Saturday, January 25, 2020

Keeping Christmas Blog Hop | Wplus9 Winter Sparrow

Hello friends!  I'm very happy to be joining a talented group of ladies for a monthly blog hop that's all about making Christmas cards year round!  The hope is that by making Christmas cards each month, by the time December rolls around, we will have a good start on our Christmas card stash!  I have the complete list for the blog hop at the end of this post.

For my card today, I'm using the beautiful Wplus9's Winter Sparrow and the Pine Frame Die.

This card is very easy to make.  The hardest part for me is choosing what colors to use!

The details: (A complete supply list is at the end.)

  1. Adhere green card stock to a top-folding A2 card base.
  2. Die cut the Pine Frame die from 80# Neenah Solar White card stock and adhere it on top of the green layer.
  3. Stamp your sentiment onto the center of the Pine Frame.
  4. I made several of these cards, so I created a "jig" of sorts by placing the dies for the birds and branches onto a piece of white card stock and running it through my die cutting machine.
  5. Continue cutting out as many birds and branches as you think you will need.
  6. Place the jig into your MISTI and secure it with some removable tape.
  7. Now place the die cut pieces into the opening and stamp with your desired colors.  I used a variety of ink brands and I've listed them at the end of this post.
  8. I used a few Copic markers to add some shading on the birds.
  9. Arrange the branches and birds and adhere with liquid glue and/or foam squares.
  10. Add Stickles in Christmas Red to the branches.  It doesn't show in the photo, but I used a clear Wink of Stella to add some sparkle to the Pine Frame.  

I hope you've enjoyed my card today.  Be sure to subscribe in the box in the left column so you won't miss the monthly Christmas card inspiration!  Thanks for stopping by!

If you need to start from the top, click the link for the amazingly talented Kelly!

Kelly Lunceford (Creator)
Carol Hintermeier << Me!

Wplus9 Winter Sparrow stamps and dies
Wplus9 Pine Frame die
Wplus9 Most Wonderful (for the sentiment)
Stickles Christmas Red
Wink of Stella clear

Inks I used:
branches: Gina K. Designs Jelly Bean, Altenew Evergreen
birds:  Simon Says Stamp Sparrow & School House red, My Favorite Things Kraft


  1. Gorgeous! I am so glad you are joining us this year!

  2. I love bird themed cards and these are just gorgeous! I'm so glad you've joined the team!

  3. Your card is so fun! That pine frame with those birds are beautiful together! Happy to have you on the team!!

  4. Lovely card Carol, your little birds are adorable. Welcome to the team :).

  5. Hi Carol! I think the birds you used on this beautiful Christmas card are adorable ! So excited to see you are on the team too!

  6. This is STUNNING!! I adore your little birds!! Amazing design!!

  7. Terrific card, the birds and that frame are so pretty! Getting cards done early is such a fantastic idea, I had trouble at first thinking that far in advance but I'm in the groove now and gonna keep going hopefully!

  8. This is beautiful! The birds work perfectly with the intricate pine frame die.

  9. Oh, man, another die for my wish list! This is so pretty, Carol! I love your color choice! Congratulations for being a part of the Hop Team!! Hugs, Darnell (p.s. it looks like your link isn't working on the various Hop lists.)

  10. Hi Carol! I’ve been a reader of Kelly’s blog & decided to join the hop. I relate to you so much on “color choice”. But your card turned out so pretty, you nailed the color. Such a beautiful Christmas scene! Thx very much for sharing your process too. 😊

  11. Lovely woodsy Christmas card, Carol! Welcome to the team, glad you are here! I'm sorry I'm late visiting last month's post. 2020 has already been a whirlwind at my house. I love the color combo you've chosen too. XX

  12. So pretty, I love you cute wintery birds.


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