Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Carols of Christmas for Happy Inkin’ Thursday

Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thanksgiving, I hope you are enjoying friends and family today!  Thanks for taking some time out of your busy schedule to join us for Happy Inkin’ Thursday.  I used the Carols of Christmas stamp set to create my card for our sketch challenge.  

Stampin' Up! Carols of Christmas


I started with a panel from the Merry Little Christmas DSP and adhered it to a panel of Basic Black card stock with liquid glue.  Then, I popped that panel onto the Cherry Cobbler card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Next, I stamped the sentiment from Carols of Christmas in Cherry Cobbler ink onto a Whisper White panel.  I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the accent stamp and stamped it in Old Olive ink above and below the sentiment.  

Stampin' Up! Carols of Christmas-Cardiology by Jari

Carols of Christmas comes in a bundle, so I stamped the holly leaves and berries using the stamp to rubber method with an Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write marker and die cut them with the corresponding die from the Card Front Builder Thinlets.  They were adhered with liquid glue, then the art panel was adhered to a slightly larger panel of Cherry Cobbler.  I created a bow with the Cherry Cobbler 1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon, adhered it with Glue Dots, then popped the sentiment panel onto the card front with more dimensionals.  

Stampin' Up! Carols of Christmas-Cardiology by Jari

For the inside of my card, I chose a sentiment and image from Merry Mistletoe, stamping the sentiment in Basic Black Archival ink, and using the ink to rubber method for the Mistletoe.  I used the Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write markers to color the image, then huffed on it before stamping onto the Whisper White panel.  Enjoy!

Now, please hop on over to see what Kristi has created for today!  


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Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis ⇔ you are here

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

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Card stock cuts for the Carols of Christmas card:

Cherry Cobbler  4 1/4 x 11 base ; 2 7/8 x 4 1/8 panel

Basic Black  4 x 5 1/4

Whisper White  2 3/4 x 4 front art panel; scraps for holly, 4 x 5 1/4 inside panel

Merry Little Christmas DSP 3 7/8 x 5 1/8;  3/8 x 4 strip inside


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Stampin’ Up! supplies needed to complete the card:


Big Shot


Glue Dots




Thanks again for joining us today, I hope your Thanksgiving Day has been blessed!


  1. Karen Finkle | | Reply

    You make beautiful cards, Jari. Happy Thanksgiving to your and your family.

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      Thank you so much, hoping your day is blessed with family and friends! 🙂

  2. Julie Johnston | | Reply

    Beautiful card, Jari! Have a Blessed Day today. I am thankful we met and enjoyed our time together a On Stage.

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      Thank you Julie, it was fun spending the afternoon with you! Have a blessed day!

  3. Sandi MacIver | | Reply

    beautifully done Jari, very striking in the black white and red. Happy thanksgiving

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      Thanks so much Sandi, blessings to you!

  4. Amy Koenders | | Reply

    That is just perfect Jari! Love the plaid background, great design! Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      Thanks, Amy!!

  5. Mary | | Reply

    Oh my! I love the Cherry Cobbler with the black and white. And the fact that it’s plaid just tips it over the top! Wonderful card, Jari. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving! I’m so grateful you’re my friend! 🙂

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      Thanks, Mary. So glad to have you, too!! I just wish we lived closer😀

  6. Kristi | | Reply

    Jari, I love the crisp clean feel of your card. Great design! I think I might need to try this one too

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