Stampin’ Up! Joyful Nativity for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

HappyStampersBlogPostBannerI used the Stampin’ Up! Joyful Nativity and Star of Light stamp sets to create a Christmas card for the Happy Stampers blog hop.  We’ve got a color challenge this week and here is the card that I created for it.


Here are the colors that we’re using this week:


The design for my card was loosely inspired by CAS(E) this Sketch #194.


I started by stamping the Joy sentiment from the Joyful Nativity photopolymer stamp set in Emerald Envy ink on a panel of Mint Macaron card stock.  Then I stamped the swirl image from the Star of Light photopolymer stamp set in Mint Macaron ink over the lower part of the sentiment.


I stamped the star image from the Star of Light stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink in the center of the “o” in the sentiment.  Then I stamped the smaller star image from the Star of Light stamp set in VersaMark ink on a panel of Cherry Cobbler card stock.  I sprinkled the smaller star image with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.


I cut the small star image out with the matching Starlight Thinlits Die and adhered it with Multipurpose Liquid Glue over the center of the stamped star.  I adhered the stamped panel to a panel of Cherry Cobbler card stock with SNAIL and then added a single Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the center of the star.


I adhered a panel from the Presents & Pinecones DSP to a Mint Macaron card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Then I adhered the focal panel over the DSP with Stampin’ Dimensionals to finish the card front.


I stamped the sentiment and swirl images from the Star of Light stamp set in Emerald Envy and Mint Macaron inks on a panel of Whisper White card stock inside the card.

Alright, on with the hop!  Click the button below to hop over to see what Mary Deatherage has created today.

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And just in case you get lost along the way, here is a list of the team members involved in the hop today:

  1. Amy Koenders – You Are Here
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Jari Francis
  4. Kristi Gray
  5. Jaimie Babarczy 

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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Mint Macaron – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base, 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel
  • Cherry Cobbler –  3-3/4″ x 5″ panel, Starlight Framelits die cut
  • Mint Macaron –  3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
  • Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ panel

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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Joyful Nativity for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

  1. Oh wow, I love the swirl! It would work great with a Santa or even a Snowman. Makes me think of the OLD movie The Legend of Frosty 😉

  2. So sweet Amy, I love the simplicity but at the same time all the details like the swirl stamp in the background. What a wonderful card!

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