Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Inspired By: Oh So Merry

 I recently spontaneously purchased these cute little Christmas Mini dies by Sizzix/Tim Holtz (Hobby Lobby - on sale - couldn't pass them up!)  I had a few minis cut out and laying on my desk waiting for inspiration to hit - a green wreath, a green tree, a stocking.  Then I saw the challenge at Inspired By... and inspiration hit! Instead of green, I went for the tans, reds, grays and blacks from their Christmas inspiration photo. I LOVE IT!!

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For interest, I used pearls for the berries, the ornament hangers are silver foil and there's a twine bow on the candy cane. 

The sentiment is from a new-to-me set from The Stamp Market. It's Merry and Magical. I love the emphasis on "magical" in most of the sentiments, but for this card, it was this smaller sentiment tucked into a corner that seemed just right! I tend to obsess over sentiments - the right saying, the right size, the right font - but this sentiment took no time to decide on.

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Thank you to Inspired By for the inspiration!

Stamps: The Stamp Market Merry & Magical (and dies)
Dies: Sizzix/Tim Holtz Christmas Minis
Paper: Papertrey Ink Fine Linen CS and dsp, Stampin' Up Gray Granite, Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake
Other: Little Things Glossy Berries


  1. Kim you've chosen the perfect sentiment as this IS SO MERRY and perfectly delightful in those colors! [personal faves for sure!]
    Thanks so much for inspiring us this week!!

  2. Love your card! I just made an advent calendar with most of these minis and the ones by Tim from a couple of years ago. They are small but fun to work with, aren't they?

  3. Thank you for playing along, Kim! These adorable mini's are cute as can be! Love the smile on that gingerbread. Great desingn!

  4. That little gingerbread man looks very merry! This is adorable, Kim! I'm so happy you joined us at Inspired By this week!

  5. OH MY GOODNESS, this is absolutely adorable! I love your grid of Christmas goodness and you had such perfect dies. I agree with you about the sentiments, and this one is so perfect! Thank you for inspiring us @IB!


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