Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Christmas Cheer for Happy Inkin’ Thursday

Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop


Time for some extra Christmas Cheer!  Don’t you just love this time of year?  Even though it is crazy and rushed, there is always a wonderful excitement in the air.  I used the Merry Cafe stamp set with a little help from the Coffee Cups Framelits, Pretty Pines Thinlets, Swirly Snowflake Thinlets and Seasonal Layers Thinlets Dies, whew!  

We have a color challenge this week and since the colors are Gold, Real Red, and Garden Green, I decided to make one more Christmas card!  

Stampin' Up! Christmas Cheer-CardiologybyJari

The Whisper White panel was dry embossed with the Softly Falling TIEF and adhered to a panel of Quilted Christmas DSP.  I cut a length of Quilted Christmas 1/4″ Ribbon and wrapped it around the matted panel, then tied a bow.  

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Next, I die cut the coffee cup and whipped cream from the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies, colored in the edges of the cream with my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends Marker, and adhered it to the top of the cup.  The cup was then popped onto my layered panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I stamped the sentiment with Garden Green and Real Red ink and cut out a circle with one of the Stitched Shapes Dies and matted it onto a Real Red scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Framelits Dies.  

Stampin' Up! Christmas Cheer-CardiologybyJari

From Gold Foil, I die cut a snowflake from the Seasonal Layers Framelits Dies and the swirl from the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlets Dies.  Next, I pulled out the Pretty Pines Thinlets and cut several pine boughs in Garden Green and the berries in Real Red.  Then I began putting all of the parts together with Glue Dots and I added the the sentiment circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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The inside sentiment is also from Merry Cafe and was stamped in Real Red ink.  The strip of DSP at the bottom matches the pattern used on the card front.  Enjoy!  

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Today’s team members:

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis←you are here

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy


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Card stock cuts for the Christmas Cheer card:

Real Red 4 1/4 x 11; 2 1/4 x 2 1/4; scraps for berries

Garden Green scraps for the pine boughs

Whisper White 3 7/8 x 5 1/8; 2 x 4 (circle and cream image); 4 x 5 1/4 (inside panel)

Quilted Christmas DSP 2 1/4 x 3 (cup); 4 x 5 1/4 panel for front; 1/2 x 4 (strip for inside)

Gold Foil 1 1/2 x 3 1/2


Stampin’ Up! products needed to complete the project:


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Glue Dots




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  1. Amy Koenders | |

    Absolutely perfect Jari! Your layering and die cuts look fantastic and you’ve added just the perfect touch of gold. Fantastic! 🙂

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks, Amy, loving out color choices this week!

  2. Pattie Weed | |

    This “ a cup of Christmas cheer “ is just the cutest happiest card. Some times all the stamps dies Thinlets and all the colors of papers seems like so much work especially when you have to put them all away. But when a card turns out like this it is so worth it. In case you couldn’t guess l just love this card. Thanks for sharing.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks Pattie. It was fun pulling out all of the dies, but you are correct, now I have to put them all away 🙂

  3. Mary | |

    Oh what a wonderful card, Jari! I love all the elements you’ve included!! 🙂

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks, Mary! I did get my desk a little messy! 🙂

  4. Cynthia D | |

    I really like how you have put all this together and it is cheerful!
    Now I will be thinking about hot chocolate the rest of the day ☕ !

    • Jari Francis | |

      I know, I made a big cup of it last night after I finished this post! Thanks, Cyndee!

  5. Karen Finkle | |

    What they said! and I hope I do not regret not getting this bundle!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks, and no, it is a great bundle!

  6. Julie Johnston | |

    Cheerful, happy card! The recipient will love it. As for putting away the paper, scraps, ink pads, dies, stamps,……..
    that is when I wish I believed in little elves who would come in an do that for me! Then I would have more time to MAKE things.

    • Jari Francis | |

      I know, totally correct, Julie :). Thanks!

  7. Kristi | |

    Cutest Coffee card I have seen with this set! Adorable and to fun and festive, great job Jari.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks so much, Kristi!

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