Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “Home for the Holidays”. We really hope that you enjoy and are inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

The “early-release” stamp set, Eden’s Garden, has such beautiful stamps, I challenged myself to create a single layer, Christmas card. I love how it turned out…on the third try. I’ll tell you the mishaps I encountered, so you can avoid them.

I began with a Thick Basic White card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″. After cutting the card base, I rolled it through the Stamp n’ Cut & Emboss machine with the long, Eden’s Die, to give the card front a wonderful edge.

The stamps and dies come together in a Bundle, for a 10% savings, which you can see in my Product List below.

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Single Layer Card


Next, I masked the middle of the card front with 1″ painter’s tape. Then, I used the largest Eden’s Garden stamp to stamp three images in Garden Green Ink. I also stamped berries from the Poinsettia Petals Stamp Set; the stems in Early Espresso Ink, and the berries in Real Red Ink. Christmas colors, right? Everything was fine, so far, until I removed the painter’s tape.

Mishap #1: the ink wasn’t dry on the tape, which transferred to my fingers, which transferred to the card front.

Mishap #2: the painter’s tape was very sticky, and removed paper from the card front.

Remedies: Be extra careful when removing the tape, and make it less sticky by adhering it to a towel several times before using. Lessons learned!


Now, all I needed to do was stamp the sentiment.

“Merry Christmas” is from the Heartfelt Wishes Stamp Set, stamped in Real Red Ink. I used my Stamparatus to help insure the image was stamped properly. If you don’t know what a Stamparatus is, click on the picture in my Product List.

Don’t you love this beautiful font? I wish my handwriting was like that!


Since I had the mishaps out of the way, I created a second card, using a Real Red card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″. The Basic White Cardstock is 5 1/2″ X 3″, and the Garden Green Cardstock is 5 1/2″ X 3 3/4″.

The added color is nice, but I really prefer the single layer version. What do you think?


I love milkshakes almost as much as making cards. Thank you for hopping by, and sharing a moment with me.


More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on [second Wednesday]. Our theme will be “My Favorite Things” with our design team showcasing some of their favorite products from any catalog they choose.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art.   ***YOU ARE HERE***
  3. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  4. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  7. Annette Elliott at AESTAMPS A LATTE
  8. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  9. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  10. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  11. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  12. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps, INK
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  15. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  17. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  20. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  21. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  23. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  24. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping

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