Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Keeping Christmas-August 2020

 It's time for the August Keeping Christmas blog hop! Kelly Lunceford started this many months ago and eventually the former team of "The Challenge" designers came to be a part of it.  We share holiday cards and projects with you on the 25th of each month to show you different ideas, techniques or projects to help you get a jump start on your holiday cards and tags for the coming year.  All of the designers have projects to share with you today. You'll find a list of the participating designers at the bottom of my post so you can stop by and admire their creativity while collecting some ideas for your holiday card creating.

Sending Holiday Cheer card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from WPlus9
Here's my contribution to today's hop.  I inked up some winter wear from WPlus9's Holiday Cheer stamp set to serve as the focal image on this layout inspired by the current challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday. The fingerless gloves and pom pom topped hat were stamped in white pigment ink on red cardstock, then heat embossed for a crisp pop of white to really show off the detail in the images.  I used the matching dies to cut out the embossed images.  After stringing the gloves together with some twine, I used foam tape to arrange the pieces on a cream cardstock circle. To go with the images, I embossed a panel of red cardstock with a knit pattern that the mittens and hat would have in real life. The textured panel was adhered to a kraft card base on an angle.  I added a wide strip of plaid patterned paper on top of the textured piece, anchoring it with a shiny strip of gold washi tape along the right edge. The image panel was adhered on top.  I stamped the set's "sending holiday cheer" sentiment on a kraft panel.  After rounding the edges of the panel, I tucked it beneath the left side of the image panel to complete the card.

Don't miss what the rest of our team has created to inspire you to get a head start on your holiday card making!  There is a lot of inspiration and ideas to get your creative juices flowing.  Here's where to find the team members:

Lori Tecler - you're here!

Materials Used:
Holiday Cheer stamp set, Holiday Cheer dies (WPlus9); Memento Luxe Wedding Dress and Memento Rhubarb Stalk inks (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Red Punch cardstock, Cozy Lodge 6x6 paper pad, Snow embossing powder (Recollections); Cable Knit embossing folder (Sunny Studio); circle die (Spellbinders); twine (Hemptique); gold washi tape; corner rounder; foam tape


  1. Fabulous card Lori, I love the rustic style papers.

  2. Darling card , Love the detailed embossing on the mittens and gloves.

  3. Super Cute, Lori! I love the rustic/nordic feel! The dry embossing really gives it a warm feeling!

  4. Adorable, Lori. Loving the cord that connects the gloves. Just perfect!

  5. What a great holiday card, Lori! The use of red and Kraft colors together works really well!!! The plaid background panel does a great job pulling things all together! Thank you for sharing your crafty talents with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!!! -Donna

  6. Great Christmas card! I love how you combined red and Kraft. Thanks for sharing with us at TSOT :)

  7. Congratulations, Lori! Your beautiful card was chosen as one of our top 3 last week at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!!! -Donna


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