06 December 2014

A KISS of Inspiration Day 7: Joy-filled Wishes

Hi All! Welcome to Day 7 and the final installment of the Kraft-y Hearts Christmas KISS Blog Share for 2014. If you've been following along with us all week, you've been treated to some holiday inspiration derived from sketches found in Make It From Your Heart, vol 1 and a variety of stamp sets by Close To My Heart. If you've been commenting here and/or on the lovely Lynn Darda's blog, From My Bungalow, then you are entered to win the awesome Handwritten Print Alphabet stamp set! Now on with the share....

Today's card was inspired by sketch 23 on page 44 of Make It From Your Heart, vol 1. I mixed stamps from the Noel and Flakey Friends stamp sets that I used on yesterday's card and Wednesday's card respectively. Here it is:

The card base today is Colonial White Cardstock inked with Desert Sand Exclusive Ink. In fact, all layers in this card were inked in Desert Sand. The patterned paper quilt blocks are made using Yuletide Carol paper. I inked up the snowflake stamp from Flakey Friends with VersaMark Ink and stamped the Kraft Cardstock squares. I then heat embossed them with gold embossing powder and adhered them to the card. I added a ribbon cut from New England Ivy Cardstock to the front of the card with dimensional adhesive. The sentiment from the Noel stamp set is stamped in VersaMark Ink on Kraft Cardstock and heat embossed it using gold embossing powder. I then layered it on Yuletide Carol paper and popped the layers on top of the New England Ivy using dimensional adhesive. Finally, I added a bow from the Cranberry Striped Twill Ribbon for a pop of color.

Here are some close-ups:

And here's the card, one more time (I think this might be my favorite....):

I really hope you enjoyed our blog share this week. It's been fun being inspired by Make It From Your Heart, and I hope it's been inspiring for you. Now hop on over and see Lynn's gorgeous creation, and don't forget to enter to win your stamp set!

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. What a gorgeous finale card! I love the elegant embossing and the cheery red/cream bow. As always, you have inspired me!

  2. Really loving the gold embossing! So elegant!

  3. Just wanted to wish you and yours a very happy New Year, Kim! Here's to a wonderful new year!