Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Hampton Art Stamps and Cheery Lynn Designs Blog Hop

A big hello and welcome to the Hampton Art Stamps and Cheery Lynn Designs Blog Hop Week!

This hop has a holiday theme and we’ve chosen some of our best products to be showcased by some of our fantastic designers to give you a bundle of inspiration all week long.

We do hope you will take some time to visit our blogs each day and leave a little comment love. If you see a sneak peek of a project be sure to follow the link to the full reveal.

What’s a hop without a prize!? It’s your lucky day… or week really! both companies will be giving away a prize, All you have to do is comment on the blog posts to be entered to win, it’s that easy! Winners will be drawn at random. Commenting will close at 8am EST on Sunday, December 9th with winners announced on the Hampton Art and Cheery Lynn Designs Blogs on Monday the 10th!

Cheery Lynn Designs is giving away a $25 gift certificate and Hampton Art Stamps is giving away this fabbie prize!

Check the Hampton Art Stamps and Cheery Lynn blogs DAILY! Here are some links for you:

Hampton Art Stamps Blog
Cheery Lynn Designs Blog
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge Blog

The Hampton Girls are posting on this schedule:

Sunday, December 2nd – Dana Warren
Monday, December 3rd– Vivian Keh
Tuesday, December 4th– Gloria Stengel - YOU ARE HERE!
Wednesday, December 5th – Linda Abadie
Thursday, December 6th – Gini Williams Cagle
Friday, December 7th – Britt Bass
Saturday, December 8th – Adora Concepcion
Happy hopping!

I received the Christmas Sleigh border die cut template from Cheery Lynn Designs. This is very delicate and intricate die cut! So pretty! Here is what I made with it.

I stamped the postage image from the Hampton Art Stamps/Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium set onto cream cardstock with red ink. Then I inked around the edges of the cardstock with Deep Green Chalk ink.

I trimmed the sleigh border die cut apart and used one of the extra pieces to decorate the ribbon.

I glued the rest of the border to the bottom of my card.

It is fun to mix and match stamp sets to create unique vintage-themed cards. Besides the postcard image from Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium, I also used a Santa image from the Art Warehouse Holiday Dreams and Wishes set for the front of my card.

Stamping my images all in one color makes them pop on the busy background paper.

I enjoy other colors for Christmas, but there is just something so perfect about red and green!

For the inside greeting I used an image from the Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet stamp set.
Make sure you leave a comment! And hop to the other blogs to see what else the designers have made! 
Hampton Art Stamps:
Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium, Nutcracker Sweet
Art Warehouse Holiday Dreams and Wishes

Cheery Lynn Designs die template: Christmas Sleigh

Clearsnap Ink:
Colorbox Chalk Warm Red, Deep Green

Cardstock: Bazzill Butter Cream; American Crafts Pomegranate; Neenah Natural White
Designer paper: Authentique Wonder, Festive
Other ink: Tsukineko Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon (green stain), Mar Arts (red/green)
Bells: Darice
Tag punch: Stampin' Up!
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Beacon Fabri-tac


  1. This is such a pretty card! I love the vintage images and that great sled die!

  2. Love the retro feel of this card and the sled die is fantastic!

  3. Love, love, love your card! So many pretty details!!

  4. This card is absolutley beautiful, thanks for sharing. Marie

  5. Wow this is a awesome card.

  6. Wow, great die! Love that you put one on the bow:)

  7. I love the sleigh! A very pretty card, thanks for sharing.

    Carla from Utah

  8. Beautiful card, I love all the little details!

  9. Love this die and I agree, there is something magic about Green and Red at Christmas. Great card, thanks for sharing!

  10. Very pretty--I like the sleigh border and how you use one to decorate the bow.

  11. I love your sleigh border, Gloria! And the little grouping of jingle bells on the sleigh/bow. Such a festive, fun card.

  12. Gorgeous and elegant card!

    Carol B

  13. love the sleigh border and how you used it in other places

  14. What an adorable card! Those sleighs are so cute & tiny! I like how you added 1 of them to the bow!

  15. A gorgeous card Gloria. Love that sleigh border, so cute! oxox Marg

  16. So many elements perfectly tied together! Love that die!

  17. Yours have been my favorite. I love the true Christmas colors. Then inside of your card is gorgeous. Thanks.

  18. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  19. The Queen of Cards strikes again...gorgeous as always Gloria :)
    xx Hugs

  20. love the 'vintagey' look! wonderful border sleide dye too :)

  21. Wow is that sleigh die gorgeous!! Love your warm traditional cards !!

  22. Love that die! Your card is fabulous, as always. Great papers.

  23. Love that sleigh border! That was such a cute idea to cut a sleigh piece and put it on the bow. Great card!

  24. Beautiful card gloria. Love that santa sleigh border die, you really showcased well for cheery lynn designs.
    ava g

  25. I love the classic red and green too, beautiful card.

  26. wow!!! Your card is gorgeous!! I looove that you put the sleigh on your bow!!!

  27. This is such a lovely vintage card! Love all the little details, especially the sleighs on the bottom.

  28. How beautiful! I too love the traditional Red and Green Christmas colors, so classic!

  29. Wow, what a gorgeous card. Love all the details.

  30. oH MY GOSH! This is wonderful and I love the sleigh die-cut. It's fabulous. Love the colors and style of card and it's gorgeous. thanks for sharing.

  31. a beautiful traditional colored card. love the diecut, so delicate. great layering and love the ribbons. thanks for sharing.

  32. Beautiful card. Love the touch of the bells. wonderful job.

  33. Love the vintage feel and the colors on your card!

  34. How beautiful! I love the traditional Red and Green Christmas colors,too, so classic!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Gr Antoinete


  35. WOW spectacular use of the sleigh
    Dr Sonia

  36. What a beautiful card. The sleigh is so nice. I just love the way you have used it in the stunning bow with the bells. We all know Santas Sleigh has bells.

  37. A really pretty card! Love the traditional red green Christmas colours!

  38. Anonymous8:03 AM

    Great card, Gloria! Such an elegant, finished feeling in all your projects!