Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Carols of Christmas for Happy Inkin’ Thursday

Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Inkin’ Thursday!  My share for today is from the Carols of Christmas stamp set bundle from Stampin’ Up!  

Our colors for the week: Soft Suede, Soft Sky and Pear Pizzaz 

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Stampin' Up! Carols of Christmas

The Carols of Christmas Bundle will be available for purchase on August 1st.  But, you could get the stamp set for free now just by joining Stampin’ Up!  Then, use your Bonus Coupons to purchase the Card Front Builder Thinlets Dies in August.  See more details in the Christmas in July information later in my post.  

I started with a panel of Soft Sky card stock and used the Card Front Builder Thinlets to cut out the moon and stars at the top.  A panel of Dazzling Diamonds Designer Series Paper was adhered to the back with some Liquid Multipurpose Glue. Stampin' Up! Carol of Christmas-Cardiology by Jari

Next, I dry embossed a panel of Soft Suede card stock with the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and adhered it to the Soft Sky panel with liquid glue.  The trees were die cut from Pear Pizzaz, topped with some glue from my Fine Tip Glue Pen and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  I set them aside to dry and stamped two deer using the deer stamp from Carols of Christmas in Soft Suede ink.  They were cut out using the coordinating die from the bundle.  

Stampin' Up! Carols of Christmas-Cardiology by Jari

The snow bank was created with the swirly die from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlets from more Dazzling Diamonds DSP. Two of the trees were adhered to the Soft Suede panel, then I added the snow bank with more liquid glue.  The trees in the foreground were added with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the deer with liquid glue.  

A length of Soft Sky 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon was adhered to the front with Tear & Tape Adhesive and the art panel popped onto the Soft Sky card stock base with dimensionals. I masked off the bottom half of the sentiment stamp with some tape, inked it in VersaMark, sprinkled on White Emboss Powder and heat embossed it onto a panel of Soft Sky.  Layering Ovals Framelits and Stitched Shapes Framelits were used to cut out the sentiment panel and mats.

Stampin' Up! Carols of Christmas-Cardiology by JariI stamped the snowflake image from the Christmas Pines stamp set in Soft Sky onto a panel of Whisper White, then stamped the sentiment, also from Christmas Pines,  in Pear Pizzaz over them.  Another glittered Pear Pizzaz tree was adhered with glue and then the whole panel adhered to the base with liquid glue.  Enjoy!

A complete list of stamping supplies including card stock cuts will be at the end of my post.  


Next up is Jaimie Babarczy.  Make sure you hop on over to her blog to see what she has for us today!
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Here is the team:

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis ⇐you are here

Jaimie Babarczy


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Christmas in July-Stampin' UP!


Ho, ho, ho!  Stampin’ Up!’s Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator!  In addition to the already great deal on the Starter Kit where you get $125 in products for only $99, new demonstrators that join in July will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for you and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder!

And Stampin’ Up! will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE!  With so many basic items provided for you, you’ll be able to get your brand, new business off to a fast start—and spend your Starter Kit dollars on things like your favorite stamp sets and accessories!

With the Essentials Gift Pack and the Carols of Christmas Stamp set, that’s an added value of $72 that you’ll get for free with your Starter Kit when you join in July!

This offer is good until July 31st, 2017.


Stampin' Up! Bonus Days

Bonus Days are back! For every $50 you spend between July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31!  

Here are the details:

  • There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion excluding Starter Kits.
  • Order deadline:  July 31, 2017 by 11:50 PM (MT)


Stampin’ Up! Supplies to Create the Carols of Christmas Card


Big Shot


Heat Tool



Card Stock Cuts in Inches

Soft Sky base 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2; panel 4 x 5 1/4; oval 2 5/8 x 1 3/4

Soft Suede panel 4 x 3 3/4; oval 3 x 2

Pear Pizzaz trees 2 1/2 x 5

Whisper White inside panel 4 x 5 1/4; scraps for deer

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer under panel 2 1/2 x 4; snow bank 4 x 1 3/4; oval 3 1/4 x 2 1/4


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  1. Mary | | Reply

    Just beautiful, Jari! I love your sparkling trees and the snow bank is perfect! Great card! 🙂

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      Thanks so much, Mary!

  2. Amy Koenders | | Reply

    That is awesome Jari! I love your design and the sparkle of the glimmer paper puts it over the top! Love every detail! 🙂

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      Thanks, Amy! I am loving those dies!

  3. Julie Johnston | | Reply

    Beautiful card, Jari. Love the ‘north woodsy’ feel of it….my kind of country (no, I don’t live there). Woodland TIEF is probably my favorite and you used it well. Love the glittery snow.

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      Thank you, Julie!

  4. Michelle Mallett | | Reply

    This card took my breath away. It is stunning, the Bomb!

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      Thanks so much for your kind comment! 🙂

  5. Cynthia | | Reply

    The blue and brown work so beautifully together!

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      Thank you, I do like the non-traditional colors for Christmas!

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