Scrap'n Stamp Iconic Christmas Hop

Welcome to the Scrap'n Stamp Iconic Christmas Hop, featuring dies from Concord & 9th of Iconic Christmas items.

The design team have been busy, as I have seen some sneak peeks. But, to settle out the business at hand before we proceed to the cards I made for the hop.


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Now we can move on to my cards.


I started with a stencil I have, which is called Buffalo Plaid. I liked that the stencil was a bit busy, but not over the top. I decided to use the stencil on an angle, and blended on Distress Inks in Barn Door. I also kept the square theme going with the cut white glitter cardstock to display my icons. They are attached to my card base using foam tape.

I used the Candy Cane, Christmas Tree and Stocking. I added some Ivy to the middle square which is also slightly off centre. Tucked under the first and third square is a snowflake which I cut in half, painted with Nuvo Shimmering Pen Midas Touch and tucked in under the square, glued in place.


I added some crystal drops to the tree, and I forgot to mention I went around the edges with my Kingart glitter markers in red. Also, the middle tile is on foam tape and the tree is propped up with foam squares.

It has been a very long time since I have done a card where I just used dies, so it was a nice change and fun to do.


On to my second card. I took pictures with my camera only to find that my computer is rejecting RAW images, which is how I shoot my pictures. So, I could not open the pictures. Then the SD slot failed and corrupted the the disk, so in the end I lost the pictures below and pictures of another card I did for another challenge.  It has not been a good day!


I again did stencil work for my background using a striped stencil and Distress Ink in Blueprint Sketch on a light blue card base. I skipped every third stripe and in its place drew a line using my Sakura Gelly Roll pens in blue. The sparkle is very pretty.


Moving on to my focal I cut a piece of white vellum and attached it to a piece of silver cardstock. I then die cut three of the large stars and coloured with my Kingart Glitter Markers in blue, and three of the smaller stars colouring them with the silver marker.

The panel is attached using foam tape and I glued the stars on with Nuvo Adhesive. The I realized I did not have a sentiment. So I went on the hunt for one and found this cute sentiment also from Concord and 9th, called Cozy Christmas, which I stamped using VersaFine Clair Ink in Blue Belle.


I hope you have enjoyed these cards today. Following after the hop list you will find my Affiliate Links, at no extra cost for you.

Next up on the hop is Susan. The complete list follows.


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22 comments

  1. Love these two cards and that you had two matching candies! Lol

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    1. Thanks so much Chala. I am sorry, but I can't post on your blog again - it keeps asking for wordpress login which I don't have.

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  2. Love your cards, Kia!! So fun!

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  3. Super cute cards! Love the different styles for each of them!

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  4. Really cute die cuts and background on your first card! I love the stenciled background on your second card also and the pretty shades of blue! Very pretty cards!

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  5. I adore Christmas icons! Your cards are a perfect representation of this hop's theme! Beautiful work!

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  6. Such cute cards...I love a good plaid on holiday cards!

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  7. You've selected wonderful iconic images for your cards, with results that are festive fabulous! I do love making only die-cuts cards sometimes; they're like putting together puzzles without getting messy! Thank you for the inspiration and smiles!
    ~carol

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  8. I love your angled plaids. Great idea!

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  9. I am so sorry about your computer woes! I have lost pictures too and it is heartbreaking! On the plus side, your cards are awesome! I love your plaid backgrounds and your iconic Christmas symbols on your first card scream Christmas! Your second card is beautiful, I love blue and silver. You could use it as a Christmas or Chanukah card, a real bonus!

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  10. That glitter cardstock 😍 love this and have been so tempted to do a mass Christmas card make.

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  11. I LOVE YOUR plaid backgrounds! The red one is soooo cute!

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  12. Fabulous cards! I love Christmas icons and using specially these small stamps you find in different sets.

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  13. Your cards are lovely from the layout to the details! I love the addition of the 1/2 snowflakes and varying heights in card 1, and want to try the vellum over the silver, how festive!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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  14. Cute cards! I’m loving the plaid on all of these cards in this hop!

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  15. Yikes, very frustrating I'm sure, but the ones you could take are super cute!!this stencil is really nice! Fun fun card, love the tucked flakes.

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