo or two can send you along a creative path.

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

5 thoughts on “Merry Little Christmas

  1. I love all of the elements you were inspired by in the photo to create this beauty! The brick background is perfectly paired with the kraft, like the bags, the ribbon and gingham. Thanks for playing along with us at JUGS!

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  2. A really fun design – you have done so well at combining all the Challenges. I really love the black and white (with a touch of colour) theme and how you have used minimal images – but with big impact. Chantell Just Add Ink


  3. This is stunning! I love the inspiration you took from the photo to add to this lovely card. Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls and Happy Holidays!


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