Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Merry Mistletoe for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Hop

Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

Time for another color challenge on Happy Inkin’ Thursday.  I used the Merry Mistletoe stamp set and Merry Little Christmas DSP to create the card I am sharing with you today.  

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Stampin' Up1 Merry Mistletoe-Cardiology by Jari

I really like these colors together for Christmas cards, don’t you?  This card really went together quickly once I saw the colors we were using this week.  The Merry Little Christmas DSP was a big help, too!  I used Whisper White Thick card stock as my card base, as well as for the reindeer, that I fussy cut out with my paper snips.  A panel of Old Olive card stock was adhered to the card base, then I stamped the sentiment from Merry Mistletoe in Basic Black Archival ink onto a panel of regular Whisper White card stock.  I inked up the sentiment, then carefully wiped off the mistletoe “leaves” with a baby wipe and re-inked them with an Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker.  

Stampin' Up! Merry Mistletoe-Cardiology by Jari

Next, a panel of the plaid Merry Little Christmas DSP was adhered to the lower portion of the art panel.  A length of Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon was wrapped around the panel and a bow was tied.  Stampin’ Dimensionals were added to the back and then popped onto the Old Olive panel.  I used a few Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on the reindeer and popped him on and two Rhinestone Basic Jewels were added to the mistletoe.  

Stampin' Up! Merry Mistletoe-Cardiology by Jari

The inside is also very simple, just a panel of Whisper White with the sentiment stamped in Basic Black Archival ink with one of the tree images from Merry Mistletoe stamped on either end in Old Olive ink.  Two Enamel Shape stars were added to the tree tops.  Enjoy!

A list of supplies and card stock cuts will follow.  

Now, for more of today’s hop.  Please click the next image to head on over to see Kristi’s beautiful creation for today!

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Here is the team:

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis ←you are here

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

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Card stock cuts:

Whisper White thick 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; scrap for reindeer

Whisper White  5 1/4 x 4 cut 2 (one is for the inside)

Old Olive 5 3/8 x 4 1/8

Merry Little Christmas DSP 5 1/4 x 1 3/4


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Thanks for stopping by!  One week from today I will be at OnStage in Salt Lake City with several of my team members!  We will have a couple of days of stamping together and getting our hands on the upcoming Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog!  I am also getting to tour the Stampin’ Up! facility-can’t wait, it should be loads of fun.  I will post some pictures for you


  1. Amy Koenders | | Reply

    That is absolutely awesome Jari! Love the designer paper that you used and your little reindeer is perfect! Perfectly designed! 🙂

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      Thank you 🙂

  2. Tina Gascon | | Reply

    Love the Card!!!

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      Thank you very much!

  3. Mary | | Reply

    I dub thee…”Queen of Fussy Cutting”!! Super pretty card, Jari and that reindeer is just the perfect finishing touch!! 🙂

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      Ha, ha, thanks! 🙂

  4. Susan K | | Reply

    Such a cute reindeer and love the plaid. Great card!

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      Thanks so much!

  5. Kristi | | Reply

    You are the Queen of fussy cutting. what a stunning card and that DSP is a beautiful choice for your amazing card. Well done Jari.

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      You are too funny! Thanks, Kristi!

  6. Cyndee | | Reply

    Kudos to you for taking the time to fussy cut the deer! And, the Merry Christmas font looks perfect for this card.

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      Thanks so much, Cyndee!

  7. Shelagh Freemantle | | Reply

    Such a cute card…and really love the gingham dsp. I can see am going to cave and but some for myself !! Love it.

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      Yes, is great paper! Thanks, Shelagh 🙂

  8. Julie Johnston | | Reply

    Beautiful card Jari! Love your deer. Very inspiring Hop!

    • Jari Francis | | Reply

      Thanks you Julie

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