Welcome to My Inky Friends: Handmade Holidays Blog Hop!  You will find lots of inspiration for you Holiday crafting!  You should have arrived here from Paula and her wonderful Country Home projects.  Weren’t they great?  If you are starting the hop here, make sure you go through and check out all the stops.  You don’t want to miss a thing.

My projects are putting the fantastic set Merry Christmas to All in the spotlight.  This is a great holiday greeting set and the coordinating Merry Christmas Thinlits take it to the next level.  I just love the dimension and texture of die cut words. I paired this great set with the amazing Joyous Noel designer series paper.  I love the new Merry Merlot color.  Paired with a touch of copper, it is perfect for elegant holiday projects.  I decided to create a card, gift package and ornament trio. Let’s start with the card.

Merry Christmas to All: Merry & Bright - Center Stage Stamping

Isn’t that paper gorgeous!? I also used a bit of Neutrals 6×6 DSP (the Crumb Cake dot panel) I layered a Pearlized Doily with a Stitched Shapes circle cut from Wood Textures DSP.  A tiny bit of Copper Glimmer Paper draws out the copper foil in the Joyous Noel DSP.  I also added a tiny tree from the Festive Farmhouse Elements.  The sentiment is stamped on the Wood Texture DSP in Early Espresso Ink.  I think it gives a wood burned look to the image.Merry Christmas to All: pillow box - Center Stage Stamping

Next up is a cute little gift card pouch.  I started with one of the Kraft Pillow Boxes.  I just love those little white polka dots.  I kept some of the elements from the card, but changed them up a bit to make the belly band wrapped around the pillow box.

Merry Christmas to All: Merry ornament - Center Stage Stamping

Finally, I made this fun medallion ornament. I started with two 4″x12″ strips of the DSP.  I scored them every half inch, fan folded them the assembled them into the medallion.  Once again I used the Pearlized Doily and a Stitched Shape circle, this time cut out of Crumb Cake card stock. I added a few snowflakes from the Blizzard Thinlit with added rhinestones.

Merry Christmas to All: gift trio - Center Stage Stamping

A fabulous trio perfect for holiday gifting!   I am now sending you over to Rhonda and her fun projects with the tiny take-out box!  They are so much fun!

Thanks for stopping by!  Join me again to put a spotlight on creativity!


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4 comments on “inky friends: handmade holidays blog hop”

  1. Oh, Mary, these projects are fabulous! Just love all the great details you included in every project.

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