Pop of Paradise Christmas for the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop

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I was so honored when Kylie Bertucci asked me to be a guest for the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop this week!  Kylie’s got an awesome team of talented stampers and they’re CASEing my projects today.  Yippee!!  🙂

I have been wanting to make a flamingo Christmas card for while so when I was scrolling through my blog, this project caught my eye.

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And here is my Pop of Paradise Christmas card:

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I started by adhering a panel of the Petals & Pinecones DSP to a panel of Mint Macaron card stock with SNAIL and then to an Emerald Envy card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I added another panel of the Petals & Pinecones to the left side of the card with SNAIL.

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I used the new Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to cut the Mint Macaron card stock panel behind the flamingo.  I used one of the square dies and left one end hanging off the end of the cutting pad when I ran it through the machine.  I turned the die so that it was positioned opposite the area that I’d just cut and lined it up (it was pretty easy since there are little notches where the “stitches” are embossed) and left what would be the center of the rectangle hanging off the cutting pad as I ran it through again.  Once I had the rectangle cut, I stamped the pine image from the Christmas Pines photopolymer stamp set in Mint Macaron ink over the panel.  I adhered the panel to the card front with SNAIL.

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I stamped the flamingo image from the Pop of Paradise stamp set in Rose Red ink on a panel of Whisper White card stock and cut it out.  I stamped the wreath and bow images from the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set in Emerald Envy and Cherry Cobbler inks on a panel of Whisper White card stock, used a Blender Pen to add a bit of color and then cut them out with the matching Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits dies.  I adhered the wreath and bow together and then to the back of the flamingo’s neck with Glue Dots and then adhered the flamingo to the card front with more Glue Dots.

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I stamped the sentiment from the Shake & Celebrate photopolymer stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink on a panel of Whisper White card stock and cut it out with the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits die.  I snipped the excess from the banner and then adhered the sentiment to the card front with Glue Dots.  I cut three pine branches from Emerald Envy card stock with the die from the Pretty Pines Thinlits die, snipped the ends off and adhered them to the card front with Glue Dots.  I stamped the holly images with the Holly Berry Happiness photopolymer stamp set in Mint Macaron and Cherry Cobbler inks, punched them out with the Holly Berry Builder Punch and adhered them to the card front with Glue Dots.  I added three Cherry Cobbler enamel dots from the Regals Enamel Shapes pack over the holly berries to finish it.

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I stamped the sentiment, wreath and bow in Emerald Envy, Mint Macaron and Cherry Cobbler inks on a Whisper White panel inside the card.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my project!  My blog works a little differently.  You’ll need to click the little blue button below to open a page with the blog hop list.

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You can see a complete list of supplies, including card stock cuts, for this project at the very bottom of this post.


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Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Emerald Envy – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base, three Pretty Pines Thinlits die cuts
  • Mint Macaron – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, Stitched Shapes Thinlits die cut
  • Whisper White – two Santa’s Sleigh Thinlits die cut images, three Holly Berry Builder Punches, Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits die cut, one hand cut image, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
  • Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel, 2″ x 4-7/8″ panel

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48 thoughts on “Pop of Paradise Christmas for the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop

  1. Cute card. Love the wreath hanging around the flamingo’s neck! Congrats on being the guest for Kylie’s blog hop! Very deserved!

  2. Adorable Christmas card Amy. Love the Flamingo with the wreath accessory to customise for the season – such a fun take and a great idea . Thank you so much for the inspirations and hopping with us. 🙂

  3. Took me a while, between other stuff, but I hopped all the way just to see which cards they’d CASE! It was fun to see their choices and their takes. What a star you are!

  4. Congrats Amy!! And your card made me smile and giggle 😛 I love your handsome elegant Flamingo, taking a whirl with the wreath, lol! Great colors you picked too 🙂

  5. Firstly, thank you playing along with us today. What a fun card! I would never of thought of combining a flamingo with Christmas.

  6. What an awesome card. I love that you have used a stamp set that wouldn’t be thought of as Christmas’y and made some Christmas themed out of it. Would be perfect for here in the South Pacific as we have a warmer Christmas.
    I think I need to try this technique of extending the stitched dies. It’s fabulous!

  7. Wow, awesome card Amy. I would never have thought a flamingo could be Christmasy, but here is it – super cute. Also love your colours and layout. Thanks so much for hopping with us today 🙂

  8. What a great card for someone that lives in a warm weather climate most of the year! So cute that the flamingo is donning a pretty wreath, Amy! Congratulations on being chosen by Kylie…what an honor! So happy that you are being noticed so much lately~ Hugs

  9. Congrats on the special recognition of “Crazy Crafters Blog Hop” and being 78th best demonstrator in the world! I think you were in a line up with Brian a few days ago per a Brian post.

    BTW, great card! Flamingo in the Winter!

  10. What a great CASE of your own design! It shows how versatile the stamp set really well. Thank you for joining Crazy Crafters Blog Hop. I really appreciate that you give us such a great opportunity to blog hop with you.

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