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.
And here is my Pop of Paradise Christmas card:
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.
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.
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.
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.
I stamped the sentiment, wreath and bow in Emerald Envy, Mint Macaron and Cherry Cobbler inks on a Whisper White panel inside the card.
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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
Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:
Cute card. Love the wreath hanging around the flamingo’s neck! Congrats on being the guest for Kylie’s blog hop! Very deserved!
Thanks Susan! I was pretty nervous…they’re a very talented group!! 🙂
That’s such a cute idea Amy…..think I might be CASEing this one too…..Thank you so much for hopping with us…
Thanks Vicki! So glad for the invite. 🙂
Thank you for being part of our blog hop Amy!!! We appreciate it so much. That is Awesome that we chose the same card to case.
Thanks so much for the invite Kylie! Your team is so talented, they’ve made some awesome creations!! 🙂
Super cute, Amy – love that you made a rectangular Stitched Shape! Clever girl! 🙂
Thanks Mary! Love that Stampin’ Up! gave us that little tip! 🙂
Thank you for hopping with the Crazy Crafters, Amy! Love your card! Would not have thought to put Rose Red & Cherry Cobbler together, but it looks fantastic!! xx
Thanks Jessie…I wasn’t sure how that was going to work either, but I needed to use a color other than Cherry Cobbler for the flamingo so I gave it a whirl! 🙂
A Christmas flamingo-perfect for a tropical Christmas feel. Thanks for hopping with us today.
Thanks for the invite and for stopping by to check out my project! 🙂
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. 🙂
Thanks for inviting me! Love all of your projects. 🙂
Love your Christmas version Amy, so sorry I couldn’t participate as I love everyone of your cards ….I just ran out of time x
Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my project Kim, hope that we can hop together some time soon. 🙂
Totally fun hop…..and you have wonderful cards to case! Oh that flamingo is rocking the wreath! Adorable!
Thanks so much Linda! 🙂
Oh Amy! This card is off the charts!! Love it!!
Thanks so much Elisha! 🙂
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!
It was a great hop, I loved their projects too! Your comment about the star made me laugh. 😉
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 🙂
Thanks Jill! Glad that you liked it! 🙂
LOve this card! Thank you for hopping with us Amy 🙂
Thanks Michelle! 🙂
Firstly, thank you playing along with us today. What a fun card! I would never of thought of combining a flamingo with Christmas.
Thanks so much Rosalie! 🙂
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!
Thanks Kayla! It was pretty easy to make the extended shape, give it a try! 🙂
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 🙂
Thanks so much Kirsten! 🙂
That’s so cute! It’s not often you hear the words “I wanted to make a flamingo Christmas card!”
Thanks Stephanie! 🙂
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
Thanks so much Roberta! 🙂
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!
Thanks Brent! I was pretty shocked. 🙂
Your accomplishments are wonderful Amy! You deserve it all. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for stopping by to leave me a note! 🙂
Love the Flamingo on a Christmas card. So very cool.
Thanks Tamie! 🙂
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.
Thanks for hopping with me! 🙂
I love how bright and fun this card is! Thanks for hopping with us Amy!
Thanks for hopping with me Jessica! 🙂