Tuesday, July 20, 2021

AAA Cards: Christmas in July with Twinchies

 I love to put together small little groupings of stamps and dies so when I saw the "twinchie" challenge at AAA Cards, I had to play along.  The "Christmas" part was optional but when I was creating this card, I had already stamped the tree from the stamp set (Stampin' Up's Tree Angle) that included red poinsettias and green leaves before I decided I didn't want any green on that card. That little tree was still sitting on my desk and happily it fit perfectly in a 2" space!!

7.20.21 AAA Cards

I wanted something subtle in the background. I used an older embossing folder by Stampin' Up but it wasn't subtle enough.  After I embossed it, I ran it through again under the embossing folder (between the flat plate and the flat side of the folder) to press it out just a bit.  I actually do that quite often - I love the embossed look but as a background, I don't want it to take over. 

Everything on this card is from Stampin' Up except for the sentiment - I just didn't have anything small enough. I was thrilled to find this Christmas tree sentiment in a set by Hello Bluebird!

Thank you to AAA Cards for the inspiration!


Stamps: Stampin' Up Tree Angle, Hello Bluebird Typed Christmas

Dies: Stampin' Up Stitched Triangle dies, Layering Squares framelits

Cardstock: Stampin' Up Shaded Spruce, unknown yellow

Ink: Stampin' Up Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce

Other: Stampin' Up Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up Gold Glitter Enamel dots


  1. This is adorable! You've packed a whole lotta punch in that two inches!

  2. Gorgeous card, Kim! I totally love this clean and crisp design!

  3. Oh this is absolutely stunning! The perfect twinchie card! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  4. Kim, I love how much detail you got in to your 2" square! Thanks for playing along with us at AAACards!

  5. Such a wonderful card! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

  6. I love how beautifully you designed this card, so much just in a twinchie! It is CAS yet so festive with textures, colors and all that is associated with Christmas. Thank you for joining us at AAA Cards. Hugs ~ Ishani.


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