Ink and Inspiration - Make it sparkle!

Welcome to the Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop. You are currently visiting Melva Peters from Canada. 

The theme this month is "Make It Sparkle!"  I created this card featuring the Tidings and Trimmings Bundle from the Annual Catalogue and used the Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper for my sparkle.  I hadn't noticed this paper in the catalogue until recently and it was perfect for the sparkle I needed!

I love this bundle with the detailed star dies and the adorable stocking!  Perfect for your holiday cards!


  1. Cut Evening Evergreen cardstock 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and fold in half to form card base.
  2. Cut Cherry Cobbler cardstock 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" and adhere to card base with Stampin' Seal.
  3. Cut Designer Series Paper 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to card base using Stampin' Seal.
  4. Cut Evening Evergreen cardstock 1" x 5 1/4" and adhere to card base about 2" from bottom using Stampin' Seal.
  5. Cut Gold Metallic Specialty Paper 3/4" x 5 1/4" and adhere to the Evening Evergreen strip using Stampin' Seal.
  6. Cut out solid star from Evening Evergreen cardstock.
  7. Cut out detailed star from Gold Metallic Specialty Paper - note, you may have to run this through your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine quite a few times as there is a film on the back that makes it a bit tough to cut through.  You can try to peel off this film before you cut to make it easier.
  8. Adhere the detailed star to the Evening Evergreen star using Multipurpose Adhesive Glue.
  9. Stamp stocking using Cherry Cobbler ink on Cherry Cobbler cardstock.
  10. Cut out with stocking die.
  11. Adhere a small piece of Gold Metallic Specialty Paper to the cuff and cut around edge.
  12. Tie a small bow from the Gold Trim and adhere to the stocking with a Glue Dot.
  13. Adhere the Star to the right hand side of the card base using Dimensionals.
  14. Adhere stocking on the star using Dimensionals.
  15. Stamp sentiment on Basic White cardstock using Cherry Cobbler ink.
  16. Punch out using Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch
  17. Punch out piece from Cherry Cobbler cardstock.
  18. Cut the Cherry Cobbler postage stamp in half lengthwise and adhere one piece to the top and bottom of the stamped sentiment piece using Stampin' Seal.
  19. Adhere to the card base using Dimensionals.
  20. Adhere Gilded Gems.
All of the supplies for this project can be found at the bottom of this post.

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    1. Hi Melva, thank you for sharing such a great Holiday card!

    2. Such a pretty card Melva, love this bundle x

    3. Super cute Christmas card, great sparkle!

    4. Great colour and layout choices Melva! Definitely sparkles! :)

    5. Beautiful card Melva, love it! x Ann


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